by on March 4, 2020
De profielwerkstukkenmarkt (PWS-markt) op woensdagmiddag 4 maart is goed bezocht. Zo’n 150 scholieren van diverse middelbare scholen in de Leidse regio waren aanwezig op de Hogeschool Leiden. De leerlingen deden inspiratie op voor het profielwerkstuk dat zij komend schooljaar gaan schrijven, in samenwerking met partners uit de stad. De kraampjes werden aangekleed door organisaties en bedrijven die het belangrijk vinden dat de scholieren een maatschappelijke meerwaarde toevoegen aan het profielwe...
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by on February 24, 2020
Scientists from MIT have succeeded in finding a new type of antibiotic with artificial intelligence. Through machine learning a molecule was identified which seemed to have some significant antibiotic properties. In the researchers' first tests the molecule may be effective against certain resistant bacteria. To make this discovery, the software first had to learn how certain drugs are effective against existing diseases. With the use of artificial intelligence 2,500 molecules were analyze...
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by on February 21, 2020
Facilitating educators in their role as change agents means that in education coLabs are needed in which "open dialogic exchange" becomes possible for generating new solutions. How can Colabs increase adaptive ability, scope, and influence?   Renate G. Klaassen mentions in her article (2017) that traditionally "engineering innovations, amongst other driving forces, came about in the seventeenth century in experimental craft labs. As craft guilds had to evolve due to technological innovation,...
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by on January 24, 2020
United Nations (UN) employees are strongely advised not to use Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp. It considers the software insecure. The UN has warned staff about this since June 2019. According to the UN experts Israeli spyware was likely used. The  UN spokesperson answered questions from Reuters (1) news agency after the UN (2) had called for an investigation into the mobile hack of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Bezos was hit in a 2018. Sources have reported The Guardian (3) that the cr...
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by on January 17, 2020
Objectwijs verbindt onderzoeksvaardigheden aan objecten. Samen met objecten dagen we leerlingen en docenten uit om vanuit verschillende perspectieven de wereld om hen heen te (her)ontdekken. Want zo is het immers allemaal begonnen….     Kinderen leren hun eerste levensjaren heel veel via speelgoed. Speelgoed: allemaal objecten waarmee ze in eerste instantie hun tastzin gebruiken, vormen en kleuren leren kennen, geluiden ontdekken en hoe deze tevoorschijn worden getoverd als ze bv met het objec...
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by on January 8, 2020
Afgestudeerd of gestopt met studeren? Een aantal belangrijke zaken zul je moeten afhandelen. In deze bijdrage lees je wat je (bij welke organisaties) moet aanvragen, stopzetten of aanpassen om zorgeloos je studietijd af te kunnen sluiten. Hoe zit het met je studiefinanciering en je studieschuld? Heb je nog wel recht op zorgtoeslag? En hoe lang mag je in je studentenwoning blijven?  ...
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by on November 14, 2019
Throughout recent years, according to the company's half-yearly transparency report, policymakers have been requesting more and more user data from Facebook.  While more than 82,000 requests were filed worldwide in the second half of 2017, this number has increased to more than 128,000 by 56 percent in the first half of 2019.The percentage of requests for receiving data has remained more or less the same. In the second half of 2017, data was given to governments in 74.8 percent of the cases. ...
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by on November 8, 2019
Nearly 159 million American citizens were shown political fake news on Facebook in the first ten months of 2019, according to a recently published research paper by Avaaz Action Group. Avaaz examined the hundred most popular Facebook messages that impartial fact checkers had tricked. Such communications seemed to have been posted 158.9 million times, generating 8.9 million views, comments and shares. These messages included fake news stating that the U.S. President Donald Trump's grandfath...
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by on November 6, 2019
Need for tertiary education continues to increase, but its growth will only be sustainable if, according to a recent OECD survey, it balances the demand of students with labor market and social needs and provides them the skills necessary to manage the future. After research Education at a Glance 2019, part of the organisation's "I am the Future of Work" initiative, finds that 44% of 25-34 year-olds had a tertiary degree in 2018, compared to 35% in 2008, throughout OECD countries. ...
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by on October 30, 2019
Francophone student association leaders marched outside the Wallonia-Brussels Union building in Brussels on Tuesday morning to demand free tuition. The annual cost of the tuition varies from € 8,000 to € 12,000, according to the students. This investment is not affordable to everyone and therefore makes higher education unavailable. Though, the student association brings to mind that the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, embraced by the United Nations in 1966,...
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by on October 28, 2019
According to a study published on the 22th of October by the Studiekeuze123.nl foundation among 94,000 students, university students and students of private HBO study programs (colleges) are very happy with their studies. The median is 4.1, whereas the best might be a 5. Through the National Student Survey (NSE), the foundation gauges student satisfaction annually. There are different themes that stand out from each other. But more and more students are especially pleased with the professiona...
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by on October 23, 2019
The student gyms USC Amsterdam (Amsterdam University and Hogeschool van Amsterdam) and USC Leiden (Leiden University) breach their clients ' confidentiality. Athletes need to use an entry fingerprint scanning system without providing an effective option. This is contrary to the law, according to the Dutch Data Protection Authority (AP).  The entry system based on fingerprint scanners is not banned by law, but according to the AP, a gym or related venue must provide an option or properly notify u...
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