Archive for March, 2014

La « MOOC-mania » gagne la France
March 31, 2014

En l’espace de six semaines, plus de 36 000 personnes – dont 10 % d’Africains – se sont inscrits au MOOCs  « Du manager du leader », une vingtaine de modules vidéo de 10 à 20 minutes. Parmi ces « élèves », une très grande majorité d’hommes (60 %). Cécile Dejoux, maître de conférences au CNAM – responsable opérationnel du master ressources humaines –, qui a dirigé ce cours, en est encore tout épatée. « Ni le CNAM, ni moi-même n’avions visé de tels chiffres. Il y a eu un vrai bouche à oreille », reconnaît-elle.

via lemonde.fr.

 

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Neelie Kroes: « L’absence de compétences numériques est une nouvelle forme d’illettrisme »
March 30, 2014

Via FrenchWeb
http://frenchweb.fr/labsence-de-competences-numeriques-est-une-nouvelle-forme-dillettrisme/147096

Former Yale President Levin to Lead Online Platform Coursera
March 25, 2014

Via http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-24/former-yale-president-levin-to-lead-online-platform-coursera.html

EdX Appoints Wendy Cebula as President and COO
March 25, 2014

Via http://m.digitaljournal.com/pr/1806996

Pearson India collaborates with IBM to expand its digital footprint
March 12, 2014

Pearson India intends to boost digital classroom offerings to Indian schools, it said in a statement, and IBM will supply, install and maintain of the IT infrastructure in these classrooms.

via  Livemint.

 

Trois écoles créent un campus numérique à Paris : « un projet à 5 millions d’euros »
March 7, 2014

via FrenchWeb.fr.

 

Big Data Means Big Questions on How That Information Is Used
March 4, 2014

“What the president wants to explore, in part, is whether our existing privacy framework can accommodate these changes, or if there are new avenues for policy that we need to consider,” Mr. Podesta said in a speech for the M.I.T. event, delivered by phone because snow conditions in Washington prevented him from attending in person.

“Have we fully considered the myriad ways in which this data revolution might create social value,” he added, “and have we fully contemplated the risks that it might pose to our conceptions of individual privacy, personal freedom and government responsibility of data?”

via NYTimes.com.

 

Now, MOOC Courses With IIT Material for Engineering Students, from the Government
March 4, 2014

via Nextbigwhat.com.

 

Why MOOCs Might Revolutionize Your Recruiting Methods
March 4, 2014

One MOOC provider, Udacity, also offers a program where recruiters can access student resumes. According to Bersin, Over 350 firms, including Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Twitter have paid Udacity and Coursera to match them with high-performing students.

Most of the courses have online forums where students engage in conversation. An enterprising recruiter can use these as a way meet candidates and assess their skills. Some of these participants will be recent grads with little experience but who are fast, motivated learners. If you can get your hiring managers to take part, they might be attracted to one or more of them.

via ERE.net.