20 août 2013

Agrément des centres d'examen du diplôme de compétence en langue

Logo de l'Agence Régionale de la Formation tout au long de la vie (ARFTLV Poitou-charentes)Le diplôme de compétence en langue est un diplôme national professionnel qui atteste les compétences, acquises par des adultes en langue de communication usuelle et professionnelle, communes à l'ensemble des secteurs d'activité économique.
Les organismes de formation peuvent organiser l'examen conduisant au diplôme de compétence en langue s'ils sont agréés par le recteur d'académie.
Un arrêté liste la composition du dossier de demande d'agrément à déposer au rectorat. La décision d'agrément, octroyé pour 3 ans, précise les modalités de fonctionnement de l'organisme par rapport au dispositif académique et mentionne l'habilitation ou non de l'organisme à percevoir des candidats les droits d'inscription à l'examen.
Arrêté du 12 juillet 2013.

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Nouvelle organisation de l'enseignement supérieur d'arts plastiques

Logo de l'Agence Régionale de la Formation tout au long de la vie (ARFTLV Poitou-charentes)L'organisation de l'enseignement supérieur d'arts plastiques a été modifiée par décret du 20 février 2013. Il comporte un premier cycle composé de 2 cursus conduisant au diplôme national d'arts et techniques (avec les options design graphique, design d'espace, design de produit et design textile) et au diplôme national d'arts plastiques (avec les options art, design et communication)
Le second cycle est composé d'un cursus conduisant au diplôme national supérieur d'expression plastique, avec les options art, design et communication.
Un arrêté précise les conditions d'admission dans ces deux cycles, l'organisation des enseignements, l'attribution des crédits européens ainsi que les conditions d'obtention des diplômes qui peuvent être obtenus par la formation initiale et continue, l'apprentissage ou, en tout ou partie, par la VAE.
La décision de recevabilité des demandes de VAE est prise par le directeur de l'établissement après avis de la commission ad hoc.
Arrêté du 16 juillet 2013.

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Spécialités des diplômes professionnels : avis des CPC

Logo de l'Agence Régionale de la Formation tout au long de la vie (ARFTLV Poitou-charentes)Les commissions professionnelles consultatives (CPC) émettent des avis et formulent des propositions sur les spécialités des diplômes professionnels et sur leur cohérence avec les diplômes technologiques compte tenu de l'évolution des professions et de leur secteur d'activité (plus d'infos sur les CPC).
Lorsque l'avis de plusieurs CPC est requis sur un projet de texte réglementaire, celles-ci peuvent être réunies en une formation interprofessionnelle, dont l'avis est réputé valoir pour chacune des CPC. Un arrêté fixe la composition de cette formation, présidée par le ministre chargé de l'éducation nationale ou son représentant.
Arrêté du 9 juillet 2013.

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Flipping the MOOC: networked badges and massive online peer evaluation (MOPE)

http://www.hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-2656-b1764f43d69925ef563ceffc3ff56eb9.jpgBy Bruce Caron. Below I will argue that delivering content in the form of massive online courses misses the heart of the target for using online networks for learning. Certainly, MOOCs (in any variety) harness the logic of ubiquitous networked content, but they fail to capture the value of networked evaluation. Open badges with online, peer-based requirement testing can evaluate content understanding delivered in any manner, from one-on-one learning and small discussion conferences, to self-guided content exploration, to MOOCs.
In his new book, Who Owns the Future?, Jaron Lanier warns us about “Siren Servers” (sirens because they appear to offer amazing value for our lives and seduce us by not charging for this) sucking the worth from our futures while externalizing risk and hoarding the aggregated value of our contributions as their own assets. He is talking about Facebook and Amazon and Google and Apple, etc.. In our present economy, he argues, she who owns the server owns the future.  Many of his concerns apply rather starkly to the big MOOC consortia. As he notes, “(h)igher education could be Napsterized and vaporized in a matter of a few short years.” (Lanier, 84). 
In some ways, the picture of higher education as an advanced content delivery system—where MOOCs and other internet services will disintermediate the jobs of faculty by providing content universally—offers a Dorian Gray solution to the problems of accelerating costs in higher education. In this scenario, if you could MOOC-ify as much of the classroom content as possible, you could eliminate a majority of faculty jobs while offering city college students Harvard-level classes.  Higher education would look and work better and brighter and be cheaper and more available than it does now. More...

