14 décembre 2015

The Paris Connection

HomeBy Philip Stewart. The wrenching dramas that descended on Paris with the German occupation in World War II, the plastic explosives of Algérie Française 20 years later, the uprisings of 1968 and now the Charlie Hebdo and Bataclan massacres have elicited extraordinary waves of empathy in this country. Certainly no other country that does not share a common language with the United States seems so close to this nation’s sympathies, and none has been an ally for longer -- as many people observed in the days following the slaughter of Nov. 13. Read more...

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Beyond the Cash Nexus

HomeBy Scott McLemee. Five years ago this month, a consortium of major telecommunications carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon) announced that it was developing a new application that would enable customers to pay for goods and services using their smartphones. Read more...

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My Lab Is in the Cloud

HomeBy Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt. ProQuest (an online repository of “information content and technologies”) decided several weeks ago to cancel its group subscription to Early English Books Online for members of the Renaissance Society of America. This decision sparked a huge uproar on Twitter and across social media. Read more...

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Boosting Nontraditional Learners

HomeBy Deborah Seymour. Last month the American Council on Education launched the Alternative Credit Project Ecosystem. Through this project, students who successfully complete courses in a pool of 111 low-cost or free lower-division general-education online offerings will have a transparent pathway to determine, prior to transferring, whether certain higher education institutions will accept those alternative credit courses. Read more...

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Les sortants des listes de Pôle emploi en 2014. La baisse du taux de sortie pour reprise d’emploi se poursuit

JPEG - 5.4 koEn 2014, 8,3 % des demandeurs d’emploi inscrits en catégories A, B, C un mois donné sont sortis le mois suivant de ces catégories. Ce taux de sortie baisse de 0,1 point par rapport à 2013 et de 4 points par rapport à 2007.
Le taux de sortie pour reprise d’emploi atteint 3,6 % en moyenne en 2014. Il diminue de 0,3 point entre 2013 et 2014, poursuivant la baisse amorcée en 2012 après une période de stabilité de 2009 à 2011. Cette baisse concerne les hommes comme les femmes, les demandeurs d’emploi de longue durée comme ceux inscrits depuis moins longtemps et toutes les tranches d’âge, mais elle affecte davantage les seniors.
Les emplois durables, qui regroupent CDI, contrats de 6 mois ou plus et créations d’entreprise, sont majoritaires parmi les emplois occupés à la sortie (66 % en 2014, soit +3 points par rapport à 2013). Les CDI en représentent 33 %. Un peu plus d’un quart des emplois occupés à la sortie (27 %) sont à temps partiel.
En 2014, 40 % des sortants ayant repris un emploi salarié continuent néanmoins à rechercher un emploi (soit 6 points de plus qu’en 2007, mais 1 point de moins qu’en 2013), principalement parce qu’ils sont insatisfaits de la nature ou de la durée de leur contrat de travail.

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HomeBy Ryan Craig. “It is important to remember that amateurs built the ark and it was the professionals that built the Titanic.”
-- Ben Carson
The above quotation is my favorite snapshot from the presidential campaign so far, and Ben Carson is involved in many of my other favorite moments, from continuing to insist that the Egyptians built the pyramids to store grain to the controversy over whether young Ben Carson actually attempted to stab a friend in a stomach. Read more...

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Amateur Hour

HomeBy Ryan Craig. “It is important to remember that amateurs built the ark and it was the professionals that built the Titanic.”
-- Ben Carson
The above quotation is my favorite snapshot from the presidential campaign so far, and Ben Carson is involved in many of my other favorite moments, from continuing to insist that the Egyptians built the pyramids to store grain to the controversy over whether young Ben Carson actually attempted to stab a friend in a stomach. Read more...

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A New Chapter for Bargaining?

HomeBy Robert M. O'Neil. The recent resignation of the president of the University of Missouri System and the chancellor of its Columbia campus followed a strike of sorts by university football players. Read more...

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The Power of ISIS

HomeBy Scott McLemee. Between the Boston Marathon bombing and too many spree killings by heavily armed men with grievances to keep count, we’ve all had plenty of recent experience with 24-hour coverage of horrific events such as the Paris massacre last Friday. There seem to be two major ways to manage attention. Read more...

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The Right to Press Boundaries

HomeBy Julie Peterson. The clash between news reporters, protesters and faculty at the University of Missouri has sparked a dialogue about First Amendment rights, media coverage of protest and why protesters might not want the news media in their midst. Read more...

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Beyond Textbooks and OER: reflecting on #OpenEd15

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . There has been no shortage of critiques of the open textbook focus at The Open Education Conference #OpenEd15 – I wasn’t at the conference but I followed the Twitter stream and participated in three virtually connecting sessions in which I met both pairs of keynote speakers. Read more...

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