Education

LibreTexts: Free the Textbook!

LibreTexts is home to the most downloaded open educational resources (OER) on the Internet today and has already saved students $31 million dollars. The LibreTexts’ mission is to unite students, faculty, and scholars in a cooperative effort to develop an easy-to-use online platform for the construction, customization, and dissemination of Read more…

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OER Author, Advocate, Leader

Dr. Illowsky is co-author of “Introductory Statistics”, “Introductory Business Statistics” and “Collaborative Statistics”, free and open textbooks published by OpenStax College that are used by hundreds of institutions throughout the U.S.& world. In 2013, the OpenEducation Consortium awarded her its top international award, the Educator ACE Award, for her contributions Read more…

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Ca’ Foscari Competency Centre: the development of peoples’ transversal skills

The University of Venice Ca’ Foscari  recently set up Ca’ Foscari Competency Center with the mission to improve people’s performance through the development of their Soft Skills. To further highlight learners’ competencies concerning soft skills, such as motional and Social Competencies, Personal Development and Self Awareness, is experimenting with Open Badge through Read more…

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Birth of a regional network on Recognition and Open Bagdes

The project called B.O.A.T gathers several education institutions that want to share and collaborate to develop tools for the recognition of people, projects, skills, places and activities based on “recognition, trust, boldness and benevolence”. Based locally, the network called “Badges Ouvertes à tous – Reconnaître en Nouvelle Aquitaine” gathers actors Read more…

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Health education empowers women in Ghana

The Comprehensive Abortion Care project (CAC) seeks to reduce unsafe abortion practices among young women between the age of 10 and 24 by advocating and promoting comprehensive abortion care. Training trainers on how to hold advocacy meetings, techniques of community outreach and interpersonal communication, the messages of the project ultimately Read more…

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Returning Earth to Mankind and Mankind to Earth: An Ecosystemic Approach to Advocacy, Public Policies, Research and Teaching Programmes

Recognising the work of André Franciso Pilon, who’s writing and teaching on holistic ecosystems is worthy of notice. Returning Earth to Mankind and Mankind to Earth: An Ecosystemic Approach to Advocacy, Public Policies, Research and Teaching Programmes Professor, University of São Paulo; Psychologist, State Court of Justice; Director, Ministry of Read more…

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Fab Lab Kä Träre – UNED Costa Rica

The Fab Lab Kä Träre belongs to the Distance State University of Costa Rica. This is the only university in this country that has a model of distance learning whose main objective is to democratize higher education. This goal is also supported and promoted with the projects and initiatives developed Read more…

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Identity-Based Conflict and Cooperation

I would like to recognise Jay Rothman, Ph.D. who is a scholar and a practitioner of creative conflict engagement. Trained in international relations and group dynamics, his theoretical and applied work focuses on issues of intergroup identity-based conflict and cooperation and participatory evaluation. He is the President of the ARIA Read more…

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500 Women Scientists with a mission!

I am keen to give my recognition to this marvelous grassroots initiative! Over 20,000 women of STEM and supporters from more than 100 countries have signed in support of 500 Women Scientists, pledging to build an inclusive scientific community dedicated to training a more diverse group of future leaders in Read more…