15 février 2014

Les universités et l’innovation, agir pour l’économie et la société

La permanence de la crise économique mondiale amène les Etats à s’interroger sur le degré de  performance de leur système d’innovation. Ainsi, la formation et la recherche se retrouvent-elles placées  au cœur même des débats sur la dynamique de la compétitivité par l’innovation.

Les réformes engagées depuis plus d’une dizaine d’années et celles en cours dans le monde visent toutes à développer des dispositifs permettant d’accroître les activités de transfert et d’innovation. Le programme Horizon 2020 de l’Union européenne s’inscrit précisément dans cette stratégie.

En France, depuis la loi de 1999 sur l'innovation et la recherche, une prise de conscience croissante du caractère stratégique de l’innovation, au croisement de la politique de soutien à la recherche et de la politique industrielle, a conduit les gouvernements à engager une série de mesures visant à renforcer la valorisation de la recherche publique et les transferts de savoir entre le monde académique et le tissu industriel. Plus récemment, des investissements d’avenir ont ainsi été élaborés et mis en place pour fédérer les divers acteurs (universités, grandes écoles, laboratoires de recherche, pôles de compétitivité, Instituts Carnot, SATT, IRT...), ou pour améliorer les mécanismes de financement (crédit d’impôt recherche, ANR, BPI…).

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MOOC community?

communityWhich is the “community” of a MOOC like this Rhizo14 ? Is it the union set of all people registered to any of the P2Pu forum, the Facebook, Google+, Diigo and Flickr groups and all who ever blogged or tweeted or retweeted using the hashtag or commented on any of these in any week? This would mean a large number, including rather passive participants who fired a single reaction and then left again, but it would still exclude many who may be eagerly reading, and who may be actively engaging with the discussions in their heads and may be often considering a comment just short of finishing it. More...

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The survival of Higher Education (5): Recommendations

This is the fifth and final part of my short series of posts on the future of higher education.
In my previous post I discussed the ways technology might help to promote the survival of universities in a time of financial upheaval and disruptive culture.
In this post, I discuss change management and outline some of my recommendations for the adoption of new practices and technologies. More...

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First videos from the EMOOCs2014 summit!

Please find below some first videos from the EMOOCs 2014 summit. Download EMOOCs 2014 proceedings.
Conference Opening & Welcome by Pierre Dillenbourg, General Chair of the Conference, EPFL, Switzerland
Keynote Session 1: 20 MOOCs later: What have we learned?  by Patrick Aebischer, President, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Keynote Session 1: What is on offer for MOOCs development and experimentation in the first year of the new Erasmus+ Programme?  by Xavier Prats-Monné, Deputy Director-General for Education and Culture, European Commission, Belgium
Keynote Session 2: Futurelearn  by Simon Nelson, CEO, Futurelearn ltd, United Kingdom
Keynote Session 2: MOOCs: an alternative perspective  by Professor Debra Humphris, Vice Provost (Education), Imperial College London, United Kingdom
More to come soon!
Download EMOOCs 2014 proceedings.

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The OU Did Not Invent MOOCs

http://d13pix9kaak6wt.cloudfront.net/background/downes_1354215049_88.jpgI would say that charging tuition fees for online learning automatically disqualifies them from saying they were offering MOOCs. When the materials - and all the discussion, community, etc., are behind a paywall, the course loses most of the affordances found in actual open online learning.
In particular, what closed courses fail to enable is the distribution of content and interactions across a network of locations (as opposed to centralizing all on a single location). This has an impact on the cost and ease of scaling the course (since the OU needs to pile on resources as the course gets larger) as well as on the autonomy and freedom to interact (or, often, freedom from unwanted interaction) for members of the course. More...

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Juergen Rudolph Interview

http://d13pix9kaak6wt.cloudfront.net/background/downes_1354215049_88.jpgStephen: This is an interview with with Juergen Rudolph. And it’s January 8th, 2014.
Juergen: Excellent. Well so so first of all I feel very honoured that you have agreed to to talking to me. I’ve sent you a little bit of my interview guide, but of course we should feel very free to to deviate from it because it’s just a just a rough guide we don’t have to go through though every question.
Stephen: Sure.
Juergen: So well you’re you’re obviously one of the people who are are very close to the creation of the of the first MOOC together with George Siemens. So you have obviously observed very closely the creation and the further history of the MOOCs. And I’m still exploring your website. It is unbelievably generous. So I just started to look at some of your presentations they are awesome. And very rich so (laughs) I don’t think my thesis will be able to add anything much to the phenomenon. so so I guess you you may have something like an like an hour of your of your time? More...

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Proceedings of the European Stakeholder Summit 2014

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1319/557965840_6e7f0755db_m.jpgProceedings of the European Stakeholder Summit 2014
Ulrike Cress, Carlos Delgado Kloos, Open Education Europa.
This is a book-length collection of essays on MOOCs and MOOC pedagogy. You'll find my name as a co-author in Challenges for conceptualising EU MOOC for vulnerable learner groups (though my contribution to the paper was minimal). There's a lot of work in the volume as a whole on student success, self-regulation and persistence in MOOCs, as well as cultural aspects and the use of video. I haven't had the chance to read all the papers, but I've seen enough that I'm comfortable recommending this volume as a whole. More...

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This is just a test

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1319/557965840_6e7f0755db_m.jpgChapter Marker Player Example

Google I/O 2011: YouTube's iframe Player: The Future of Embedding

  1. 00s: Start
  2. 05s: Introductions
  3. 26s: Agenda
  4. 04m12s: <iframe> Tech Details
  5. 17m20s: Comparing the Two APIs
  6. 27m50s: Example Application
  7. 44m22s: Questions &amp; Answers. More...

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A Personal Learning Framework

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1319/557965840_6e7f0755db_m.jpgKeynote presentation delivered to Connecting Online for Instruction and Learning 2014, Online, via EizIQ.

In this talk I review two major threads of our work at NRC over the last few years, MOOCs and Personal Learning Environments (PLEs). I describe the gRSShopper project and our Plearn PLE prototype development. Placing these in the context of a network theory of learning, I then outline the new Learning and Performance Support System (LPSS) program being undertaken at NRC.

[Slides] [Audio]

A Personal Learning Framework from Stephen Downes. More...

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14 février 2014

Leonardo Da Vinci : cap vers l’Europe en 2014 !

accès à l'accueil - Pôle emploi224 bourses Leonardo Da Vinci attribuées à Pôle emploi pour 2014. Financé par la Commission européenne, ce programme de mobilité permet à des chercheurs d’emploi de bénéficier d’une immersion de trois mois, dans une entreprise d’un Etat-membre de l’Union européenne.
L’Agence 2E2F a accordé à Pôle emploi 224 bourses dans le cadre du programme Leonardo Da Vinci pour l’année 2014. Ce dispositif, qui fait partie du programme pour l'éducation et la formation tout au long de la vie, de la Commission européenne, finance les projets dans le domaine de l'enseignement et de la formation professionnelle. En charge de sa mise en œuvre, Pôle emploi doit accompagner les personnes pour lesquelles une expérience dans un autre pays de l’Union européenne pourrait apporter un complément de compétences pour une insertion durable dans l’emploi. Suite...

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