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Welcome to the Knowledge Sharing ToolkitJoin theCGIAR, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the KM4Dev Community , the United Nations Children's Fund and the United Nations Development Programmein creating and growing this resource of knowledge sharing tools and methods. While these are applicable in a wide range of contexts, we hope that together we can help frame them in the context of international development with a focus on agriculture, fisheries, food and nutrition,forestry and sustainable development. Click here to learn more about this toolkit. This is a good page for first time visitors. Otherwise, just jump in! Please note that you must register for Wikispaces account to edit a page - we had to do this because of spammers. -> Read an article about the toolkit: Download it here (120 kb)

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URL Shortening Services, The Ultimate List We use URL shortening services on daily basis, they are extremely useful in Internet conversations, let it forum threads, IM chats, etc. These services are also life-savers in communication channel where you are limited to specific no. of characters per session – Twitter for instance. Some even use them to hide away affiliate links they shared or bypass firewalls that block websites according to URLs. As long as they turn your long whining URL short, it’s a good job. Awesome Chart Comparing Traditional Versus 21st Century Learning February 4, 2015 In his classic book “Education and Experience” John Dewey talks about the dichotomy between traditional and progressive forms of education saying that such a dichotomy polarizes discussions around educational matters. Dewey, instead, argued for an experience-based model that builds on the drawbacks and strengths of both models to form a holistic conceptualization of what a student-centred education should be like. Today, as I stumbled upon this beautiful chart on Mindhsift’s Facebook page I could not help but connect it to Dewey’s discussion of experiential and progressive learning. What in the chart is labelled 21st century learner is in fact the kind of learner Dewey theorized in his work more than half a century ago.

Taking Stock: Intranet Content Audits back to portfolio Retailers of all shapes and sizes have to occasionally take stock of their inventory in order to maximize business potential. They do it to check what stock is on hand; the quantities available for immediate sale; what stock is currently on order, or needs to be ordered, from suppliers; and ultimately, what's selling and what's not. The last thing retailers want is to have too much of something that's not selling and not enough of something that is. Organizations need to take stock of their content inventory for the same reasons. They shouldn't have employees spending valuable time and effort gathering and developing content that's not being used.

Teaching strategies If you have dropped into this Course Design Tutorial from somewhere else, you might wish to start at the introduction, overview, or table of contents. If you are working through the tutorial, you should have completed Part 2.1 before beginning this section. At this stage of the tutorial, you have set overarching goals, organized content, and developed a course plan with ideas for how to give students the practice that will make it possible for them to achieve the course goals. In this section of the tutorial, you will make choices about what you will have students do in order to learn the course content and practice the goals. Before presenting a smorgasbord of teaching strategies, this section of the tutorial will explore briefly what is known about how people learn. Start by downloading the worksheet (Microsoft Word 22kB Jun16 05) that goes with this part, and use it as you work through the sections below.

An Islamic microfinance waqf - Middle East It has been a while since I wrote about Islamic microfinance, but the latest Opalesque Islamic Finance Intelligence included links to several resources on Islamic microfinance (in addition to other excellent articles). One article was released in August 2008 by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation's Advisory Group on APEC Financial System Capacity-Building (pdf). One of the ideas that I found interesting was that "Islamic banks can also use income derived from late-payment penalties as well other proceeds, which cannot be included in its income, such as earnings from treasury operations. Creator Processing ... Personal $ Svg $20 ✓

Isaac Asimov on the Thrill of Lifelong Learning, Science vs. Religion, and the Role of Science Fiction in Advancing Society by Maria Popova “It’s insulting to imply that only a system of rewards and punishments can keep you a decent human being.” Isaac Asimov was an extraordinary mind and spirit — the author of more than 400 science and science fiction books and a tireless advocate of space exploration, he also took great joy in the humanities (and once annotated Lord Byron’s epic poem “Don Juan”), championed humanism over religion, and celebrated the human spirit itself (he even wrote young Carl Sagan fan mail). Stop wasting money and time on a Sharepoint intranet There is no point of spending money on an Intranet platform such as Sharepoint if you are not also going to invest in managing the content and creating a strong user experience. Subscribe to these audio posts using iTunes or RSS | Download Audio A while ago I asked why companies don’t invest as much in their intranet as they do in their website. I received loads of feedback, most of which fell into one of two categories.