Who Teaches The Teachers?

Most teaching textbooks aren't evidence-based according to a new report, so where should teachers go to keep their skills up to date?

Personal Growth

That’s a question now being raised after a major report from the National Council on Teacher Quality found most teacher training textbooks and courses aren’t based in evidence and contain large amounts of myths and misinformation. One researcher is now posing the question – if not textbooks – where do teachers, can teachers, and should teachers get reliable information?

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The Academic Publishing Scandal in Two Minutes

Why universities can no longer afford to access the research they created themselves.

Surprising Science

Academic and scientific publishing is a unique industry. In every other area of content creation, the interests of the publisher rest in increasing sales or exposure on behalf of creators, but publishers of academic journals have a vested interest in locking away knowledge from the majority of humanity. This two minute video with commentary from Aaron Swartz explains why:

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The Robin Hood of Science: The Missing Chapter

The tale of a young man driven to his death for fighting for what is right, and the young woman picking up where he left off.

Culture & Religion

Content Warning: Contains references to violence, injustice, suicide and material you may find upsetting, you might not want to read this on the bus.

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Meet the Robin Hood of Science, Alexandra Elbakyan

How one researcher created a pirate bay for science more powerful than even libraries at top universities.

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Culture & Religion

The tale of how one researcher has made nearly every scientific paper ever published available for free to anyone, anywhere in the world.

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