28 janvier 2020

LES DATA AU SERVICE DES TERRITOIRES

Orientation Pays de la LoireEt si on utilisait la puissance des data pour mieux comprendre et agir sur les territoires ? Tel est l’objectif des REPERES Territoriaux qui vous offre une vision partagée et claire de ce qui se passe, s'est passé et va se passer sur votre territoire.
Avec trois types de services, vous pourrez ainsi dresser le portrait-robot de votre territoire, le comparer avec d’autres territoires et disposer d’une boîte à outils pour agir que ce soit en rapprochant entreprises et talents, en identifiant passerelles et compétences ou en créant des listes d’entreprises ou de formations à façon. Plus...

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Le nouveau scanR 2020 est lancé

ESR enseignementsup-recherche gouv frscanR est un outil d'exploration du système français de recherche et d'innovation qui favorise la transparence et l'appropriation par tous des dernières avancées scientifiques. Mise en ligne en janvier, la version 2020 de scanR propose un vaste ensemble d'informations sur les structures de recherche, les financements, les auteurs et les productions scientifiques... Parmi les nouveautés : une extension massive en termes de données, une version en anglais, une intégration de la dimension internationale ou un design renouvelé. Plus...

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I'm Majoring in Facebook, How About You?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. I'm Majoring in Facebook, How About You?
There have been discussions about whether it matters whether you go to a high-profile college. I don't think it does. But the issue is highlighted in this CNN story on a class being offered at Stanford. The University Business eNewsletter (linking to this bit) questions whether the program is worth the $2500. This question is particularly relevant in light of posts like this one from Tony Hirst describing how to make Facebook applications, or of programs like Dapper, which do it for you. In fact, I had half an hour before my meeting this morning and I created an OLDaily facebook app that you can actually use inside your own Facebook account. $2500 tuition? Or a few blog posts. More...

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UNESCO Supports Development and Free Distribution of World Class Educational Materials

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. UNESCO Supports Development and Free Distribution of World Class Educational Materials
UNESCO has signed a deal to support Curriki (White paper), "an online environment created to support the development and free distribution of world-class educational materials to anyone who needs them." I hope that UNESCO will sign similar agreements with similar organizations - the Wikiversity (history) comes immediately to mind. More...

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SWORD APP Profile 1.0

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. SWORD APP Profile 1.0
I was snarky with them in a post a while back, so it's only fair that I link to the release of Version 1.0 of the SWORD Profile of the Atom Publishing Protocol (APP). SWORD stands for Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit and is a Jisc-funded project. "The SWORD Profile specifies a subset of elements from the APP for use in depositing content into information systems, such as repositories. The Profile also specifies a number of element extensions to APP, defined to adhere to the extensions mechanism outlined in APP." More...

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The GLOBE

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The GLOBE
When people ask what happened to eduSource I sometimes tell them that it became part of GLOBE, which is described in this post. It's not completely accurate (LORNet is the designated member, not eduSource, and the link points to Paloma Web at Teluq). "GLOBE aims to connect the world and unlock the 'deep web' of quality online educational resources through brokering relationships with content providers." Well fine, but how are they doing with that? The last reported meeting is 2005 and the latest version of the communications strategy - also 2005 - can only be regarded as a failure. The site at least has a link to the EdNA Learning Technology Standards Observaty RSS feed. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:14 - - Permalien [#]

Handheld Learning 2007 Nuggets

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Handheld Learning 2007 Nuggets
A set of 'nuggets' from the Handheld Learning conference in London, with oddments varying from fears about WiFi to the unfortunately named Asus miniBook to yet another Presnky next-generation lecture (it's time to get some new material, Marc) to the Learning Everywhere project. Good stuff. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:13 - - Permalien [#]

A Safe Social Network for Schools

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A Safe Social Network for Schools
All these people who say a social network is 'safe' for students because it is populated by other students obviously didn't go to school where I went to school. When I went to school the biggest source of dangers of all sorts was my fellow students - what I wanted was to be isolated from the students and in contact with the adults, who would at least behave themselves. I really think a lot of this 'internet safety' stuff is exactly backwards. They may even actually increase the likelihood of harm being caused. Kids are in more danger from their home and school environment than from anything the internet can throw at them - and should be able to use the internet to get support and protection. More...

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Brains Are Weird

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Brains Are Weird
I've covered this illusion before. You can learn to see the dancer spin both ways - it has to do with where you focus your attention. It has nothing to do with being right-brained or left-brained, so far as I know. I wonder where these fictions get started. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:12 - - Permalien [#]

Natural Education, Natural Enterprise, Natural Community: Creating a Virtuous Cycle

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Natural Education, Natural Enterprise, Natural Community: Creating a Virtuous Cycle
I have had occasion to write about global warming over the years. So I am one of the first to warmly applaud Al Gore and his Nobel Peace Prize. And it's this sort of thing - this sort of reflection - that carries over into the wider domain of learning and society and technology. And this Dave Pollard post on natural education and natural enterprise. The older industrial model is a dysfunctional system, he writes, a vicious circle that does immense damage to our psyches and our environment. Harold Jarche picks up on this theme, wondering whether these old systems are starting to crack. "It wasn't that long ago that politicians and some scientists were saying that global warming was only a half-baked theory. We now know that we're going to be completely baked, and Al Gore's Nobel Prize shows that the world understands." That's why I demanded an apology not so long ago - and caution, today, that the same sort of model that has produced global warming is continuing to produce - and protect, with the same disinformation - traditional education. The consequences aren't obvious - but if you go into the poorer regions of the world (or of your own community) and look into the people's eyes, you'll see them. More...

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