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[Policy Forum] Closing global achievement gaps in MOOCs

Advocates for free massive open online courses (MOOCs) have heralded them as vehicles for democratizing education and bridging divides within and across countries (1). More than 25 million people ...

Thu 19 Jan 17 from Science Now

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Employee wages not just linked to skills, but quality of co-workers

The presence of high-performing co-workers can improve an individual's earnings, research at the University of York has shown.

Thu 19 Jan 17 from

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Trump presidency to affect the quality of financial reporting information

The number of companies using 'creative accounting techniques' can be expected to increase in Republican-governed states and decrease in Democrat-governed states when Donald Trump becomes US ...

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School curricula are a reflection of society's expectations

In a pioneering project, researchers studied the development of school curricula in Switzerland's three main language regions. This SNSF-funded project clearly showed that ever since the Swiss ...

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Governments suck at social media, but you deserve some blame - CNET

Officials are failing to reach citizens on social media, says a new report, which is fueling distrust in governments.

Tue 17 Jan 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

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Support for Chicago Biomedical Consortium renewed

Wed 18 Jan 17 from (news wire)

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Interactive 'nutrition label' for financial products helps investors make better choices

Every day millions of people mulling their retirement plan saving choices go online to study the offerings at retirement fund websites. Research shows, however, that they often choose high fee ...

Tue 17 Jan 17 from

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Study shows European soccer increasingly popular in the USA

European professional soccer has a growing fan base also in the USA: "A representative survey reveals that almost fifty percent of US citizens have at least a basic interest in soccer games," ...

Tue 17 Jan 17 from

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Imposing 'meaningful work' leads to staff burnout

Strategies to boost staff performance and morale by manipulating our desire for meaningful work often achieve the opposite - damaging organisations and alienating employees a new study suggests.

Mon 16 Jan 17 from

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Liberals twice as likely to punish companies that aggressively avoid tax, study finds

Left wingers are twice as likely to punish companies which aggressively avoid tax, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Tue 17 Jan 17 from

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