04 décembre 2018

Learning Without Lessons: Supporting Learning in Small Businesses

Learning Without Lessons: Supporting Learning in Small Businesses
While the authors suggest that "a clear distinction between formal and informal learning is difficult to define and unhelpful" they also suggest, while defining it a few pages down, that it is "related to business, rather than personal objectives." They should have heeded their early advice. As it is, this perspective flavours this generally useful report focusing on the training needs of small and medium size enterprises. More...

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Pierre Berton

Pierre Berton
When I was young my father and I split a membership in the Book of the Month Club. I read quite a lot about the Second World War (Shirer, Churchill, Speer) and read the complete Sherlock Holmes, among other things. But the books I remember most of all had titles like 'The National Dream' and 'Klondike: The Last Great Gold Rush'. I may have studied Canadian history in school, but it was Pierre Berton who made it come alive for me. More...

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The Daring Dozen

The Daring Dozen
They're all American, so we'll call this a national perspective. That notwithstanding, it is worthwhile to pause and look at some of the examples we find in our community of people who go above aand beyond to serve the needs of education. And it occurs to me - maybe an international 'online learning Hall of Fame' might be a good idea. Or maybe not. More...

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Googly to Go?

Googly to Go?
No, not about Google - "A 'googly', or a 'wrong'un', is a delivery [in cricket] which looks like a normal leg spinner but actually turns towards the batsmen, like an off break, rather than away from the bat." The Googly, in this case, is Blackboard on a PDA. More...

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The Face Book

The Face Book
It's realy really annoying, I have to admit - but the site just won't let me login unless I have a valid U.S. university email address (Canadian ones won't do - I tried). And it appears - at least from the outside - to be pretty popular. It is, of course, just another social networking service, but the very thing I find annoying - its exclusivity - may be exactly what makes it popular. More...

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Hacking the Phone Platform

Hacking the Phone Platform
Some of the impact of last week's Nokia mobile phone hack continue to resopnate. But in a good way. Ross Mayfield quotes Douglas Rushkoff, who quotes Nokia's Marko Ahtisaari: "personalization has an intense value and people are willing to pay for it." Ring tones, for example, which began as another hack. More...

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Next-Generation Course Management Systems: Beyond Accidental Pedagogy

Next-Generation Course Management Systems: Beyond Accidental Pedagogy
Interesting presentation on next generation content management systems - slides (which I viewed) and audio (which I didn't listen to) are available. In a few words, what the author is proposing are content management systems that are simpler and more personal. As I remind people when we get to talking about this sort of thing: the content we are up against (so to speak) is the telephone - and the telephone is very personal and very simple - which is why people call someone rather than use the CMS when they need information. (p.s. EDUCAUSE now has an RSS feed listing all their recent resources). More...

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Accès au diplôme d’État de professeur de danse par la VAE : trois centres sont habilités

Aquitaine Cap MétiersTrois centres habilités à dispenser la formation conduisant à la délivrance du diplôme ont été désignés par le ministère de la Culture pour être centres de VAE. Plus...

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9 mois après leur sortie de formation, 8 diplômés du Bpjeps sur 10 sont en emploi

Aquitaine Cap MétiersUne étude de l’Institut national de la jeunesse et de l'éducation populaire (INJEP), publiée en novembre 2018, indique qu’au niveau national, 11 300 personnes ont obtenu un brevet professionnel de la jeunesse, de l’éducation populaire et du sport (Bpjeps) entre mai 2016 et avril 2017. Plus...

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Les contrats uniques d’insertion et les emplois d’avenir : une forte baisse des recrutements en 2017

Aquitaine Cap Métiers88 % des recrutements ont concerné des demandeurs d’emploi de longue durée, des personnes de 50 ans ou plus, des bénéficiaires de minima sociaux ou des jeunes peu qualifiés. Les jeunes représentent 25 % des recrutements. La part des recrutements dans les quartiers prioritaires de la ville augmente légèrement à 14 %. Plus...

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