Yves Epelboin – Au loin montent les nuages – Educpros.fr

Depuis quelques mois les modèles économiques des MOOC se précisent, des annonces sont faites tant par les agences que par certaines universités américaines. Qu’est-ce que cela signifie pour nos universités ?


Colloque annuel de la CPU – « Université 3.0 : nouveaux enjeux, nouvelles échelles à l’ère numérique »

Dans le cadre du colloque « Université 3.0 : nouveaux enjeux, nouvelles échelles à l’ère numérique », qui aura lieu à Strasbourg du 27 au 29 mai prochain, l’ensemble des universités ont été invitées à réaliser des vidéos illustrant une ou plusieurs innovation(s) numérique(s) mise(s) en place chez elles. Les réalisations sont à présent en ligne et certains projets sont saisissants…

Source : CPU – Conférence des présidents duniversité

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 » New research on adult learners in European higher education

A new report on adult learners in higher education shows that courses offered at a distance are liberating and a crucial route to new qualifications. It also shows that higher education institutions need to be aware of learners’ needs and to meet them through support. Institutions should work harder to recognize prior and informal learning, and better communicate information on available financial support, argue the authors.

The research comes from a project led by ICDE which surveyed over 1,700 students. The IDEAL project seeks to gain a better understanding of the distance education offered by higher education institutions, and to examine how higher education institutions can contribute to adult learning through distance education.

viaICDE » New research on adult learners in European higher education.

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.

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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Télécharger le guide campus 2015

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