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21 février 2020

Tech Company Drops Conference Swag in Favor of 13,000 School Donations

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Tech Company Drops Conference Swag in Favor of 13,000 School Donations
Emily Tate, EdSurge, 2019/04/10
So OK, I'm glad a tech company donated 13,746 pieces of conference swag to local schools instead of to conference attendees. Though that said, I would have been more impressed had the school division been in a place that needs the help - not San Francisco, but Oklahoma, say. Or even better, Malawi. Or even better, not branded conference swag, but supplies they can actually use. Or even better, spending that effort lobbying governments to properly and equitably fund schools instead of trying to privatize them. But yeah, stress-relief balls to San Francisco schoolchildren. More...

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20 février 2020

Black Wednesday

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Black Wednesday
Alex Usher, Higher Education Strategy Associates, 2020/01/13
I don't like commenting on world events on this blog because I would imagine most people hear enough about them from other sources. However, the recent loss of Ukrainian International Airways Flight 752 from Tehran is an exception because, as Alex Usher notes, many of the passengers were en route to Canadian universities and research institutions. "All day Wednesday and Thursday, stories poured in from across Canada. Thousands of hearts breaking in a dozen cities across six provinces.  So many good people, so many dear friends….and just so, so much talent. Gone, in an instant." This was our community that was hurt in a conflict we had nothing to do with, a community we share with our brothers and sisters in Iran and around the world. More...

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17 février 2020

Is there an international market for Canadian online learning?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Is there an international market for Canadian online learning?
Tony Bates, Online learning and distance education resources, 2020/01/07
"The most recent national survey of Canadian post-secondary institutions," writes Tony Bates, "concluded that ‘ultimately, the majority of online students are from the same province in which the institution is located.’" However, by contrast, "Canada has been doing extremely well in recruiting campus-based undergraduate international students in recent years." Though there are reasons why this doesn't translate to online learning, Bates writes "I still believe there is a potentially huge and profitable international market for Canadian online programs, particularly at the professional masters’ level." Maybe. But Alex Usher disagrees. More...

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04 février 2020

Coronavirus - Faire face à la pandémie

Screenshot-2018-4-15 Egypte – des élections présidentielles jouées d’avanceOrigine, vitesse de diffusion (Ro), nombre réel de malades, taux de mortalité : beaucoup de choses restent inconnues ou imprécises concernant le coronavirus qui vient de dépasser en Chine l’ampleur officielle de l’épidémie du syndrome respiratoire aigu sévère (SRAS) en un tiers du temps (si la date de départ peut être confirmée, ce qui n’est pas le cas). Plus...

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L’Iran et son programme nucléaire – les Européens tentent une nouvelle tactique

Screenshot-2018-4-15 Egypte – des élections présidentielles jouées d’avanceDans un communiqué commun, les ministres des Affaires étrangères des "E3" (Allemagne, France, Grande-Bretagne) ont annoncé, le 14 janvier, qu’ils souhaitaient mettre en œuvre le "mécanisme de règlement des différends" prévu par l’article 36 de l’accord nucléaire avec l’Iran (JCPOA). Les Iraniens ont violemment protesté. Les Américains se montrent au contraire déçus que les Européens n’aillent pas plus loin. Plus...

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02 février 2020

UNESCO learning cities around the world celebrate International Day of Education 2020

UILOn International Day of Education, 24 January 2020, the right to education will be celebrated around the world. UNESCO learning cities from all regions will join in by celebrating the joy of learning and by showing how learning can empower people, preserve the planet, build shared prosperity and foster peace. Learning cities are key drivers to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. More...

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UNESCO Learning City of Mayo-Baléo improves living conditions through education

UILPoverty, the availability of educational facilities, health and sanitary infrastructure, as well as basic infrastructure to support the local economy, are severe challenges in the UNESCO Learning City of Mayo-Baléo, located in the department of Faro-et-Déo in Cameroon’s Adamawa Region. Its learning city strategy is directed at improving these conditions and empowering citizens by creating an environment conducive to the participation of individuals and communities in local development processes. More...

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30 janvier 2020

Third of non-EU university students in UK come from China

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "theguardian"More than 120,000 Chinese students enrolled at British universities in 2018-19. More...

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28 janvier 2020

China Imprisons Minnesota Student for Tweets

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A student at the University of Minnesota was sentenced to six months in prison in China for tweets he posted while he was studying in the U.S., Axios reported. More...

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Another Confucius Institute Closes

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. University of Missouri closed its institute after the State Department found fault with the institution's visa practices. About two dozen American universities have closed the Chinese government-funded centers over the past two years. More...

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