09 mars 2014

Peer-Driven Learning: Entertain Yourselves

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/CRW.jpgBy Lee Skallerup Bessette. Today is yet another snow day around here. This winter has been particularly hard in a lot of places, leaving parents and guardians scrambling to keep children occupied while we frantically try to keep teaching, keep writing, keep grading, just keep going because even with a snow day, technology means never having to stop working. Read more...

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CDD, CDI, salarié ou pas, quelle forme d’emploi pour demain ?

avatarPar Bertrand Moulin. La flexibilité de l’emploi est un terme de plus en plus présent dans notre paysage socio-économique,  à ce titre l’on parle souvent aussi d'autres formes d’emploi. Sous ce terme générique se cache une réalité plurielle dans ses formes mais peut-être pas si différente que cela dans le fond.
Alors quelle différence entre un CDI, un CDD ou travailler à la mission, que cela soit en tant que consultant « freelance » ou via le portage salarial ?
Outre la réalité du choix pour le salarié cadre, se pose directement la dimension du marché et de la réalité de ses besoins.
Cette flexibilité est ou serait donc tant le fait des besoins du marché que celui des cadres soucieux d’une autre relation au travail et à la hiérarchie. Une adaptation aux contraintes et réalités économiques de notre marché peut se faire sur le fond mais aussi sur la forme et c’est là l’objet de ce billet. Suite...

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Presidential Decree to End Nasty Emails

By Steven Bahls. If my 23 years as a senior administrator in higher education has taught me anything, it’s this: to be a leader on a college campus, whether as president, faculty chair, dean or director, is to be a magnet for nasty emails, angry letters, vitriolic blog posts and acerbic face-to-face interactions. Some are one-line zingers, others are exhaustive diatribes. Some are mildly amusing, and others are somewhat disturbing. So, today, I decided I would address this problem with a Presidential Decree: Henceforth, I will receive no more nasty emails. This decree covers all condescending letters, nasty blog posts and unsavory editorials. You heard me correctly: they are herewith and forever after banished. Read more...

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Goldilocks and Informed Consent

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/law.jpg?itok=7sode5LvBy Tracy Mitrano. When you authenticate to a service, do you know what information about you is being communicated between the login page and the service provider? Are there distinctions among services, for example, Facebook or Google or Yahoo?  Does it make any difference whether the service is for consumers, or, in higher education, under an enterprise contract?  Is there a bridging authentication service, for example InCommon?  If so, what difference does that make in terms of the release of “attributes,” or pieces of information, about your identity?  If looked at by a human, would those attributes identify you as a distinct individual?  Or are they unidentifiable parts for a human reader, but easily mined and recombined in ways that even pedestrian software programs can (re)create your identity?  What do service providers do with that information? Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 02:33 - - Permalien [#]

Alexander the MOOC Lifts Off

By Guy M. Rogers. Alexander the MOOC is up - and flying. Lift-off took place on the morning of Tuesday February 4th. By then more than 17,000 had registered to take History 229X “Was Alexander Great?” Our numbers have actually grown over the past month and we now have about 17,500 people from over 130 countries, ages 12 to 86, taking our EdX/WellesleyX course. Read more...

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Five Ways that 21st and 20th Century Learning Will Differ

By Steven Mintz. How will teaching and learning in the early 21st century differ from its 20th century predecessor? Some shifts are already well underway. These include the growing embrace of open educational resources and of courses collaboratively designed and developed by teams including content area specialists, educational technologists, and instructional designers. Peer mentoring and grading are becoming more common, as is a gradual shift toward learner-centered pedagogies and competency-based, outcomes-oriented approaches. Read more...

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When Ph.D. meets M.D.

By Laura Tropp. Sometimes I bemoan the fact that, though people regularly call me “Dr.,” I do not have a medical degree. It’s not because I have any desire to practice medicine (I get queasy at the sight of blood) or that my parents wanted me to go to medical school (they still get to tell their friends I’m a Dr.), but because sometimes I feel so ill-equipped for the medical side of mothering. In the middle of the night with the high fever or a child complaining of odd symptoms, I feel my extensive knowledge of the history of the printing press is pretty much useless. Read more...

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Math Geek Mom: Science and Change

By Rosemarie Emanuele. When I describe Calculus to my students, I explain that it is the part of math that studies change. The change in location, of speed, or the number of bacteria in a petri dish; these are all topics covered in Calculus. Change has become a constant companion on our campus this past year, and such change has come home as the Math department prepares to move its offices in the next week. Read more...

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EdX, Facebook, Rwanda, and WhatsApp

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. In 5 years we will look back on February 2014 as important moment in the evolution of technology.
The edX announcement of its partnership with Facebook to collaborate on SocialEDU will mark the beginning of an era when the tech world finally woke up to the edtech potential of the emerging world. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 02:19 - - Permalien [#]

Renewing 'The Economist'

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Last week I renewed my print subscription for The Economist. I renewed through Amazon, paying $223.38 sense for a two year (102 issue) subscription. This works out to $2.19 an issue.
The Economist is one of the 4 publications that I read only in print, and pay to have delivered to my home. The others include our daily local paper, Popular Science, and Wired magazine. Read more...

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