Plans for COP21 in Paris - December 2015
PKO - 'pyrexia of known origin'
My source and image: India’s heat wave kills hundreds and melts roads
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Plans for COP21 in Paris - December 2015
PKO - 'pyrexia of known origin'
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I have never attended a DrupalCon in the USA, such a trip would need to be earned in the currency of Drupal 8. Drupal 8 is rapidly taking on shape and a shine.
The video below is Dries' keynote from DrupalCon Los Angeles earlier this month and published by the Drupal Association.
Amid several ongoing challenges I have been reading and writing on threshold concepts, Hodges model and Technology Enhanced Learning with 1800 words thus far. At the residential in April we had a talk on publishing so that is the aim.
The following reference -
Knapp, M., Brower, S., 2014. The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education: Implications for Health Sciences Librarianship. Medical Reference Services Quarterly 33, 460–468. doi:10.1080/02763869.2014.957098
- includes an interesting table, doubly so since the framework concerns information literacy. In the table below I have reversed the columns. The full framework documentation also provides more comprehensive references.
Five Information Literacy Competency
Six Threshold Concepts Anchoring the New
The 2000 standards outlined five abilities an information literate student will possess.
The information literate student...1
1. Determines the nature and extent of the information needed,
2. Accesses needed information effectively and efficiently,
3. Evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system,
4. Uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose, individually or as a member of a group, and
5. Understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally
Threshold concepts are defined as ‘‘those ideas in any discipline that are passageways or portals to enlarged understanding or ways of thinking
and practicing within that discipline.’’3
1. Scholarship is a conversation,
2. Research as inquiry,
3. Authority is contextual and constructed,
4. Format as a process,
5. Searching as exploration, and
6. Information has value
"... They tell us that temperatures are still unbearable, that it’s consistently scorching hot. And it’s getting worse as the weather heats up. Workers are fainting every day. To cope, they use a traditional technique called “coining”, where they scratch their skin with coins to bring blood to the surface of the skin. It’s meant to relieve the stress and fatigue caused by the heat. ..."
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Tenth International Conference on Networked Learning in Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Professional Development.
The conference is hosted by Lancaster University, at Lancaster House Hotel in Lancaster, on the 9th, 10th, 11th May, 2016.
The IHTSDO is pleased to announce that a revised "SNOMED CT
Compositional Grammar Specification and Guide" has been published to the
SNOMED CT Document Library.
SNOMED CT Compositional Grammar is a lightweight syntax for the representation of SNOMED CT expressions, which has proven to be both human readable and machine parsable. The use of SNOMED CT expressions in Electronic Health Records (EHRs) provides a standardized way to represent clinical meanings captured by clinicians and enables the automatic interpretation of this meaning. SNOMED CT expressions are also carried in messages, used to define precoordinated concepts and used to represent associations between SNOMED CT and LOINC (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes).
The revised SNOMED CT Compositional Grammar Specification and Guide describes a revision to the previously adopted IHTSDO standard. The new specification is completely backwardly compatible with the prior standard, and includes two significant enhancements: Concrete values are now permitted as attribute values, and a definition status may now (optionally) be included at the start of an expression to indicate whether the clinical idea being expressed is 'equivalent to' or a 'subtype of' the expression. The new Specification and Guide defines the formal syntax of SNOMED CT Compositional Grammar, explains a set of example expressions and provides guidance to assist in the implementation of this syntax.
For a direct link to the "SNOMED CT Compositional Grammar Specification and Guide" please refer to http://snomed.org/compgrammar.pdf
My source: Fleur McBriar (ihtsdo staff) mailing list
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22-23 October 2015 - Almere, The Netherlands
2nd Call for contributions
The application of social robots in therapy and education is an emerging field as these 'new friends' become more sophisticated, available and affordable. In recent years there has been an enormous increase of projects in which they are used successfully for groups with special needs, like people with dementia, hospitalized children and children with autism. This increases the demand for expertise from a wide range of disciplines, like psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, AI, robotics and education to meet the technical opportunities with the development of therapeutic and educational practice.
To make this happen, the international and multidisciplinary conference New Friends 2015 brings together researchers, professionals, students from different disciplines of health, social welfare and education and developers in the fields of AI social robotics, ICT and business.
The event features keynotes, oral and poster presentations, product and business demonstrations, competitions and practice oriented workshops, covering:
Chips are very important -
repair the engine
This link is a click away on the page for ARTEL 2015 - a journal special issue associated with a workshop, but it is a re-source too good to miss:
|Int. Journal of Technology-Enhanced Learning|
Call for papers
One in four 18 - 24-year-olds failed to identify Florence Nightingale as a nurse in a survey that also revealed that one in five people chose not to go into the profession because they felt nurses were unappreciated. ... The Times, p.4.
on the subway of course...
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May 7, 2015 - Can a true, robust global health framework be created to help prevent tragedies like Ebola while at the same time allow countries to meet everyday health needs?
Georgetown University global health and law experts say it can be done, and in a special issue of “The Lancet” focusing on global health security, they propose specific priorities to transform a fragmented health system into a “purposeful, organized” framework with national health systems at its foundation and an empowered World Health Organization at its apex.
“The Ebola epidemic in west Africa raised the critical question of who is in charge,” says Lawrence O. Gostin, JD (http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/faculty/Lawrence-Gostin.cfm) , faculty director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law (http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/index.cfm) at Georgetown University Law Center (http://www.law.georgetown.edu/) . He and his O’Neill Institute colleague, Eric A. Friedman, JD (http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/faculty/Eric-Friedman.cfm) , published an analysis of global health security today in The Lancet (“A retrospective and prospective analysis of the west African Ebola virus disease epidemic: robust national health systems at the foundation and an empowered WHO at the apex.” (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)60644-4/abstract) )
“The world is ill-prepared for the next epidemic,” Gostin says. “The need for advance funding, planning and coordination from the national health system up to WHO is at the heart of preparedness, not only for epidemic disease, but also naturally occurring disasters such as the crisis precipitated by the Nepal earthquake.”
In their review, Gostin and Friedman offer a retrospective analysis of the recent Ebola outbreak and the “profound harms posed by fragile national health systems.”
In creating a new framework, the authors say, “The scope of the reforms should address failures in the Ebola response, and entrenched weaknesses that enabled the epidemic to reach its heights.”
They propose a new global health framework that has national health systems as its foundation and an empowered WHO as the “global health leader envisaged at its creation.”
To reach the goal of having an empowered WHO to lead a global health framework, Gostin and Friedman outline priorities for reform:
|Concepts - Understanding|
Global Health Conceptual Framework,
Beliefs, Belief systems,
Access to Health Information
Impact of disease/disaster on survivors
Psychological health needs
Ebola..., Epidemic - Pandemic,
Timeliness - Surveillance, Readiness,
Physical health needs,
Health systems, (Infra)Structures,
Technical, Operational, Processes,
Scales: Local, Regional, National, Global
|Social Empowerment, Engagement|
Local Leadership, Cooperation
Behaviour of groups amid Fear / Uncertainty
UN, World Bank, WHO, NGOs,
Reform, Policy, Standards
Rights-Based Universal Health
Global Health Framework
Funding, Law, Legislation
Priorities, Compliance, 'HQ'
Critical Governance & Assurance
Civil Society, Citizenry
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