On the Agenda – Week 30, 2013

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26 juli 2013 | Big Data is becoming increasingly important in education. And it has huge implications ranging from the educational business model to grading. Also in this week’s ‘on the agenda’, why do PhD candidates so often delay?

Take 1 – Big Data in Education

@SchleicerEdu:  Big Data and PISA: how education can reinvent its business model

@AnnieMurphyPaul: Spatial skills at age 13 predict the likelihood of becoming an innovator in STEM fields as an adult

@KristenSwanson: The Implications of Big Data and Education: Reforming Grading

@SteveJones_MCR:  Ethnography and the Geography of Learning (more interesting piece than its title implies)

Take 2 – Developing Countries

@theobhe: Burka Avenger Fights For Girls’ Education #superheroes

@InternationalUT: Sri Lanka as an education hub?

@NST_online: Students in Egypt face civil war 

Take 3 – Research

@vangeest: Inception for real: Neuroscientists Plant False Memories in Mice Brains

@PLOSone: What Took Them So Long? Explaining PhD Delays among Doctoral Candidates

@naturenews: Arctic methane release will cost trillions in global impacts, say Gail Whiteman, Chris Hope and Peter Wadhams.

…and this week on ScienceGuideEU

@ScienceGuideEU: Universities struggle with academic freedom in the Gulf. Christopher Davidson: “The relationship is getting awkward

@ScienceGuideEU: “wtf, it’s sooooo boring here.” Tweets are as effective as old-school surveys to determine a community’s happiness.

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