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May
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Continuous Professional Learning for Early Childhood Educators: Educators as Co-Learners


By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. I have always believed that early childhood educators are the salt of the earth, a phrase that refers to groups of people who have great worth to society. In my long career as a proud early childhood educator, never has this been more apparent to me than during this unprecedented … Continue reading


Continuous Professional Learning for Early Childhood Educators: Learning through Exploration, Play and Inquiry


By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE This is the third blog written during self-isolation imposed by the spread of COVID-19, intended to support early childhood educators committed to continuous professional learning. It is the second in a series focused on the pedagogical approaches from Ontario’s pedagogy for the early years: How Does Learning Happen? (2014). The … Continue reading


Celebrating Loris Malaguzzi: During Unprecedented Times Words can Inspire


By: Diane Kashin, Ed. D, RECE. and Rosalba Bortolotti, RECE. It has been a hundred years since the birth of Loris Malaguzzi who inspired the Reggio Emilia Approach™. Malaguzzi, from Reggio Emilia,

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Apr
27

University: Research Team Developed ‘Breakthrough Technology’ That Could Block Coronavirus From Infecting Human Cells

A team of researchers at the University of Louisville say they have developed a technology that could prevent the COVID-19 virus from infecting human cells by blocking its ability to replicate itself inside the body.

The researchers’ findings were reported Wednesday by the University of Louisville’s UofL News’ Baylee Pulliam, who covers research and innovation at the university. The “breakthrough technology,” writes Pulliam, “is believed to block the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 from infecting human cells.”

“The technology is based on a piece of synthetic DNA – an ‘aptamer’ –  which targets and binds with a human protein called nucleolin,” Pulliam explains. “Early tests show that this aptamer may stop viruses, including novel coronavirus, from ‘hijacking’ nucleolin to replicate inside the body.”

Because of the promising results of their early testing, the university is seeking to “fast-track development, including application to the Food and Drug Administration for approval to start treating

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Apr
17

Computers & Operations Research – Journal

Operations research and computers interact in many scientific fields of vital importance to our society. These include, among others, transportation, economics, investment strategy, inventory control, logistics, safety, reliability, urban planning, and ecology. Computers & Operations Research (COR)…

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Apr
14

Nick Nikiforakis Receives Dual Early Career Awards: Computer Science Faculty Research Aims to Improve the Security of Web Applications

–Computer Science Faculty Research Aims to Improve the Security of Web Applications–

Nick Nikiforakis, an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has received two career awards in the same year. He has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Award (NSF CAREER award) and the Office of Naval Research’s Young Investigator Program Award (ONR YIP).

The NSF CAREER award is one of the most competitive and esteemed awards providing federal grants to support junior faculty with research andeducational activities. Nikiforakis will receive more than $550K over the next five years to conduct research for his project, “Tools and Techniques for Preserving Integrity on the Web.”

The ONR YIP award is presented to early career academic scientists and engineers in tenure-track academic appointments. Nikiforakis’s project titled “WebForecast: Analysis and Prediction of Web Application Updates” was the only

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Apr
14

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Apr
3

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Apr
1

How to Do Keyword Research for SEO

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A rose by any other name would not get searched as much
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The first and most important search engine optimization step is keyword research. What is keyword research? Simply put, it’s figuring out what people might search for in order to find what your website offers — what keyword topics best identify your website content.

In this lesson, you learn the basics of how to do keyword research, try out free keyword research tools, and start your SEO plan of attack!

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The first task is simply brainstorming. Ask yourself some basic questions to select keywords that might make good targets for search engine optimization, like:

  • What is your website content about?
  • What would you ask a search engine to find what your website offers?
  • What do you think other searchers would ask for?
  • What are your most popular pages/items about?

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Mar
31

Computer Economics — for IT metrics, ratios, benchmarks, and research advisories for IT management

Covid-19 Response Lifecycle for IT OrganizationsAs the COVID-19 pandemic continues, IT leaders are asking what actions they should take and what a recovery will look like. The recovery will include reorganization of IT service delivery, invocation of force majeure, and renegotiation of support agreements with third parties. This presentation lays out the expected life-cycle stages for the current pandemic and its impact on IT services short-term and long-term. We also outline specific contractual and legal considerations that IT leaders should understand in renegotiating relationships with service providers. (35 slides).
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Fig. 2: Adoption Rate Trend: Agile DevelopmentAfter more than two decades of maturation, agile development methodologies promise to deliver new systems more quickly, improve software quality, and increase user satisfaction. While adoption remains only moderate in corporate IT groups, agile development continues to gain adherents as organizations seek to respond to a continuously changing environment. In this study, we report how widely and deeply agile development is being embraced
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