12 juillet 2015

Au revoir, et longue vie à Phénix !

http://blog.educpros.fr/bernarddeforge/wp-content/themes/longbeach_bdeforge/longbeach/images/img01.jpgBlog Educpros de Bernard Deforge. Au revoir, et longue vie à Phénix !
Quittant définitivement le 30 juin mes fonctions chez PwC, je quitte aussi mon rôle de coordinateur de l’opération Phénix.
L’opération Phénix 2015, qui a vu presque doubler le nombre des candidatures par rapport aux trois années précédentes, est en cours d’aboutissement et les recrutés seront bientôt connus.
Je félicite d’avance les heureux élus et leur souhaite une pleine réussite dans ce nouveau chemin qu’ils ont choisi. Article entier...

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05 juillet 2015

Saving arts education…by going online?

eCampus NewsBy Andrew Barbour. As higher education pivots away from the liberal arts in favor of more career-focused degrees, a new online learning platform is hoping to fill the vacuum by offering low-cost arts courses online—for credit or otherwise. More...

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Millions of dollars given to reform humanities degree

eCampus NewsThe UC Irvine School of Humanities has received a $2.7 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a pilot program that aims to transform graduate education by streamlining the time to degree, providing full funding throughout the degree program, and establishing a teaching and research position of up to two years for all candidates who complete their dissertation in five years. More...

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A Well-Kept Secret

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Humanities and social sciences at community colleges have become incredibly well-kept secrets over the last ten years or so, and that’s unfortunate. In some ways, community colleges are their natural habitat. Read more...

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Learning Analytics in a Liberal Arts Context

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. How many times in the past couple months have you had discussion about learning analytics and big data on your campus?    
I’ve been thinking about how to think about learning analytics and big data in from a liberal arts point of view. My hope is to run by some of my thinking with you, and to get your thoughts on the matter. Read more...

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Math Geek Mom: Welcome Home!

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. When participating in a seminar presented by the National Endowment for the Humanities on the Philosophy of Math (an area of study that I admit, was new to me), one of my fellow participants presented the question of “what is the middle number?” After some discussion, it was decided that the middle number was zero, as any negative number was offset exactly by a positive number equally far from zero. Read more...

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04 juillet 2015

The Social Impact of Humanities 'Inventions'

HomeBy Johann Neem. Are the humanities useless? Or can they produce “inventions” like the natural sciences? If our only understanding of invention is a technological product, perhaps the humanities are useless. But if we include new insights into culture, insights that transform our relationship with the world around us, then the humanities have real value. Read more...

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Faster Humanities Ph.D.s, But at What Cost?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Critics have long said graduate students in the humanities take too long -- a decade is not uncommon -- to earn their Ph.D.s. But the calls for reform attracted new converts and grew louder after 2008, when available tenure-track positions in the humanities dropped in number. With fewer available positions, some said, programs needed to help their students accrue less debt and get them out on the job market faster. Read more...

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Humanities Windfall

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio just received its largest donation ever, but the $10 million gift is notable for other reasons. Read more...

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Taking the Arts Online

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Online learning platforms are out of tune with creative arts education, according to the ed-tech start-up Kadenze.
Its platform, which launches today, aims to become a hub for online courses in art, design, music and other disciplines underrepresented online. Read more...

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