25 avril 2018

Designing a University from Scratch (II)

By Alex Usher. Following on from yesterday’s discussion of the Minerva model (you might want to refresh your memory by re-reading yesterday’s entry, as detailed in the book Building the Intentional University: Minerva and the Future of Higher Education, I wanted to get into a bit more detail about whether the Minerva curriculum is a foretaste of things to come, a weird one-off, or an evolutionary dead-end. More...

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Designing a University from Scratch (I)

By Alex Usher. I’ve recently been reading a fascinating book entitled Building the Intentional University: Minerva and the Future of Higher Education which essentially is an operating manual for the Minerva Schools (if you have never heard of, or have forgotten Minerva, I did a write-up of it back in 2013). What everyone remembers about Minerva is the sizzle – students move across seven cities in four years (San Francisco for a year, followed by one term in each of Seoul, Hyderabad, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Taipei and London) and all classrooms are electronically-mediated. More...

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Enrolment Trends in Rural/Remote Community Colleges

By Alex Usher. For giggles, every once in awhile I start looking at institutional enrolment data.  This weekend, I started looking specifically at community colleges.  I noted back here that enrolment in colleges nationally has been pretty flat for the last five years, but that’s a national picture only. More...

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National Strategies on International Education

By Alex Usher. A few years ago, when the Government of Canada released its “Strategy for International Education”, I gave the document a lot of stick because it wasn’t really a strategy, possessed no serious logic model and generally didn’t link resources to expected outcomes.  It was more of a laundry list of things attached to a relatively arbitrary target more than anything else. More...

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Appel à projets pour l’obtention du label Grande Ecole du Numérique

carif espace-compétencesLa Grande Ecole du Numérique lance un appel à projets pour l’obtention du label Grande Ecole du Numérique.
La date limite de réception des offres est fixée au 21 Juin 2018 à minuit.
Consulter l’appel à labellisation
Des informations détaillées sur les modalités de réponse à cet avis sont disponibles sur le site de la Grande Ecole du Numérique.

Rendez-vous sur la page dédiée au repérage des appels d`offres "Formation, Insertion" en région PACA, consultables gratuitement et en libre accès.

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Journée de présentation de l'appel à projets "Grande Ecole du Numérique" - Marseille

carif espace-compétencesLa Direccte Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur organise le 27 avril 2018 une journée de présentation de l’appel à projets « Grande École du Numérique » et de l’expérimentation du chéquier APTIC sur Marseille.
Cette journée se déroulera de 9h30 à 16h dans les salons d’honneur de la Préfecture de Région Bd Paul Pétral 13008 MARSEILLE.

Programme et inscription

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‘Making Digital Learning Work’: why faculty and program directors must change their approach

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . The main strategy appears to be to move some of the face-to-face lectures online, without changing either the face-to-face or the online lecture format. In particular there is often a resistance to asynchronous approaches to online learning.  In one or two cases I have seen, faculty have insisted that students watch the Internet lectures live so that there can be synchronous online discussion, thus severely limiting the flexibility of ‘any time, any place’ for students. More...

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Zuckerberg’s Frankenstein

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . Prosecutor: Dr. Frankenberg, are you aware that there is a monster roaming the countryside, stealing all the villagers’ personal information?
Dr. Frankenberg: Yes, sir, I am.
Prosecutor: And is it true, Dr. Frankenberg, that you invented this monster, in your dorm room at Harvard?
Dr.Frankenberg (proudly): Yes, sir. More...

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‘Humans Wanted’: online learning and skills development

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . I have at last got hold of a full copy of this report that came out a couple of weeks ago. Much to my surprise, I found the report essential reading for anyone in education, mainly because it is relatively specific about the skills that the Canadian job market will need between 2018 and 2021, and the results were not quite what I expected to see. More...

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Stanford University to be fully online by 2025?

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . Because the university is on an Easter break, it was difficult to find anyone at Stanford to verify this rumour, but the planning seems to be quite advanced. Apparently a highly confidential strategic planning committee has been working for some time on a plan to convert all programs at Stanford into a fully online format, using advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR), and data analytics (DA), technologies in which both Stanford and Google are world leaders. More...

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