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Michael Rowe
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A new paper in the South African Journal of Physiotherapy. It's the second last from my PhD that I needed to get out the door. One more to go.
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What Would Happen If All Our Satellites Were Suddenly Destroyed?
Since their inception 60 years ago, satellites have gone on to become an indispensable component of our modern high-tech civilization. But because they’re reliable and practically invisible, we take their existence for granted. Here’s what would happen if all our satellites suddenly just disappeared.
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Sean Carroll gets a fabulous job offer—to work with Stephen Hawking—twice.
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Personal digital data as a companion species
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The Deal With Solar
In the Tesla post, we established what would need to happen for us to get to a totally sustainable future world: 1) We need almost everything we use to be running on electricity. 2) We need...
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The Robot Will See You Now
IBM's Watson—the same machine that beat Ken Jennings at Jeopardy—is now churning through case histories at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, learning to make diagnoses and treatment recommendations. This is one in a series of developments suggesting that technology may be about to disrupt health care in the same way it has disrupted so many other industries. Are doctors necessary? Just how far might the automation of medicine go?
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A project that I recently started with my undergraduate students. We're asking, "What are the moral, ethical, legal, and clinical implications for physiotherapy practice when the boundaries of medical and health science are significantly shifted as a result of technological advances?" Should be fun.
This post describes a project that I began earlier this week with my 3rd year undergraduate students as part of their Professional Ethics module. The project represents a convergence of a few ideas...
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We made it! Mendeley for Android has been out for 2 weeks, allowing you to read and annotate PDFs, sync your annotations and documents across all your
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The 5 Scariest Ways Big Data is Used Today
Bernard Marr discusses big data use cases that tread close to "creep-factor" territory and/or disadvantage particular segments of the population.
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Erin Barker's attempt to save a college relationship leads her to a plant biology class where the professor brought an ax to class.
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    Physiotherapy, 1997 - present
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Live simply. Consume less. Think more. Share.
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I prefer winter to summer
I teach physiotherapy
I love technology
I do research
I read a lot
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I have wrestled a crocodile.
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I try to figure out better ways to teach physiotherapy students.
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Reclaiming Innovation
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Today, innovation is increasingly conflated with hype, disruption for disruption's sake, and outsourcing laced with a dose of austerity-driv

Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible ...
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The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone,and in particular the students we are teac

Are we gatekeepers, or locksmiths?
www.mrowe.co.za

David Nicholls at Critical Physiotherapy recently blogged about how we might think about access to physiotherapy education, and offers the m

PICS: Cape Town road lights up with endemic artworks
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A local film maker has transformed Cape Town's Rhodes Drive into an enchanted forest of glow-in-the dark endemic creatures.

The Winnower | DIY Scientific Publishing
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Search In: all topics; Medicine; Engineering; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Computer Sciences; Earth Sciences; Mathematics; Physics; Scien

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Here is an outline that shows the premise and the basic structure of the project over the next few years: There's evidence that student enga

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It's finally happening. This June (three short months from now) we will be launching the first version of Mendeley for Android! We've done e

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When you log on to the Mendeley website this week, you will notice some changes to your online library. We've not only given it a fresh pain

HoloLens: mix the real and the virtual in a mind-blowing new world | Tec...
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Naomi Alderman: From games to Skype to TV, Microsoft’s trailer for HoloLens promises a future where you can add a layer of computer-generate

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Broken links are everywhere. Perma helps authors and journals create permanent links for citations in their published work.

: Special Issue - Call for Papers
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JL4D provides a forum for practitioners and academics working in education and development to share knowledge and experience

The Quotable Justin Reich: MOOC research needs to reboot -
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Thanks to Audrey Watters I just read a new article in Science Magazine and publicly posted here by Justin Reich, the lead researcher for Har

Self-Refinement Through the Wisdom of the Ages: 15 Resolutions for 2015 ...
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Enduring ideas for personal refinement from Seneca, Thoreau, Virginia Woolf, Carl Sagan, Alan Watts, Emerson, Bruce Lee, Maya Angelou, and m

FullContact
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xkcd: Altitude
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Clinical Teacher
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Objective Structured Clinical Exams. Published on 14 December 2014. The Objective Structured Clinical Examination was introduced as an asses

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