31 mai 2016

Why the tablets in schools debacle is over

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Why the tablets in schools debacle is over
Donald Clark, Donald Clark Plan B, 2016/05/27

I'm writing this post on a three-year old laptop even though I could be using a tablet. Why? The screen is larger, so I don't need to squint to read. The keyboard is hefty and responsive. It's really light (the carbon fibre construction is actually lighter than my iPad). It has HDMI and USB and earbud ports. More...

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MediaSmarts launches comprehensive digital literacy framework for secondary schools

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. MediaSmarts launches comprehensive digital literacy framework for secondary schools
Press Release, MediaSmarts, 2016/05/27

MediaSmarts (which once upon a time had a much better name, the Media Awareness Network) has released the final installment of Use, Understand & Create: A Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools. More...

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“Transforming” Public Schools: Enough already with an Overhyped Word!

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. “Transforming” Public Schools: Enough already with an Overhyped Word!

Larry Cuban, Larry Cuban on School Reform, Classroom Practice, 2016/05/27

At a certain point of overuse a word loses its meaning. "Transform" is one such word, according to Larry Cuban. More...

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Tallahassee Community College boosts affordability, access in math courses using open educational resources

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Tallahassee Community College boosts affordability, access in math courses using open educational resources
Press Release, Lumen Learning, 2016/05/27
In 2015 there were roughly 20 million students in the United States. Why is this significant? According to this release from Lumen Learning, which is similar to others I've seen, the use of open educational resources - specifically, open textbooks - saved 4,825 students some $535,000 in that same year. More...

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Unlearning and Other Jedi Mind Tricks – Finding the (Creative) Force

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Unlearning and Other Jedi Mind Tricks – Finding the (Creative) Force
Amy Burvall, AmusED, 2016/05/10

Creativity isn't something you have to have a special talent for. It is something that results from paying attention, following your own interests, and most of all, hard work. This is the gist of the message offered by Amy Burvall as she prefaces a list of 'Jedi mind tricks' to promote creativity. More...

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I fly 747s for a living. Here are the amazing things I see every day.

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. I fly 747s for a living. Here are the amazing things I see every day.
Mark Vanhoenacker, Vox, 2016/05/10

I read this a couple days ago while I was in Malaysia. Now I'm in my kitchen in Ontario, typing this out. This is an obvious point, but it's deep and important. More...

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Free Artificial Intelligence (AI) software for your PC

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Free Artificial Intelligence (AI) software for your PC
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, ZDNet, 2016/05/10

The 'artificial intelligence' part of Braina (I keep wanting to pronounce it 'bran ah') lies mostly in the voice recognition software and in its ability to interpret natural language requests. More...

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The brain in your pocket

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The brain in your pocket
Daniel Willingham, 2016/05/10

Daniel Willingham has two tried-and-true tools he goes back to again and again: the unproven theory, and the artificial example. In this post he combines them to suggests that the internet weakens our cognitive powers. More...

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LinkedIn Just Made a Savvy Business Move and Nobody Noticed

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. LinkedIn Just Made a Savvy Business Move and Nobody Noticed
John Nemo, Inc., 2016/05/10

LinkedIn has been moving in this direction for several years, and as the Inc. article notes, "Modeled after popular 'freelancer-for-hire' sites such as Fiverr and Upwork, LinkedIn's ProFinder matches customers looking for a specific type of product or service with a qualified professional." More...

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Le premier rapport du CNEFOP sur le Conseil en Evolution Professionnelle (CEP) et le Compte Personnel de Formation (CPF)

Numero_VertLe Conseil en Evolution Professionnelle (CEP) et le Compte Personnel de Formation (CPF) sont deux des nouveaux droits créés par la loi du 5 mars 2014 portant réforme de la formation professionnelle sur lesquels le Conseil National pour l’Emploi, la Formation et l’Orientation Professionnels (CNEFOP) a l’obligation de rédiger un rapport annuel sur le CPF transmis au parlement chaque année en juin et un rapport annuel sur le CEP en application de son cahier des charges.
Pour ce premier rapport, le CNEFOP a choisi de rédiger un rapport commun. Son objectif est de rendre compte du suivi du déploiement du CEP et du CPF un an après le début de leur mise en place et de mettre en perspective les étapes qui restent à dépasser pour atteindre les objectifs de la réforme.
Au terme des travaux conduits au sein des commissions du CNEFOP tout au long de l’année 2015 ainsi que des auditions réalisées début 2016 auprès des principaux acteurs du CEP et du CPF, le Conseil, réuni en configuration plénière le 12 avril 2016 a adopté 46 recommandations.
Vous pouvez télécharger et consulter le Tome 1 , ainsi que le Tome 2 de ce rapport.

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