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Alternative pathways into higher education is an extensive free list curated by Newcastle University Australia It includes sections on widening participation and social justice. There are extensive detailed annotations. Most articles were published in 2010 or afterwards. While the main focus is Australia it also covers some materials published in UK and News Zealand. Also […]
A resource from Stanford University. The Women in Data Science initiative was launched in 2018. It now has a website with conference videos and an inspiring podcast series which focuses on the work of cutting edge women data scientists covering all areas of AI, data in health care and the application of data science to human […]
New from Polis think tank a study which reveals how artificial intelligence is currently being used by news services and what its future might be. It is based a survey of 71 news organisations in 32 different countries.
A new online resource based upon the archives of CND held in the LSE Library. It has been created by created by Dr Luc-André Brunet, in a collaboration between LSE IDEAS and The Open University. It focuses on the 1980s and is arranged into the following themes: Was there a ‘New Cold War’ in the […]
Universal Children’s day 20th November was also universal children’s day. United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. Yet recently the Children’s society reported that 25% of children in the UK are unhappy The […]
Latest findings from The second cycle of IEA’s International Computer and Information Literacy Study. ICILS is a large-scale, international assessment of grade 8 students’ computer and information literacy and computational thinking skills. It addresses questions relating to their preparedness to study and work in a digital future. There are overall and national breakdowns. Something which […]
A new website from the International Labour Organisation enables researchers to quickly access up-to-date international statistics on all aspects of labour, employment and the labour market worldwide. It includes country and thematic sections. Topics covered in women and work, migrant labour, the working poor. See the tools section for mapping and downloading tools. Other great […]
A major new LGBT digital collection from British Colombia and the city of Vancouver. The BC Gay and Lesbian Archives was established in 1976 and developed and maintained by Ron Dutton . It comprises periodicals, photographs, posters, and audiovisual materials pertaining to LGBTQ2+ communities in Vancouver and British Columbia. Explore online posters and ephemera including […]
The United Nations has designated 2 November as International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. This event calls on nations to condemn attacks on journalists and to bring the alleged perpetrators to justice. Here are some recommended sites: The Committee to Protect Journalists website has data on attacks on the press since 1992 and the global index of journalists killed in 2019 […]
The 2019 engagement survey by AdvanceHE records a decline since 2016 in the proportion of students spending 11 hours or more per week in taught classes and/or independent learning; the taught study declining by 4% this year to 46% and independent learning falling by 3% to 44%. At the same time outside work hours and […]