25 mai 2013

Why the internet will never replace universities

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Kel Fidler. All the recent hype about online higher education and 'Moocs' misses the point, says Kel Fidler – universities have been doing it for years. Read any article about online higher education and I guarantee you will come across the much-touted ‘MOOCs’ – massive open online courses – as well as references to, perhaps, gamification, crowd-sourcing and even avatars. While such developments are undoubtedly fascinating, they present online learning as something futuristic – a new development and consequently, a new threat to many UK universities. But this is just not the case. Online learning is nothing new for UK higher education. Forward-thinking institutions and their partners have been doing it for years, as a natural extension of their existing provision. Read more...

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Labour: make work experience compulsory and axe 'EBacc'

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy . Compulsory work experience will be reintroduced in schools under a Labour plan to get teenagers ready for the jobs market, the Daily Telegraph has learnt. The party is planning to reverse a Government decision to make two-week work placements an optional requirement before the end of school, it emerged. Shadow ministers admitted that too many placements in the past involved “making tea and doing the photocopying” but insisted that high-quality work experience was vital. It was also revealed that Labour is proposing to scrap the Coalition’s English Baccalaureate – a school league table measure that rewards pupils for gaining good GCSEs in a range of academic subjects – amid claims it “distorts” children's’ options and stops them studying the arts and engineering. Read more...

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Sites utiles pour la rédaction du mémoire par Denis Péguin

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT4Um88iKnrbOP1KTeHV9PjYOPfYVj64E0xrygQ8bPP8DgcvvriFkU5kowAuteur des articles sur les sites utiles pour la rédaction du mémoire: Denis Péguin, Directeur du Masni (Master de Négociation Internationale et Interculturelle). Sur le blog du Masni, Denis Péguin a référencé nombre de sites utiles pour la rédaction du mémoire. C'est un travail d'excellente qualité, précis et pointu. Tout étudiant devrait consulter ses articles pour la rédaction de son mémoire. Il en a même fait une catégorie à part entière particulièrement utile.
Voici les 24 sites utiles pour la rédaction du mémoire qu'il a déjà proposés.

