Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Technology can help literacy

 A series of new reports highlight the importance of children’s motivation and self-confidence when it comes to the development of literacy. Language Curriculum Research Reports

Key findings include:

* A culture of reading and writing in print and digital formats from a young age is important in developing positive attitudes to literacy;
*Children learn language for pragmatic and practical reasons – to communicate with other children, with adults, and to interact with print and digital texts;
*Teachers and early childhood practitioners need to balance enabling and directing in their work with children;
*Reading comprehension is a technical skill that needs to be explicitly taught and supported by oral language work




 Technology can help literacy - Quinn

Monday, 28 May 2012

The Postgraduate Researcher Symposium 2011

The UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE), the British Library, Vitae and the
National Union of Students (NUS) brought together doctoral researchers, supervisors
and academic staff, staff supporting researchers and librarians for a one-day Postgraduate 
Researcher Symposium to discuss the doctoral experience. It is rare indeed for the various 
stakeholders to communicate with each other to generate shared ideas. This report documents
the proceedings of the event and the recommendations that emerged for how the doctoral  experience
could be improved for all the stakeholders involved.

  To download a copy of the Symposium Report and reports from previous symposiums click below:

http://www.ukcge.ac.uk/events/pastevents/1112area/pgsymposium

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

'Green bullet' innovations aim to feed world of 9 billion - AlertNet

'Green bullet' innovations aim to feed world of 9 billion - AlertNet

Scopus updated with new titles and conferences | SciVerse

Scopus updated with new titles and conferences | SciVerse

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation New on ARTStor

 ARTstor and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation have released more than 750 images of major artworks from the permanent collection in the Digital Library. The images document the Guggenheim Museum’s superb holdings in modern and contemporary art by such significant artists as Louise Bourgeois, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Willem de Kooning, Paul Klee, Robert Mapplethorpe, Claes Oldenburg, Cindy Sherman, and Vincent van Gogh, among many others.
This is the first release of a projected 7,000 images of art, exhibition installation views, and architecture from the Foundation. Future releases will include 5,000 installation views spanning from 1990s to the present from the Guggenheim Museum in New York, more than 1,000 installations views from the museums in Bilbao and Venice, and 200 historical and contemporary photographs documenting the architecture of these three museum buildings.

http://www.artstor.org/what-is-artstor/w-html/col-guggenheim.shtml