08 octobre 2019

AFEST : à quelles situations est-elle le mieux adaptée ?

Par . « La pertinence (de l’AFEST) a (..) à voir avec le fait que ce soient bien des compétences qui soient visées. C’est-à-dire une capacité à agir en situation, à s’adapter à cet environnement, mais aussi le cas échéant à modifier cet environnement » indique le rapport du CNEFOP (p 259). Plus...

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Les acteurs de la formation professionnelle ligérienne

Orientation Pays de la LoireLa Région des Pays de la Loire met en œuvre un programme de professionnalisation à destination de l’ensemble des acteurs de la formation professionnelle ligérienne. Ce programme fait l’objet d’une assistance à maîtrise d’ouvrage attribuée au Cafoc pour la période 2019-2020, reconductible pour 2021-2022. Plus...

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Obligation d’emploi des travailleurs handicapés : ce qui change !

Orientation Pays de la LoireEn 2020, l’Obligation d’emploi des travailleurs handicapés (OETH) évolue. En effet, la loi n° 2018-771 du 5 septembre 2018 "pour la liberté de choisir son avenir professionnel" réforme l’Obligation d’emploi des travailleurs handicapés. Les évolutions portent sur les modalités de réponse à l’obligation d’emploi des travailleurs handicapés, les modalités concernant la Déclaration d’obligation d’emploi (DOETH) et le calcul de la contribution annuelle.

Préparer les entreprises et anticiper les effets
Ces changements interviendront le 1er janvier 2020. Des modalités transitoires sont prévues jusqu’au 31 décembre 2024. L’enjeu immédiat est de préparer les entreprises à cette réforme et d’en anticiper les effets dès aujourd’hui. Plus...

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Open Training Platform

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Open Training Platform
Just launched by UNESCO, the Open Training Platform is intended "to empower trainers or/and trainees with free resources, offer them a structured collaborative space to share their training but also to promote and value the 'open' training materials, which are freely and openly accessible for trainers and self-learners to use and re-use for non commercial purposes such as teaching, learning and research." It is worth noting, as Armelle Arrou does in an email, that "although at the moment much of the content is copyright protected, we are aiming to sensitize UN staff and other training producers to the importance of open content licensing. More...

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Heave Ho, Scallywags, There's Events Listings O'er Thar to Liberate

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Heave Ho, Scallywags, There's Events Listings O'er Thar to Liberate
It's stating the obvious, but it's also something that really needs to be stated, as the collective wisdom of the educational community sits around helpless, unable, it seems, to reason this through. Things like events and job listings (which Scott Leslie covers in a previous post) could be very easily syndicated. It just takes some work to round up the sources and to create a custom feed. A lot like the way I created Edu_RSS (which I really must get going again). Sure, it would be a lot easier if educational institutions actually helped by, say, creating Jobs RSS feeds and Events RSS feeds. But like I say, it's easier to sit around helpless. More...

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Myth # 5: The Mind = Computer Myth

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Myth # 5: The Mind = Computer Myth
Norm Friesen wraps up his E-Learning Myth series with an article that looks at the idea that the mind is like a machine. Such a comparison depends a lot on what you think the mind looks like and what you think a machine looks like. In addition, as I point out in my comment, it presupposes that our theory of mind was based on our machines - when in reality, our machines were designed according to our theory of mind. Yes, the theories Friesen outlines - the information-transfer theory of learning and the physical symbol system hypothesis - are both wrong, in my mind. More...

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Office 2.0 Database

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Office 2.0 Database
Nice. database of roughly 250 Web 2.0 applications, including 29 bookmarking applications, 13 calendar applications, 5 contacts managers, 17 CRM systems, 11 database managers, 17 desktops, 14 development tools, 8 document managers, 11 feed readers, 16 file managers, 7 photo editors, and much much more. Worth noting, if you look to the far right, is that the dominant UI technology is AJAX. Not Java. Not Flash. AJAX. they is, or should be, an object lesson in that. More...

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Open Canadian Geodata

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Open Canadian Geodata
Back when I was designing a website for the municipal sector in Alberta I had a number of meetings with people who were developing GIS applications. At the time, their competitive advantage was that they had privileged access to government data (it certainly wasn't their technology, which never did make any real impact). I tried to free up that data so we could use it in MuniMall. I begged. I cajoled. I whined. I complained. I went to conferences and harangued them at their booth. Nothing worked, and we never did get any decent GIS applications. Now, finally, "In response to demands from users for no fee access to framework geographic data and the increasing technological shift in the marketplace, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), is pleased to announce that starting April 1st 2007, the Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) ... will initiate a change from a cost recovery environment to an environment providing no fee access to its current DTD products." Finally. More...

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Error Feedback: Theory

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Error Feedback: Theory
The whole post is a but fuzzy but manages to make its way to what I would consider to be the correct conclusion. "Although not innate, expertise takes time to develop." The author cites Anderson and Schunn: "For competences to be displayed over a lifetime, time on task is by far and away the most significant factor." And in particular, "for learning a language, 1. the crucial element is practice rather than some language module [and] 2. the process cannot be accelerated." The article does note that "all practice is not equal" (they mean, "not all practice is equal") and that "'effective time on task' is promoted through... feedback." But they don't mean 'feedback' per se. They mean correction. Which, computationally, is represented by (for example, something like) back propagation. More...

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Neuroscience Blogs

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Neuroscience Blogs
This is much too much for me to read but the discussions in these blogs ought to inform educators, covering as they do everything from mirror neurons to autism to change blindness. Maybe someone will offer a daily compendium, a lot like my site? Ah. More...

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