15 décembre 2014

Il n’y a pas d’argent pour l’enseignement supérieur et la recherche, MAIS … 2- Quarante-neuf Français parmi les plus grosses

http://blog.educpros.fr/henriaudier/wp-content/themes/terrafirma_haudier/terrafirma/images/a10.jpgBlog Educpros de Henri Audier. Il n’y a pas d’argent pour l’enseignement supérieur et la recherche, MAIS … 2- « Quarante-neuf Français parmi les plus grosses fortunes de Suisse
Beaucoup de gens ont, a priori, l’impression (du moins c’est ce qu’on leur fait croire) que les revenus et la fortune des plus aisés ne représentent pas grand-chose au regard du budget d’un pays. Et donc qu’une politique moins inégalitaire ne résoudrait en rien nos problèmes de financement des services publics et de l’ES-R, notamment. Voir l'article...

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Il n’y a pas d’argent pour l’enseignement supérieur et la recherche, MAIS … 1- Quand des spécialistes de l’évitement de l’impôt

http://blog.educpros.fr/henriaudier/wp-content/themes/terrafirma_haudier/terrafirma/images/a10.jpgBlog Educpros de Henri Audier. Il n’y a, paraît-il, pas un sou pour préparer l’avenir, pas un sou pour créer des emplois pour nos jeunes docteurs, la France prend toujours plus de retard sur les pays de tête pour le financement de la recherche. En catimini et sans crier gare, l’Assemblée nationale a voté mesquinement la suppression de 136 millions sur un budget 2015 de l’ES-R pourtant déjà en baisse en € constants (50 seulement ont été rétablis à ce jour). Alors à qui profite le crime ? Et au fait, pourquoi les caisses de l’Etat sont-elles vides. Voir l'article...

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Technology In Education: An Integrated Approach

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Technology In Education: An Integrated Approach
Ruben R. Puentedura, Ruben R. Puentedura's Weblog, 2014/12/12

I liked this presentation because it approaches educational technology a bit differently. First, it maps the SAMR (substitute, augment, modify, replace) into three elements of education (pedagogy, content, technology). More...

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Have a business idea? Get funded with Coursera

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Have a business idea? Get funded with Coursera
Unattributed, Coursera Blog, 2014/12/12
I'll give Coursera the prize here for innovative business strategy as it blends one of its open courses with a series of presentations of new business ideas to venture capitalists, who in turn may fund some of the ideas. I assume (?) Coursera gets some portion of the returns the VCs receive. But as usual, it's students who pay most of the shot, a total of $196 for the course (which Coursera brands as 'three courses'. More...

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There Is No Best Programming Language

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. There Is No Best Programming Language
Alfred Thompson, Computer Science Teacher, 2014/12/12

There is no best programming language, writes Alfred Thompson. But of course there is: it's Perl! Just kidding. Actually, this post should serve as a cautionary note to those who believe there is an idea path or certain foundational core materials in education. There are no such things. More...

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When bad ideas will not die: from classical AI to Linked Data

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. When bad ideas will not die: from classical AI to Linked Data
Daniel Lemire, Weblog, 2014/12/12

The opening post is short, but I agree with it pretty much completely, and there's a great discussion that follows that draws out many of the arguments and implications. If it's all new to you, skip down to comment 19, which draws the distinction between classical AI and machine learning A. More...

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Draft Strategic Plan (2015-2021)

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Draft Strategic Plan (2015-2021)
Various authors, Commonwealth of Learning, 2014/12/11

The Commonwealth of Learning has posted their draft strategic plan for the next 6 years and are calling for comments. It's a shift from previous plans. The first thing is a realignment from 'learning for development' to 'learning for sustainable development'. More...

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ICDE - UNESCO Policy Forum on open, online and flexible learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. ICDE - UNESCO Policy Forum on open, online and flexible learning
Press Release, ICDE, 2014/12/11

An ICDE-UNESCO policy forum has called for "a new commitment is needed to opening up education, technology enhanced learning, the use of open educational resources, online, flexible and blended learning, research and innovation in the design, development, deployment and delivery of education at all levels." More...

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Art can enhance humanity’s survival

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Art can enhance humanity’s survival
Ollivier Dyens, University Affairs, 2014/12/11
What we need to understand about art, I think, is what is reflected in this article: "we are enticed by forms, shapes, rhythms and movements that are useful to our existence.... (art) acts as a device for creating effective metaphors, analogies, play on words, and allegories – mechanisms that draw unusual elements together to produce innovative shapes, dynamics and phenomena." We have artificially separated language and numbers from other forms of expression, and relegated the latter to the realm of beauty and pleasure, without understanding the need to express ourselves in different ways at different times. More...

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5 Reasons Your Portfolio Should Be A Blog

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 5 Reasons Your Portfolio Should Be A Blog
George Couros, Connected Principals, 2014/12/09

My own portfolio, such as it is, isn't any sort of 'thing', though a certain amount of it is a blog (the rest is YouTube videos, Flickr photos, Slideshare presentations, and a radio station currently off air that nobody listens to (I really have to fix that)). More...

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