Goran Shibakovski

Macedonia University St. Paul the Apostle

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Commented on Political participation in multilingual spaces
Horizon Europe Framework Programme is an excellent funding opportunity for researchers in Europe. If anyone is interested in this research field on the transformation of societies, democratization, digital agenda, and social innovation, please DM me for cooperation.

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Commented on Postdoctoral Fellowship
Excellence Scholarships from the Government of Mexico for International Students 2023. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), through the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), summons foreigners interested in studying in Mexico at the levels of specialty, master's degree, doctorate, and postgraduate research, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate student mobility programs, to participate in the "Call for Excellence Scholarships of the Government of Mexico for Foreigners 2023". https://www.gob.mx/amexcid/acciones-y-programas/becas-para-extranjeros-29785

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Commented on Writing journal article & essay
The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University provides free resources on writing, research, and grammar, including citation examples (Chicago, APA, etc.). Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction. https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/index.html

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Commented on Fake news
Read my new article if you are curious about how AI can influence political outcomes and produce fake news. https://medium.com/@goranshibakovski/how-can-ai-influence-the-political-outcome-8799ea0bb89d

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Commented on AI in education, teaching, learning
Here is practical guidance on understanding how AI tools impact teaching and learning. https://teachingcommons.stanford.edu/news/ai-tools-teaching-and-learning It is from the Center for Teaching and Learning at Stanford University. Also, this website provides some examples of AI tools that can be used for teaching and learning. Do you use Ai in education? What is your experience?

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Commented on Environmental Science
Cloud storage centers suck up much energy. But when Microsoft tried putting data centers underwater a couple of years ago, it found the strategy significantly reduced energy use and improved performance. Could underwater data centers make cloud computing greener? https://youtu.be/xNAxD6FNsY0

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Commented on The Metaverse, gamification, NFTs, ...
Technology allows us to go back in time and explore ancient cultures. Welcome to METATUT, the first Egyptian city in the Metaverse inspired by King Tutankhamun. https://www.entrepreneur.com/en-in/news-and-trends/the-metatut-a-metaverse-inspired-by-king-tutankhamun/440857 What if a great civilization returns to life and completes its architectural and cultural projects in the 21st century? What will it look like?

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Commented on Open Education Resources
Good article about using Open Education Resources (OER). If you have used OER in your courses, what has been your experience? https://www.higheredjobs.com/Articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=3289&Title=Four%20Reasons%20to%20Consider%20Using%20Open%20Education%20Resources%20%28OER%29

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Commented on Workation, work from home, hybrid work
Digital nomads are "people who embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle that allows them to travel and work remotely, anywhere in the world," according to one firm that links independent consultants with clients. As of June 2022, more than 25 countries and territories had issued digital nomad visas to draw remote workers, which has increased since the pandemic started. The Indonesian government, however, is taking a slightly different approach through a "second home visa" that permits wealthy foreigners, professionals, investors, and retirees to stay in the country for up to 10 years. https://youtu.be/Rdwm8ePtvXQ

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Commented on Cryptocurrency
The collapse of FTX has rocked the crypto industry. It marks one of the most severe problems for crypto to date, with questions rising about the health of other industry giants such as Binance and Crypto.com. https://youtu.be/eKWiclVitVk Is it time to abandon crypto exchanges, or is there still a place for centralized firms in an industry that prides itself on decentralization?

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Commented on Global supply chains, energy crisis, inflation rate, food prices
The University of Essex creates jobs for students. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-63936076 The University of Essex has invested about £100,000 to fund at least 7,500 hours of work in a part-time roles on its campuses. Students will be working in administrative and creative roles across the university, focused on improving the student experience further and helping the university recover from the impact of the pandemic.

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Commented on South American Development Society Journal
This journal is published on a quarterly basis.

Funding

Commented on Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy grant
The application deadline is on December 1st each year; awards are generally announced in June.

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Commented on Financial literacy and young people
The idea of a four-day or shorter workweek is gaining momentum worldwide — a big thanks to the remote work boom during the Covid-19 pandemic. A recent study from 4 Day Week Global, a nonprofit group that has been conducting four-day week pilot programs in several countries, found that employees expressed satisfaction with their overall productivity and performance. https://youtu.be/RrFaNO3rTaA

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Commented on Environmental Science
No more tiny toiletry sets at European hotels due to Union’s efforts to reduce plastic waste. https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/no-more-tiny-toiletry-sets-at-european-hotels-due-to-unions-efforts-to-reduce-plastic-waste/ The measure follows concerning reports as each European country is producing almost 180 kilograms of plastic waste on an annual basis. The report of the European Commission points out that packaging is one of the main uses of plastic materials as 40 per cent of plastic and 50 per cent of paper used across the EU goes for packaging.