26 mai 2013

Ma licence pro en Poitou-Charentes

Logo de l'Agence Régionale de la Formation tout au long de la vie (ARFTLV Poitou-charentes)L'Onisep Poitou-Charentes vient d'ouvrir un nouveau site internet: ma-licence-pro.fr. Les jeunes internautes peuvent y découvrir les nombreux domaines d'activités proposés par plus d'une cinquantaine de licence professionnelle en Poitou-Charentes.
Les licences professionnelles permettent aux diplômés à bac +2 d'affiner leur spécialisation ou d'acquérir une nouvelle compétence en 1 an. Le programme est composé d'enseignements théoriques, pratiques, d'un projet tutoré et d'un stage de 12 à 16 semaines. Les diplômés se positionnent sur le marché du travail, munis de compétences pointues et opérationnelles qui correspondent à la demande des employeurs.
Logo de l'Agence Régionale de la Formation tout au long de la vie (ARFTLV Poitou-charentes) An Onisep Poitou-Charentes Tá oscail ar an suíomh gréasáin nua: mo-cheadúnas-pro.fr. Leanaí mar a aimsíonn siad na réimsí go leor de na gníomhaíochtaí a tháirgeann níos mó ná caoga ceadúnas gairmiúil i Poitou-Charentes. Níos mó...

Posté par pcassuto à 23:53 - - Permalien [#]

A MOOC Backlash?

http://s.huffpost.com/images/v/logos/bpage/college.gif?31By . "Faculty Backlash Grows Against Online Partnerships" announces the Chronicle of Higher Education (in a section that includes several stories on schools slowing down or halting some aspect of their involvement with MOOC-related projects). Tales of MOOC skeptics and low completion rates dot the Inside Higher Ed technology pages. And stories of MOOCs in the New York Times seem to be focusing less on Friedmanian enthusiasm and more on the wary glances faculties are giving the new technology. Last summer, when I was creating a course on critical thinking (tied to the 2012 Presidential election), I did segments on Media Literacy and Information Literacy, which ended with an analysis of a specific issue that taught me to avoid confusing momentum a particular storyline was getting in the news with an actual trend. And in the case of MOOCs, the negative stories that have been appearing lately no more spell doom than all those positive stories we saw last year meant a new educational era was in the offing. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 23:45 - - Permalien [#]

Openness- Is it an ideology or reality?

http://www.wordle.net/thumb/wrdl/713795/Stephen_Downes_%40_Learnx_09By suifaijohnmak. Is commercialization in conflict with the 4Rs (reuse, revise, redistribute, and remix)? Most commercialized courses (MOOCs inclusive) require certain restrictions to access (may be for a free taster course that would be followed by the “main course” offered with a fee for service). So, what may be defined as open and free is limited under those programs, and that could contradict with the 4Rs, especially with the free to re-use, redistribute or to remix, as these are forbidden. Openness is at the heart of MOOCs, only that it may be semi-open, as a participant could enter the open door (register for free) with a MOOC, and use it personally, without any alteration of the course content. In those MOOCs, there is no remix, re-sending out of part or all of the resources allowed. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 23:41 - - Permalien [#]

When in doubt… watch SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/u-librarian-nameplate.gifBy Brian Mathews. It has been an exhaustive academic year. This summer I am applying “energy management” techniques in order to be more effective. I’ve been way off balance this year. Some people make New Year’s Resolutions– for me it is Summer Resolutions. I’ve been watching a string of dark movies lately (Argo, Django, Zero Dark) and a friend recommended I change it up with Singin’ In The Rain. I’ll admit that this movie was nowhere near my watch list: I don’t do musicals! But I watched and enjoyed it. Read more...

