22 décembre 2014

L’agence de presse de la CPU

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. A propos d’un courriel reçu hier : voici ce que la CPU manigance dans notre dos (propositions concernant le décret statutaire sur les enseignants-chercheurs). Chronique à suivre.
La CPU et la plupart des universités sont abonnées à l’AEF. Rien de plus normal, même s’il faut s’interroger, en période d’austérité budgétaire, sur le montant de cette dépense pour l’ensemble des universités. Voir l'article...

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Les COMUE, opérateurs de l’État

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. André Legrand in News Tank Education (15 décembre 2014). « Les COMUE deviennent des opérateurs de l’État. C’est la contrepartie de la reconnaissance de leur personnalité morale, puisque la loi en fait des EPSCP (établissements publics à caractère scientifique culturel et professionnel). Cette qualification leur donne « une autonomie forte par rapport aux établissements qui leur ont donné naissance et va leur conférer des droits et des obligations. Parmi les premiers, figurera l’attribution d’un plafond d’emplois de personnels titulaires ; elles auront à ce titre une dotation propre, indépendante des établissements ». Voir l'article...

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Blogs de désenfumage

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. François Hollande, recevant à dîner une centaine d’universitaires, affirme « sanctuariser » les budgets de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche. Enfumage !
Pour s’en convaincre, lire les chroniques de blogs de désenfumage. Groupe Jean-Pierre Vernant : ce que durent les promesses (14 décembre 2014). Voir l'article...

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This Will Revolutionize Education

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. This Will Revolutionize Education
Derek Alexander Muller, YouTube, 2014/12/15
According to this video, "what limits learning is what happens inside a student's head... no technology is inherently superior to any other." So, says the video, "the question really is, what experiences promote the kind of thinking that is required for learning?" We've learned some good lessons here and have probably come close to optimizing the presentation of information. More...

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Tipping Points? Malcolm Gladwell Could Use a Few

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Tipping Points? Malcolm Gladwell Could Use a Few
@blippoblappo, @crushingbort, Our Bad Media, 2014/12/16

It does bother me a bit from time to time to see people like Malcolm Gladwell getting credit for ideas originally created by others. But I shrug, because that's the way the book-publishing racket works (I could name half a dozen pop technology writers who work, and get credit, the same way). More...

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Outlook on instruction: Class around the clock

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Outlook on instruction: Class around the clock
Jessica Terrell, District Administration, 2014/12/16
It's only half way through December and already the predictions for next year are starting. This article features a headline that doesn't match the content, a poorly-conceived line graph that doesn't match the content, an even poorer comment (an engineer proposing multiplication chants? really?) and a few prediction. More...

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A business model view of changing times in higher education

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A business model view of changing times in higher education
Lloyd Armstrong, Changing Higher Education, 2014/12/16
I've been exposed to this way of thinking about education (and innovation generally) a lot over the last couple of years. Parts of it I resist, parts of it I embrace, and all of it I view with a certain scepticism. But it's important to understand that there are large masses of people (specifically, the business community) who view all systems this way, including the education system. More...

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Skype Real-Time Language Translator Goes Live

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Skype Real-Time Language Translator Goes Live
Angela Moscaritolo, PC Magazine, 2014/12/16

It's probably really bad (though I can't wait to try it) and it's limited to English and Spanish for now, but this is the face of the future: real-time translations of online conversations. How awesome is that? "The Microsoft-owned chat service on Monday launched the first phase of its Skype Translator preview program first announced back in May. More...

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EMMA project meeting – Madrid

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. EMMA project meeting – Madrid
Grainne Conole, e4innovation.com, 2014/12/17

Grainne Conole summarizes an EMMA project meeting - EMMA is "The European Multiple MOOC Aggregator" and collects information from, as the name suggests, several MOOCs. The MOOCs (and we're beginning to see this as a trend) had a small number of participants, about 70 each for five MOOCs. More...

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Adaptive learning markets: talking Turkey

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Adaptive learning markets: talking Turkey
Philip J. Kerr, Adaptive Learning in ELT, 2014/12/17
This post looks at work being done to advance adaptive learning in Turkey. "OUP," writes Philip Kerr (referring to Oxford University Press) "probably the most significant of the big ELT publishers in Turkey, recorded ‘an outstanding performance’ in the country in the last financial year, making it their 5th largest ELT market.". More...

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