15 avril 2014

Computer coding more in demand than languages: Survey of UK adults

http://1.gravatar.com/avatar/73153d11f08640dbaa0970d105c18af3?s=23&d=identicon&r=GBy Mark Guzdial. It’s almost a race to the bottom — which do people care less about, learning programming or learning a modern language? More...

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Big data: are we making a big mistake? Yes, especially in education

http://1.gravatar.com/avatar/73153d11f08640dbaa0970d105c18af3?s=23&d=identicon&r=GBy Mark Guzdial. Important article that gets at some of my concerns about using MOOCs to inform education research. The sampling bias mentioned in the article below is one of my responses to the claim that we can inform education research by analyzing the results of MOOCs. We can only learn from the data of participants. If 90% of the students go away, we can’t learn about them. Making claims about computing education based on the 10% who complete a CS MOOC (and mostly white/Asian, male, wealthy, and well-educated at that) is bad science. More...

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L’UPEC va lancer un diplôme d’université en informatique

Orientations : études, métiers, alternance, emploi, orientations scolaireL’établissement universitaire parisien s’est associé au groupe Capgemini pour proposer ce nouveau diplôme d’université en alternance.
Avant même de fusionner avec l’UPEM, l’Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC) continue de développer ses formations. L’établissement universitaire vient ainsi d’annoncer l’ouverture d’un diplôme d'université (DU) informatique, qui sera lancé en mai prochain en partenariat avec le groupe Capgemini, l’un des leaders mondiaux du conseil, des services informatiques et de l’infogérance. Suite...

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Palmarès des universités et des écoles les plus populaires sur Instagram

Orientations : études, métiers, alternance, emploi, orientations scolaireL’agence Campus Communication vient de dévoiler un classement des établissements supérieurs français comptant le plus d’abonnés sur le réseau social Instagram.
Le réseau social Instagram connaît une croissance vraiment phénoménale, en France comme à l’international. Selon un rapport de GlobalWebIndex, en date de janvier 2014, la plateforme fait état d'une croissance plus rapide que Facebook et Twitter. Suite...

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La Fondation Flaubert voit le jour à l’université de Rouen

Par B.L. Ambition et rayonnement. Tels sont les objectifs de la Fondation universitaire Flaubert, inaugurée mardi 1er avril.
Soutenue par l’université, la Crea, la Région, mais aussi La Matmut et la Bred, celle-ci a pour but le développement de l’art et de la culture. Elle financera des programmes de recherche en humanités. “Nous sommes bons et reconnus dans ce domaine, autant les mettre en valeur” explique Cafer Ozkul, président de l’université. La Fondation est présidée par Jean Maurice, professeur émérite à l’unversité. Suite...

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Accueil de chercheurs de haut niveau : un dispositif gagnant-gagnant

Retour à la page d'accueilDans un contexte mondial de mobilité des chercheurs, l'ANR souhaite participer au renforcement du positionnement scientifique de la France, tout en permettant aux chercheurs venant de l'étranger de profiter d'excellentes conditions d'accueil. Elle propose ainsi un nouvel instrument de financement dédié aux individus intitulé "Accueil de chercheurs de haut niveau" (@RAction), permettant à des scientifiques de n’importe quelle nationalité de mener un projet de recherche sur le sol français dans un établissement de renom. Le financement de l’ANR doit aider les laboratoires français à concrétiser cet accueil. Cet instrument s’inscrit dans la composante "attractivité internationale de la France" du Plan d’action 2014.
L'appel à projets est ouvert à tous les domaines scientifiques et s'adresse à deux profils de chercheurs : des scientifiques de tout premier plan dont la carrière est largement reconnue au niveau mondial et des jeunes chercheurs à fort potentiel, justifiant d'un niveau d'excellence au plan international.
La réponse à cet appel est un travail collaboratif entre le chercheur et l'établissement hôte.
La fourchette indicative du financement de l'ANR se situe entre 150 et 900 k€. Suite...

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Review of the Demand Driven Funding System

The University of Melbourne logoJointly hosted by the Centre for the Study of Higher Education and the LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management.

