06 avril 2014

Etudiants : devenez entrepreneur !

http://orientation.blog.lemonde.fr/files/2011/08/Edhec-Olivier-Rollot-208x300.jpgSur le blog Le Monde d'Olivier Rollot. Le ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche entend offrir à tout étudiant au cours de ses études, grâce à un lieu unique et identifié, PEPITE (pôle étudiant pour l’innovation, le transfert et l’entrepreneuriat), la possibilité d’être formé à l’entrepreneuriat et à l’innovation. Une initiative qui vient rejoindre ce qui est aujourd’hui un mouvement de fonds dans les universités comme les grandes écoles. À la clé tous ces jeunes formés à l’entrepreneuriat ne deviendront pas forcément créateurs d’entreprise mais auront au moins développé un vrai sens de l’innovation qui pourra leur être utile tout leur vie.
Développer la culture de l’entrepreneuriat
Alors que le ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche entend généraliser les formations à l'entrepreneuriat et à l'innovation de la licence au master et créer un statut d’« étudiant-entrepreneur » dès la rentrée 2014, l’INP Toulouse a lui décidé de laisser du temps aux entrepreneurs qui auront jusqu’à un an de plus que les autres étudiants pour travailler sur leur projet. « Il faut aujourd’hui donner à tous l’envie d’innover, de créer son entreprise. Ce qui ne veut pas d’ailleurs forcément dire faire de la recherche: il y a des innovations très simples qui utilisent seulement les techniques existantes », explique Olivier Simonin, son président. Un exemple : des étudiants de deuxième année de l’Enseeiht ont créé une entreprise qui permet de choisir sa monture de lunettes sur un écran d’ordinateur. Suite...

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Mettre la formation professionnelle au service du redressement productif

http://blogtfs.afpa1.host.privilis.com/wp-content/themes/default/images/bandeau_logo.gifPar Paul Santelmann, Responsable de la Veille Pédagogique à l’AFPA. Tout changement de gouvernement est l’occasion de réinterroger les leviers de changement. Depuis la fin des années 70 la formation continue a été mise au service de l’adaptation professionnelle de court terme des salariés, du traitement social du chômage et des supposés projets des individus (DIF et aujourd’hui CPF). Si ce dernier volet a sa part de légitimité à travers le Congé individuel de formation la formation professionnelle (initiale et continue) a perdu complètement de vue sa vocation centrale consistant à accompagner et à anticiper les transformations du système productif. Suite...

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How Does PISA Put the World at Risk: Part 4

Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes. How Does PISA Put the World at Risk: Part 4.
Continuation of the series (see How Does PISA Put the World at Risk: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3). Yong Zhao writes, "Unlike what the report claims, the fact that 'students in some education systems, regardless of what their parents do for a living, outperform children of professionals in other countries' cannot be used to show 'that it is possible to provide children of factory workers the same high-quality education opportunities that children of lawyers and doctors enjoy.'" So what about Shanghai? Look at the distribution of parent professions - and understand, he says, that a quarter of the students were left out of the survey. Read more...

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PKP Donation Drive

Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes. PKP Donation Drive.
I never post donation drive news (so please don't ask) but the Public Knowledge project has very quietly and very effectively been providing Open Journal Systems and Open Conference Sustems for years now. And as they write, "We will never charge for its download and use. All of our community support, including the online help forums, documentation, and instructional videos are free for everyone." Read more...

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LRMI, Open badges and alignment objects

Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes. LRMI, Open badges and alignment objects.
This is interesting. After a talk on the Mozilla Open Badges community call Phil Barker notes that their (Mozilla's) "assertion specification, which includes a pointer from each badge to 'the educational standards this badge aligns to, if any' ...  parallels the LRMI alignment object  very closely." This naturally leads to the suggestion that the two systems can be, and ought to be, more explicitly aligned. "Not only do the LRMI and Open Badge alignment objects both do the same thing they seem to have have the following semantically equivalent properties relating to identifying the thing that is aligned to." Read more...

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More Data Can Lead to Poor Student Choices

Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes. More Data Can Lead to Poor Student Choices.
Adam Cooper points to an article in Times Higher education entitled More data can lead to poor student choices (I love the use of modalities in headlines; they could easily have written 'less data can lead to poor student choices'). Anyhow, the reference is to research that was conducted for Hefce and posted here. Cooper points to the artificial nature of the study (and therein the lesson for learning analytics): " it does not match the decision-making process as it really is for prospective students. The design feels too data-centric and insufficiently user-centric. I get the same kind of feeling when I see many analytics dashboards." Read more...

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So what is Technology Integration?

Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes. So what is Technology Integration?
Nice description of the role, with lots of links: "the role of a tech integrator is all about finding ways that technology can assist learning, and helping teachers and students make the most of it. To do that we try to think about things like the SAMR Model, the TPACK Model, Blooms Taxonomy, Multiple Intelligences, Visible Thinking, Dweck’s Mindsets, etc, etc, and figure out how technology can assist to make them work even better." Read more...

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re\wire: ni

Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes. re\wire: ni.
Nice post that isn't really a neat package (but it probably wouldn't be effective if it were) discussing the new 'networked individualism'. Here's a sample: "Listening simultaneously to each individual and to the entire networked world is beyond complicated. Beyond Burning Man. Beyond fan\dom. Beyond occupy. Beyond us. Perhaps it’s crazy to imagine a mechanism that could ground that much chaos/complication, and yet still be always listening without an agenda. Imagine all of us together – interconnected – 24/7, as well as alone – echo chambered – 24/7. free ness. Perhaps it’s crazier to not give it a try." Read more...

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The Professor Is In: How to Hop From One Tenure-Track Job to Another

By Karen Kelsky - Chronicle Vitae. I’m applying for my second tenure-track job. What are things I need to be careful of?
When you have a tenure-track job and are applying for another one, there are two sets of challenges to be aware of. First: Should you disclose the search to your current department? If so, how? Second: What kind of credit toward tenure or previous service will you get from the new department?
(Of course, it goes without saying that all the other challenges of the typical job search apply here too.)
Regarding the question of when and how to tell your current department: This depends on your circumstances. See more...

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‘Dear Forums …’: I’m About to Scoop Another Scholar. Should I Let Her Know?

By Chronicle Vitae. Dead-Department Syndrome. Q (from sulla): When I arrived at my current institution, I certainly wouldn't have described the departmental culture as lively. However, if I spent a whole day working in my office, I would have seen perhaps half of my departmental colleagues. Fast forward to now, and it's unusual for me to see more than one or two—often, the same one or two—each day. My colleagues have simply stopped showing up to the office, for the most part. We're in the humanities, and they seem to be publishing, so they must be working from home. See more...

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