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Stop Requiring College Degrees - Andrew McAfee by Andrew McAfee | 7:00 AM February 26, 2013 If you’re an employer, there are lots of signals about a young person’s suitability for the job you’re offering. If you’re looking for someone who can write, do they have a blog, or are they a prolific Wikipedia editor? For programmers, what are their TopCoder or GitHub scores? For salespeople, what have they sold before? Stop Requiring College Degrees - Andrew McAfee
Bertrand Russell’s 10 Commandments for Teachers Never try to discourage thinking for you are sure to succeed.When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your children, endeavour to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent that in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.Be scrupulously truthful, even if the truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool’s paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness.Hat tip: Brainpickings. Bertrand Russell’s 10 Commandments for Teachers
Connected Learning: Reimagining the Experience of Education in the Information Age
L'économiste américain Jeremy Rifkin présente ce mardi à Paris son dernier essai sur les mutations en cours de l'économie et les bases d'une croissance durable tout au long du XXIe siècle. Voici sa vision du futur. «Une troisième révolution industrielle doit prendre le relais de notre modèle actuel, à bout de souffle», assure l'économiste américain Jeremy Rifkin. Selon lui, «la crise actuelle n'est pas la crise de la finance, mais la crise du pétrole» et cet or noir sera de plus en plus rare et de plus en plus cher. Surtout, cette énergie est polluante, et les catastrophes naturelles de plus en plus violentes et fréquentes plaident en faveur d'un modèle de croissance plus soutenable.

Conjoncture : Une troisième révolution industrielle est en vue

Conjoncture : Une troisième révolution industrielle est en vue
Si l’on se réfère à la terminologie en vogue, je suis actuellement étudiante en quatrième année dans une « grande école » dont on ne cesse de vanter la qualité de l’enseignement. On évoque souvent le désintérêt des jeunes pour l’école. Pourtant, il y a quatre ans lorsque j’étais encore la candidate n°4307, j’ai senti mon cœur faire des claquettes sur mon estomac en remettant ma copie aux surveillants. Je sors d’une session d’examens. Et je partage les conclusions d’un rapport de juillet 2007 remis au ministre de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la recherche sur les modalités d’évaluation des étudiants. Etudiante, je hais les partiels, marathon des nerfs pour perroquets Etudiante, je hais les partiels, marathon des nerfs pour perroquets
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Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Prerna Gupta, who is CEO of Khush (now part of Smule), whose music apps, like Songify and LaDiDa, have been used to create over 125 million songs worldwide. You can follow her @prernagupta. As technology continues its march toward the Singularity, transforming the way we work, socialize and play at an increasing rate, there is one very important aspect of American society that lags behind: education. Many in Silicon Valley have strong opinions on how education should be improved, perhaps most notably Peter Thiel, who believes we are in a higher education bubble and should be encouraging kids to skip college and pursue entrepreneurship instead. I agree that Americans are placing too much emphasis on higher education, but I think the debate over Thiel’s statements misses a much deeper point. Can Technology Transform Education Before It’s Too Late? Can Technology Transform Education Before It’s Too Late?
Will We Need Teachers Or Algorithms?

Will We Need Teachers Or Algorithms?

Editor’s note: This is Part III of a guest post written by legendary Silicon Valley investor Vinod Khosla, the founder of Khosla Ventures. In Part I, he laid the groundwork by describing how artificial intelligence is a combination of human and computer capabilities In Part II, he discussed how software and mobile technologies can augment and even replace doctors. Now, in Part III, he talks about how technology will sweep through education. In my last post, I argued that software will take over many of the tasks doctors do today. And what of education?
Enrayer la Machine à trier - La machine à trier La jeunesse, le plus bel âge de la vie ? Si les jeunes d’aujourd’hui n’ont pas connu la guerre, la plupart d’entre eux connaissent la galère. On parle souvent de « génération sacrifiée ». Enrayer la Machine à trier - La machine à trier
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The effects of school quality on long-term health Volume 30, Issue 6, December 2011, Pages 1320–1333 Special Issue: Economic Returns to Education Edited By Colm Harmon and Matt Dickson The effects of school quality on long-term health
by Emily Hanford College students spend a lot of time listening to lectures. But research shows there are better ways to learn. And experts say students need to learn better because the 21st century economy demands more well-educated workers. Don't Lecture Me | American RadioWorks Don't Lecture Me | American RadioWorks
The Problem with Lecturing Back in the late 1970s a colleague came to David Hestenes with a problem. The two of them were physics professors at Arizona State University. Hestenes was teaching mostly graduate students, but his colleague was teaching introductory physics, and the students in his classes were not doing well. Semester after semester, the class average on his exams never got above about 40 percent. The Problem with Lecturing
It's a typical scene: a few minutes before 11:00 on a Tuesday morning and about 200 sleepy-looking college students are taking their seats in a large lecture hall - chatting, laughing, calling out to each other across the aisles. Class begins with a big "shhhh" from the instructor. This is an introductory chemistry class at a state university. For the next hour and 15 minutes, the instructor will lecture and the students will take notes. By the end of class, the three large blackboards at the front of the room will be covered with equations and formulas. Students in this class say the instructor is one of the best lecturers in the department.

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David Rowan Editor of Wired magazine You've seen the extraordinary TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson, on how to repair our education system to boost creativity (what? TEDxLondon presents the Education Revolution
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Les bouleversements de la pensée algorithmique ! Dans le cadre d’un événement intitulé « Préparés à Internet », organisé par la Société Européenne de l’Internet qui s’est déroulé le 22 septembre, accueilli par l’Ecole Mines-Paris Tech, et dont le CIGREF était partenaire, on s’est interrogé : qu’est-ce que le numérique ? Il peut certes y avoir bien des réponses à cette question. Lorsqu’elle est posée dans l’amphi d’une Grande Ecole, notamment à l’occasion de la parution du livre « Introduction à la science informatique »*, le champ des possibles se réduit ! Professeur au Collège de France, Chaire Informatique et Sciences Numériques Le numérique est en train de bouleverser complètement les sciences, la médecine et peut-être un jour l’enseignement !
We are living in a digital age. The Internet and mobile devices have altered the education landscape to the extent that teens are even including text slang—OMG!—in their school work.

Educational technology: The evolution of classroom technology

Remis le 15 février, le rapport Fourgous est à la fois un plaidoyer pour l'intégration des TICE dans l'enseignement et un programme de 70 mesures pour faire basculer l'Ecole dans l'ère numérique. "Le numérique représente une vraie chance pour l’école. Donnons-nous les moyens de réussir". Flash spécial : Le rapport Fourgous pour faire entrer l'Ecole dans son siècle
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