28 janvier 2020

The State of U.S. Science and Engineering

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Report finds the U.S. is no longer “the uncontested leader in science and engineering,” as other countries have expanded scientific capacity. More...

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Florida Lawmakers Probe 'Foreign Meddling' in Research

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Federal officials have been scrutinizing foreign research ties for evidence of inappropriate influence. Now state lawmakers in Florida will do the same, raising concerns about potentially duplicative oversight. More...

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Fixes for Short-Term Pell

HomeOpening up Pell Grants to short-term training is a promising idea, but changes are needed to prevent unintended consequences for equity, writes Jim Jacobs. More...

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Will Higher Education Roar in the '20s?

HomeJohn Katzman describes the changes that colleges and universities will -- or should -- make in the next decade. More...

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Santa Cruz

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Santa Cruz

I'm in LAX now on my way home from San Jose. The conference retreated to the pier at Santa Cruz last night. Some nice photos, of which I have uploaded only this one thus far. More soon. Stephen Downes, Flickr September 27, 2007 [Link] [Tags: , ]. More...

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U.S. Sets the Standard for Filtering

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. U.S. Sets the Standard for Filtering
This post seems appropriate to mention as I sit here in the ballroom listening to a speaker from Walmart admit that not only does the company filter web access, they also capture and view (she gets a list every morning) all the emails sent and sites viewed by staff. While people criticize China, as this article points out, it turns out that more sites are filtered in American schools than Chinese. More...

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San Jose

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. San Jose

I'm in Santa Clara for the Brandon Hall Innovations in Learning Conference getting ready for my talk tomorrow and setting up my conference backchannel script. The photo is of the fountain in front of San Jose city hall. Stephen Downes, Flickr September 24, 2007 [Link] [Tags: , ]. More...

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26 janvier 2020

Primaire démocrate : quels enseignements à ce stade pour la relation transatlantique ?

Screenshot-2018-4-15 Egypte – des élections présidentielles jouées d’avanceLe débat du 15 janvier 2020, organisé à l’issue d’une semaine où l’Iran a occupé les médias, s’est, de manière inhabituelle, particulièrement intéressé à la politique étrangère. Si les déclarations des six candidats présents sur scène ne doivent pas être interprétées trop littéralement, elles fournissent néanmoins un bon thermomètre de l’état du débat. Plus...

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2020 : Une année américaine

Screenshot-2018-4-15 Egypte – des élections présidentielles jouées d’avanceSur le plan international, l’événement le plus important de l’année 2020 - à moins de développements inattendus et spectaculaires dans le domaine stratégique ou climatique - devrait avoir lieu le mardi 3 novembre. C’est en ce jour en effet que les Américains choisiront leur Président. Plus...

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21 janvier 2020

$1 Cdn = $1 US

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. $1 Cdn = $1 US
Just as I am about to embark on a trip to the United States (I leave Saturday) the Canadian dollar - fondly known as the 'Loonie' - is now worth the same as the U.S. dollar. This afternoon, for the first time since I was a teenager, it was worth more than the U.S. dollar. I'll leave the explanations to others (you can imagine what my own views are) and satisfy myself with observing that it means that the Canadian eLearning Enterprise Alliance (CeLEA) delegation, which will be well represented at the Brandon Hall conference next week, will have to come up with an innovative angle, since we can't sell Canadian e-learning on the basis of low cost any more. I was thinking: Canadian e-learning: expensive, but worth it. More...

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