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Don’t Teach Grit. Embed It.

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Wed, 2016-07-20 18:33


Michael B. Horn, Education Next, Jul 20, 2016

Ah, this post takes me back to the days of correcting student writing.  Commentary requires clarity of thought, which is revealed only in clarity of expression. This piece displays neither, and serves as a good example of the standard to which pundits and academics alike ought to be held. For example, the sentence "In Paul Tough’ s new book, he writes..." is badly constructed. Instead, write "In his new book,  Paul Tough writes..." (thus making it clear who was writing). Also for example, the word "engendering" is misused. It means 'to cause' or 'give birth to'. But teachers don't "cause" grit to appear in students. They 'promote' it or 'support the development' of it. Also for example, the argument "But what has been left unsaid..." is a non-sequitur. If Tough is relevant at all, it's for what he said, not what he didn't say. Or for example, the phrase "instilling these skills in students" is misused the way "engender" was. Another example, "we could naturally embed..." suggests a very puzzling understanding of the role of the teacher. Or for example, "by moving to a competency-based learning system..." is again a bad phrasing, where the author means "by changing to..." or "by employing instead...". That's the first two paragraphs.

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Bestäubung von Waldbäumen ist weltweit bedroht

ScienceTicker.Info - Wed, 2016-07-20 12:15
Menschliche Eingriffe wirken sich negativ auf die Bestäubung und Samenausbreitung von Bäumen und anderen Waldpflanzen aus. Verantwortlich ist in erster Linie der Rückgang der daran beteiligten Insekten, Vögel und Säugetiere. Dieser Effekt ist sowohl in tropischen Wäldern als auch in Wäldern der gemäßigten Breiten beobachtbar. Lesen Sie die ganze Meldung bei Scienceticker Umwelt.
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Ria #0: “Research In Action” Launch

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Wed, 2016-07-20 03:29


, Ecampus Research Unit | Oregon State University, Jul 19, 2016 In this launch episode, Katie shares some preview clips from upcoming episodes of "Research in Action" and talks with Oregon State University’s Extended Campus Executive Director Lisa Templeton about how the "Research in Action" podcast came to be. [Link] [Comment]

Ria #1: Dr. Wendy Belcher On Writing Productivity

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Wed, 2016-07-20 03:29


, Ecampus Research Unit | Oregon State University, Jul 19, 2016 In this episode, Wendy shares some of her tips and suggestions for writing productivity based on her best-selling book Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success. [Link] [Comment]

Ria #2: Dr. John Creswell On Mixed Methods

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Wed, 2016-07-20 03:29


, Ecampus Research Unit | Oregon State University, Jul 19, 2016 In this episode, Katie talks with Dr. John Creswell about the current state of mixed methods and how he began writing about research methods. [Link] [Comment]

Ria #3: Lena Etuk On Social Demography & Data-Driven Decision Making

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Wed, 2016-07-20 03:29


, Ecampus Research Unit | Oregon State University, Jul 19, 2016 In this episode, Katie talks with Lena Etuk about how social demographic data can be of use to researchers across disciplines and what it means to foster a culture of data-driven decision making. [Link] [Comment]

Ria #4: Dr. Katie Linder On Juggling Multiple Projects

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Wed, 2016-07-20 03:29


, Ecampus Research Unit | Oregon State University, Jul 19, 2016 In her first solo episode, Katie talks about some of the organizational strategies for juggling multiple research projects that she has developed over her time as a researcher. [Link] [Comment]

Ria #5: Dr. Jim Kroll On Research Misconduct

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Wed, 2016-07-20 03:29


, Ecampus Research Unit | Oregon State University, Jul 19, 2016 In this episode, Jim describes his work with allegations of academic misconduct and shares some best practices for Responsible Conduct of Research training. [Link] [Comment]

May 2016 Preview Clips

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Wed, 2016-07-20 03:29


, Ecampus Research Unit | Oregon State University, Jul 19, 2016 In this May 2016 preview, Katie shares clips from upcoming episodes and discusses the preparation for RIA's first call-in episode. [Link] [Comment]

Ria #6: Kirsten Behling On Research Collaboration

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Wed, 2016-07-20 03:29


Research Unit, Ecampus Research Unit | Oregon State University, Jul 19, 2016 In this episode, Kirsten and Katie talk about their work together as research collaborators, discuss what to do when collaborations go wrong, and share some best practices for setting up strong collaborations from the start. [Link] [Comment]

Ria #7: Dr. Josh Weller On Psychometrics

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Wed, 2016-07-20 03:29


, Ecampus Research Unit | Oregon State University, Jul 19, 2016 In this episode, Josh explains what it means to be a psychometrician and shares examples of how he uses psychometrics in his research on risk-taking tendencies and decision-making competence. [Link] [Comment]

Ria #8: Dr. Nina Huntemann On Learning New Research Skills At Mid-Career

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Wed, 2016-07-20 03:29


, Ecampus Research Unit | Oregon State University, Jul 19, 2016 In this episode, Nina shares some of her strategies for learning new research skills at mid-career as well as how she keeps up with work while traveling.
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Ria #9: Dr. Kevin Gannon On Balancing Research, Teaching, And Service

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Wed, 2016-07-20 03:29


, Ecampus Research Unit | Oregon State University, Jul 19, 2016 In this episode, Kevin shares strategies for juggling research with teaching and service and some of the things he has learned in his time as a textbook author. [Link] [Comment]

June 2016 Preview Clips

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Wed, 2016-07-20 03:29


, Ecampus Research Unit | Oregon State University, Jul 19, 2016 In this June 2016 preview, Katie shares clips from upcoming episodes and offers a final call for contributions to RIA's first call-in episode. [Link] [Comment]

Ria #10: Dr. Dannelle Stevens On Journaling Best Practices

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Wed, 2016-07-20 03:29


, Ecampus Research Unit | Oregon State University, Jul 19, 2016 In this episode, Dannelle shares some of her ideas on the role of journaling for researchers and shares tips and ideas for an effective journaling practice. [Link] [Comment]

Ria #11: Steve Van Tuyl On Data Management

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Wed, 2016-07-20 03:29


, Ecampus Research Unit | Oregon State University, Jul 19, 2016 In this episode, Katie talks with Steve about data management best practices and strategies for writing effective data management plans. [Link] [Comment]

Ria #12: Dr. Katie Linder On Creating A Five-Year Research Plan

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Wed, 2016-07-20 03:29


, Ecampus Research Unit | Oregon State University, Jul 19, 2016 In this solo episode, Katie shares tips and strategies for creating a five-year research and professional development plan. [Link] [Comment]

Ria #13: Brad Zdenek On Institutional Research Agendas

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Wed, 2016-07-20 03:29


, , Ecampus Research Unit | Oregon State University, Jul 19, 2016 In this episode, Katie talks with Brad about his work at COIL and some of the benefits and challenges of creating institutional research agendas. [Link] [Comment]

July 2016 Preview Clips

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Wed, 2016-07-20 03:29


, Ecampus Research Unit | Oregon State University, Jul 19, 2016 Take a listen to our July 2016 preview clips! [Link] [Comment]

Ria #14: Chrysanthemum Mattison Hayes On Being A Data Analyst

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Wed, 2016-07-20 03:29


, Ecampus Research Unit | Oregon State University, Jul 19, 2016 In this episode, Chrysanthemum shares about her experiences as a research and data analyst and offers some examples of data projects related to student success in higher education. [Link] [Comment]

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