14 juin 2019

How to Write Articles and Essays Quickly and Expertly

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Stephen Downes[Edit][Delete]: How to Write Articles and Essays Quickly and Expertly, Half an Hour [Edit][Delete] September 15, 2006
I wrote this in Johannesburg airport instead of doing work. "I am, in fact, a fairly prolific writer... part of it is a simple strategy for writing you essays and articles quickly and expertly, a strategy that allows you to plan your entire essay as you write it, and thus to allow you to make your first draft your final draft. This article describes that strategy." Enjoy - I might add some bolding and formatting, if the article needs it. [Tags: ] [Comment] [Edit]. More...

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06 juin 2019

Recherche partenariale publique/privée > Instituts Carnot

Screenshot-2018-4-21 Journal de mise en ligne - ESR enseignementsup-recherche gouv frLe dispositif Carnot valorise les structures de recherche qui s'engagent dans la recherche partenariale et soutient l'effort de recherche et d'innovation des entreprises. Plus...

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28 mai 2019

'It's all about controlling students': researchers slam popular app

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web.'It's all about controlling students': researchers slam popular app
Henrietta Cook, Sydney Morning Herald, 2019/01/21
Used in more than half of Australian primary schools, according to this article, Class Dojo is nonetheless being "slammed" by researchers from the University of South Australia who say it "promotes an archaic approach to discipline and likens it to China's social credit system." This article (17 page PDF) appears at the same time the Guardian posts a report entitled Welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism. Surveillance capitalism, writes Shoshana Zuboff in a new book, "unilaterally claims human experience as free raw material for translation into behavioural data" in order to create "behavioural futures markets" predicting, and ultimately controlling, human behaviour. More...

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23 mai 2019

Pattern Recognition: A Critical Reading of the e-Learning Research

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Ilana Snyder: Pattern Recognition: A Critical Reading of the e-Learning Research, Education.au November 23, 2005

There's a lot to disagree with in this paper (for example, the selection of literature to be studied in order to find patterns, assertions about the impact of rural digital access) but I am more interested in the positive thesis: "Our challenge is to find ways to use what new media have to offer in productive ways but, at the same time, to become, together with our students, critical and capable users: to engage in pattern recognition." Pattern perception is basic to cognition (and more), and I've been thinking about that recently: how would we alter the cognitive landscape of children if we taught them at an early age how their brain works, not only in the sense of teaching them how to recognize patterns, but also in the sense that the brain naturally completes partial patterns based on pre-existing 'templates' in the brain - to teach them, in other words, how prior conceptions inform current perceptions. More...

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21 mai 2019

The e-Framework for Education and Research: An Overview

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Bill Olivier, Tish Roberts and Kerry Blinco: The e-Framework for Education and Research: An Overview, Jisc October 6, 2005

Certainly one of the clearest papers on the E-Framework initiative (nee E-Learning Framework, or ELF). Diagram 3 (p.10) is especially useful. The authors additionally capture the most pressing problem with the E-Framework thus far: in so many words, nobody knows what's going on. Thus, they write, "coherent map is needed." No argument from me! What I'm also sensing in the E-Framework is a bit of a loosening of control. More...

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20 mai 2019

Contribution des Régions à la Loi de programmation pour la recherche

Associations des Régions de France, toute l'actualité des régions.Les Régions françaises, en tant que collectivités territoriales chefs de file du développement économique (loi NOTRe) et acteurs majeurs dans le soutien à la recherche et à l’innovation sur les territoires, partagent la volonté du Gouvernement d’inscrire l’effort de soutien à la recherche dans le cadre pluriannuel d’une loi de programmation et sur des bases juridiques et institutionnelles solides. Plus...

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18 mai 2019

Restrictive Clauses in Coca-Cola-Funded Research

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Provisions in research funding agreements between Coca-Cola and five public institutions gave the company the right to review the research in advance and control over study data, disclosure of results and acknowledgement of funding. More...

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05 mai 2019

MD Anderson 'Ousts' 3 Researchers Flagged by NIH

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. MD Anderson Cancer Center has “ousted” three researchers after the National Institutes of Health informed it that the researchers had violated agency rules regarding confidentiality of peer review and disclosure of foreign ties, Science reported. More...

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28 avril 2019

12 500 chercheurs étrangers dans les entreprises en France

Campus France logoEn 2015, les entreprises françaises employaient 12 500 chercheurs étrangers, un effectif en forte progression depuis 2007 (+ 82 %). C’est ce qui ressort d’une Note d’information que vient de publier le Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation. Plus...

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How computer-based tests are enriching education research

Education & Skills TodayTest scores are a convenient measure of knowledge and skills, and they are useful in identifying both under-performers and high achievers. But test scores alone (and rankings based on them) might not tell the whole story. More...

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