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Comment écrire un rapport en français? ou comment écrire un mémoire, un projet de recherche, une activité de recherche en cours? Ce manuel est le résultat du projet Rédigera réalisé avec le soutien du...
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Le bookmark Diigo de l'URFIST Rennes sur les outils de recherche spécialisés. "Plus de 80 outils spécialisés pour différentes recherches sur le web".
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Quels outils pour quelles recherches? Panorama des outils du web Plus de 80 outils spécialisés pour différentes recherches sur le web Quels outils pour quelles recherches? Panorama des outils du web View more PowerPoint from URFIST...
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La Bibliothèque numérique mondiale met à disposition sur Internet, gratuitement et en plusieurs langues, une documentation considérable en provenance des pays et des cultures du monde entier.  Les principaux objectifs de la Bibliothèque...
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En identifiant les ressources accessibles sur le Web (sites web, sites portail, catalogues en ligne, revues en lignes, blogs…) et en les validant pour leur légitimité scientifique, les professionnels des bibliothèques apportent une plus-value...
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50 Open Access Resources for Librarians – Part 1 50 Open Access Resources for Librarians – Part 2 Open Access (OA) resources and directories for students.
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Respecter les droits d’auteur - un préalable Ce site sur le droit d’auteur s’adresse aux enseignants, aux concepteurs de matériel pédagogique et à tous les membres du personnel des universités...
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The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly...
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Les revues scientifiques en libre accès  Ce guide a pour objectifs de donner une définition des revues en libre accès, de présenter les principaux acteurs de l'édition électronique ouverte et de vous aider à trouver des...
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L'URFIST de Bretagne met à nouveau en accès libre un powerpoint très utile pour connaître les différents modes de recherche sur le Web : Quels outils pour quelles recherches ? Panorama des outils du web ...
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Connaître les moteurs de recherche scientifique Version imprimable Informations sur le support Auteur(s): Alexandre Serres, Marie-Laure Malingre Axe de formation : 02. Recherche de l’information: méthodes, outils,...
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Le CNRS lance Isidore, une nouvelle plateforme web de recherche et de diffusion pour les sciences humaines et sociales, offrant un accès unifié à plus d'un million de documents numériques. Accessible à partir du 4 avril 2011 depuis le site...
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Le SCD a modifié son catalogue en remplacant Factiva par LexisNexis. Je pense que l'on ne perd pas au change. A voir sur l'ENT
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Accès distant aux ressources de la bibliothèque View more presentations from Bibliotheque Université de Provence . Voir les autres articles sur les sites utiles
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Guide de recherche en bibliothèque Ce guide détaille les étapes d'une recherche efficace en bibliothèque. Si vous débutez, suivez la recherche guidée. Sinon, suivez le parcours libre à votre gré. ...
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Internet a changé la donne pour la diffusion des bases de données bibliographiques et factuelles. Les universités, laboratoires de recherche et même les offices de brevets proposent leurs bases de...
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OAIster is a union catalog of digital resources. We provide access to these digital resources by "harvesting" their descriptive metadata (records) using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting). The Open Archives Initiative is not the same thing...
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La Bielefeld University Library a mis en place une base de données comprenant près de 20 millions d'entrées en provenance de plus de 1200 sources mondiales pour effectuer des recherches académiques. On peut ainsi accéder à des documents ou des...
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The information on this site also appears in the print booklet Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age , Fourth Edition, by Diana Hacker. This site offers the following features: An extensive annotated list of specialized sources for more than 30 disciplines....
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Bibliothèques numériques en France et francophones et écrits de savants Auteur: Jean-Pierre Lardy - Produit par: Jean-Pierre Lardy Date de création : juin 2006 - Dernière mise à jour : février 2009 Une...
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Librarians' Internet Index (LII) is a publicly-funded website and weekly newsletter serving California, the nation, and the world. De nombreues ressources disponibles sur Internet pour la recherche. Et aussi: Le Web invisible ...
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Voici quelques sites utiles pour la conception, la rédaction et la présentation du mémoire: - Le plagiat et autres types de triche scolaire à l'aide des technologies: une réalité, des solutions - Du questionnement à la...
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT4Um88iKnrbOP1KTeHV9PjYOPfYVj64E0xrygQ8bPP8DgcvvriFkU5kowFaoi Denis Péguin, Stiúrthóir Masni (Máistir Idirbheartaíochta Idirnáisiúnta agus Idirchultúrtha). Ar an bhlag Masni, Denis Péguin tagairt roinnt suíomhanna úsáideacha chun é a scríobh an tráchtas. Tá sé mar cháilíocht sár-obair géar agus beacht. Ba chóir do gach dalta dul i gcomhairle chuid earraí do scríobh ar a chuimhne. Rinne sé fiú catagóir ar leith úsáideach go háirithe.
Seo iad 24 suíomh úsáideach do scríobh an tráchtas Tá sé molta cheana féin. Níos mó...

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The French protect their language like the British protect their currency

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/d700dbf8c1c58ee4662f6874d69baad6a401fa52/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . A row over using English in universities has blown up in France, where language is at the heart of the national identity. The front page of Libération, one of France's leading dailies, was printed entirely in English on Tuesday. "Let's do it," ran the banner headline. Sounding like a Nike slogan penned by Cole Porter, it in fact referred to a new bill, which, if passed, would allow some university courses to be taught in English. Inside the paper (and in French), the editorialists urged their compatriots to "stop behaving like the last representatives of a besieged Gaulish village". The nod to Asterix – the diminutive comic-strip hero who punches above his weight thanks to his cunning and occasional swigs of magic potion – is highly significant. For decades, France has identified with the plucky denizens of Asterix's village, the last corner of Gaul to hold out against Roman invasion. This is how the French fancy themselves: besieged but unbowed – a kind of Gallic take on the Blitz spirit. The reason Uderzo and Goscinny's books resonated at the time of their publication is that they replayed the myth of French resistance in the context of the cold war. This time around the invaders were no longer German or Roman, but American. Asterix's first outing (in a long-defunct magazine called Pilote) occurred in 1959, the year Charles de Gaulle became president, and grammarian Max Rat coined the word "franglais". My contention is that this is not purely coincidental. Read more...

