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xkcd.com - Fri, 2014-11-07 01:00
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GKV, KG 2-Statistik

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Thu, 2014-11-06 23:00

Die im Informationssystem eingespeicherten gestaltbaren Tabellen aus der "KG 2-Statistik (gesetzliche Krankenversicherung: u.a. Leistungsfälle und -zeiten von Arbeitsunfähigkeit, Krankengeld, -hausbehandlung, häuslicher Krankenpflege, Leistungsfälle bei Schwanger- und Mutterschaft)" des Bundesministeriums für Gesundheit wurden um das Jahr 2013 ergänzt.

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Welt-Diabetestag am 14.11.2014

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Thu, 2014-11-06 23:00
Ausgewählte Informationen zum Welt-Diabetestag am 14.11.2014
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Nebraska Med Center offers free online Ebola education courses

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2014-11-06 01:09

By Bob Glissmann, Omaha World-Herald

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine, its clinical partner, are launching two free online Ebola education courses. The downloadable courses will provide easy-to-understand instruction and resources for health care professionals and the general public. The two courses, The Nebraska Ebola Method for Clinicians and The Nebraska Ebola Method for General Public, will provide instruction and information through videos and printable documents. The clinicians’ course already is available via the iTunes U app for iPad and iPhone.

http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/med-center-offers-free-online-ebola-education-courses/article_f79765d8-5dcb-11e4-9c0a-001a4bcf6878.html

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Choose Between an Online Graduate Certificate, Degree Program

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2014-11-06 01:08

By Jordan Friedman, US News

When it comes to making a decision about graduate online education, many may wonder whether to select a certificate or degree program. Online certificates, which typically take a year or less to complete, often focus on developing a particular skill or furthering knowledge in a more specific area, experts say. In contrast to certificates, online degree programs are “going to be broader,” says Vickie Cook, the director of the University of Illinois—Springfield’s Center for Online Learning, Research and Service. Degrees “will have skills embedded into the curriculum and will introduce students to a broader approach to their field of study,” Cook says. “In many cases, it may introduce them to skills not specific to a particular career – more transferable skills like writing, advanced reading and critical thinking.”

http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/2014/10/29/choose-between-an-online-graduate-certificate-degree-program?int=9acf08

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Coursera’s Plan for Online Education: Expansion in China

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2014-11-06 01:02

By Christina Larson, Bloomberg

Levin, the new chief executive of Coursera, was president of Yale University for 20 years, making him one of the Ivy League’s longest-serving presidents. Levin focused on expanding partnerships in China and the school’s international presence more broadly in his time at Yale, according to his university biography, and he laid out an optimistic vision for the future of higher education in China in a 2010 article for Foreign Affairs. Now he wants to expand Coursera’s footprint in China. The company already offers more than 800 online courses led by professors at 112 colleges and other institutions—including such top-flight schools as Yale, Columbia University, and Duke University. Today Coursera has more than 10 million total users, and as Levin recently told the China Daily, the number of Chinese users is second only to those in the U.S. He sees China as the company’s greatest opportunity for expanding its user base.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-10-27/coursera-ceo-richard-levin-plans-to-expand-the-company-in-china

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It's time to embrace informatics.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Wed, 2014-11-05 13:36
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It's time to embrace informatics.

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Authors: Cooper A

PMID: 25318154 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Mikrozensus - Fragen zur Gesundheit

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Wed, 2014-11-05 07:00

Pressemitteilung vom 5. November 2014 - 386/14

Jeder zweite Erwachsene in Deutschland hat Übergewicht

Drei Viertel der Bevölkerung über 15 Jahre sind Nichtraucher

WIESBADEN - Im Jahr 2013 waren insgesamt 52 % der erwachsenen Bevölkerung (62 % der Männer und 43 % der Frauen) in Deutschland übergewichtig. Wie das Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) weiter mitteilt, ist damit der Anteil Übergewichtiger im Vergleich zu 1999 (insgesamt 48 %, 56 % der Männer, 40 % der Frauen) gestiegen. Das zeigen die Ergebnisse der Mikrozensus-Zusatzbefragung 2013, bei der Fragen zu Körpergröße und Gewicht gestellt wurden.

