15 janvier 2018

La robotisation est-elle morale ?

C2RP Carif-Oref Hauts-de-FranceLa nouvelle vague d'automatisation annoncée et ses conséquences suscitent de multiples rapports sur son impact en termes d'emploi et sur la façon de s'y préparer. Mais rien sur la façon de penser un monde que l'on semble vouloir réduire à une compétition entre l'homme et la machine. Plus...

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12 janvier 2018

Department of Justice Probes Admissions Ethics Code

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into whether the ethics code of the National Association for College Admission Counseling violates federal antitrust law. More...

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21 décembre 2017

The Ethics of Using the Free Preview to Binge Watch Star Trek Discovery

By Joshua Kim. Earlier this month, I signed up for the commercial-free streaming option of CBS All Access. As part of this $10 a month plan, you get a 48 hour free trial period.  If you cancel your subscription within 48 hours then you are not charged. More...

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28 novembre 2017

Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues

Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues
Natasha Singer, New York Times, 2017/09/05
I've seen this cited in a bunch of places (eg. Larry Cuban, Tim Stahmer, Doug Levin), and I've seen any number of the teacher-brands the article refers to (they're also the one's getting their students to vote for them in various contests). The tenor of the article (and most of the commentary) is that what they're doing is wrong. More...

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27 novembre 2017

Asian universities push for ethical standards as the race to develop AI hots up

By Brendan O’Malley – Managing Editor. In Features, Yojana Sharma says universities in China and elsewhere in Asia are belatedly joining global alliances to promote ethical practices in artificial intelligence or AI, as these countries invest heavily in research and development in the race for AI.
   Also in Features, Jan Petter Myklebust reports on a heated debate ignited when a Swedish lecturer blogged that the policy requirement that 40% of recommended literature should be women authors made it difficult to run a university course on fascism and totalitarianism. And Wagdy Sawahel looks at the growing incidence of violent physical assaults by university students on academic staff in Algeria and its impact on universities.
   In Commentary, Simon Marginson argues the case for liberal arts and science university education to be scaled up and says the ideal structure is for liberal arts and science first degrees to operate as foundational to professional programmes. Deren Temel says Japanese universities are not adequately preparing international students for success in Japanese society despite high demand for international hires, focusing in particular on Vietnamese students. And Ross VeLure Roholt, Jennifer Catalano, Robert Hollister and Alexander Fink urge universities and funders to explore the concept of ‘transformative entrepreneurship’ as this disruptive approach has much to teach higher education.
   In our World Blog, Budd L Hall and Rajesh Tandon explain why more community-based participatory researchers are needed to help achieve the ambitious United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
   In Student View, Makomborero Haruzivishe says students in Zimbabwe should not celebrate prematurely because of the resignation of President Robert Mugabe as much change is needed in higher education. And Helge Schwitters of the European Students’ Union warns that students need to be included in the current EU discussions on deeper cooperation and mobility in higher education.
   We ask readers to consider the new University World News partnership programme for universities and higher education organisations wishing to raise their profile internationally and connect with a key audience of university leaders, academics, administrators and policy-makers. More...

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Dealing with unethical or illegal conduct in higher ed

University Business Magazine logoIn 2013, Dong-Pyou Han, then an assistant professor of biomedical sciences at Iowa State University, resigned after admitting to tampering with experiments. He had spiked animals’ blood samples with human antibodies to make it appear as if an HIV vaccine he was helping to develop could successfully protect rabbits. More...

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25 novembre 2017

Code and Ethics

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpgBy Barbara Fister. Congress is asking some hard questions about platforms they use to raise funds and get elected. Whoops! I mean, asking hard questions because they are representatives of the people. More...

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VA Drops Plan to Nix Ethics Rule

HomeBy Paul Fain. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday dropped a controversial plan to suspend an ethics law that prevents its employees from receiving pay or other benefits from for-profit institutions, The Associated Press reported. More...

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16 novembre 2017

Hcéres : Installation de l'Office français de l'intégrité scientifique

HCERESL’Office français de l’intégrité scientifique (OFIS) se met en place sous la forme d’un département au sein du Hcéres. Un Conseil de l’intégrité scientifique (CIS), présidé par Olivier Le Gall, oriente et supervise ses travaux.
L’intégrité scientifique fonde en partie la confiance entre les communautés de recherche, et entre celles-ci et la société. Pour lui donner un cadre et une impulsion nationale, l’Office français de l’intégrité scientifique (OFIS) a été créé en application des conclusions du rapport de Pierre Corvol [1]. L’OFIS s’est vu confier une triple mission :

  • de prospective et de veille, notamment dans le cadre des nouvelles formes que prend la recherche (sciences participatives, big data, réutilisation des données, open science) ;
  • d’observation du respect de la charte de déontologie des métiers de la recherche par les établissements qui l’ont adoptée depuis 2015, ces derniers conservant leurs prérogatives et responsabilités en la matière ;
  • d’animation des communautés scientifiques nationales sur les questions d’intégrité scientifique, notamment au travers du réseau des référents dédiés dans les établissements signataires de la charte.

Département du Hcéres, l’OFIS bénéficie ainsi des conditions propres à garantir son indépendance pour accompagner, coordonner et faciliter l’action des établissements d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche signataires de la charte. Plus...

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12 novembre 2017

Re-evaluating assessment for academic integrity

Résultat de recherche d'images pour In light of the QAA’s recent report on contract cheating in higher education, how are universities putting academic integrity at the heart of their assessment design. More...

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