18 mai 2015

UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World
Nick Meyer, TechnologyWater, 2015/05/14
This article is really useful in helping me understand the scepticism people have about the sort of view of learning I espouse. When I looked at the headline my reaction was that there is no way small-scale individual food production could be sustainable, let along feed the world. That's what prompted me to follow the links to the source, rather than dismissing the idea as hooey (yes, even I dismiss some ideas as hooey!). And I think at the core of the UN report (341 page PDF) there is an analogue with distributed online personal learning (which is how I'm thinking of connectivism these days). More...

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What is the point of op-eds about professors?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. What is the point of op-eds about professors?
Daniel W. Drezner, Washington Post, 2015/05/14

Another example of burying the lede - though maybe nobody would have read the item were the point stated right up front. This post is a response to a (yet another) irresponsible NY Times article about education bemoaning today's irresponsible student, grade inflation, and the lack of adulation of the professoriate. More...

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The Technology Reference Model

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Technology Reference Model
Wendy Wickham, In the Middle of the Curve, 2015/05/14

Noted and logged: "The Technical Reference Model (TRM) in TOGAF serves as the high level model and taxonomy for the architecture. Basically a high level model of what we have, where it fits, and what we are going to call it." Good post, useful concept. More...

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Video is the New Text...Hmmm!

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Video is the New Text...Hmmm!
Will Thalhaimer, Will at Work Learning, 2015/05/14
"Video is here to stay," writes Will Thalhaimer. "As of this day in 2015, more and more elearning is utilizing good video; but still more can be done." Maybe so, and of course there's nothing like a good engaging instructional video - TED and Khan Academy were successful for a reason. More...

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From “knowledge worker” to “learning worker”: what this means for an organisation

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. From “knowledge worker” to “learning worker”: what this means for an organisation
Jane Hart, Learning in the Social Workplace, 2015/05/12
Why can't all this be true of learning as well as working. Think about what the principles would become:

  • has a flexible learning environment
  • can customize own learning
  • shares learning resources
  • uses new ways to communicate and cooperate
  • can become a learning leader
  • shifts from knowledge learner to learning learner
  • learns and teaches at will. More...

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How Big Is Your Brave?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How Big Is Your Brave?
Anthony Lees, Microsoft UK Schools Blog, 2015/05/12

One of my favourite songs of the last few years is Brave, by Sara Bareilles (in fact, the whole album is exceptional). So it doesn't surprise me to see echoes of the theme - and even some of the same phrasing - in motivational speeches about education the year following. More...

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Mooc test agreement between FutureLearn and Pearson

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Mooc test agreement between FutureLearn and Pearson
Chris Parr, Times Higher Education, 2015/05/11

There was a time long ago when I said "learning, and the assessment of learning, will diverge." The move toward independent standards based testing may distress instructors, whop feel testing and learning must be joined at the hip. More...

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Mobilisation pour développer l'apprentissage public

Logo de l'Agence Régionale de la Formation tout au long de la vie (ARFTLV Poitou-charentes)Les employeurs de la fonction publique d'Etat sont mobilisés pour atteindre les objectifs fixés pour l'accueil d'apprentis (4000 dès septembre 2015). Les ministères et leurs établissements publics bénéficieront d'un appui financier pour couvrir la totalité des coûts de rémunération et de formation des apprentis engagés en 2015 et de la moitié de ces coûts pour 2016.
Un point mensuel de l'avancement du plan dans chaque région sera effectué auprès des ministères concernés.
Circulaire n° 5788-SG du 12 mai 2015. Voir l'article...

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Appel à projets : professionnalisation des acteurs de l'emploi

Logo de l'Agence Régionale de la Formation tout au long de la vie (ARFTLV Poitou-charentes)Le Gip Corse Compétences a lancé un appel à projets afin de sélectionner des prestataires pour la délivrance d’actions courtes de professionnalisation à destination des acteurs intermédiaires de l’emploi en région Corse.
Date limite de remise des plis : le 12 juin 2015 à 12 heures.
Télécharger le dossier de consultation. Voir l'article...

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Un partenariat Etat-Régions pour l’emploi et l'apprentissage dans les territoires

Logo de l'Agence Régionale de la Formation tout au long de la vie (ARFTLV Poitou-charentes)Un partenariat stratégique s'est concrétisé le 12 mai par la signature d’une convention entre l’Etat, les Régions et les partenaires sociaux sur la formation des demandeurs d’emploi, et par la signature d’une convention entre l’Etat et les Régions sur le développement de l’apprentissage.
Consulter le dossier de presse avec le détail des mesures.
Consulter le texte du partenariat entre l'Etat et les Régions. Voir l'article...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:26 - - Permalien [#]