11 janvier 2016

'A Bit Of A Montessori 2.0': Kahn Academy Opens A Lab School

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 'A Bit Of A Montessori 2.0': Kahn Academy Opens A Lab School
Eric Westervelt, Education : NPR, 2016/01/05
I confess I don't see the logic of this. The Khan Academy, which defines its core duty as helping provide "a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere," has opened a "new $23,000 a year ($25,000 for grades 6-12) brick-and-mortar Khan Lab School in Silicon Valley." Sure, I can see the business model: give the people who can afford such a thing good progressive "Montessori 2.0" education for their children. More...

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An Online Training Course to Learn How to Teach Online

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. An Online Training Course to Learn How to Teach Online
Sylviane Bachy, Marcel Lebrun, Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2016/01/04

I'm not really a fan of this sort of case study, but I found myself liking this paper in spite of myself. It's a description of a methodology employed over two offerings of a course that teaches people how to learn online. More...

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Ouverture de l'Appel à propositions pour les actions à mener au cours de l'année 2016

AGEFICE : Site Organismes de FormationUne communication spécifique a été réalisée auprès des Organismes de formation abonnés à l'infolettre AGEFICE, auprès de ceux qui s'étaient portés candidats les années précédentes ainsi que sur le Site Internet de l'AGEFICE. Les informations relatives à l'opération "Mallette du Dirigeant" 2016 restent disponibles et peuvent être retrouvées à l'adresse : http://of.communication-agefice.fr/mallette-du-dirigeant-2016-appel-a-propositions/L'Appel à propositions Mallette du Dirigeant est ouvert depuis la mi-décembre.

En raison des périodes de fêtes et pour permettre aux Organismes de candidater dans de bonnes conditions, le délai de clôture pour transmettre les candidatures et offres a été reporté au 15 janvier 2016 - minuit.

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AGEFICE - Mise en place d'un Site Internet dédié aux Organismes de Formation

AGEFICE : Site Organismes de FormationSoucieuse de répondre aux demandes qui lui ont été relayées par ses Points d'Accueil et ses partenaires, L’AGEFICE a mis en place, depuis la mi-décembre 2015, un Site Internet spécifiquement destiné aux Organismes de formation. Ce Site propose des contenus dédiés et viendra s'étoffer, au cours des semaines et mois à venir, de nouveaux outils destinés à ce public. Les Organismes qui le souhaitent peuvent s'y inscrire pour rester informés des informations qui les concernent dans le cadre de leur collaboration avec l'AGEFICE ainsi que pour répondre à l'Appel à propositions "Mallette du Dirigeant".

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Student Employment: Advantage or Handicap for Academic Achievement?

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Sprietsma, Maresa (2015), Student Employment: Advantage or Handicap for Academic Achievement?, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 15-085, Mannheim Download

We estimate the effects of student employment on academic performance. Performance is measured by grades achieved one and a half years after entering university. We use the amount of financial aid students receive after application as a source of exogenous variation in the probability or being employed to correct for potential endogeneity bias. We find no evidence that student employment is detrimental to academic performance, even for a larger number of hours worked per week. There is significant selection of students into different types of student employment. More...

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Special Issue: Towards a European perspective on Massive Open Online Courses

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningEditorial

Editorial – Volume 16, Issue Number 6
Markus Deimann, Sebastian Vogt

Research Articles

Matthias Rohs, Mario Ganz
Robert Schuwer, Ines Gil Jaurena, Cengiz Hakan Aydin, Eamon Costello, Christian Dalsgaard, Mark Brown, Darco Jansen, Antonio Teixeira
Abram Anders
Marco Kalz, Karel Kreijns, Jaap Walhout, Jonatan Castaño-Munoz, Anna Espasa, Edmundo Tovar
Christian Dalsgaard, Klaus Thestrup
Mark Brown, Eamon Costello, Enda Donlon, Mairead Nic Giolla-Mhichil
Darco Jansen, Robert Schuwer, Antonio Teixeira, Cengiz Hakan Aydin
Anders Norberg, Åsa Händel, Per Ödling
José Coelho, António Teixeira, Paula Nicolau, Sandra Caeiro, Vitor Rocio
Marta Ruiz Costa-jussà, Lluis Formiga, Oriol Torrillas, Jordi Petit, José Adrián Rodríguez Fonollosa

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Rapport travail, emploi, numérique : les nouvelles trajectoires

Comité National du NumériqueLe mercredi 6 janvier 2016, le Conseil national du numérique a remis son rapport “Travail emploi numérique : les nouvelles trajectoires” à Myriam El Khomri, Ministre du TRavail, de l’Emploi, de la Formation professionnelle et du dialogue social.

Pour télécharger les documents, c’est par ici :

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Report on Berlin 12 Open Access Conference

ARL Logo ImageOn December 8 and 9, 2015, representatives from several regions (Asia, Europe, and North America) met in Berlin, Germany, to discuss a proposal to flip subscription-based journals to open access models. The initiative is being led by the Max Planck Society, the organizer and host of the invitation-only Berlin 12 Open Access Conference. The rationale for the initiative is based on an analysis undertaken by Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL), which found that a flip to open access would be possible at no financial risk, “maybe even at lower overall costs” to the system. More...

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Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-20 Countries: 2015

National Center for Education StatisticsComparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-20 Countries draws on the information about education from the International Indicators of Education Systems (INES) project at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), as well as international assessments ranging across the lifespan from grade 4 through adulthood. Topics covered include population and school enrollment, academic performance, contexts for learning, expenditure for education, and educational attainment and income. The G-20 countries, which are among the most economically developed, represent 85 percent of the world’s economy and two-thirds of its population, and are some of the United States’ largest economic partners. This report is the latest in a series that has been published since 2002. Previous reports focused on the G-8 countries. This is the first to focus on the G-20 countries.

Download, view and print the report as a pdf file. PDF File (3580KB). More...

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Syrian students struggle to access Saudi universities

Syrian students wanting to register at Saudi universities are still having a hard time with procedures despite the fact that 23 universities in the Kingdom said they would accept students from that country, reports Arab News. Read more...

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