28 mai 2019

On The Inanimate Nature of Learning Objects

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. David Wiley[Edit][Delete]: On The Inanimate Nature of Learning Objects, Iterating Toward Openness [Edit][Delete]Iterating toward openness [Edit][Delete] February 1, 2006

[link: 2 Hits] You can't blame readers, really, for thinking that a post titled "RIP-ping on Learning Objects" might have had something to do with burying them, but David Wiley advises that people should read the text after the title, which I suppose is only reasonable. "Learning objects are neither alive nor dead," he writes. "I'm as firm a believer in the value of reusable educational resources as I ever have been". More...

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iTunes U, Apple

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Unattributed[Edit][Delete]: iTunes U, Apple [Edit][Delete]Apple [Edit][Delete] February 1, 2006

[link: 6 Hits] OK, this sounds like a good idea: make university classes, seminars and lectures available as audio feeds. Except that it's iTunes, which means you have to take the Apple iTunes pill (or, as the website says, except variable results on other players). There's obviously also a strong commercial component to this as well, which pretty much cuts out the service for those who need it most. Or as Miguel Guhlin says, "iTunes and Windows Media Player: Two sides of the same coin - Tyranny." Don't be lulled into the same fallacy with audio content as so many were with web-based content. There's no golden rainbow out there (except maybe for a select few big name institutions, and even that's iffy). More...

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Comparing Formal, Open and Self-directed Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Terry Anderson[Edit][Delete]: Comparing Formal, Open and Self-directed Learning, Virtual Canuck [Edit][Delete] February 1, 2006

[link: 7 Hits] Terry Anderson bridges the gap between formal learning and informal learning with open learning. He looks at the properties of each, and concludes that open learning offers more advantages than either other alternative. One wonders, though, at the valuations; they seem a little arbitrary, and not entirely accurate. Anderson rates open learning a 3 out of 3, for example, for "Freedom of Pace." Unless things have changed since I was at Athabasca, though, students face time limits (it was six months per course while I was there). Open learning is also offered through paced seminar courses. More...

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Working Draft for ISO/IEC 19788-2 Metadata for Learning Resources

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Various authors[Edit][Delete]: Working Draft for ISO/IEC 19788-2 Metadata for Learning Resources, ISO [Edit][Delete] February 1, 2006

[link: Hits] The International Standards Organization (ISO) is rewriting learning Object Metadata; this link (to a PDF file) is a draft of the new standard. The draft has been circulating for a few days among the standerati and has received, well, a bit of a rough ride. The standard doesn't resemble what I would do, but there are some good bits - for example, the rights section now allows the document to point to a URL of a rights statement. More...

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Connectivism and Connected Knowledge

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. George Siemens, Stephen Downes, Jeff Lebow and Dave Cormier[Edit][Delete]: Connectivism and Connected Knowledge, Elearnspace [Edit][Delete]ELearnSpace [Edit][Delete] February 1, 2006

[link: 2 Hits] George Siemens has posted a transcript of our conversation from Sunday. It's quite a good read (in my humble opinion). And it takes a lot less time to get through than listening to the audio. [Tags: ] [Comment] [Edit]. More...

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Alternance manufacturing : découvrez notre vidéo !

Orientation Pays de la LoireLe salon du recrutement industriel en alternance rassemble sur un lieu unique, écoles, entreprises industrielles et candidats allant du CAP au doctorat.
Cette année, la 5e édition innovait une nouvelle formule : un déroulement sur deux lieux, l’un au Parc expo de Nantes le 2 mai et l’autre à Athlétis à Angers le 25 avril dernier avec un objectif clair, celui de doper les rencontres et les réseaux en améliorant la visibilité de deux domaines : l’industrie et l'agro-alimentaire. Plus...

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Insee : les métiers en tension

Orientation Pays de la LoireL’Insee organise régulièrement des rencontres qui sont l’occasion d’échanger sur les attentes de ses partenaires et interlocuteurs. Le 2 mai dernier, l’institut a décidé de réunir ces mêmes acteurs autour de deux questions récurrentes : quels sont les besoins de main-d’œuvre des employeurs en Pays de la Loire ? Et comment les formations s’adaptent-elles à l’évolution de ces besoins. Plus...

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Visitez les entreprises des métiers de bouche en Loire-Atlantique Ouest

Orientation Pays de la LoireAprès le webinaire consacré aux métiers de bouche, des visites d’entreprises sont organisées en Loire-Atlantique Ouest à destination des professionnels de l’Emploi formation orientation professionnelle (Efop). Elles visent cette fois à mieux appréhender les conditions d’exercices de ces métiers et à permettre l’échange réciproque pour favoriser l’emploi. Plus...

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DIT goes live with first Irish MOOC

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. DIT goes live with first Irish MOOC
Dublin Institute of Technology, April 25, 2013
I found it interesting to look in and around what was advertised today as the "first Irish MOOC" (I have no idea whether that's true). It is offered by the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and facilitated by DIT staff member Anne Green. But it appears to have been developed in Singapore (and that's where the advertising came from), at a company called GetReskilled, which specialized in Pharmaceutical and medical device industry; they have a list of short self-paced courses they offer prospective students. More...

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The ROLE Sandbox

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The ROLE Sandbox
ROLE - Responsive Open Learning Environments, April 25, 2013
I saw this in my LinkedIn stream today: "The ROLE Sandbox (http://role-sandbox.eu) is a permanent hosting environment for widget-based personal learning environments. Everybody is welcome to create or join learning spaces in the ROLE sandbox. Access is easy. Just register or use your OpenID. Connect to the ROLE widget store to install widget bundles to learn about languages or science. Give feedback on everything you like or dislike using the 'Idea' button." Sign-in didn't work; I had to use my Google ID. More...

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