Review of the Demand Driven Funding System A discussion with Andrew Norton

Wednesday 16 April, 1pm-2:30

VENUE: Theatre 230, 234 Queensberry St. Carlton Victoria, Australia OR attend via webinar for interstate and international audiences. Registration is essential.

Andrew Norton, co-author of the report, has kindly agreed to participate an interactive discussion on the report on Review of the Demand Driven Funding System, which was released on Sunday.

On 12 November 2013 Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne, appointed a review panel to look at and make recommendations in relation to the demand driven funding arrangements. The review panel comprised the Hon Dr David Kemp and Mr Andrew Norton.

The panel looked at the impacts of the demand driven system and whether it is increasing participation, improving access to students from poorer backgrounds and rural and regional areas, and meeting the skill needs of the economy. It explored whether there were any adverse impacts on quality and considered the long term sustainability of the system.

The panel’s report to the Minister was released on April 13 and can be found at http://docs.education.gov.au/node/35537

Richard James, Professor of Higher Education and member of the Higher Education Standards Panel will chair this session. We hope that you will be able to join us for what will be a stimulating and engaging discussion on the implications of the demand driven funding arrangements.

We are expecting a high demand for this seminar so please RSVP by 10am on 16 April 2014. Registration is available below.

Live stream and Twitter

For interstate and international audiences, please join us via Webinar, which will start at 1:00 PM AEST.

Register for the Webinar

You can also contribute to the discussion via our Twitter tag: #2014DDS

Enquiries

Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact Molly McKew: molly.mckew@unimelb.edu.au or tel: +61 3 8344 4605 (business hours)

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Fostering Interaction in online education: Where did the teacher go?

The University of Melbourne logoThe CSHE conducts the research and policy seminar series Ideas and Issues in Higher Education.
These seminars are open to the public.
Seminars are normally held from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Mondays at CSHE (Level 1, 715 Swanston Street, Carlton). People interested in giving a seminar should contact Professor Hamish Coates (hamishc@unimelb.edu.au) with their proposal. Registration enquiries to Molly McKew (molly.mckew@unimelb.edu.au) or +61 3 8344 4605). Online registration below.

Monday 5th May, 1-2pm
Fostering Interaction in online education: Where did the teacher go?

Abstract:
The field of educational technology has a longstanding interest in the concept of interaction and interactivity. With every emerging technology comes the promise of new forms of interaction and novel ways of engaging students in the learning process. The attention researchers, teachers and developers of educational technology have given to interaction is well founded. The educational theories and the teaching and learning frameworks used to guide research and practice in the area of educational technology and online learning have consistently emphasised learning as a social process that involves interaction among people, and between people and artifacts. However, in this presentation I will argue that educators and technologists have not done a particularly good job in using technology in systemic ways to enhance and support teaching and learning interactions. One result of this, I will argue, is that we risk sidestepping teachers and the valuable process of teaching when we “go online”.

Professor Gregor Kennedy
Director of eLearning
Centre for the Study of Higher Education

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Assuring graduates' English language learning outcomes: Options and strategies

The University of Melbourne logoThe CSHE conducts the research and policy seminar series Ideas and Issues in Higher Education.
These seminars are open to the public.
Seminars are normally held from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Mondays at CSHE (Level 1, 715 Swanston Street, Carlton). People interested in giving a seminar should contact Professor Hamish Coates (hamishc@unimelb.edu.au) with their proposal. Registration enquiries to Molly McKew (molly.mckew@unimelb.edu.au) or +61 3 8344 4605). Online registration below.

Monday 28th April, 1-2pm
Assuring graduates' English language learning outcomes: Options and strategies

Abstract:
Australian universities states that oral and written communication skills are important graduate attributes.  Yet there are perceptions within the community that graduates lack the necessary communication skills, as we see from employers and through allegations of soft-marking.  There is a gap between what universities state is important and public perceptions that raise questions about the quality of Australian higher education. This presentation will discuss the findings from an Office for Learning and Teaching Senior National fellowship focused on effective and economical ways of addressing the gap without increasing workloads for academics.

Associate Professor Sophia Arkoudis
Lecturer in Higher Education
Centre for the Study of Higher Education

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