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What can we learn from Byzantine diplomacy?
By Jovan Kurbalija on 29 Apr 2013 | From the channel/s:
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Today, the word ‘byzantine’ is used to describe devious actions: intrigue, plotting, and bribing. [1] Historical records show that Byzantine politics were morally neither worse nor better than politics in previous or later years.

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Transfers of the third kind – what are they? - 231
By Aldo Matteucci on 28 Apr 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

Alain TESTART has written a brilliant analysis of “transfers” in socio-anthropological terms.[1] He observes that there are three...

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Piercing the fog of ambiguities - 230
By Aldo Matteucci on 27 Apr 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

I’ve been reading a prominent French social anthropologist, Alain TESTART.

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Learning from the MOOC model
By Hannah on 24 Apr 2013 | From the channel/s:
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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been around in various forms since 2008. However, The New York Times dubbed 2012 as ‘The Year of...

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Czech Republic is not Chechnya: the power of social media
By Tereza Horejsova on 21 Apr 2013 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

“A most unfortunate misunderstanding in US social media”, as the Czech ambassador to the US called the confusion of many American social media users that the two suspects of the Boston marathon bombings come from the Czech republic, a country whose name happens to remind some people of Chechnya...

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Utopia (58%) Reality (11%) with 31% undecided
By Jovan Kurbalija on 20 Apr 2013 | From the channel/s:
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Last Wednesday (17 April 2013) we discussed the key dilemmas of online learning. This lively event involved more than 70 people and 3 panels with 2 panellists debating the following questions:

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The uncertain future of national borders
By Aldo Matteucci on 19 Apr 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

With the emergence of the nation state national borders became a Western obsession. Every bit of the globe was carved up, with ruler and pencil if need be (see Africa in 1884).

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Taking the long view on Balochistan
By Aldo Matteucci on 18 Apr 2013 | From the channel/s:
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Balochistan, in the north of West Pakistan (Quetta is capital), does not get much international press coverage. The Carnegie Endowment for Peace has just published a lengthy report on the politics of the region http://bit.ly/11iW904

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Social Media and online learning - an enduring friendship
By Ginger Paque on 17 Apr 2013 | From the channel/s:
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I enjoyed Pete's post: Social Media and online learning - is it such an obvious marriage? as much as I enjoyed the original debate, Social media can enrich online learning as part of...

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Social Media and online learning - is it such an obvious marriage?
By petecranston on 17 Apr 2013 | From the channel/s:
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It seems a no-brainer: learning is social, online media are social, ergo social media and learning are made for each other. It's not quite so easy, I believe.

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