15 octobre 2013

L'e-learning prend ses marques


L'e-learning prend ses marques
Le XXe siècle a vu débarquer l'informatique et Internet. Le XXIe siècle les intègre dans les méthodes d'apprentissage. C'est l'ère du e-learning.

- N° 54
- Octobre 2013

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13 octobre 2013

Faculty Leaders Caution Against Profit Motive in Online Ed

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/wired-campus-nameplate.gifBy Steve Kolowich. As technology companies have increasingly eyed higher education as ripe for “disruption,” faculty leaders have been wary of entrepreneurs’ gaining a toehold on campuses. The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education, a coalition of faculty advocacy groups, has articulated many of those concerns in a report released on Wednesday. The report warns administrators and politicians not to take the private companies at face value when it comes to their promises of increasing access to higher education. Read more...

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Harvard Business School Will Venture Into Online Teaching

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/wired-campus-nameplate.gifBy Steve Kolowich. The famously cloistered Harvard Business School will soon offer online courses, although it has not quite decided how. The business school, known as HBS, is currently developing online courses that it will market under the banner HBX. The news, first reported by Bloomberg, comes as a number of prestigious business schools, notably Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, have begun offering MOOCs on business and finance. Read more...

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Many professors are hostile to online education

http://www.economist.com/sites/default/files/sliderce/top_main.pngSOME people hope that the internet will revolutionise higher education, making it cheaper and more accessible to the masses. Others fear the prospect. Some academics worry that they will be sacked and replaced by videos of their more photogenic colleagues. Others argue that MOOCs (massive open online courses) are nowhere near as good as a class taught face-to-face.
Earlier this year academics at Amherst, a liberal-arts college, decided not to offer MOOCs. Professors in the philosophy department at San José State University wrote a letter of complaint because they were encouraged to use a popular online Harvard course, “JusticeX”, as part of their own curriculum. Even at Harvard, which has invested $30m in MOOCs, much of the faculty is prickly. In May 58 professors wrote to the dean of arts and sciences to demand greater oversight of MOOCs. More...

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Desire2Learn Rolls Out Updated Learning Management System

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgDesire2Learn on Tuesday announced an upgraded version of its learning management system has begun rolling out to the company’s roughly 750 clients. The newest version of the Learning Suite reflects the series of startups Desire2Learn has acquiredin recent months, including group collaboration software created by Wiggio. Read more...

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12 octobre 2013

International Conference on e-Learning Call for Proposals

http://www.openeducationeuropa.eu/sites/default/files/logo.pngThe Sixth International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies will take place on 14-15 November, 2013, in Madrid. Proposals are still being accepted for the conference. In-person presentations will be accommodated depending on availability, and virtual presentations maybe submitted at any time.
The conference investigates new forms of pedagogy emerging with the use of innovative techologies, including devices with computing and networked capabilities. Not only do such innovations present possiblities for new forms of learning, they also allow more flexibility in term of space and time than was previously possible. More...

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05 octobre 2013

New EUA survey focuses on mapping institutional practices related to e-learning

http://www.eua.be/images/logo.jpgEUA this week launches a new online survey that aims to map capacities for e-learning at European universities and assess their perceptions regarding its general impact on learning and teaching.
EUA invites both its member universities and other European higher education institutions to take part in this survey, the second half of which is dedicated to the topic of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), given that relatively little information exists on their growth at the European level.
The results of the survey will be published by EUA and used to devise measures for supporting and providing networking opportunities for higher education institutions committed to or interested in the topic. Importantly, the information gathered will also be used to inform European higher education policy debates.
The survey can be accessed here until 31 October.

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30 septembre 2013

A Google E-Learning Ecosystem?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Does Google's deal with edX to develop Open edX and to host MOOC.org signal the dawning of a Google e-learning ecosystem?
Let's do a thought experiment.
Say that you wanted to run your online program using only Google platforms, products, and services. Read more...

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29 septembre 2013

Learning Beyond Letter Grades

https://www.canvas.net/assets/courses/40/avatar.jpgBernard Bull. Full course description
Why do so many schools use letter grades? Where did they come from? What do they tell us and fail to tell us about the learners? What is the relationship between letter grades, student learning, and assessment?
This six-week course will allow participants to carefully consider the history, benefits, limitations, and alternatives to using letter grades in learning environments. It will include reflection about the role of formative and summative assessment, strategies for leveraging technology for assessment, as well as exploration of authentic and alternative assessments. Other topics will include peer assessment, badges, self-assessment, and a variety of feedback sources in learning environments. As a way to develop a deeper understanding of the subject, participants will experiment with different forms of assessment and examine a variety of real world examples of learning organizations that do not use letter grades.
This course is designed for individuals who aspire to work in a variety of learning organizations. Prior knowledge about curriculum development and designing lessons or learning experiences is helpful, but not required. Students will have an opportunity to earn digital badges in this course.

Posté par pcassuto à 22:26 - - Permalien [#]

My Head-first Dive Into Online Courses

http://www.hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-114427-d0dc166f5bd386a886f7ea49b829c05a.pngBy Iman Salehian. The class site is live, the discussion forums are active and the first video lectures have been posted. It's official-- I am participating in my very first online course here at UCLA. While I am an English undergrad, my digital humanities interests (and let's face it--lingering GE requirements) have led me to enroll in Geography 7, Michael Shin's Introduction to GIS. More...

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