29 novembre 2013

Rise Of The Corporate MOOC

By Michael Fitzgerald. It's not your father's corporate training. EdX wants to help companies offer their own massive open online courses to keep employees' skills updated. For corporations, massive open online courses, or MOOCs, matter because they might become a major source of technical talent and training. No matter if 140,000 out of 150,000 students in an online programming class drop out -- there are still 10,000 people being trained, a substantial potential resource in a world desperate for technical talent. More to the point, companies can run their own MOOCs, tailored to their own needs. That's one goal for EdX, which released its code as open-source back in June and has also released its hosting scripts. More...

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New computer network for universities launched

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/magazine/graphics/logo.pngBy Chris Parr. An advanced computer network designed specifically to serve the research and education sector has been launched. 
Known as JANET 6, the government-funded resource will be universally available across the higher education sector, as well as to further education colleges. 
It will be able to handle up to 8.8 terabits of capacity (roughly the same as 16 million photos) and cost £25 million to develop. More...

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28 novembre 2013

AfDB, African Virtual University discuss benefits of e-learning

AfricanBrainsBy Marc Mcilhone. “We consider the African Virtual University (AVU) Project very critical to the effort to improve access to higher education in Africa and are pleased to learn that the deliberations on the integration of e-learning and open education into mainstream education programs was fruitful,” concluded Stefan Muller, Lead Economist of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC) during the first international conference African Virtual University organized from November 20-22, 2013 in Nairobi. Under the topic “Integrating eLearning and Open Education to Increase Access to Quality Education and Training”, the conference brought together more than 100 participants including Ministries of Education and 22 universities from the Multinational AVU support project** as well as the private sector. The main objective of this first gathering was to discuss the future of e-learning in Africa and the role of Open Education Resources (OERs) including the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in the ICT learning revolution.

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Holland offers European experience

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/AD/bin/bn_newsstand.jpgBy Bahk Eun-ji. A Dutch education expert said that Korean students can get not only quality education but also European experience in the Netherlands. 
“Consider the rich heritage of a European country such as the Netherlands to optimize your skills and knowledge in a vibrant and culturally diverse environment,” Willemijn van Os, the director of Nuffic Netherlands Education Support Office (NESO) Korea, said in a recent interview with The Korea Times. More...

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Finland’s Educational Odyssey

By Florence Armein. In his book, “Finnish Lessons,” Pasi Sahlberg, one of Finland’s most celebrated educators and scholars, stated that educational systems are facing a twin challenge: how to change schools so that students may acquire new types of knowledge and skills required in an unpredictably changing world, and how to make sure that new learning is accessible to all young people irrespective of their socioeconomic condition. 
Finland is no stranger to these twin challenges. Since the early 1990s, Finland worked steadily at reform, taking off from a system that barely met international averages to one counting among the leading educational systems today. More...

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Languages needed for 'national security'

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/magazine/graphics/logo.pngBy Matthew Reisz. A British Academy report urges universities to help stem a decline in provision of languages with “strategic importance for defence and diplomacy”. 
Lost for Words: The Need for Languages in UK Diplomacy and Security, launched at the House of Lords on 28 November, claims to offer the first systematic review of how “language capacity within the UK affects the government’s ability to maintain diplomatic relations and deliver national security and defence”. More...

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Open access funds ‘adequate’, government maintains

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/magazine/graphics/logo.pngBy Holly Else. Adequate funding has been allotted for universities to meet the cost of open access, the government has maintained. 
The comments come in a response to an inquiry by the Commons Business, Innovation and Skills committee, whose final report in September questioned aspects of the way open-access policy has been formulated. 
In its response – published by the BIS committee today - the government said that universities have now received “adequate funding” from Research Councils UK to meet the cost of open access. More...

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27 novembre 2013

Independent Scotland would seek research council access

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/magazine/graphics/logo.pngBy David Matthews. An independent Scotland would seek to continue to share research councils with the remainder of the UK, a new blueprint for independence has said. 
Released today, Scotland’s Future: your guide to an independent Scotland also argues that it would still be possible to charge tuition fees to students from the rest of the UK under EU law. The proposal on research councils is likely to be controversial because Scottish universities are widely considered to win a disproportionate amount of funding under the present arrangements. More...

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GVT > Les actions du MESR

Logo AmueLe 20 novembre 2013, Geneviève Fioraso a annoncé le lancement d'un groupe de travail conjoint avec la CPU et la CDEFI sur la question du Glissement Vieillissement Technicité (GVT). La première réunion du groupe s’est tenue le jour même et a porté sur la définition des critères de répartition d'une nouvelle dotation GVT pour accompagner les établissements d'enseignement supérieur.

En savoir + > Lancement d’un groupe de travail GVT

Sur la même thématique, dans un communiqué daté du 19 novembre, la CPU se félicite de la décision du gouvernement de financer une partie du GVT grâce au dégel des crédits de la réserve de précaution. « Une étape significative dans la mise en œuvre de l'engagement de trouver une solution durable au problème du GVT » selon la Conférence.
En savoir + > Autonomie des universités : les discussions financières sont ouvertes
En savoir + > Intervention du Président de la CPU au CNESER sur les moyens 2014 et la répartition des 1000 emplois

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Open doors 2013 > Les français aux USA

Logo AmueOpen doors 2013 > Les français aux USA

Le rapport « Open Doors 2013 » publié par l'Institute of International Education en novembre, relève un nombre record d'étudiants français aux États-Unis pour l’année 2012-2013 : environ 8 300 (+ 11,8 % par rapport à 2009). Un nombre qui place la France en 16e position des pays les plus représentés aux États-Unis. C'est également le 3e pays européen après l'Allemagne et le Royaume-Uni.
En savoir + > Open doors 2013

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