Weitere Auskünfte gibt:

Zweigstelle Bonn,
Karin Lange,
Telefon: (0611) 75-8154,
www.destatis.de/kontakt

zur vollständigen Pressemitteilung
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New program trains educators online so they can teach online

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2014-11-05 01:07

By Nichole Dobo, Hechinger Report

The Pennsylvania Department of Education recently approved an online program “endorsement” for educators – a credential that “documents knowledge in new and emerging areas where formal certification does not exist,” according to a June 2014 report from the department. The new course at the University of Pennsylvania will offer teachers instruction, from a practitioners’ perspective, on how to work in a blended learning-style instruction model. The virtual online teaching, known by the acronym VOLT, will include three modules: teaching and learning, communicating and literacy. The unifying thread is that the course will help teachers learn to do these things in an online environment.

http://hechingerreport.org/content/q-barbara-kurshan-need-certify-people-teach-online_17770/

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Course Access policies focus on equitable learning

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2014-11-05 01:04

By Laura Devaney, eSchool News

The answer to ensuring that all students have equitable access to the courses that will prepare them to be college- and career-ready could be found in a state policy known as Course Access, according to a new report from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). Federal data indicates that only 50 percent of U.S. high schools offer calculus and just 63 percent offer physics, meaning that students in the other 50 percent of schools don’t even have the chance to enroll in these advanced courses. But Course Access policies, funded by public education dollars, would ensure that all students have equal access to the online, blended, and face-to-face educational opportunities that help them become college and career ready.

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/10/24/course-access-policies-650/

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Technology and Just-in-Time-Learning

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2014-11-05 01:03

by EdSurge

While technology has transformed almost every aspect of modern life, our higher education system has barely changed. Universities teach young adults today in much the same way they did in medieval Europe: “Sage on Stage,” the model where a professor lectures in a unidirectional manner to a roomful of hundreds of students. Today’s technology and new insights into using it, however, present very real opportunities. The promise of improving learning outcomes while increasing retention and graduation rates is something we can no longer ignore.

https://www.edsurge.com/n/2014-10-26-technology-and-just-in-time-learning

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Language Nerd

xkcd.com - Wed, 2014-11-05 01:00
Categories: Cartoons, Science News

New York: Weniger Ratten als Menschen

ScienceTicker.Info - Tue, 2014-11-04 14:57
Um die Stadt New York ranken sich viele Mythen. Zumindest mit einem davon glaubt ein amerikanischer Statistiker nun aufräumen zu können. Laut seiner unkonventionellen Studie leben im „Big Apple“ etwa 2 Millionen Ratten. Die verbreitete Annahme, auf jeden der 8 Millionen New Yorker komme eine Ratte, stellt demnach eine Übertreibung dar.
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Sozialhilfe - Empfänger/-innen Grundsicherung im Alter und bei Erwerbsminderung

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Tue, 2014-11-04 07:00

Die im Informationssystem eingespeicherten gestaltbaren Tabellen aus der "Statistik der Sozialhilfe - Empfänger/-innen von Grundsicherung im Alter und bei Erwerbsminderung" des Statistischen Bundesamtes wurden um die Angaben des Jahres 2013 ergänzt.

