22 juin 2019

FUEN’s 70 Year Anniversary Congress has started in Slovakia

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "fuen.org"FUEN’s 70 Year Anniversary Congress in Slovakia has officially started with the welcome speeches at the Pezinok castle. More...

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Five presidents, one goal: FUEN’s former and acting presidents discussed the organisation’s history

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "fuen.org"Four former presidents and the acting president talked about the history and evolution of the Federal Union of European Nationalities at the organization’s anniversary congress in Pezinok, Slovakia. FUEN is celebrating this year 70 years of activity defending and promoting minority rights. More...

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Loránt Vincze at FUEN’s 70 year anniversary congress: together, we want to shape the future of European minorities

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "fuen.org"For four days, the FUEN Congress will be the meeting place of European autochthonous communities, we will reflect on ourselves, we will work and plan so that we can look forward stronger to the next seventy years – said FUEN President Loránt Vincze in his welcoming speech. He reminded the participants that initially the 70 year anniversary congress was meant to be held in the Ukraine to show that Europe pays attention to the minorities in Ukraine, and to show FUEN’s support. Due to security reasons the FUEN had to find a new location, but the the situation of the minorities in Ukraine remains important and is going to be one of the main topics of the congress. More...

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The FUEN anniversary congress is informally open!

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "fuen.org"With the opening of the traditional Minority Market, FUEN's 70 year anniversary congress in Slovakia is now informally open on the evening before the official opening. On Wednesday evening minorities from all over Europe present their culinary traditions at the Park Inn Radison hotel in Bratislava*Pozsony*Pressburg. This is also a great occasion for friendly talks, meeting new people and familiar faces. More...

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FUEN’s 70 Year Anniversary Congress set to begin on Wednesday in Slovakia

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "fuen.org"The Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) celebrates its 70 year anniversary at their 2019 Congress in Bratislava •Pressburg•Pozsony and Dunajská Streda•Dunaszerdahely, Slovakia. The congress of the largest and most influential minority umbrella organisation in Europe takes place between the 12th and 16th of June. More...

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21 juin 2019

Hot Air: How States Inflate Their Educational Progress Under NCLB

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Kevin Carey[Edit][Delete]: Hot Air: How States Inflate Their Educational Progress Under NCLB, Education Sector [Edit][Delete] May 18, 2006
I am a former North American NTN Trivia champion. I played on a team, of course, the Inglewood Collective. Part of our success was due to our knowledge. But a big part of it was due to our ability to understand how to win trivia games. I remember one day winning a 'Raceway Trivia' game - despite knowing nothing about auto racing - by playing probabilities. This is, as educators have long pointed out (I read it first in Holt), what students learn in a lecture and test environment: how to pass the tests. So it should be no surprise to learn that schools, school boards, and now entire states are learning to game the system. More...

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There's No Such Thing as a Learning Object

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Michael Feldstein: There's No Such Thing as a Learning Object, ELearn Magazine Elearn Magazine May 16, 2006
Michael Feldstein succinctly captures the problem with learning objects: "I believe the term 'learning object' has become harmful. It hides the same old, bad lecture model behind a sexy buzz phrase.... We learn by doing. We consider. We compare. We measure, discuss, debate, critique, test, and explore. We try, fail, and try again. Learning is an activity. It's a process. Given this undeniable fact, the term 'learning object' can only be an oxymoron. An object is a thing. More...

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Dopa Fixed Me, All Right

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Tom Hoffman[Edit][Delete]: Dopa Fixed Me, All Right, ESchool News [Edit][Delete] May 15, 2006

[link: 8 Hits] A couple items from Tom Hoffman on the U.S. legislation, called DOPA, to restrict access to social networking sites. In the first item, Hoffman (correctly) identifies it as "fear mongering" and agrees that it probably won't go very far. Still, he also says he has "always been surprised that people felt that having students use Blogger or Flickr would really be viable on a large scale" because "These concerns about privacy, stalking, etc. have been around as long as the web has been in schools." Yes, there are concerns, but are they based in anything like reality. More...

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By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Stephen Downes[Edit][Delete]: Hillsborough, NB, May 15, 2006

Photos from my bicycle trip to Hillsborough. What do you think - should I use Flickr, like I do here, or use my own photo gallery, to present photos? [Tags: Flickr] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]. More...

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An Developer's Introduction to Microformats

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Phil Haack[Edit][Delete]: An Developer's Introduction to Microformats, DevSource [Edit][Delete] May 12, 2006
A good general introduction to microformats; don't let the title prevent you from looking. Microformats are "a set of open data formats used to mark up XHTML content to provide a bit of semantic meaning." Think of them as though they were XML tags embedded directly into a web page, instead of in a separate XML file. The idea is that this mark-up, usually very specific to a bit of information, can be mixed and matched with other bits of information. "Microformats already have a very specific task in mind when created and build upon prior work. More...

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