07 mai 2018

Economic crisis forces slowdown at universities

Venezuela's universities have long ranked as among Latin America's best. But the acute economic and political crisis has forced students to drop out in droves, and teachers are following them out of the country. More...

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21 avril 2018

Tackling the Reproducibility Crisis

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The National Association of Scholars on Tuesday published a report on the "The Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science: Causes, Consequences, and the Road to Reform." Much already has been said about the reproducibility crisis in science, including that it’s exaggerated. More...

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Confronting the Opioid Crisis

HomeBy Grace Bird. Nurses are on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. As the first faces many patients see, nurses have the opportunity to identify individuals who are addicted, and they can also save lives by administering naloxone, an "opioid antagonist" that reverses the effects of an overdose. More...

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19 avril 2018

Is ‘Reproducibility Crisis’ Overblown?

HomeBy Rachael Pells for Times Higher Education. The narrative of the reproducibility crisis has come to dominate scientific debate in recent years, with about 90 percent of respondents to a 2016 Nature survey agreeing that such a crisis existed, and more than 60 percent blaming it on selective reporting and pressures to publish. More...

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17 avril 2018

Is ‘Reproducibility Crisis’ Overblown?

Is ‘Reproducibility Crisis’ Overblown?
Rachael Pells, Inside Higher Ed, 2018/04/05
A new study has failed to reproduce the reproducibility crisis. "A review of more than 40 recent studies on reproducibility has led Daniele Fanelli, a fellow in methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, to conclude that, although misconduct and questionable research methods do occur in 'relatively small' frequencies, there is “no evidence” that the issue is growing." This summary illustrates the problem perfectly. More...

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31 mars 2018

When crisis meets crisis, opportunity becomes clearer

University Business Magazine logoSometimes it gets hard to keep track of all the crises. At the state level or even regionally here in Northern Minnesota, we’ve got plenty of worries to choose from. Any one of them could keep us thrashing in bed all night. More...

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30 mars 2018

Calif. bill aims to spur affordable housing for college students

University Business Magazine logoAmid a torrent of state bills attempting to ease California’s housing crisis, a new proposal aims to help one group that is struggling mightily: college students. More...

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26 mars 2018

South Africa’s reading crisis is a cognitive catastrophe

The ConversationWhen the late Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko published his seminal book, “I write what I like”, in 1978 it wasn’t about individual self-expression or even self-indulgence. It was a political statement with its origins in the work of Brazilian adult literacy activist Paulo Freire. More...

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The Crisis of the 'Moderate' Conservative Public Intellectual

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. They admit they're not up to the task of stitching the country back together. Who is. More...

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24 mars 2018

Confidence Crisis in Online Accessibility

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Community colleges are increasingly unsure whether their online courses meet federal accessibility requirements, survey finds. Confidence in the accessibility of online courses at community colleges has fallen dramatically in the last decade, a survey from the Instructional Technology Council reveals. More...

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