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FuturICT : one of the 6 flagships for the FET (Future Emerging Technologies)

March 29, 2012 by Raymond Morel   Comments (0)

Project Summaries
Download: FuturICT Project SummaryDownload: FuturICT Project OutlineDownload:  FuturICT Project Impact
Download: Living Earth Simulator PlatformDownload: Global Participatory PlatformDownload:  Planetary Nervous System PlatformDownload: Innovation Accelerator Platform
High Level Concepts
Download: Resilience
Download: EnergyDownload: Networks and CommunicationDownload: EconomicsDownload: Crime and CorruptionDownload:... Read full post

Temps de crises de Michel Serres

January 12, 2012 by Raymond Morel   Comments (0)

Je vous engage à commander / à acheter le livre suivant .... et à le lire
Temps de crises de Michel Serres

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Groups in ELGG 1.7.7

March 18, 2011 by Alan McCluskey   Comments (0)

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In going from 1.7.6 to 1.7.7 ELGG has lost key features in setting up groups, in particular the possibility to add a description of the group.
Such stupid changes or programming  errors are really irritating. The whole building of a community around groups depends on the ability of users to identify the groups. By wiping out the group description it makes identifying the group much more difficult.

Questioning the Nature of Learning

March 13, 2011 by Alan McCluskey   Comments (0)


I just finished an article entitled: Questioning the Nature of Learning. It was in part a reaction to the 2010 OECD report called The Nature of Learning: Using Research to Inspire Practice. Here is a short extract:
"This text is a first attempt to put into words an alternative description of learning, one of the results of which is to do away with the apparent insurmountable barriers between school and work and life when it comes to learning because those barriers turn out to be due to the way... Read full post

Quels changements concrets le Life Long Learning impose-t-il à notre système éducatif ?

February 23, 2011 by Ino Simitsek   Comments (14)

Avec le Life Long Learning qu’est ce qui change pour l’école ? les enseignants ? les élèves ?
Pour répondre à ces questions, sans doute faudrait-il commencer par définir la culture informationnelle puis étudier comment celle-ci est perçue et maîtrisée par les adultes, les jeunes et l’école...

Le récent article de Bruno Devauchelle APPRENDRE À QUESTIONNER? QUAND SOCRATE PEUT ENCORE... Read full post

Participation and communities

February 5, 2011 by Alan McCluskey   Comments (0)

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It might seem trite, but there's a golden rule to communities: the more you put into it, the more you get out! And the more you put in, the more yourself and others will want to belong and take part producing a virtuous circle of the creation of riches. Don't believe the market type logic which says you can't have your cake and eat it! Communities can be a miracle. It's up to you!

A list of key issues in ICT and education

January 29, 2011 by Alan McCluskey   Comments (0)

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How to add your own ideas of key issues
Please add you own suggestions of key issues in the field of education and ICTs in this blog. You can do so by clicking on Write a blog post in the menu to the left. Your suggestion can be in English, French or German. Each issue should correspond to one post. You may post several suggestions. Please do not use this blog for other subjects, they will be removed. In your post please indicate:

The name of the issue (the title)
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