09 décembre 2015

CIBC CEO Victor Dodig says colleges and universities need to make more innovative grads

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. CIBC CEO Victor Dodig says colleges and universities need to make more innovative grads
Canadian Press, CBC News, 2015/11/26

Let's take it as a given that "Canada... lags its international peers in training graduates in areas geared for boosting innovation. More...

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Foundations for OER Strategy Development

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Foundations for OER Strategy Development
Nicole Allen, Delia Browne, Mary Lou Forward, Cable Green, Alek Tarkowski, 2015/11/25

I participated in a couple of the conferences where this document was discussed and thoroughly harangued the drafting committee through several online versions, and while they've blended seamlessly with the rest of the document I can see the evidence that the perspectives I advanced were listened to and respected. More...

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Education 2030

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Education 2030
Various authors, UNESCO, 2015/11/25

It has taken a couple of weeks to get to this item, for which I apologize, but UNESCO has released the 'Incheon Declaration' and framework for action toward inclusive and equitable education and lifelong learning for all (yes, all of that is in the title). 52 page PDF. More...

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The (open) future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The (open) future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed
Clint Lalonde, ClintLalonde.net, 2015/11/24

So this seems exactly right: "The unfortunate equation of open education w/ free text books has made the movement seem more and more myopic and less and less compelling." More...

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Why WordPress's new Calypso interface is genius

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Why WordPress's new Calypso interface is genius
Ben Werdmüller, 2015/11/24

As Ben Werdmuller says, setting up self-hosted web applications is hard. This is one of the major reasons why, say, personal web servers have never become mainstream. More...

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Programme Systèmes d’aide à l’apprentissage et au rendement (SAAR)

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Programme Systèmes d’aide à l’apprentissage et au rendement (SAAR)
Stephen Downes, Nov 20, 2015, Organisation internationale de la francophonie, Carthage, Tunisia

Slides in English, audio en français. This is a brief presentation of the Learning and Performance Support program, especially with respect to MOOCs and OERs, underway at the National Research Council. I outline the concept from the perspective of the personal learning record, showing how the personal graph is created by aggregating resources and activities, and the set of tools associated with the personal graph is used to access learning opportunities such as MOOCs and open educational resources. More...

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EU to ease entry rules for researchers, students

By Brendan O'Malley. European Union Justice and Home Affairs ministers on Friday agreed on common entrance and residency rules aimed at making the European Union more attractive for students and researchers from third countries. Read more...

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Scottish university reform ‘recipe for conflict’

Scottish government plans for university reform are a recipe for conflict and could erode the autonomy that has been central to the success of the nation’s elite institutions, according to the departing principal of the University of St Andrews, writes Mure Dickie for the Financial Times. Read more...

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Government urged to upgrade one or two universities

The government has been urged to pick one or two public universities to be upgraded to global status. Conference organising chairman of the 2015 meeting of the Chairmen of the Board of Directors (Public Universities), Tun Zaki Tun Azmi, said the aim could be met if one or two were nurtured into becoming the 20 best in the world, reports Bernama. Read more...

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Universities to offer professionally oriented training

The Ministry of Education and Training said the professionally oriented higher education model must be used at universities and colleges to make sure graduates are qualified to get jobs without needing to be retrained, reports VNS. Read more...

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