29 septembre 2015

How an 18th-Century Philosopher Helped Solve My Midlife Crisis

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How an 18th-Century Philosopher Helped Solve My Midlife Crisis
Alison Gopnik, The Atlantic, 2015/09/22
David Hume was one of my early important influences and remains today among my favourite philosophers. Hume is known mostly as a sceptic but the many hours I have spent in his work rewarded me with a philosophy of mind and associationist logic that accords well with what we actually see of humans (and infants, and animals) thinking and reasoning. More...

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The Lure of the One True System

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Lure of the One True System
Robinson Meyer, Source, 2015/09/22

Every few years, it seems, someone comes up with the same great idea: if only everything were put into one over-arching system - learning objects, ontologies, competencies, you name it. More...

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How Pantone Became The Definitive Language Of Color

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How Pantone Became The Definitive Language Of Color
Diana Budds, Fast Company, 2015/09/21
This is another indication of the changing nature of language. The article describes the ascent and influence of Pantone, a company that defines a standard set of colours (and how to create them mixing 14 different inks). More...

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#getsmART

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. #getsmART
http://www.slideshare.net/amyburvall/getsmart-lessons-from-the-artists-blc15-minikeynote, AmusED, 2015/09/21

Keynote by Amy Burvall on the influence of art on thinking and learning (and teaching). More...

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Surveying ICT use in education in Africa

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Surveying ICT use in education in Africa
Michael Trucano, EduTech, 2015/09/21

It's a picture of a region in transition. More...

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Is there a special sauce for creating highly innovative universities?

By Brendan O’Malley – Managing Editor. In Commentary, Philip Altbach and Jamil Salmi ask whether the secret recipe that makes universities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology a world-class entrepreneurial institution can have the same effect in transforming others. Thomas Estermann and Enora Bennetot Pruvot issue a plea for reliable funding for Europe’s Horizon 2020 programme, rather than the constant attacks from parties that fail to connect finances to the policy objective of smart and sustainable growth for Europe. And Savo Heleta appeals to the international community to help prioritise the rebuilding of higher education systems and institutions in countries that have suffered violent conflict.
If first-generation, low-income students are to gain access to higher education and succeed in their studies, special effort needs to be expended on consciously developing social capital at schools in poor communities, reports Karen MacGregor in a Special Report from the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference which took place in Durban, South Africa, last week.
In this week’s World Blog, Hans de Wit says there is still a long way to go to realising the optimistic ideal of internationalisation, which should be extended to all and not just the mobile minority.
A second Special Report forms part of a series of articles ahead of the International Council for Open and Distance Education conference next month, with Aziza Ellozy this week focusing on the importance of well-trained faculty for online learning. Read more...

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« Les salariés seniors français sont parmi les moins heureux d’Europe »

logo Entreprise & CarrièresPar Séverine Charon. Selon la directrice de clientèle d'Ipsos Loyalty, qui présente les résultats avec Edenred du 10e baromètre "Bien-être et motivation des salariés seniors européens", le bonheur au travail n'est pas un sentiment partagé en France. Voir l'article...

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Charge de travail : le casse-tête de l'évaluation

logo Entreprise & CarrièresPar Catherine Sanson-Stern et Elodie Sarfati. Comment les entreprises peuvent-elles évaluer la charge de travail de leurs collaborateurs dans le contexte d'une diffusion massive des outils numériques ? C'est une question majeure du rapport Mettling, qui sera évoquée lors de la Conférence sociale. Détail des pratiques existantes. Voir l'article...

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Les dirigeants jugent les organisations patronales peu représentatives

Logo Liaisons Sociales MagazinePar Manuel Jardinaud. Publiée mardi 22 septembre, l'étude de la Dares est passée un peu inaperçue. Et pourtant, son sujet devrait intéresser vivement les partenaires sociaux et le législateur. Son titre ?  « L’affiliation des entreprises aux organisations patronales en France ». Voir l'article...

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