15 juin 2013

Irish Presidency secures increased recognition of professional qualifications among EU Member States

http://www.eu2013.ie/media/eupresidency/styleassets/images/logo.pngMore professional mobility will improve skills shortages and and job opportunities. New proposals include the introduction of a European Professional Card and an alert system to protect consumers and patients.
The Irish Presidency has reached political agreement with the European Parliament on legislation to recognise professional qualifications throughout the EU. This is an important step towards the completion of the European Single Market and was a priority of the Irish presidency.
Ireland's Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD whose Department has led on the modernising of Directive 2005/36, acknowledged the practical benefits this agreement will bring to professionals and consumers across the EU. “This Directive provides tangible benefits to EU citizens. The common training principles, combined with the introduction for the first time of a European Professional Card, will make it easier than ever before for appropriately qualified EU professionals to seek work in other EU countries. Consumers and patients will also benefit from improved safeguards that are being introduced through the alert mechanism and the provisions on language testing.
    Minister Quinn - "This new legislation has the potential therefore to promote professional mobility make a significant contribution to economic recovery, without compromising on consumer protection and patient safety.”
The new proposals will bring a number of benefits for professionals and consumers across the EU including the introduction of a European Professional Card that will make it easier for professionals to have their qualifications recognised outside of their own country.
The legislation will also include provisions on common training principles, which is a significant innovation in the new legislation. These principles have the potential to extend the automatic recognition regime that exists for certain professions currently to a much wider range of professionals in EU states.
Both of these provisions have the potential to improve mobility among professionals and will address skills shortages and provide new job opportunities for those seeking work within the EU.
In addition to recognising professional qualifications, the legislation also promotes an alert system to protect consumers and strengthen patient safety.  The alert system will apply where a professional has been convicted of an offence or suspended from practising, which is a particularly welcome development for patients and public safety in the EU, as it will apply to health professionals amongst others. The legislation also clarifies the language requirements applicable to applicants seeking recognition of professional qualifications.
The legislation also incorporates measures that seek to promote greater transparency with regard to regulation and the number of regulated professions across the EU. It will also require Member States to provide information to migrants through points of single contact and assistance centres.
Ireland's Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD and current chair of the Competitiveness Council, welcomed the agreement.
    Minister Bruton - "As a key building block of a coherent Single Market, agreement on this legislation has been prioritised by the Irish Presidency and is a concrete example of how we are delivering on our commitment to stability, jobs and growth.” 
“This agreement goes to the heart of the European Project and one of its core concerns – the free movement of workers. The economic crisis has resulted in historic levels of EU unemployment. At the same time, there are 1.85 million vacancies in a range of professions across the EU."
"This does not make sense and I believe these changes will make progress towards addressing the anomaly. Heads of State and Government at the European Council had identified this agreement as one of the key actions which will speed Europe’s journey to full economic recovery. Harmonising and coordinating our systems will make it easier for people to find employment and will ensure gaps in the labour market are filled, thereby strengthening the foundations for economic growth.”  
The agreement will now be presented to Coreper for final endorsement by Member States.

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La RSE: facteur d'attraction des candidats?

http://www.focusrh.com/squelettes/images/logo_footer.jpgPar Gilles Marchand. Considérée comme un élément important par les entreprises et leurs cibles de recrutement, la responsabilité sociale de l’entreprise (RSE) est-elle vraiment entrée dans les mœurs ? Christophe Dulhoste, associate chez Hays Executive, en dresse un bilan contrasté : "des progrès, mais peut mieux faire"…
La RSE occupe une place grandissante dans la marque employeur. Comment se manifeste cette montée en puissance auprès des candidats?

