EMMA Summer School announced | Emma Project

The European Multiple MOOC Aggregator (EMMA) is happy to announce the EMMA Summer School, taking place from 4-11 July on the beautiful island of Ischia in Italy. The summer school is aimed at anyone interested in setting up and running a MOOC on EMMA. During this week long course you will learn:How to choose a MOOC approach that best suits your resources and pedagogical objectivesHow to design your MOOC according to best practice and sound instructional design principlesHow to prepare your content for uploading, translation and transcription on the EMMA platformHow to deliver your MOOC to take advantage of the different functionalities possible within EMMAHow to use the monitoring and analytical functionalities of the platform to evaluate the success of your MOOC from both the learner and the provider perspective.

Source : EMMA Summer School announced | Emma Project

SciDetect: Software for Evaluating Academic Papers

Universite Joseph Fourier Springer-Verlag GmbH

SciDetect is a collaboration between Springer-Verlag GmbH and Université Joseph Fourier

SciDetect is an open source software program for evaluating academic papers. The software discovers text that has been generated with the SCIgen computer program and other fake-paper generators like Mathgen and Physgen.

SciDetect scans Extensible Markup Language (XML) and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files and compares them against a corpus of fake scientific papers.

Using intertextual distance, SciDetect can discover any automatically generated text materials and indicate whether an entire document or its parts are genuine or not. The software relies on sensitivity thresholds to report suspicious activity.SciDetect is publicly released under the GNU General Public License (GPL), Version 3.0.

viaSciDetect: Software for Evaluating Academic Papers.

ICDE » Publication opportunity for innovative research and practice

Open Praxis, a peer-reviewed open access scholarly journal welcomes submissions which highlight challenges, lessons and achievements in the practice of distance and e-learning from all over the world.

Its current call for papers is open until 30 April for publication in July 2015.

Call for papers: Open Praxis, July-September 2015 edition

An article may present research or surveys of recent work, describe original work, or discuss new technology and its possibilities, implications and/or other related issues.

You may submit one or more of the following:

  • Research articles – approximately 5000 words – these may focus on concepts, analysis and results of studies regarding open and distance education.
  • Innovative practice articles – approximately 3000 words – these may provide analysis of concrete experiences.
  • Reviews – approximately 1000 words – these include books, reports, software or internet resources.

Open Praxis is a peer-reviewed open access scholarly journal focusing on research and innovation in open, distance and flexible education. Open Praxis is published by ICDE and is under the editorship of Dr. Inés Gil-Jaurena at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Spain.

viaICDE » Publication opportunity for innovative research and practice.

Open Praxis

EDEN Conference 9-12 jun 2015 Barcelona – Expanding Learning Scenarios

Complex Changes, Accelerated Transformations

The landscape of learning in the past few years has been changing substantially.

The ever-improving performance of mobile devices and the development of networking infrastructure continue to increase the appeal of new powerful instruments. The rapid spread of technologies, reflected in their untameable demand and use, the momentous development of research as well as practices inevitably transform the information society – mostly outside of institutional settings and often along unexpected pathways.

Whilst there is growing public interest and high demand worldwide for knowledge and education, and intensive social media movements are experienced both on the provider and user communities’ side, the issue of skills deficit is contributing to the critical public approach.

viaConference Scope | EDEN.

Les plateformes de gestion des formations en ligne, toujours d’actualité

« Si leur fin a longtemps été annoncée, les plateformes de gestion des apprentissages – ou LMS (Learning Management System) – poursuivent leur implantation dans les entreprises, s’y révélant même indispensables.

Retour sur cette tendance durable avec Michel Diaz, Directeur associé de Féfaur et Directeur de rédaction du site E-learning Letter »

viaLes plateformes de gestion des formations en ligne, toujours d’actualité.

Speech 2.0 – Free Expression in the New “Digital Europe” | Center for Democracy & Technology

Dynamic and interactive platforms for networking and self-publishing are flourishing in Europe, making the Internet more accessible, more relevant, and more integrated into Europeans’ experience of daily life. Europeans are embracing these platforms to engage in expressive activities – exchanging news stories, engaging political leaders, sharing creative content, and launching social media campaigns. And European innovations in digital preservation and language translation tools are enabling greater access to information in Europe and around the world.

viaSpeech 2.0 – Free Expression in the New “Digital Europe” | Center for Democracy & Technology.

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Strasbourg/CPU – « Université 3.0 : nouveaux enjeux, nouvelles échelles à l’ère numérique»

C’est du 27 au 29 mai 2015, que la Conférence des présidents d’université organisera à l’Université de Strasbourg son prochain colloque annuel sur le thème « Université 3.0 : nouveaux enjeux, nouvelles échelles à l’ère numérique».

viaCPU – Conférence des présidents d’université.

2015 – HEFCE – Changing the learning landscape

Students, practitioners and university leaders from across 145 UK universities and colleges have taken part in a ground-breaking HEFCE-funded programme, led by the Leadership Foundation, to advance technology-enhanced student learning.

A summary report has been published, and a range of online resources to share innovative practice and support ongoing development has been launched.

The programme recognised that the student experience can be enhanced by technology in a number of ways, including:

  • the opportunity to gain additional digital skills and confidence
  • opportunities to collaborate and learn with other students remotely
  • improved interaction with lecturers
  • access to new and cutting-edge ‘live’ content
  • ultimately creating a more flexible, mobile, and personalised approach to their own learning.

summary report

via2015 – Higher Education Funding Council for England.

New Test for Computers: Grading Essays at College Level – NYTimes.com

Imagine taking a college exam, and, instead of handing in a blue book and getting a grade from a professor a few weeks later, clicking the “send” button when you are done and receiving a grade back instantly, your essay scored by a software program.

And then, instead of being done with that exam, imagine that the system would immediately let you rewrite the test to try to improve your grade.EdX, the nonprofit enterprise founded by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to offer courses on the Internet, has just introduced such a system and will make its automated software available free on the Web to any institution that wants to use it.

The software uses artificial intelligence to grade student essays and short written answers, freeing professors for other tasks.

viaNew Test for Computers: Grading Essays at College Level – NYTimes.com.

Guide Campus davenir 2015 : Concevoir des espaces de formation à lheure du numérique – ESR : enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr

Ce guide campus davenir 2015 est un outil daide à la conception des espaces destinés à accueillir des pratiques denseignement collaboratif intégrant le numérique. Il répond aux questions : quel sera lamphithéâtre, la salle de cours, le laboratoire de demain ? Quels seront les nouveaux espaces sans équivalents actuels (FabLab, salles de travail collaboratif, etc.). Il envisage comment reconsidérer les lieux investis naturellement par les étudiants.

  • Dans la première partie du « Guide 2015 campus d’avenir : concevoir des espaces de formation à l’heure du numérique », sont examinées les modalités d’usage d’une nouvelle pédagogie collaborative utilisant le numérique, ainsi que les conséquences spatiales qu’elles impliquent, c’est-à-dire la transformation d’espaces existants ou la création d’espaces adaptés à l’enseignement formel d’aujourd’hui, ou encore l’utilisation d’autres lieux qui, dès lors qu’ils sont bien connectés et confortables, deviennent des espaces d’apprentissage informel.
  • En deuxième partie, sont analysés, de manière détaillée, dix cas, en France, en Angleterre et au Portugal qui illustrent, chacun à leur manière, un type de ces espaces nouveaux, dont la conception répond de manière pragmatique à des pratiques en pleine évolution.

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