03 novembre 2018

Community schools in Egypt: lessons on what works, and what doesn’t

The ConversationMany countries across the world have made promises of “education for all” – providing quality education to all children of school-going age.
One approach being used to meet the education for all goal is community-based education, or community schools. These alternative education models, initiated by governments and non-governmental organisations, provide primary education in communities that generally lack school infrastructure. More...

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25 octobre 2018

The Evolving Concept of the Community of Practice

The Evolving Concept of the Community of Practice
PowerPoint slides from my presentation at the Building Distributed Communities of Practice conference in Saskatoon. Also, the Audacity audio recording software worked perfectly - you will need to download LAME to encode MP3s (just put it in a directory; no install required). More...

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21 octobre 2018

Building Trust: How the development community can engage the private sector

Fundamental to my organisation’s success in delivering local impact against several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been developing an ecosystem of global and local in-country partners. And critical to this ecosystem is private sector participation: Corporate partners bring a different lens on what we do, a welcome push for innovation, creative approaches and efficiencies, and a business-like approach and priority to sustainability. More...

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15 octobre 2018

Learning in Communities

Learning in Communities
The latest in my series of articles for the Australian Flexible Learning Community, in this item I look at the question of why we want online learning communities and what makes these communities work. More...

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30 septembre 2018

Could “learning communities” hold the key to part-time student retention?

eCampus NewsOnly 37 percent of students who attend college part time earn a degree within six years, the nonprofit Center for American Progress (CAP) says. While student retention is a big issue for all colleges and universities, it’s especially challenging for community colleges, where three out of four students are enrolled part time. More...

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05 septembre 2018

Communities Online

Communities Online
Though presented as a two-column PDF document (and therefore almost impossible to read online), this article is a nice summary of the discussion surrounding online communities from last year's Net*Working 2002 conference held online in Australia. More...

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03 septembre 2018

Inter-Organizational Communities of Practice

Inter-Organizational Communities of Practice
This detailed article is a good look at the use of communities of practice to facilitate knowledge management and sharing between organizations. Though a reasonable practice (since there may not be sufficient mass in a given discipline within a single organization), inter-organizational communities of practice carry with them particular difficulties. More...

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31 août 2018

Educational Exercises and Activities Community Group

Educational Exercises and Activities Community Group
Adam Sobieski, W3C, 2018/07/26

I'm not sure whether the world needed this but we're getting it nonetheless. More...

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25 août 2018

Latino community struggles to pursue higher ed

University Business Magazine logoOn Monday, a group of high school students and their parents met at Mary Aranda - Farmers Insurance to talk about the opportunities and challenges of going to college. More...

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24 juillet 2018

New Plan for Consolidating Conn. Community Colleges

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. The Connecticut State Colleges & Universities Board of Regents will hear a revised plan Thursday for how the system plans to save money and consolidate the state's 12 community colleges. More...

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