20 mai 2014

France Université Numérique s'enrichit de six nouveaux MOOC

Orientations : études, métiers, alternance, emploi, orientations scolaireDe la possibilité de monter son propre MOOC aux enseignements permettant de se former au numérique, en passant par les roches et minéraux courants, six nouveaux MOOC viennent de faire leur entrée sur la plateforme France Université Numérique. Le point sur ces cours en ligne massifs, gratuits et parfois originaux.
France Université Numérique
continue de grandir à bon rythme. La plateforme vient ainsi de s'enrichir de six nouveaux cours en ligne massifs et gratuits, destinés à tous ceux qui souhaitent apprendre et se former dans des disciplines diverses et variées. Suite...

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Congratulations to Class of 2014, Most Indebted Ever

By Phil Izzo. As college graduates in the Class of 2014 prepare to shift their tassels and accept their diplomas, they leave school with one discouraging distinction: They’re the most indebted class ever.
The average Class of 2014 graduate with student-loan debt has to pay back some $33,000, according to an analysis of government data by Mark Kantrowitz, publisher at student-marketing company Edvisors. Even after adjusting for inflation that’s nearly double the amount borrowers had to pay back 20 years ago. More...

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The death of the essay

By Matt Terry. With some innovative thinking and some helpful student feedback, Hannah Holmes is doing away with the traditional essay in her classroom.
The assistant professor of economics spoke about ditching the dreaded “paper” at the Learning Technologies Symposium Monday.
The essay is one of the most common evaluation tools in education, but it could also be one of the most flawed. See more...

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Erasmus – little more than an EU-subsidised party?

By Viktor Gronne and Dalia Miklaseviciute. With the European elections fast approaching it is time to consider the policy changes we want from the next five years. Although the new Erasmus+ is barely starting life, the elections mean that it is time to look into the next negotiations about Erasmus, starting in 2017. More...

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Hochschulen appellieren an Politik

Von . Vertreter der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft, der Hochschulrektorenkonferenz und des Wissenschaftsrates sind sich einig: Die Zukunft des deutschen Wissenschaftssystems sieht düster aus, wenn die Politik nicht bald handelt. Die Betroffenen plädieren dafür, dass die Regierung das Kooperationsverbot zwischen Bund und Ländern im Bereich Bildung endlich kippt.
Die Zahl der Studierenden in Deutschland steigt, doch die Ausstattung und Betreuung an den Universitäten wird kontinuierlich schlechter. Junge Wissenschaftler müssen sich jahrelang mit befristeten Verträgen und geringen Löhnen abspeisen lassen. More...

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International fees ‘new price guide’

By John Ross. INTERNATIONAL students’ fees are the yardstick of what domestic students could face when tuition fees are deregulated, says University of Wollongong boss Paul Wellings.
The Australian government has made international fees a “surrogate price guide”, Professor Wellings said, because legislation prevents universities from charging domestic students more than they extract from overseas enrollees.
His comments follow HECS architect Bruce Chapman’s prediction that elite universities will quickly raise their fees to the levels collected from international students. More...

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Borderline Views: Rethinking the role of universities in Israel

The Jerusalem PostBy David Newman. We require a totally fresh look at the ways in which universities are managed and how they define their priorities.
Tel Aviv University was recently under fire from the academic staff for closing the Department for French Studies. Despite the small numbers of students who have registered for the department, the faculty argue that the decision should have been based on academic considerations, rather than economic ones. More...

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The Growing Disconnect Between the Labor Market and Higher Education in Mexico

By Gabriel Sanchez Zinny. In Latin America, there is growing evidence of a major disconnect between the skills being taught in our classrooms and the demands of the labor market. On the one hand, youth aged 18 to 24 are facing extremely high unemployment rates -- but at the same time, large numbers of positions go unfulfilled due to the lack of qualified applicants. This fundamental paradox is the focus of a recent paper by Ernesto Garcia of the Mexican think tank Center for Research on Development (CIDAC), which asks: "What are companies looking for -- and not finding -- in young professionals?"
Garcia's statistics show that private firms primarily reject candidates for lack of knowledge or skills (over 70 percent) rather than a lack of experience (just over two percent) or an incompatible personality (about 25 percent). More...

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Rendez-vous le 5 juin 2014 au Forum emploi Jeun'ESS

Le programme Jeun'ESS, porté par l'Avise, organise le jeudi 5 juin 2014, au CIDJ à Paris, la 2e édition du Forum emploi Jeun'ESS. Plus de 3 000 jeunes sont attendus !
S’adressant aux jeunes de 16 à 30 ans de tous niveaux de formation et de qualification, cet événement est une grande opportunité pour les jeunes d’échanger directement avec les employeurs potentiels et ainsi de trouver un emploi en CDD ou CDI, un stage ou encore un contrat d’alternance : à la clé, donc, une centaine d’offres d’emploi concrètes proposées par les recruteurs présents.

Le Forum emploi Jeun’ESS, c’est :

  • un « mur d’offres » en libre consultation
  • un espace dédié à l’entrepreneuriat social
  • des ateliers interactifs de sensibilisation des jeunes à l’ESS et de valorisation des compétences acquises au travers de l’engagement bénévole et du service civique
  • des conseils personnalisés à la recherche d’emploi
  • des témoignages de candidats et de recruteurs, et des temps d’échanges publics

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Mobile skills MOOC tipped to play key role in skills revolution

HomeBy Seun Robert-Edomi. The new platform aims to open up access to qualifications for school-leavers, university graduates, young professionals and career changers. Uniquely, each course is fully contained within a free downloadable app allowing users to learn anywhere on their Android or iOS phone.
The first mobile professional skills Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform is to deliver free access to internationally-recognised training for millions of job-seekers. Mobile courses from Qualt are based on courses developed by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), Google, the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM) and other professional bodies. More...

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