04 janvier 2016

The Employability Narrative

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Employability Narrative
Audrey Watters, Hack Education, 2015/12/19

Audrey Watters has spent the last week working on articles for her annual Top Ed-Tech Trends series. Today's newsletter (to make up for yesterday's missing newsletter) summarizes four of them. More...

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New and old thoughts on the challenges of fycomp and/or “why students can’t write” through the lens of John Warner

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. New and old thoughts on the challenges of fycomp and/or “why students can’t write” through the lens of John Warner
Steve Krause, stevendkrause.com, 2015/12/17

I'll admit, I had to relearn a lot about writing when I entered university. It wasn't because I was a bad writer, and it wasn't because I was locked into the grade-school 'five paragraph style'. More...

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BBC rated most accurate and reliable TV news, says Ofcom poll

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. BBC rated most accurate and reliable TV news, says Ofcom poll
Jasper Jackson, The Guardian, 2015/12/17

When I talk about the use of social media and user-generated content in education one of the most frequent quests I am asked related to the reliability and quality fo the information. And, yes, social media and user-generated content are unreliable. More...

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How the Koch Brothers Are Influencing U.S. Colleges

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How the Koch Brothers Are Influencing U.S. Colleges
Dave Levinthal, Time, 2015/12/17

One of the dangers of relying on private donaations for education funding is that the educational institutions are pushed to adopt the funders' culture and values. More...

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Guidelines for accessible information

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Guidelines for accessible information
Marcella Turner-Cmuchal, ICT for Information Accessibility in Learning, 2015/12/17

The latest version of the Guidelines is now available. From the website: "The Guidelines for accessible information are an open educational resource (OER) to support the creation of accessible information in general and for learning in particular. More...

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Skipping Copper: The Consumerization Of Edtech

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Skipping Copper: The Consumerization Of Edtech
`Ben Wallerstein, Jacob Stieglitz, TechCrunch, 2015/12/16
As education becomes more affordable, we would expect it to become more of a consumer market than a public services market. But not at the rates we're currently seeing in Asia, where wealthy parents spend as much as 20 percent (South Korea), 7.5 percent (India), 9.5 percent, (China) or 40 percent (Vietnam) or their income supporting their children's education. More...

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Personalized medicine is topic of new Vanderbilt massive open online course

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Personalized medicine is topic of new Vanderbilt massive open online course
Paul Govern, Vanderbilt University, 2015/12/16
I've mentioned this before but it bears repeating: despite the push toward standardization and evidence-based medicine, care-givers must face the fact that "Different people may respond differently to the same drug... Doctors should treat the whole patient, steering clear of half measures. Today this means taking account not only of illnesses and medications, but also cultural preferences, health care literacy and, increasingly, genetic information." More...

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The Astonishing Power of YouNow

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Astonishing Power of YouNow
Amanda Hess, Slate, 2015/12/16
"That's how it used to be, you created drama and you got a lot of followers, that's what it was originally." This bit of wisdom comes from a 14-year-old on YouNow, a video chatting site that at the same time broadcasts the conversation (and video) live to any number of anonymous viewers. More...

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Idex : les universités remettent en jeu les millions

Les huit premiers lauréats de la compétition des Idex rendent leurs copies le 22 décembre 2015. Et s’apprêtent à retourner devant le jury. Avec, pour certains pôles universitaires, comme PSL, Toulouse, Sorbonne Universités ou Saclay, d’importants changements à défendre. Voir l'article...

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Les regroupements d’universités, entre stabilisation et tensions

RÉTROSPECTIVE 2015. La carte universitaire a continué à s’affiner en 2015. Avec une stabilisation de la plupart des grands regroupements d’établissements, mais aussi de nouvelles fusions programmées, ou à l’inverse, abandonnées. Sans compter une pression forte avec la compétition des Idex relancée. Voir l'article...

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