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The Point of Grad School is to Learn to Say “No”

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/profhacker-nameplate.gifBy Brian Croxall. A few weeks ago, I discussed how I discovered toward the end of graduate school that mentoring is a fantasy. In short, what I mean by this is that in any advising situation both parties often have expectations of how the relationship will work and that these expectations do not always align with each other or with reality. I came to this realization after one of my dissertation readers suggested I add a bit of Heidegger to my project. (If that sounds like the set-up to an academic punchline, well, it’s Friday, right?) Eventually, I declined, and my reader didn’t bring it up again. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 23:12 - - Permalien [#]

A Pedagogy’s Punctuated Equilibrium

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/on-hiring-nameplate.gifBy George David Clark. The first time I wrote a statement of teaching philosophy, I had just entered a doctoral program and was participating in a mandatory professional-development workshop. We read a handful of model statements by faculty members in the department and then set out to write our own. The form was clear and straightforward: Lead with general but enthusiastic statements about the teaching mission, introduce some of the complicating pedagogical issues specific to the field, find one or two opportunities to describe specific classroom successes, and conclude with a summary expression of how exciting it is to see students achieve under your direction. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 23:09 - - Permalien [#]

Remaining Relevant

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/on-hiring-nameplate.gifBy Isaac Sweeney. I’d like to tell readers about a couple of cool things Richard Bland College is doing. This is partly because I love my institution and I want it to be a successful place, but it’s also because I think these programs are innovative and might help put Richard Bland College of the College of William & Mary on the proverbial map. The first program is called the Language Institute. This is a partnership with Main Street Virtual Learning, and it uses an online platform that looks like one of the best I’ve seen. Students learn conversational languages, and Main Street’s parent company has a long history of working with military personnel to teach useful language skills. It’s unlike traditional language classes in that students learn how to speak the language, but they probably won’t learn so much about writing or reading the language. As the marketing material says for the Language Institute, “courses focus on the ‘hows’ of language, not the ‘why’ of traditional linguistics programs.” What I’m most excited about is the online platform, which I plan to try with an online English class in the fall. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 23:07 - - Permalien [#]

Is It the English Department’s Fault?

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/on-hiring-nameplate.gifBy Rob Jenkins. As I read Robert Zaretsky’s recent post, “What’s at Stake with Grade Inflation,” in which he notes how poorly his history students write, I couldn’t help but recall a confrontation I had several years ago with a business professor at the college where I was teaching at the time. I was walking across campus one bright, sunny day (this was in Florida, where almost all the days are bright and sunny), when I saw this colleague coming toward me on the hedge-lined concrete walkway. He and I had enjoyed a cordial relationship over the years, occasionally stopping to chat about children and vacations and such when we ran into each other on campus, so I smiled as he approached and prepared to greet him. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 23:04 - - Permalien [#]

Has Higher Education Lost Control Over Quality?

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/worldwise-nameplate.gifBy Ellen Hazelkorn. Educational quality is now a hot topic in higher education globally. In recent months, I have been involved in institutional assessments and government meetings on the topic in Finland, Romania, Ireland, and the United States—and shortly I’ll travel to Gabon on behalf of the European Union and the African Union to discuss quality issues.
While the discussions vary, what’s clear is that quality is no longer solely the domain of higher-education providers or independent agencies, like accreditors. Many governments want to step up their role in assuring that educational programs are worthwhile. In the United States, this point is recently illustrated by the Obama administration’s College Scorecard and its 2014 budget proposal to examine “new quality validation systems that can identify appropriate competencies, assessments, and curricula.” Greater accountability had previously been proposed in 2006 by the Commission on the Future of Higher Education, established by the Bush administration. Its strong support for more federal involvement caused great controversy within higher education at the time. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:59 - - Permalien [#]

Prospecting for Antedates

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/lingua-franca-nameplate.pngBy Allan Metcalf. Remember 1849? Those were the great days of the California Gold Rush. Hundreds of thousands dropped everything to grab gold from the foothills near Sutter’s Fort. In that heady time, you didn’t need lots of equipment—perhaps just a pan to sift riverbed gravel for nuggets. Well, it’s 1849 all over again. Not in gold mining, which now generally requires sophisticated technology, but in etymology, the study of word origins. Vast new fields of data have been opened and made accessible, so it’s easier than ever to find an earlier instance of a word or phrase not yet recorded in any dictionary. Last week I gave an example of antedating, the Yale librarian Fred Shapiro’s discovery of an 1886 hot dog in a Nashville newspaper, some six years earlier than any previously discovered use of that now-familiar name for a sausage in a bun. Read more...

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