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The Learning Lab

The Learning Lab
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Nieuw educatief platform ontwerpers HvA wint internationale competitie Wetenschap21 september 2011 11:59 |Een team van medewerkers en studenten van HvA Open BIM Lab dat deelnam aan de Design Asia Live@Singapore competitie, heeft de eerste prijs gewonnen. Het Open BIM Lab is een nieuw educatief platform aan de HvA dat studenten van het domein Techniek laat werken met het Bouw Informatie Model (BIM). Met dat model is informatie over het ontwerp, de bouw en het onderhoud van structuren te delen met alle mensen in de bouwwereld. Speciale software integreert bijvoorbeeld 3D-modellen en management-informatie volgens internationaal afgesproken regels, zodat een pakket aan informatie zowel voor een technicus in Azië als voor een architect in Europa begrijpelijk is. Het platform is opgezet door lector vastgoedkunde Willem Verbaan, en wordt gecoördineerd door zijn onderzoeksassistent Diederik de Koe. In onderstaande video zie je het BIM ‘buzz team’ aan het werk.

Centrale Lyon et EMLYON inventent les pédagogies du futur avec leur Learning Lab C’est dans un bâtiment de 400 m2 situé à mi-chemin entre leurs deux campus que Centrale Lyon et EMLYON ont créé leur « Learning Lab », un espace tout entier dédié à l’apprentissage des nouvelles pédagogies. « Nous y formons les enseignants des deux écoles aux nouvelles pédagogies mais nous pouvons également y recevoir des entreprises qui viennent y faire des sessions de créativité », explique l’un des deux créateurs, Jean-Pierre Berthet, également directeur de la stratégie numérique de Centrale Lyon. « Nous expérimentons de nouveaux usages et ce qu’ils impliquent sur la dynamique de groupe », reprend Thierry Picq de l’EMLYON. Un espace interactif et modulable pour travailler ensemble ou en petits groupes Awabot permet à son utilisateur d'interagir avec son environnement presque comme s'il était présent en cours. Mais le clou du « Learning Lab » est sans contexte leur robot Awabot qui permet par exemple à des étudiants malades de continuer à venir en cours. Olivier Rollot (@O_Rollot)

* Praten, bellen en skypen in nieuwe samenwerkingszaal UB Organisatie30 augustus 2012 10:54 |In de UB is op de tweede verdieping een nieuwe zaal geopend, die bedoeld is om samen te kunnen werken. Uit een studentenenquête van 2011 bleek dat studenten daar behoefte aan hadden. Vet niceIn de nieuwe zaal mag je praten, bellen en skypen. Er zijn whiteboards, statafels met 15-minuten-computers en loungebanken, waarover een bellende jongen tegen z’n vriend aan de andere kant van de lijn zegt dat ze ‘vet nice’ zijn. Studente theaterwetenschap Loulou (23) is in de – verder bijna uitgestorven – zaal een essay aan het schrijven. VerbeteringLoulou heeft het afgelopen halfjaar een semester in Singapore gestudeerd. Les learning labs, ces salles de cours 3.0 - Enquête sur Educpros À côté des traditionnels amphis ou salles de TD, de nouveaux espaces, plus ouverts et plus modulables, font aujourd'hui leur apparition dans les écoles et les universités. Une dizaine ont vu le jour récemment. Leur finalité : favoriser le développement de pédagogies alternatives, fondées sur l'interactivité et la créativité. Expérimenter et innover : voilà ce qui guide les learning labs. "Nous mettons les équipements technologiques à disposition des enseignants, pour voir s'ils peuvent en faire quelque chose qui ait du sens dans leur pédagogie. Le but est de faire émerger des idées farfelues", s'amuse Benjamin Six, responsable de l'innovation pédagogique de l'Essec. Des espaces modulables… Concrètement, cela passe par des tables et chaises sur roulettes, facilement déplaçables, que l'on peut rapprocher pour mener un travail en petit groupe, puis organiser en cercle pour lancer une discussion collective. … et des équipements high-tech… … demandant des investissements conséquents

Nieuwe cateraar nu al uitgedaagd Studenten18 oktober 2011 17:37 |De nieuwe cateraar Eurest is nog niet eens aan de UvA begonnen of studenten dagen hem nu al uit toch vooral met nieuwe en vernieuwende ideeën te komen voor de catering. UvA-studente natuur- en sterrenkunde Charlotte van Leeuwen en VU-studente religiestudies Maaike de Reuver hebben het nieuwe cateringconcept Yeswecanteen bedacht dat binnenkort een week lang zal worden uitgeprobeerd aan de UvA. ‘Je kunt het zien als een hint aan de nieuwe cateraar, maar ook als tip voor andere universiteiten,’ zegt Charlotte. ‘Zoals de catering nu is georganiseerd, klopt er helemaal niets van. Het is niet op de universitaire gemeenschap afgestemd. Omdat er een monopolie is heb je weinig keus en concurrentie is er niet. The learning Lab Charlotte en Maaike hebben elkaar leren kennen tijdens een gemeenschappelijk UvA/VU-college dat ze beide volgden.

