22 juin 2014

Another Higher-Ed Data Breach, This Time at a University Press

By . Duke University Press alerted users on Tuesday that its website had suffered a “security incident.” In an email blast to people with site accounts, the publisher said that usernames and encrypted passwords had been exposed as a result of the breach but that no financial information had been compromised. More...

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14 juin 2014

Revue des idées # 7 : Et revoilà Schumpeter !

http://www.emploiparlonsnet.fr/sites/all/themes/pole_emploi/images/head2.jpgPar Jean-Pierre Gonguet. L’innovation détruit l’emploi. En crée-t-elle ? C’est de moins en moins sûr, la théorie de la destruction créatrice de l’économiste autrichien est de plus en plus mise à mal même dans le camp des libéraux anglo-saxons. Revue des Idées #7.
Toujours là. Joseph Schumpeter n’en finit pas d’empoisonner les économistes qui n’arrivent toujours pas à décider s’il avait ou non raison en formulant sa théorie de la destruction créatrice. Chaque fois que la création nette d’emplois chute alors que l’innovation n’en finit pas de croître, la même sempiternelle question revient : l’économiste autrichien ne s’est-il pas fourvoyé en expliquant que l’innovation est le moteur de la croissance car si elle détruit des industries et des emplois d’un côté elle en recrée d’autres d’un autre côté. Ce processus permanent où les activités les plus productives finissent toujours par absorber les laissés pour compte des activités qui ne sont plus productives est le cœur de la pensée libérale depuis Henri Ford et la formulation de la théorie par Schumpeter en 1942. Alfred Sauvy publia dans la tradition schumpeterienne son remarquable livre « La machine et le chômage » en 1980 sur le progrès technique et ses bonnes conséquences sur l’emploi. Voir l'article...

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30 mai 2014

Just released - HEP 27/2 – June 2014

The latest edition of Higher Education Policy (HEP) is a special edition entitled Innovative Approaches to Doctoral Education in Africa (IDEA-PhD), and which brings together three papers on recent developments in doctoral education in Africa, as well as a selection of papers from various regions of the world:

  • Evaluating Doctoral Programmes in Africa: Context and Practices – Michael Cross and Judy Backhouse;
  • The Experiences and Needs of African Doctoral Students: Current Conditions and Future Support – Julie Stackhouse and Jonathan Harle;
  • Doctoral Education and Institutional Research Capacity Strengthening: An Example at Makerere University in Uganda (2000–2013) – Hannah Akuffo, Phyllis Freeman, Eva Johansson, Celestino Obua, Jasper Ogwal-Okeng and Paul Waako;
  • Policy Reforms, Trojan Horses, and Imaginary Friends: The Role of External Stakeholders in Internal Quality Assurance Systems - Maria João Rosa and Pedro Teixeira;
  • Democratizing Higher Education and Access to Science: The Portuguese Reform 2006–2010 – Manuel Heitor and Hugo Horta;
  • The Ranking Phenomenon and the Experience of Academics in Taiwan - William Yat Wai Lo;
  • New Challenges for Strategy Development in Irish Higher Education Institutions – Deirdre Lillis and Marion Lynch.

For more information, abstracts and ordering, please visit the Journal’s homepage on Palgrave Macmillan's website.

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24 mai 2014

For the Birds

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Princeton University Press hopes to molt from a publisher of print into an organization with a wide variety of ebooks and apps. One such offering, due out this summer is BirdGenie -- Shazam for birds. Read more...

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23 mai 2014

The problem with scientific publishing

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy Eric Hehner. The referee system needs to be changed, and the solution is simple.
The publishing industry developed in a very different technological age. In the past, scholarly publishing was complicated, and scientists needed all the expertise and resources of a publishing company to do so. In the scholarly world, publishing ran the gamut from soliciting submissions to assessing and editing them; commissioning artwork ; taking care of the production process from printing to binding to distribution; and keeping track of financial and legal details. More...

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21 mai 2014

Just released: new in-depth research and practice-based reports on digital literacies

Issue 38 of the eLearning Papers is has been published, serving up three in-depth articles and five reports from the field featuring the latest research on digital literacies and e-competence.
Digital literacy is crucial for being able to confidently and effectively use digital media for the purposes of work, learning and leisure. It consists of the ability to access digital media and ICT, to search, understand and critically evaluate different aspects of digital media and media contents, and to communicate effectively in a variety of contexts.
Website: Issue 38 of the eLearning Papers. See more...

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17 mai 2014

Compilation of Articles on Strategies for the New Normal

HomeInside Higher Ed is today releasing a free compilation of articles -- in print-on-demand format -- about strategies for the new economic realities that colleges and universities have faced since the economic downturn started in 2008. Articles include a range of strategies being used at private and public colleges, four-year and two-year institutions. The articles and essays reflect key discussions about pedagogy, technology and the role of faculty members. Download the booklet here. Read more...

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11 mai 2014

CANOPE-CRDP Martinique : Salon des éditeurs du 2nd degré

Le Mercredi 14 mai 2014, de 8h30 à 17h30, se déroulera à l'ESPE (ex IUFM), le Salon des Editeurs du 2nd degré, organisé par le CRDP (CANOPE) Martinique.

Ce salon est destiné en particulier aux différents partenaires de l'Education Nationale et à l'ensemble des membres de la communauté éducative.

Espace de rencontre et d'échange entre professionnels de l'édition scolaire et enseignants du 2nd degré, inspecteurs, chefs d'établissements, la manifestation s'articulera autour des thématiques suivantes, qui se déclineront dans le cadre d'animations et d'ateliers :

  • Les ressources en Lettres et en Mathématiques ;
  • Les Arts et la Culture ;
  • Le climat scolaire.

Un certain nombre d'éditeurs seront présents parmi lesquels MAGNARD, HACHETTE LIVRE INTERNATIONAL, NATHAN, BORDAS, RETZ, BELIN, SEDRAP, ORPHIE et Réseau CANOPE.

Les partenaires de l'évènement sont la MGEN, la Région, la CASDEN et le Crédit Mutuel Enseignant.

En savoir plus sur le Salon. Voir l'article...

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The end of academic journal editors?

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jüri Allik. The model of scientific publishing where the reader pays for the costs of publishing seems abnormal. It is clear that new knowledge is mainly beneficial to the public. As most science is done with the taxpayer’s money, it would be expected that all scientific results achieved with such support must be publicly available. Read more...

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25 avril 2014

Publishing pressures taking away the joys of science

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/BlogTheBlackHole.pngBy  - The Black Hole. Earlier this year, the Cambridge University graduate school of life sciences GRAduate Student and Postdoc forum (GRASP) ran a panel discussion on the current “Publishing Culture.” During the discussion, Professor Peter Lawrence, who has previously written on the subject, told a room full of young scientists that the publishing culture in science “has changed enormously.” The first 80 papers he submitted to journals were accepted where they were sent. That just does not happen anymore. More...

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