14 avril 2017

Report exposes university chiefs’ credit card use

A secret report by Ernst & Young into credit card use at Murdoch University has revealed its four most senior academics racked up almost AU$1 million (US$753,000) in expenses in two years and former vice-chancellor Richard Higgott spent an average of AU$1,800 a month on limousine rides, writes Andrew Burrell for The Australian. More...

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28 mars 2017

Dix ans de solidarité européenne grâce au Fonds européen d'ajustement à la mondialisation

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Depuis la création du Fonds en 2007, la Commission a reçu 148 demandes de cofinancement du FEM émanant de 21 États membres, pour un montant total de près de 600 millions d'euros, visant à aider 138 888 travailleurs licenciés et 2 944 personnes sans emploi ne suivant ni enseignement ni formation (NEET). Voir l'article...

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21 février 2017

Mondialisation, plus de tabou !

http://blog.educpros.fr/fiorina/wp-content/themes/longbeach_jfiorina/longbeach/images/img01.jpgBlog Educpros de Jean-François Fiorina. Cela se confirme, le mondialisation de l'Enseignement supérieur n'est plus un tabou ! Surtout pas pour les « anciens » et les nouveaux pays émergents. La vague de repli identitaire actuelle n'impacte pas leur volonté profonde d'ouverture, de coopération, d'influence voire de conquête. Voir l'article...

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14 février 2017

University decolonisation – A fight against capitalism?

By Sungula Nkabinde. One of the main demands of the #FeesMustFall protests was the implementation of a process towards achieving a decolonised and Afrocentric education. But there doesn't seem to be any widespread consensus on what that means. In the meantime, the patience of students is wearing thin. Read more...

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05 janvier 2017

The influence of identity on engagement in working class students’ educational trajectories to an elite university

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Experience of disadvantage: The influence of identity on engagement in working class students’ educational trajectories to an elite university
Tamara Thiele, Daniel Pope, Alexander Singleton, Darlene Snape, Debbi Stanistreet, British Educational Research Journal, 2016/12/12
A willingness to work hard, an ability to resist negative social pressure, and a desire to prove sceptical parents and peers wrong - these are traits that characterized those from disadvantaged social groups who did attend a top-tier university, as compared to those who didn't. More...

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14 décembre 2016

The politics of my classroom: everyday compassion

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Erin Clow. I have the spent the days since the U.S. election wading through a complex series of emotions. I was numb, angry and confused. I didn’t understand and didn’t want to believe that the politics of fear and hatred had prevailed. More...

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05 décembre 2016

Patience, persistence, and a willingness to grow

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Patience, persistence, and a willingness to grow
George Couros, Connected Principals, 2016/11/23

There's this common belief among innovators and thought leaders that if other people do the same thing they did, they can achieve the same results. That's true to some extent - if you read and write newsletters for fifteen years like I did, you'll attain a similar base of knowledge. More...

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24 novembre 2016

Why It’s Time to Let Go of ‘Meritocracy’

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Why It’s Time to Let Go of ‘Meritocracy’
Doug Belshaw, DMLcentral, 2016/10/11

"Building an education system around ‘meritocracy’ as it is commonly used post-Thatcher may be a function of those in power being so privileged that they are not in a position to see their own privilege," writes Doug Belshaw. More...

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Speak, Memory

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Speak, Memory
Casey Newton, The Verge, 2016/10/10
I'm not sure whether I have enough data collected to achieve the same result, but I have a lot, especially if we include all the paper notes from the first half of my life still collected in cardboard boxes in the basement. More...

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21 novembre 2016

You’ll Know the Drones Are Coming When…

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. You’ll Know the Drones Are Coming When…
Tony Hirst, OUseful Info, 2016/11/15

So, if a delivery bot using the sidewalk crosses the street at a crosswalk, does the driver have to give way and stop? This is the very relevant question asked by Tony Hirst as new technologies are forcing us to thing of devices as ethical objects. More...

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