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This small post, in The Guardian, about the academic writing tips to be found in Darwin's published work offers at least three useful pieces of advice. One is the importance of the emotional connection between author and work, which confers liveliness and joy to texts that would otherwise be heavy and tiresome. Another tip is the need to periodically stop and try to see the whole instead of the parts. The third is to rehearse imaginary discussions with fictional opponents so as to be able to reconstruct the arguments and make them more robust. This tip is particularly interesting because it applies Darwin’s own principle of natural selection to the text being written #academicwriting
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A Educação na Era Digital. Apresentação na conferencia "A Educação na Era Digital: Análise de Boas Práticas", Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 21 de Julho de 2016. 
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+Helena Aleluia Obrigado :) 
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A concise yet inspiring infographic on MOOCs.
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Hi John! I've just started following the course. Thanks for creating this community!
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You are most welcome. Do you have NetLogo yet?

Coincidentally, I've been using NetLogo recently in my PhD research and I'm keen to discuss the model I've created. 

NetLogo model of Open Source Developer and Project dynamics:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12838403/20130124/Developer%20and%20Project%20Model%2020130124.nlogo
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The news about the Georgia Tech's suspension of their MOOC "Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application" just five days after it started is a test to the ability of the global MOOC ecosystem to adjust after failure. It will be interesting to notice how this expanding ecosystem corrects itself worldwide to avoid similar problems in the future. Wide openness may be one of the advantages of the MOOC concept to converge consistently towards better solutions. 
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A few suggestions to strengthen the 21st century skills of your children #skills #21stcentury 
You have probably heard the term "emotional intelligence" many times but what exactly is it? And why is it important for children to develop their emotio...
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Muito importante para todos, nomeadamente para as crianças... Gostei!
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Apresentação na Cerimónia de atribuição dos diplomas de Pós-Graduação Profissional em Sistemas de Informação, POSI e SISE, do Instituto Superior Técnico, 19 de Fevereiro de 2016.
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An excellent summary of the event Citizen Humanities Comes of Age: Crowdsourcing for the Humanities in the 21st Century. http://flip.it/3zBMf
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Tips on preparing a research proposal for funding (The Guardian) #thepraxisofresearch
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Uma ideia interessante e original para explorar o conceito de cMOOC.
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The January 2013 issue of the open journal "Forum: Qualitative Social Research" is just out with several interesting papers (in English and German). 
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Emeritus Professor of Information Systems, Researcher, and Independent Consultant
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Antonio Dias de Figueiredo is an emeritus professor of Information Systems at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC), Portugal, where he acts as a senior researcher at the Center for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC). He also acts as an independent consultant.

He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, U.K., in 1976. Between 1984 and 2007 he was Full Professor of Informatics and Information Systems at the FCTUC, where he created, in 1994, the Department of Informatics Engineering.

For a period of six years he represented Portugal in the Intergovernmental Informatics Program of UNESCO, Paris, where he was elected Vice-President for the Western Europe Region (1994/1996). He integrated for a period of four years the NATO Special Program Panel on Advanced Educational Technology, Brussels. He has participated in various European projects, and acted on various occasions as a consultant to the European Commission. He was the Chairman of PROMETEUS (PROmoting Multimedia access to Education and Training in EUropean Society), in 2000/2001. In 2004 he was the chair of the Context & Learning SIG of the European project Kaleidoscope.

He was awarded an Honoris Causa by the Portuguese Open University, in 1997, and the Sigillum Magnum by the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2000. He has been granted the title of Information Society Personality of the Year 2005 by APDSI, Oracle Portugal and Sun Portugal.

He co-edited several books and is the author of about two hundred papers and book chapters. He has integrated many organizing and science committees of national and international conferences. He co-authored, with one of his research students, US Patent 7319998, Method and System for Supporting Symbolic Serendipity. He is a member of the editorial boards of various international and national journals.
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