Monthly Archives: November 2010

Compendium of ICT in Education Networks

Read   This compendium of networks in the field of ICT in education aims at providing stakeholders with a reference, to encourage international and global exchanges and knowledge sharing between organisations sharing similar missions. It identifies the networks active in … Continue reading

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The Chinese National Top Level Courses Project: Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Quality in Undergraduate Teaching

The Top Level Quality Project is a large project in Chinese higher education which uses the production of Open Educational Resources to improve the quality of undergraduate education. Widely understood in the West to be a form of OpenCourseWare inspired … Continue reading

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Scale-Free Networks: A Decade and Beyond

For decades, we tacitly assumed that the components of such complex systems as the cell, the society, or the Internet are randomly wired together. In the past decade, an avalanche of research has shown that many real networks, independent of … Continue reading

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Connectivity, the answer to ending Ignorance and Separation

Connectivity, the answer to ending ignorance and separation Read also: 109 ideas for virtual learning: how open content will help close the digital divide Intertwingled: A compelling story of what is possible Applying the hot, new network theories to education, … Continue reading

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A Networked Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on Social Networks

Book – A Networked Self examines self-presentation and social connection in the digital age. This collection brings together new work on online social networks by leading scholars from a variety of disciplines. The focus of the volume rests on the … Continue reading

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Analyzing Effective Leaders: Why Extraverts Are Not Always the Most Successful

Analyzing Effective Leaders: Why Extraverts Are Not Always the Most Successful   Conventional wisdom tells us that leaders are the men and women who stand up, speak out, give orders, make plans and are generally the most dominant, outgoing people … Continue reading

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The Art of Community Detection

Networks in nature possess a remarkable amount of structure. Via a series of data-driven discoveries, the cutting edge of network science has recently progressed from positing that the random graphs of mathematical graph theory might accurately describe real networks to … Continue reading

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Scale-free Networks

Scientists have recently discovered that various complex systems have underying architecture governend by shared organizing principles. This insight has important impliations for a host of applications, from drug development to Internet security. Yet despite the importance and pervasiveness of networks, … Continue reading

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Kevin Kelly’s Complexity Theory – The Politics and Ideology of Self-Organizing Systems

Regarded as a contemporary prophet of the new technology and economy, Kevin Kelly argues that the realms of nature and human construction are becoming one. Human-made things are becoming more lifelike, and life is becomingmore engineered. In this futureworld, control … Continue reading

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51 Ways to Spark a Commons Revolution

51 Ways to Spark a Commons Revolution   What you can do, alone and with others, to share life.

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