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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
« 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 »
« TrainingIndustry.com continuously monitors the training marketplace looking for the best providers of authoring tools. This fourth annual list is designed to help buy-side organizations in their searches for the right training partners. Due to the contraction of the Authoring Tools market, only 16 companies were selected for the 2015 list ».
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.
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».
Univerciné est aujourd’hui la seule salle à statut commercial présente sur une université. Sur le campus de Jacob-Bellecombette de l’Université Savoie Mont Blanc, l’association met à l’honneur depuis plus de 20 ans une programmation d’art et d’essai et fait connaître aux étudiants ce type de cinéma en engageant une réflexion autour de débats, de conférences, et d’échanges.Elle s’adresse aux étudiants et aux personnels, mais aussi à toute personne séduite par ce type de cinéma.