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Public engagement: what does it mean in higher education today?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/d700dbf8c1c58ee4662f6874d69baad6a401fa52/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Join our experts Friday 31 May from 12pm BST to discuss benefits, drawbacks, media, message and innovative practice. What does public engagement actually mean? It's one of those terms for which it's hard to find a single definition that reflects its wider purpose and the many forms it takes within the higher education sector. The National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement has given it a go and come up with this: "Public engagement describes the myriad of ways in which the activity and benefits of higher education and research can be shared with the public. Engagement is by definition a two-way process, involving interaction and listening, with the goal of generating mutual benefit."
If sharing research and university news with society communicates the benefits of higher education, is a simple press release a form of public engagement – or is the process more sophisticated? What innovative and exciting ways are universities putting engagement into practice, or making their practice engaging? A few come to mind which have made particular waves: Bright Club, which started at UCL and is now running in seven locations around the UK, encourages researchers to take to the stage and describe their work in a funny way. Read more...

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Religious studies and theology

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/d700dbf8c1c58ee4662f6874d69baad6a401fa52/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifStudy of religious belief systems, including Christian theology, Islam and Buddhism. League table for religious studies and theology.
What will I learn?

Rightly or wrongly, religion has played a major role in political and international events over the past few years, so understanding why things are said and done in the name of a higher being is more important now than it has ever been. The vast majority of the world's population profess faith in some form of deity, so religious studies is still a vibrant degree to study. Depending on the course, you will learn the traditions of the world's major religions - Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. You will study their historical, theological, anthropological and sociological implications. You will learn when and why religions have clashed in the past, which may help you understand how they coexist today. Read more...

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The UK's immigration crackdown will lead to a loss of international talent

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/d700dbf8c1c58ee4662f6874d69baad6a401fa52/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Cuts to foreign student numbers mean a future Indian prime minister might end up studying in Sydney rather than Sussex. The government is making significant progress towards its target of reducing net migration to the UK to less than 100,000 per year. Figures published on Thursday showed estimated net migration down to 153,000 in the year ending September 2012 (from 242,000 in the previous year). But this has come at a cost – in their haste to meet the target, ministers have changed the rules to keep out migrants who can bring huge benefits to the UK. The decline in immigration has been driven in large part by falling numbers of international students. Focused on their target, it has made sense, at least in the short term, for ministers to focus on students, simply because they are the largest single group arriving in any given year (accounting for around 60% of non-EU immigration). Read more...

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Chasing the job market is no way to choose a degree

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/d700dbf8c1c58ee4662f6874d69baad6a401fa52/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy. University applicants should certainly follow their heart as well as their head – the job market is too unpredictable to second guess. Readers unfortunate to have grown up in the 1970s will doubtless recall a kids' TV game show called Runaround. A chaotic throng of youngsters would begin on a studio floor where they would be asked a question. When gravel-throated cockney Mike Reid bellowed "Runaround!" the contestants would cram themselves into one of three zones, to choose their answer. Those who were correct would get points, those who chose badly would be ejected from the game. Read more...

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Business and management studies

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/d700dbf8c1c58ee4662f6874d69baad6a401fa52/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifStudy of organisations - finance, accounting, marketing, human resource management, and administrative functions. League table for business and management studies.
What will I learn?

Degrees in business and management are among the most popular among students. Fortunately, universities have sought to match demand with plenty of courses. These degrees focus on how organisations operate - what they do, their styles of management and their business strategies. There is a diverse range of courses, each with a different emphasis or specialism. For example, some courses will lean more towards commerce or retail, while others will focus on tourism or international business. The common threads of any business degree, however, tend to be looking at finance, marketing and human resource management. Read more...

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Second-chance students: mature and motivated

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/d700dbf8c1c58ee4662f6874d69baad6a401fa52/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . If you're fed up with your job, don't be afraid to return to university – you're a much better student second time round. Your friend is chattering enthusiastically: some days she loathes her job, but most days are like today – challenging but rewarding. You try to be just equally upbeat, and mumble something about how at last you've worked out how to make the arms of your office chair fit under the desk. Did you settle for the first job that took you after graduating? Or perhaps your dream job has turned into a real nightmare? With linear careers becoming outdated, professional reinvention is on the rise. So should you stop whingeing and return to study? If a few years have gone by since you made your first-degree choices at 18, your aspirations and outlook are likely to have changed. The reality of working made me examine what aspects I actually enjoyed about my job in international aid – and what I needed to do to get the career I wanted. Read more...

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