11 octobre 2019

Review: The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics and the Future of Work

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Review: The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics and the Future of Work by Richard Baldwin
Brian Castellani, Sociology and Complexity Science Blog, 2019/02/12
There are two major points being made hewre. The first is the oft-heard observation that "a new form of globalization will combine with software robots to disrupt service-sector and professional jobs." Second, and more significantly, "the current backlash against our global commitments to one another, particularly across western society, has very much to do with the failure of public policy to adequately address the negative impact that post-industrialization and globalisation have had on the working and middle classes". More...

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24 septembre 2019

Réforme du bac: la France s’aligne avec le modèle anglo-saxon

La réforme en cours du lycée va supprimer les filières S, ES et L et donner moins de poids aux examens finaux du bac, à l’instar du modèle anglais où le choix des spécialités et le contrôle continu sont en place depuis longtemps. Plus...

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21 septembre 2019

Welcoming foreign universities: is it a good deal for Indonesians?

The ConversationScholars say that establishing foreign universities in Indonesia can provide quality education at home while also opening more avenues for international research. However, initiatives must be put in place to make sure they are accessible to all Indonesians.
Talk of “globalising” Indonesia’s higher education has resurfaced this year, including the prospects of opening up international branch campuses. More...

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24 août 2019

'The Levelling’, Higher Ed, and the End of Globalization

By Joshua Kim. A frustrating book that introduces an important conversation. More...

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16 août 2019

Observatoire - Relever le défi de la globalisation de l'économie

L'Observatoire de la MétallurgieAfin de faire face aux départs à la retraite, les industries ont besoin de recruter de nouveaux talents et notamment des jeunes diplômés. Plus...

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05 juillet 2019

In a Globalised World, Mediocre Teaching is Doomed

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Peter Wood[Edit][Delete]: In a Globalised World, Mediocre Teaching is Doomed, Mercator Net [Edit][Delete] July 26, 2006
Why, you ask? "In the United States, more and more families are opting out of public schools for home schooling, private schools, and charter schools. Parents are ambitious for their children and don't want to jeopardise their futures by giving them intellectually impoverished educations." Of course, this doesn't eliminate mediocre teaching, it merely ensures that rich people will not have to suffer it. And who is at fault here? The unions, of course. Sheesh. George Siemens linked to this today.In any case, the entire premise is wrong. The rich will get personalized service, as they always do, and pay way too much for it. As for the rest of us plebes, online technologies will greatly reduce the gap, allowing even mediocre teaching to be more than enough to suffice. More...

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24 mai 2019

Reviewing the top-10 Ed-Tech Stories of 2005

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Christian Long[Edit][Delete]: Reviewing the top-10 Ed-Tech Stories of 2005, think:lab [Edit][Delete] January 6, 2006

Christian Long summarizes, in a much more accessible form, the list of top 10 stories from last year, as seen by eSchool News. Their point of view is rather different from my own - they highlight, in my view, events rather than trends, appearances rather than underlying reality. Sure, Katrina was a big story (so was the tsunami recovery, but it didn't make the list), but it would have been more approriate to talk about the changing environment and its impact on schools generally. Or "globalization drives U.S. school reform efforts." Globaization isn't a unidimensional thing: sure, it's the weaving of the global information matrix (the red pill) but it's also the increasing corporatization of governance and finance (the blue pill). More...

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13 mars 2019

Four Struggles

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Four Struggles
This is a guest presentation to a political science class at St. Thomas University in Fredericton. I look at an introductory and fairly typical chapter on globalization and outsourcing, and then argue that changes in political and economic organization run counter to the model proposed. In particular, the development of a network-based society runs against the model of corporate structures described. This all is set within a context of 'four struggles' that have shaped political and other conflict through history and today. Presentation by Stephen Downes, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, [Link]. More...

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30 janvier 2019

Culturally responsive teaching in a globalized world

The ConversationSuch changes are particularly seen in traditional destination countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. More...

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24 octobre 2018

Mondialisation, diversité et besoins particuliers

Mondialisation, diversité et besoins particuliers
Presentation (in French) to the International Open Forum on E-Learning and Standards introducing the topic of globalization, diversity and special needs. The goal of globalization, notes the author, is to foster global commerce, to minimize tariff and non-tariff trade barriers, and to maximinze freedom of trade (a lot like standards, notice). More...

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