12 juillet 2019

Getting the world back on track

UILThe UNESCO projections, published in Meeting Commitments: Are countries on track to achieve SDG 4?, show that the countries of the world will fail to meet the commitments of Sustainable Development Goal 4 – ‘Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’ – unless there is serious progress over the coming decade. More...

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28 mai 2019

Moving Towards Sustainable Policy and Practice – A Five Level Framework for Online Learning Sustainability

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Moving Towards Sustainable Policy and Practice – A Five Level Framework for Online Learning Sustainability
Diogo Casanova, Linda Price, Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2019/01/08
I'm never sure when I read an article of this sort whether the main purpose is the categorization into five components, or the arrangement of them into a hierarchy. If the former, then this paper (20 page PDF) is an innocuous survey of factors influencing the sustainability of online learning. More...

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06 mai 2019

What does public procurement have to do with sustainability?

The global financial crisis brought significant economic, social and political changes. It fostered the transition from a shareholders’ capitalism model to a new form of stakeholders’ capitalism, moving from maximising shareholders’ wealth to measuring a company’s social responsibility and environmental impact along with its economic value. More...

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28 avril 2019

Is Australia’s World Class Research Performance Sustainable?

The NTEU is calling on Australia’s universities and the government to acknowledge that Australia’s world class research as revealed by the latest ERA results is due to the talent and dedication of Australian research and support staff, many of who do not enjoy secure jobs and the bulk of whom work many unpaid hours. More...

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Streamlining sustainability within the university

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The results of the THE University Impact Ranking were released in early April, for the first time using the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as criteria to rank global universities. More...

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Creating value and doing good: Governance solutions for sustainable enterprises

Charitable institutions are an established concept. So is the concept of cooperatives that advance some social goals through business activities. What is relatively new, however, are two related ideas: one is the idea that the pursuit of social goals is the business itself, and the other that the business pursuit of social goals does not mean giving up profits. More...

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24 avril 2019

College sustainability efforts grow

eCampus NewsLast year, New Jersey’s Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) announced that it’s the first two-year institution of higher education in the country to reach a significant environmental milestone: carbon neutrality. More...

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22 avril 2019

Cracks in the ivory tower: is academia’s culture sustainable?

The ConversationThe pressure is on. More and more universities and academics are working in a culture that is untenable and cracks in the ivory tower have already begun to appear. More...

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27 février 2019

EdX’s Struggle for Sustainability

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. EdX’s Struggle for Sustainability
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed, 2018/12/18
Like many others I'm sure, I've received those emails to please donate to EdX. But to be clear, the amount they need to survive is only a small blip in Harvard's multi-billion dollar endowment. So perspective is everything. More...

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