16 juin 2018

Using Google to Maximize Student Organization and Productivity

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. In recent years, Google has positioned itself as a powerful presence in the educational sector. Since an increasing number of students are using Chromebooks and other Google products, it makes sense to select organization and productivity tools from Google to ensure compatibility. More...

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edX CEO Anant Agarwal Announces Ambitious Goals for 2022

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. For the most ambitious, Agarwal hopes to attract 100 million learners to edX in five years’ time. The non-profit MOOC provider has, one might argue, remained truest to the original promise of MOOCs (keeping them open and massive) when they exploded in 2011 and 2012. More...

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28 mai 2018

Do Productivity Increases Generate Economic Gains?

Do Productivity Increases Generate Economic Gains?
During today's presentation I began thinking about how we measure success in e-learning. IDC talked a lot about spending, which makes sense from a provider point of view. But from my perspective, e-learning would be a success if I spent less on learning. More...

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02 mai 2018

Thailand 4.0: boosting productivity

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Thailand has made commendable socio-economic progress since the 1970s and has set itself the goal of joining the group of high-income countries by 2036. To make that happen, the government has spelled out a Thailand 4.0 vision that involves a transformation to a more productivity- and technology-driven economy. This is the next step – after Thailand 1.0 (accumulation of capital and labour inputs led by the agricultural sector), Thailand 2.0 (light industry) and Thailand 3.0 (heavy industry). More...

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17 mars 2018

"Make Our Planet Great Again", lancement de 4 programmes de financement

Campus France logoLancée le 2 juin 2017 par le Président de la République, l’initiative « Make Our Planet Great Again » a permis de recueillir 11 000 messages de la part d’étudiants, de chercheurs, d’enseignants, d’entrepreneurs et de dirigeants d’ONG. Ces candidatures proviennent d’une centaine de pays et majoritairement des Etats-Unis (61%). Elles sont très largement orientées vers les domaines de l’énergie, des écosystèmes, de l’atmosphère et de l’océanographie. Plus...

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11 décembre 2017

Zombie firms and weak productivity: what role for policy?

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Weak productivity growth is a major problem afflicting our societies. It curbs growth in incomes and endangers the sustainability of our social security systems. An important, but often ignored, source of the productivity slowdown is the increasing prevalence of weakly productive firms and, among them, “zombie firms” – i.e. firms that would typically exit or be forced to restructure in a competitive market. In this context, a new OECD study shows that this prevalence is closely related to weaknesses in the banking system and insolvency regimes. More...

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24 novembre 2017

Productivity: Age Is Just a Number

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. New study pushes back on decades of studies suggesting that scientific productivity peaks early and declines thereafter. More...

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23 novembre 2017

Challenging the ‘Productivity Paradox’

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Study finds that technology spending spurs gains in colleges’ outputs -- but they vary depending on the institution. More...

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12 novembre 2017

How to make Belgian firms more productive

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . A combination of market-based policies and a redistributive welfare state have helped Belgium achieved among the highest living standards in the OECD. While the economy remains highly productive, productivity growth has slowed  over the past two decades. More...

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15 octobre 2017


http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Several years ago, when I was at Holyoke, the internet on campus went down for a few days. (Phone service went with it.) But electricity and water were unaffected, so we reported to work and tried to carry on as normally as possible. More...

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