Dr Albert Winsemius SUMMARY He was a Dutch Economist who was Singapore's long-time economic advisor for his invaluable contribution to its development. He was a foreigner, who had faith in Singapore and believed strongly in the fact that it had a future, at a time when not many people did.Dr Winsemius' first impression was anything but hopeful. "It was bewildering," he remembers. "There were strikes about nothing. There were communist-inspired riots almost every day and everywhere. a) During his younger days He had been a cheese salesman in his younger days and understood the importance of salesmanship and marketing strategy. b) Contributions to Singapore He firstly wanted to create jobs and attract foreign investment. Upgrading The Separation in 1965 marked the beginning of the second phase. On Sundays fathers and mothers showed their children in what kind of new dwellings they would live presently. Shaping Singapore His later years Dr. His Accomplishments His Retirement This is what he said when he left.

National University of Singapore University Cultural Centre The National University of Singapore (Abbreviation: NUS; Malay: Universiti Kebangsaan Singapura; Chinese: 新加坡国立大学; pinyin: Xīnjiāpō Guólì Dàxué; Abbreviated 国大; Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர் தேசியப் பல்கலைக்கழகம், Ciṅkappūr Tēciyap Palkalaikkaḻakam ?) is a comprehensive research university located in Singapore, being the flagship tertiary institution of the country which has a global approach to education and research. Founded in 1905, it is the oldest higher learning institute in Singapore, as well as the largest university in the country in terms of student enrolment and curriculum offered. The university's main campus is located in southwest Singapore at Kent Ridge, with an area of approximately 1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi). History[edit] In 1912, the medical school received an endowment of $120,000 from the King Edward VII Memorial Fund, started by Lim Boon Keng. Establishment of the university[edit] Present form[edit] Education[edit] NUS Overseas Colleges[edit] Computing[edit]

YaledailyNews: Miller: Yale’s principles for sale in Singapore Last Thursday brought news of the final agreement between Yale and the National University of Singapore to open a joint campus. Coverage of this story in the News and the superb editorials of February 11 and April 1 have focused mainly on issues of academic freedom and political repression. I want to raise another question that has been largely overlooked: the position of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender faculty and students in relation to this new institution, Yale-NUS. Many years ago, Yale added sexual orientation to the list of protections covered by its non-discrimination policy. In their announcement on Thursday, President Levin and Provost Salovey stated that “our agreement with NUS … affirms consistency with Yale’s policy on non-discrimination.” I am a gay faculty member. The new campus’ dean-designate Prof. Professor Bailyn describes a process of vetting faculty participants to ensure they “understand what they’re getting into.” Christopher L.

Jim Sleeper: Yale Has Gone to Singapore, But Can It Come Back? Yale's president and trustees think they've found in Singapore a new haven for a liberal arts college and the kind of civil society a liberal education nourishes and needs. Their university sustained such a college for more than 300 years and, through it, the American republic, and for much of the time the republic led and inspired much of the world. But now Yale's captains have bound it contractually to an authoritarian corporate city state in building a "Yale-National University of Singapore" College that, while bearing Yale's name, will be wholly funded, constructed and ultimately controlled by Singapore's omnipresent government from behind the façade of a joint board. Yale's captains know that they're taking a big gamble. So did Puritans who crossed another stormy sea to found Harvard and Yale on the models of Cambridge and, later, Oxford, to which they remained loyal officially, though not so much in their hearts. Or are we? And what's in the contract? A Standard Is Lowered Dr.

Jim Sleeper: How Yale's Singapore Venture Imperils Liberal Education You could have heard a pin drop among the 150 professors -- three times more than usual -- in attendance at a closed-door, March 1 meeting of the Yale College Faculty as one of them told president Richard Levin something he didn't want to hear. The message was that his administration shouldn't have collaborated with an authoritarian, corporate city-state to establish a new college -- "Yale-National University of Singapore" -- without most of the Yale faculty's knowing of it until the basic commitments had already been signed and sealed. "You are this university's highest executive officer, and we're grateful for what you and the Yale Corporation do," the professor said. "But in political philosophy there's a living, unwritten constitution: Yale is really what we do -- our research, teaching, and conferences. A liberal state, after all, isn't supposed to judge between one way of life and another, which makes it hard to distinguish bold entrepreneurs from sleazy free-riders.

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