05 juillet 2019

Building Learning Communities: Partnerships, Social Capital and VET Performance

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Janelle Allison, Scott Gorringe and Justine Lacey[Edit][Delete]: Building Learning Communities: Partnerships, Social Capital and VET Performance, NCVER [Edit][Delete] August 2, 2006
According to this post, "VET plays a critical role as the entry point to learning and builds considerable social and other forms of capital in regional communities" but "There is a need for a more holistic approach to training, giving consideration to the continuing learning pathway along which an individual may travel, as opposed to focusing on discrete packages and modules". More...

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Overview of Problem-based Learning: Definitions and Distinctions

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. John R. Savery[Edit][Delete]: Overview of Problem-based Learning: Definitions and Distinctions, Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning [Edit][Delete] August 2, 2006[
A brand new open access journal has launched, The Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, has launched, and including this introductory article (as is typical in a volume 1 number 1) mapping out the terrain, vocabulary and range of the theory, solves that age-old problem: whether or not to use a hyphen in 'problem-based'. More...

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B.C. Grad Portfolios Scrapped

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Jeremy Hiebert[Edit][Delete]: B.C. Grad Portfolios Scrapped, HeadsPaceJ [Edit][Delete] August 2, 2006
From the 'we told you' department: "The program was designed to showcase students' efforts in arts, sports, employment skills and health âx" to help them get jobs and enter post-secondary education. But Bond told CBC Radio that parents, teachers and students have been complaining about the time it takes to put the portfolio together." Jeremy Hiebert comments, wryly, "Well...ummm...yeah, these things do take time to put together properly. More...

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Blackboard Granted Patent on Series of Tubes

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Bill Fitzgerald[Edit][Delete]: Blackboard Granted Patent on Series of Tubes, August 2, 2006
Keeping up with the discussion on the Blackboard patent as Bill Fitzgerald gives us our headline of the day (via McToonish). More...

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Corporations, Education, Blogging, What Does it all Mean

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Laura Blanken[Edit][Delete]: Corporations, Education, Blogging, What Does it all Mean, Geeky Mom [Edit][Delete] August 1, 2006[
Barbara Ganley reports on the recent BlogHer conference and comments, "rumbling through the two days was, as Laura points out, a strong whiff of the almighty dollar. People were looking for hints on increasing traffic to their blogs, making money blogging, encouraging advertisers. In sessions I attended, and in the buzz around the pool, there was a whole lot of attention paid to getting people to your blogs. Fascinating. More...

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History Without Books Gets a Test in US Schools

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Reuters[Edit][Delete]: History Without Books Gets a Test in US Schools, August 1, 2006
Reuters: "What began as a long-shot attempt last year by Pearson Plc to sell California educators digital materials to teach history and politics, collectively known in US schools as social studies, has become reality in what could be the first large-scale step to eliminate books from classrooms." But in order to ensure schools purchase content from commercial publishers, they must be required to use a learning platform that offers only commercial material. Like, say, a system like Blackboard, with which Pearson has a long partnership. Limit the choice of LMS, limit the choice of content. More...

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Will Richardson's Business Model

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Stephen Downes[Edit][Delete]: Will Richardson's Business Model, Half an Hour [Edit][Delete] August 1, 2006
I am home from Bogota. Colombia is a fascinating country I will not soon forget, nor would I want to. Yes, there is poverty and crime, a lot, but the Colombia I saw is a whole lot more than that, as I will show you in the days ahead.
I talked with Diego a lot about this as we wandered through the back streets of the Candelaria (More). Appropriately, today seems to be about the corporate side of online learning. In this article, written this morning before following up on all the Blackboard kerfuffle, I wrote:
"The person who has cut into line ahead of you may appear to have gained something at your expense. My my belief is that a life led thusly is not one that profits. It is a life led solitary and alone. The essence of living in a community is to respect the interests, rights and desires of the other members. Those who disregard that essence soon find themselves excluded from the community, and from the benefits to be derived from the community."
This applies to people, it applies to corporations, and it applies to life. Blackboard's action tells us more about what sort of company Blackboard has become than anything else. Blackboard has turned its back on those who have built it up from scratch. It has embraced the corporate world and the corporate ethos. It's a sad and disgraceful day for learning.
Sorry about the typos. I'm jet-lagged, and I have mixed nuts in my keyboard, which is why my 8 key (among others) is stuck (the perils of travel on crowded airplanes). [Tags: , ]. More...

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Le recrutement n’est pas toujours un long fleuve tranquille

https://dares.travail-emploi.gouv.fr/local/cache-vignettes/L222xH140/dares-nouveau-3d5e3-05535.png?1561453731Fin 2015, 17 % des recrutements sont jugés difficiles a posteriori par les recruteurs. Trois types de difficultés sont mis en avant par les recruteurs : l’inadéquation entre le profil des candidats et leurs attentes, le manque de candidatures reçues et les caractéristiques du poste proposé (rémunération insuffisante, quotité de travail…). Ces difficultés sont plus importantes pour les ingénieurs et cadres de l’industrie et les domaines du bois, des matériaux souples et des industries graphiques, de l’informatique et de la maintenance. Elles le sont également lorsque le niveau de qualification requis est élevé et/ou que le contrat est à durée indéterminée.
Pour surmonter ces difficultés, les employeurs mettent en œuvre trois grands types d’action : une intensification de leurs efforts de recrutement, un assouplissement de leurs exigences vis-à-vis des candidats ou une modification des caractéristiques du poste. Aucune action n’a été engagée dans plus d’un quart des recrutements difficiles, qui ont finalement abouti.
Les recruteurs sont moins satisfaits du recrutement lorsque ce dernier est jugé difficile. Dans trois de ces cas sur dix, l’employeur déclare qu’il ne recruterait pas la même personne si c’était à refaire, tandis que ce n’est le cas que dans un recrutement facile sur six. Les recrutements difficiles ayant donné lieu à un assouplissement des exigences initiales des recruteurs vis-à-vis des candidats ou à une redéfinition du contenu du poste donnent moins souvent satisfaction aux recruteurs : respectivement 35 % et 42 % d’entre eux n’embaucheraient pas la même personne si cela était à refaire, contre 30 % en moyenne.

Consultez les Dares Analyses :

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RSS and the Academic Library

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Brian Lamb[Edit][Delete]: RSS and the Academic Library, Abject learning [Edit][Delete]Abject Learning [Edit][Delete] July 28, 2006
Discussion and a good set of links on the topic of RSS and libraries. He adds, "There are already librarians at UBC using this technology quite well (check out Sally Taylor's page on Fisheries that subtly employs RSS feeds in a few places). More...

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Blackboard Patents the LMS

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Michael Feldstein[Edit][Delete]: Blackboard Patents the LMS, E-Literate [Edit][Delete] July 28, 2006
This would be funny if it weren't so ridiculous: "The ever-brilliant US Patent and Trademark Office has apparently granted Blackboard a patent for...well...pretty much anything remotely related to learning management systems. More...

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