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Learn About Self-Control, Racism, Gender, Much More: Introducing Self-Paced Open Courseware (SPOC)

http://www.hastac.org/files/imagecache/Small/duketodaydukesurprise.jpgBy Kaysi Holman. Move Over MOOC!  Here Comes the SPOC! This Self-Paced Open Courseware (SPOC) is free, to anyone, anywhere, anytime! Featuring two of Duke’s leading professors—behavioral economist Dan Ariely and teachnology and education innovator Cathy Davidson--#Duke Surprise is a fully open series of seven “mini-courses” that allow you to learn as little or much as you want about:

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Badges, Recognition and the Professional Reform Model

http://www.hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-113833-e0a499e02385d695cccad5701ae757af.pngBy Shawn Warren. As a start on the subject of badges I have read a sample of the DML Competition Q&As, analysis of and commentary on the subject from Davidson, Hickey, and others at HASTAC and the DPDP findings.
I understand that at least in part the origins of badges is from within the field of computer programming, where now sites like Freelancer have developed systems that track and display reliability, satisfaction, and other metrics through crowd input, involving peers of service providers and consumers that provide content for and have access to the metrics.  This is a wonderful system that has cousins in the emerging p2p systems like those that facilitate the private sale of goods and services, including banking.
I see utility in an electronic record of learning to all those interested in education - students, educators, employers, mom and dad.  Through my wife, who works in HCI, I have come to appreciate the advantages of many forms of ICT with real-time, interactive record-keeping of human activity that through the principles and tools of persuasive design alter attitude and behaviour (e.g., the PSD used in PHIs that address addiction and obesity or to encourage participation in social networks).  Through this lens I have also come to better appreciate the nature of badges. More...

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The Ed Department Blinks on Parent PLUS Loans

http://higheredwatch.newamerica.net/sites/all/themes/nafbase/images/logo.pngBy Rachel Fishman, Ben Miller. This blog post is the third part in a series that takes a look at recent changes to the credit criteria for Parent PLUS loans and the subsequent effect on colleges and universities. You can find the introductory post here and the second post here.
For nearly a year the Department of Education has been under a firestorm of criticism from the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) community
and its advocates over changes to the PLUS loan program that they say reduced revenue and enrollment at these institutions. According to an article yesterday in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Education Department finally relented and made further accommodations to help more applicants get approved, while promising to rethink the criteria as part of a rulemaking session next spring. But did loosening criteria really solve a national policy problem? Or was it a set of changes to benefit a small subset of institutions, the result of which will mean greater amounts of worse debt for families?
The Department’s changes were outlined in a letter to Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. In it Education Secretary Arne Duncan wrote that, the Department would more than double the size of debt it considers to be “de minimis,” allowing rejected borrowers with larger debts of any type to be approved through an appeals process. "We believe this may help families who have relatively small adverse credit events that negatively impact their credit histories, such as unpaid medical debt, parking tickets, or cell phone bills of greater than 90 days duration,” the letter says. More...

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El ABC de los MOOC, que se siente tomar uno?

http://revistaeducacionvirtual.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/online-ed.jpgJustin Pope de Bloomberg Businessweek tomo y terminó un curso MOOC de MIT, en este artículo nos resume su experiencia, ventajas y posibilidades de mejora del modelo actual que define estos cursos. Resalta ventajas en velocidad, contenido, y acceso masivo, mientras levanta advertencias sobre la falta de flexibilidad en tiempo.
Por Justin Pope, escrito para Bloomberg Businessweek Agosto 3 2013
Esther Duflo, uno de los dos economistas estrella de MIT que dictan el curso MOOC (cursos abiertos masivos en línea por sus siglas en inglés) que estoy tomando sobre pobreza mundial, es una mujer de habla rápida, a quien difícilmente se puede seguir el paso, especialmente cuando el tema es matemática.
Su compañera dictando el curso es Abhijit Banerjee hablaba tan despacio que era casi imposible no dedicarse a revisar facebook en sus pausas.
No se asusten: Una de las innovaciones tecnológicas más sofisticadas de estos cursos gratuitos ofrecidos por universidades de élite es también una de las más útiles: Puedes acelerar las clases hasta un factor de 1,5x, des acelerarlas hasta un 0,75x o escucharlas a velocidad natural. Més...

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Universities accept record numbers

http://cdn2.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/config/article28972954.ece/BINARY/logo-belfast.pngA record number of students have already been accepted on to university courses, official figures show. As of midnight on Wednesday, 385,910 applicants had been accepted by UK universities and colleges - 31,600 more than at the same point last year, a rise of 9%.
The admissions service Ucas said it is the highest number of acceptances ever recorded on A-level results day. The figures come as students across England, Wales and Northern Ireland receive their results, with many also due to learn whether they have won a coveted place at university. More...

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France debates extending headscarf ban to universities

Source. France's official council promoting integration has struck a raw nerve by proposing that Muslim headscarves, already banned in the civil service and state-run schools, also be outlawed at the country's universities.
The High Council for Integration, in a confidential report leaked to Le Monde newspaper, said this was needed to counter problems caused by students wearing religious garb and demanding prayer space and special menus at universities.
France's 2004 ban on headscarves in schools and 2010 ban on full face veils in public have alienated many of its five million Muslims. Rioting broke out in a Paris suburb last month after police checked identity papers of a fully veiled woman. More...

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