Par notre prisme, celui d’un cabinet de recrutement, nous la constatons dans les questions posées lors des entretiens et dans la négociation finale. Les candidats se révèlent de plus en plus intéressés par les programmes de formation, l’évolution professionnelle, les aspects non financiers de la rémunération ou encore l’implication sociétale des entreprises. Celles-ci communiquent d’ailleurs davantage, notamment dans le cadre de leur stratégie de diversification des talents, et en conséquence leurs cibles de recrutement composent un public plus averti sur ces questions. Suite de l'article...
http://www.focusrh.com/squelettes/images/logo_footer.jpg De réir Gilles Marchand. Breithníodh gné thábhachtach do chuideachtaí agus a gcuid spriocanna earcaíochta, tá freagracht shóisialta chorparáideach (CSR) bheith i ndáiríre an norm? Níos mó...

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Rapport Moreau: les primes des fonctionnaires au centre du débat

http://www.ifrap.org/ifrap-dist/img/fondation_ifrap.gifPar Philippe François et Sandrine Gorreri. Alors que le rapport Moreau est publié aujourd’hui et que la réforme 2013 des retraites se précise, la question des inégalités entre le régime général des salariés et les régimes spéciaux est revenue au centre des débats, et notamment celle des primes des fonctionnaires: leurs retraites ne seraient pas si avantageuses par rapport au privé puisqu’elles ne prennent pas en compte les primes. Véritable causus belli pour tous les syndicats qui ont bien montré dans cette affaire que leur base est essentiellement issue de la fonction publique, ils menacent de bloquer le pays en cas de réforme.
Ces primes représentent en moyenne 28% des rémunérations, soit un peu plus de 18 milliards d’euros pour la fonction publique d’État, et elles ne sont en effet pas prises en compte dans le calcul des retraites. Mais ces primes ne sont pas soumises à cotisations. Comme les CDD de trois ans renouvelables, ou ceux de 3 jours renouvelés 500 fois, ce problème de primes n’a pu survenir que dans le secteur public où ces systèmes exorbitants du droit commun sont encouragés pour compenser les rigidités du statut de la fonction publique. Dans le monde privé, l’attribution de primes ne peut être tolérée sans payer de cotisations sociales. Suite de l'article...
http://www.ifrap.org/ifrap-dist/img/fondation_ifrap.gif De réir Philippe François agus GORRERI Sandrine.a scaoileadh Moreau an tuarascáil inniu agus an athchóirithe pinsean stáit 2013, ar cheist na éagothroime idir an scéim ghinearálta agus aistí bia speisialta ar ais go dtí lár an aonaigh, lena n-áirítear na bónais do státseirbhísigh. Níos mó...

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Roam with Educators Worldwide

http://blog.wiziq.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/wiziq_logo.gifMoodle MOOC on WizIQ
The fist Moodle MOOC in the world started on June 1st on WizIQ. I would describe Moodle MOOC as a cMOOC or as Massive Open Online Learning or MOOL. It has set learning environments like you would in a ground campus or conference area with its many buildings and rooms. The learning environments were described in my previous blog post. Read more...

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MOOC Clickers, MOOC Swag, and the Worst MOOC Startup Name Ever

https://s3.amazonaws.com/hackedu/gargoyletechnotext.jpgBy Audrey Watters. MOOCs, MOOCs, MOOCs, and MOO-Clickers
Former Zynga COO Vish Makhijami will take over that role at Udacity. Some weeks, the jokes just write themselves. This is one of those weeks...
Speaking of which, congratulations to DecydEd, which wins for the worst name for a MOOC startup… heck any education startup… that I’ve ever seen. According to Bloomberg Business Week, the MOOC platform will bring “market research to the masses.” Let’s hope that branding isn’t part of the coursework, eh? Coursera has launched a store to sell its swag. Profits go to the Coursera Financial Aid program, which will help pay for low-income students to pursue its Signature Track. Read more...

