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.

Learning and Teaching Technology Options: STOA Options Brief

The education system is very wide and no technology will be adequate to solve all problems. Moreover there are many and fast evolving technologies while every region and country face specific challenges and have specific contextual factors. Therefore the policy options are intended as strategic approaches that provide a framework for decision-makers to define more concrete policies.

Study : Learning and teaching technology options: Study
Executive Summary : Learning and teaching technology options: In-Depth Analysis
Annex : Learning and Teaching Technology Options: STOA Options Brief

viaSTOA | Studies and Options Briefs.

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

CTNX1500299K – MENESR – Terminologie : Flux

flux (en), loc.adj.

Domaine : Audiovisuel-Télécommunications/Internet.

Définition : Se dit de la diffusion ou de la réception par l’Internet de contenus audio et vidéo, selon un mode de transmission permettant une lecture en continu sans téléchargement.

Note : On trouve aussi l’expression « en continu ».

Voir aussi : téléchargement.

Équivalent étranger : streaming (n.).

Attention : Cette publication annule et remplace celle du terme « diffusion en flux » au Journal officiel du 18 janvier 2005.

viaCTNX1500299K – Ministère de l’Éducation nationale, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche.

bcg.perspectives – The Digital Imperative

As entire industries are disrupted by bold digital entrants and business models, more and more companies are at risk of extinction. Music, retailing, media, and travel are far along on this path, but we are also seeing similar patterns in more traditional industries, such as banking, agriculture, energy, health care, industrial goods, and manufacturing.

Digital strategy and transformation must therefore be a top priority of the CEO and the senior management team. Companies can’t just dabble at the edges by appointing a charismatic chief digital officer or CIO, adopting the latest shiny technologies, or “letting a thousand flowers bloom.” The digital imperative calls for more fundamental action in five areas.

  • Prototype Your Strategy
  • Disrupt Your Business (Before Others Do)
  • Digitize the Core Business
  • Create Value from Data
  • Position Your Business in the Broader Ecosystem

bcg.perspectives – The Digital Imperative.