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Technology provides higher education with a bright future

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2014-11-04 01:05

by Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology organized a national media roundtable Thursday to discuss the current state of online learning in higher education and how technology will help shape its future. Georgia Tech Provost Rafael L. Bras hosted a nationa media roundtable on Technology and the Future of Online Higher Education at the Carnegie Corporation of New York in New York City. Provost Rafael L. Bras hosted the event, “Technology and the Future of Online Higher Education,” at the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s headquarters in New York City. There was universal agreement that technology maneuvered higher education to a new trajectory where teaching and learning is changing for the better.

http://www.ecnmag.com/news/2014/10/technology-provides-higher-education-bright-future

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Cyber High School Will Allow Students To Attend Via Avatars

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2014-11-04 01:02

By JOHN D’AMICO, Wall Street Journal

A high school in Japan will allow students to attend via virtual avatar starting next spring. Meisei Cyber, an initiative of private Meisei High School in Chiba prefecture, said it would offer classes and tests via computer, smartphone or tablet in a three-year high school curriculum. Students will watch prerecorded lectures from Meisei’s teaching staff, each running around 25 minutes. For four days per year, students must attend schooling at Meisei in person. The rest of the year, students are free to study at their own pace, and they can adopt an avatar as their identity just as videogamers would do in a role-playing game. In their free time, students can communicate in the guise of their avatar with other students, perhaps to “consult on studying or tests” or “enjoy student life,” according to Meisei’s website.

http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2014/10/24/cyber-high-school-will-allow-students-to-attend-as-avatars/

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Higher education is gearing up for its future

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2014-11-04 01:01

by Thomas Keon, Northwest Indiana Times

The ubiquitous nature of technology leads to the frequent comparison of bricks and mortar versus online learning. While socialization of our traditional age college students is underestimated today, the art of building personal networks often takes place at traditional colleges. Many colleges are trending toward online courses and degrees. Some are doing so out of desperation. Others are keeping options open and taking advantage of delivery systems that can enhance learning. And, of course, some colleges are strictly online. We will see some colleges emerging and others failing over the next 10 years. Keep in mind, changing the direction of a university, like any large organization, takes significant time.

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/guest-commentary/guest-commentary-higher-education-is-gearing-up-for-its-future/article_a63cf126-1cea-54f1-9958-3bf6c8e3f8fb.html

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Liposomen: Köder für Bakterien-Gifte

ScienceTicker.Info - Mon, 2014-11-03 12:05
Neu entwickelte Liposomen lassen sich gegen schwere bakterielle Infektionen einsetzen. Im Tierversuch überlebten Mäuse dank der Liposomen eine sonst tödliche Blutvergiftung. Die Nager wurden ohne Antibiotika wieder gesund. Die Nanopartikel könnten helfen, Antibiotika-Resistenzen zu vermeiden, sagt eine internationale Forschergruppe.
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Why AT&T Is Investing in Virtual School

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2014-11-03 01:10

By Natalie Kitroeff, BusinessWeek

It made sense that the Georgia Institute of Technology launched an online-only computer science degree in January of this year. It was less obvious what was in it for its two corporate partners: Udacity and AT&T. Sure, Udacity is an online education company. But the company’s founder, former Google (GOOG) vice president and self-driving car evangelist Sebastian Thrun, made his name by creating virtual programs open to anyone, not paid online degrees like the one Georgia Tech is offering. He is, according to Fast Company, the “godfather of free online education.” Georgia Tech’s program has the technological trappings of a massive open online course, or MOOC, but it’s different from a MOOC in important ways. First, to get credit for the class you need to pony up $6,600. Second, graduates can claim a Master of Science degree that’s no different from the one someone sitting in a physical Georgia Tech classroom would receive—you don’t have to list “online” next to the MS on your résumé.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-10-24/at-and-t-and-former-google-vp-back-georgia-tech-online-degree-program

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When a Penn Open Learning Class Ends, Continuing Education Does Not

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2014-11-03 01:06

by Jacquie Posey, U Penn

For students in University of Pennsylvania Open Learning courses, the online education provided in the global classroom doesn’t end when the courses do. “Growing Old Around the Globe” from Penn’s School of Nursing is a shining example of the college-level continuing education that can be found in Penn’s free massive open online courses. Students enrolled in the MOOC, first offered in 2013, created a community of learners around the world who are still sharing perspectives on aging and learning about gerontology via the course teaching team’s social media outreach. Archived video lessons are available for public viewing on YouTube.

http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/when-penn-open-learning-class-ends-continuing-education-does-not

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