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MOOCs: Disruption is the Mother of Invention

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9b/Stephen_Downes_2009.jpg/300px-Stephen_Downes_2009.jpgThere is an article in the Boston Review by Thomas Leddy called "Are MOOCs Good for Students?" In this article Leddy claims that:
"MOOCs pose a great threat to the most important value of higher education: 'literacy.' By 'literacy' I mean, very broadly, the ability to read, think about, and intelligently respond (both orally and in writing) to the literature of any field of study. Thus, implementation of MOOCs for university credit is bad because it is bad for our students."
Leddy says this because he seems to be familiar with only one kind of MOOC - those of the MIT and Stanford model. Not all MOOCs are alike, yet despite the fact that he has had the traditional education that would allow him to read, think about, and intelligently respond to any field of study, that does not seem to extend to education itself. Read more...

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Securing the future of higher education in England

http://www.mooc.ca/assets/img/gRsshopper_88x31.pngA critical path: Securing the future of higher education in England
Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
Display Institute for Public Policy Research, June 14, 2013 The IPPR Commission on the Future of Higher Education sets out a challenge for Britain's Open University: "English higher education institutions should embrace the potential of new technologies by recognising credit from low-­ cost online courses so that these may count, in part, towards degree programmes. To make a start down this road we recommend that the Open University should accredit MOOCs provided via the FutureLearn platform so that they can count towards degree programmes offered by the OU itself and its p... Read more...

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Interesting Discussion on MOOCs in the LA Review of Books

http://hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/hastaclogoverticalblack500_0.pngBy Hilary Culbertson. Today, the Los Angeles Review of Books published MOOCs and the Future of the Humanities: A Roundtable (Part 1) by Ian Bogost, Cathy N. Davidson, Al Filreis and Ray Schroeder. Part 1 of the roundtable features a short essay by each author about their experiences with teaching and MOOCs, and later this weekend Part 2 will feature a continued discussion among the authors with responses to each other's ideas.
You should definitely take a moment to read this opening discussion. There are interesting perspectives on subjects ranging from student-led teaching, to inter-generational dialogue, to the inequalities in the higher education system in the US, to the changes needed to encourage global collaborative learning, to the tension between startup and learning institution. Read more...

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MIT research of successful EdX MOOC students identifies high levels of peer engagement

http://hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/hastaclogoverticalblack500_0.pngBy John Duhring. The excellent research produced by MIT's Lori Breslow and her team was published recently. They observed the behaviors of successful students (the ones who earned certificates of completion) during the first EdX MOOC, Circuits and Electronics (6.002x).  I was struck by the high levels of peer engagement identified and what that might mean for course design. Read more...

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Le talon d’Achille des MOOC

http://blog.educpros.fr/stephan-bourcieu/wp-content/themes/longbeach_bourcieu/images/img01.jpgBlog Educpros de Stéphan Bourcieu. Lors de la Conférence annuelle de l’EFMD qui s’est tenue à Bruxelles du 9 au 11 juin 2013, la question des MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) a été évoquée par de nombreux intervenants.
Il faut dire que, depuis leur apparition il y a seulement un an, ces dispositifs bousculent l’environnement de l’enseignement supérieur en management. Ils amènent les acteurs, et en particulier les Business Schools, à questionner leur modèle.
Face au bouleversement possible du modèle de l’enseignement supérieur, l’analyse de David A. Wilson lors de cette conférence était très attendue.
En qualité de Président et CEO du Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) depuis 1995, il est particulièrement bien placé pour analyser la montée en puissance de ce modèle émergent, sa réception par les étudiants mais également pour comprendre les modalités d’évaluation liées à ces enseignements en ligne. Suite de l'article...
http://blog.educpros.fr/stephan-bourcieu/wp-content/themes/longbeach_bourcieu/images/img01.jpg Blag Educpros de Stephan Bourcieu. Le linn an EFMD Comhdháil Bhliantúil a tionóladh sa Bhruiséil 9-11 Meitheamh 2013, luadh an cheist MOOC (ollmhór Rásaíocht Oscailte Ar Líne) ag go leor páirtithe leasmhara. Níos mó...

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