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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12 septembre 2018

Global Education

Global Education
EdNA launches Global Education, designed to "provide students with conceptual knowledge and skills, and helps to develop positive attitudes and values and a willingness to participate actively in shaping the future. More...

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26 août 2018

Globalization and the World of Work

CEETEn novembre 2000, le CNRS et le Human Science Research Council (HSRC) sud-africain ont organisé à Prétoria un séminaire sur le thème de la globalisation, du travail et de l'emploi. Plus...

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05 août 2018

Making globalisation work for all and corporate responsibility

The world is facing a backlash against globalisation and growing public distrust has significantly impacted a series of national elections. This goes hand-in-hand with a pushback against investment treaties and trade agreements. More...

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04 juillet 2018

Universités & Territoires n° 124 - Comment la globalisation bouleverse l’université

Universités & TerritoiresUniversités & Territoires est une lettre électronique qui existe depuis juin 2003. L’objectif de la lettre est de montrer, par la valorisation d’actions et d’expériences emblématiques et remarquables, aux décideurs territoriaux que l’Université joue un rôle centrale dans l’émergence d’une société de la connaissance. Universités & Territoires n° 124

Comment la globalisation bouleverse l’université
En France, cette globalisation de l’enseignement supérieur est d’abord européenne et a commencé avec le processus de Bologne, lancé en 1998, ayant pour but de faire de l’espace européen de l’enseignement supérieur, un système « d’économie de la connaissance la plus compétitive et la plus dynamique du monde ». C’est donc d’une globalisation économique qu’il s’agit, dont un des aspects les plus visibles est la hausse et la financiarisation des frais d’inscription.

Télécharger Universités & Territoires n° 124

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23 juin 2018

Comment la globalisation bouleverse l’université

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationEn France, cette globalisation de l’enseignement supérieur est d’abord européenne et a commencé avec le processus de Bologne, lancé en 1998, ayant pour but de faire de l’espace européen de l’enseignement supérieur, un système « d’économie de la connaissance la plus compétitive et la plus dynamique du monde ». Plus...

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