22 juin 2013

How online education can create a 'global classroom'

http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.e/img/3.0/global/header/intl/hdr-globe-central.gifBy Daphne Koller. Editor's note: Daphne Koller is Rajeev Motwani Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University and co-founder and co-CEO of Coursera. She is the recipient of awards including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. She is speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
Around the world, and in developing nations especially, there is an overwhelming demand for higher education. Despite worldwide increases in tertiary enrolment numbers, there still remains disparity between those with access to quality education and those without. In Sub-Saharan Africa, for example, only 6% of college-age students are enrolled in higher education. Read more...

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17 juin 2013

Tel Aviv University, Technion join global trend: Online courses

http://a2.mzstatic.com/us/r1000/103/Purple2/v4/f1/b4/ac/f1b4ac73-627b-ffc5-5166-5f941b585dae/mzl.sqyqnjzf.320x480-75.jpgBy Yarden Skop. Some 80 universities worldwide, including Princeton and Brown, have already joined the project. TAU and the Technion will join Hebrew University, which has been the only Israeli representative in the project.
Tel Aviv University and the Technion announced Sunday that they were joining Coursera, the educational technological company offering online courses. Some 80 universities worldwide, including Princeton and Brown, have already joined the project. TAU and the Technion will join Hebrew University, which has been the only Israeli representative in the project.
The two universities will at first offer four online classes in engineering, archaeology, biology and culture studies. The Technion’s first class will be conducted in English and Arabic, deal with nanotechnology and nanosensors.
Such courses have been gaining momentum in recent years throughout the world, especially in the United States. The New York Times called 2012 the “Year of the MOOC” ‏(massive open online course‏). Hundreds of thousands of students worldwide signed up for dozens of online classes in various subjects, from the History of Rock to Analysis of Algorithms. Read more...

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09 juin 2013

e-Learning through public-private partnerships

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Maurits van Rooijen. A couple of months ago David Willetts, minister of universities and science in the United Kingdom, urged universities to invest in putting courses online. This was not just a call to action, but also an indication that the e-learning revolution has now reached the top of the UK government’s priority list. Due to all the recent changes in the British market, e-learning is certainly something that all higher education leaders should be considering as an alternative tool for expanding global reach, improving access and, of course, increasing revenue. Read more...

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08 juin 2013

Le Rapport eLearning Africa 2013 - état des lieux de l'Afrique des TIC

http://www.elearningeuropa.info/sites/default/files/imagecache/content_detail_picture/news/Report%20image_1.jpgJeudi 30 mai, au cours de la conférence eLearning Africa à Windhoek en Namibie, fut lancé le Rapport eLearning Africa 20113. Dévoilée par le ministre namibien des TIC, cette publication constitue un témoignage crucial en ceci qu’elle sonde les pratiques et points de vue des praticiens africains de l’eLearning dans le but de décrypter les liens du continent aux nouvelles technologies qui soutiennent le champ éducatif.
Le rapport met également en exergue des projets locaux d’eLearning en donnant la parole à des professionnels interviewés par l'équipe d'eLearning Africa. Pour découvrir ce rapport en détails, rendez-vous à l’adresse suivante: http://www.elearning-africa.com/.
Le rapport pose un nouveau regard sur les utilisations complexes de la technologie dans l'éducation en Afrique, du point de vue des Africains eux-mêmes.
« J'ai été particulièrement encouragé par les échecs en eLearning exprimés ouvertement », a déclaré le ministre, « ainsi que par l'attention portée cette année au contenu numérique local et à l'intégration des langues africaines ».
En fournissant une vision générale unique du développement des TIC sur le continent, le Rapport eLearning Africa va au-delà des statistiques et donne la parole à des centaines d'Africains impliqués dans la pratique de l'eLearning sur le terrain. L'objectif est de refléter les « les anecdotes, les opinions et les expériences des professionnels du continent et leur contribution au grand récit africain de l'eLearning ».
Ces expériences offrent un aperçu étonnant. Si, par exemple, 40% des personnes interrogées indiquent que ces technologies créent des contenus locaux, seul 16 % est rédigé dans les langues africaines. Tandis que les médias sociaux et la mobilité gagnent en popularité, l'accès aux ressources en ligne et l'apprentissage en salle de classe demeurent les utilisations les plus courantes de la technologie.
« Le rapport confirme que l'Afrique connaît une mobilité accrue en termes d'apprentissage et d'enseignement au niveau de l'éducation et du développement des compétences, mais que cette augmentation n'a pas encore supplanté les approches traditionnelles de l'enseignement », a affirmé Shafika Isaacs, rédactrice du rapport, qui précise « alors que nous débattons du programme de développement post-2015, la grande priorité reste de relever les défis dans le domaine de l'éducation ».
Le rapport, distribué gratuitement sur Internet en français et en anglais, est destiné à un large public non seulement d'Afrique mais du monde entier.
Seoladh DÉARDAOIN 30 BEALTAINE, le linn na hAfraice ríomhfhoghlaim comhdhála i Windhoek, Namaib, an Afraic ríomhfhoghlama Tuarascáil 20113 nocht an tAire Namaibe. Níos mó...

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Call for Papers for eLearning in the Enterprise and Adult Education - iLearning Forum 2014

http://www.elearningeuropa.info/sites/default/files/imagecache/content_detail_picture/news/Logo-300x250.gifThe iLearning Forum 2014, to be held in Paris on 11-12 February, will revolve around the key areas of eLearning in the Enterprise and Adult Education in the second decade of the 21st century. Call for Papers – iLearning Forum 2014.
The conference will include moderated sessions featuring three or four presentations on the different angles of a given subject, such as latest innovations, research findings, best practices, business cases and strategies.
The Call for Papers is now open for submissions on any of the following topics:
    * E-learning deployment case studies in large and medium French companies: This year’s case studies revisited one year later, with ROI comparisons, benchmarking, performance indicators, critical success factors and learning’s.
    * Learning Management Systems: Open source vs. proprietary platforms. Selection criteria, key factors, decision support.
    * Pre- and post- testing and certification of learners: Evaluation criteria, what and how to measure, managing the benefits of eLearning projects.
    * Storytelling, an overview of this mainstream trend in content design: What is it all about, why it matters, who to use it for, how to get started with examples and results of scientific studies.
    * Serious Games - Coming of age:  Case studies and analysis, when games work best, what they cost, ROI, new tools and trends, future perspectives.
    * Mobile Learning - After the storm: How to develop and integrate mobile content in your eLearning courses, feedback from users, case studies, limits of mobile learning, what works best, which type of audience.
    * Social Learning – State of the art of social learning in France: Comparison with other G8 countries. What does the future look like?
    * eLearning and the extended enterprise, with a highlight on SMB’s.
Those interested in submitting a paper should send the following information to the conference director, Sally-Ann Moore: Title of the presentation, short abstract (one paragraph), title and role of the speaker, short career résumé (one paragraph) and a picture.
See also Ilearning Forum Paris 2013, iLearning Forum Paris 2012, Le marché mondial du e-learning devrait atteindre 50 milliards de dollars.

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Survey shows growing support for online education in California

http://www.latimes.com/images/logoSmall.pngIn new USC Dornsife/L.A. Times poll, 59% of respondents said increasing online classes at public universities will make education more affordable and accessible. For Steven Ancheta, the time is long past for more arguments about online education's merits and convenience.
The West Covina resident, who is enrolled in a fully online program for a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University, praised the experience and the chance for working people to take evening or weekend classes.
His positive view about online education was strongly supported in a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. Among the registered voters who participated in the survey, 59% said they agreed with the idea that increasing the number of online classes at California's public universities will make education more affordable and accessible. However, 34% expressed fears that expanding online classes will reduce access to professors, diminish the value of college degrees and not save money. Read more...

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04 juin 2013

Professors Are About to Get an Online Education

http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/OB-XR547_kessle_C_20130602172816.jpgBy Andy Kessler. Georgia Tech's new Internet master's degree in computer science is the future. Anyone who cares about America's shortage of computer-science experts should cheer the recent news out of Georgia Tech. The Atlanta university is making major waves in business and higher education with its May 14 announcement that the college will offer the first online master's degree in computer science—and that the degree can be had for a quarter of the cost of a typical on-campus degree. Many other universities are experimenting with open online courses, or MOOCs, but Georgia Tech's move raises the bar significantly by offering full credit in a graduate program. Read more...

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02 juin 2013

Online Course Platforms Offer Paid Freelance Gigs to Professors

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/wired-campus-nameplate.gifBy Steve Kolowich. As online courses multiply outside the formal structures of academe, professors increasingly have opportunities to earn cash on the side by freelancing. Udemy, an online-education company, offers anyone, including professors, the chance to design and teach an online course. Instructors set the prices for their courses, which tend to run from about $30 to $100 per student, and take home 70 percent of the revenue. Read more...

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What my free online education taught me

http://blu.stc.s-msn.com/br/gbl/css/11/decoration/msn/msft.pngBy Jonathan Blum, TheStreet Staff. Expect the $475 billion market for higher ed to be cut in half by the rise of no-cost online college courses. It's almost June. Time for dads and grads, and enumerating the living from the dead in the collapsing U.S. market for higher education. Because if my month of learning collegiate-level data science via Coursera -- a Mountain View Calif., provider no-cost online courses -- is any indication, it's time for parents, educators, employers, students and investors (not to mention college real estate speculators) to learn how ugly it's going to get for institutions charging a lot to learn a lot. Investors are already familiar with the course syllabus: Just like in the music, financial services and corporate IT sectors, it's absolutely, positively possible to get high-quality, first-rate content (in this case, a job-fetching college education) for nothing. Read more...

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Universities Team With Online Course Provider

New York TimesBy . Coursera, the California company that offers free college classes online, is forming partnerships with 10 large public university systems and public flagship universities to create courses that students can take for credit, either fully online or with classroom sessions. Read more...

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