For and about all those people working to build together a sustainable world through collective intelligence and agility. Knowledge to share and collective behaviours to adopt to build and foster a sustainable future for all of us. «The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed» William Gibson, who invented the word «Cyberspace»
L'association de protection de l'environnement et de la vie animale, la World Wildlife Fund, ne cesse son combat contre la destruction de la planète. À grands coups de campagnes publicitaires aussi créatives que magnifiques, elle tente de sensibiliser le grand public sur de
The internet increasingly pervades our lives, delivering information to us no matter where we are. It takes a complex system of cables, servers, towers, and other infrastructure, developed over decades, to allow us to stay in touch with our friends and family so effortlessly. Here are 40 maps that will help you better understand the internet — where it came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world.
Il détonne dans la sphère économique. A tel point que ses détracteurs le surnomment parfois « la mère Teresa de l’économie ». Les travaux d’Amartya Sen, économiste indien, sur la théorie du développement humain et du bien-être sont récompensés en 1998 par la plus haute distinction : le prix Nobel économie. Éclairage sur un économiste éclectique.
Le PIB, un mauvais indicateur économique Ce professeur d’économie et de philosophie à Harvard considère que le PIB (produit intérieur brut) par habitant est très limité comme critère d’évaluation du bien-être, et ne donne en réalité peu ou pas d’informations sur cette question. Il ne reflète en aucun cas le niveau ou la de vie des habitants. « Utilisé seul c’est un désastre »| explique t-il.
Il prend l’exemple du Bangladesh et de l’Inde, pays dont il est originaire. Un PIB par habitant bien différent entre les deux pays. 3.425 dollars en Inde contre 1.417 dollars au Bangladesh selon les données de la Banque Mondiale. Et pourtant, qu’il s’agisse de l’espérance de vie ou encore du taux d’alphabétisation les deux pays sont proches. Pourtant, le PIB est censé être révélateur du niveau de vie d’un habitant… Il n’en est rien.
As the climate shifts, rivers will both flood and dry up more often, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Shortages are especially likely in parts of the world already strapped for water, so political scientists expect feuds will become even more intense. To track disputes worldwide, researchers at Oregon State University spent a decade building a comprehensive database of international exchanges—-both conflicts and alliances—over shared water resources. They found that countries often begin disputes belligerently but ultimately reach peaceful agreements. Says Aaron Wolf, the geographer who leads the project, “For me the really interesting part is how even Arabs and Israelis, Indians and Pakistanis, are able to resolve their differences and find a solution.”
This paper outlines work connected to the successful convergence of digital, pedagogic and physical space. The Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning (SCIL) has been focusing on the gap that has existed in schools where the physical layout is often stuck in an industrial-era education model, rather than reflecting the possibilities of ICT-enhanced personalised learning. SCIL has been working to create digital spaces so that students can consistently transition from
3 Key Concepts To Understand Learning in the Digital Age Learning is evolving—in large part due to the Internet. There are three particular forces that affect the way we all learn online. These forces which are basically distinct features of new technologies demand that we should also continue to evolve as learning professionals. They include: The rise of greater connectivity and seamless networking in education, The development of global education as an approach to interdisciplinary study, and The virtualization of information through computer networking. With these in mind, it's time for us to move to Education 3.0. While Education 2.0 allows for greater interaction between teacher and student, student and content/expert, and among students, Education 3.0 emphasizes a more connectivist approach to learning and teaching. These three "gogies" of effective online learning will help you get a clearer picture. Heutagogy Heutagogy, a concept developed in 2000 by Stewart Hase, refers to
Five years ago, Shahrukh Khan, an Indian schoolboy struck up an unlikely friendship with a retired teacher in London -- and with her help he is now studying to be a doctor. Even though they live thousands of miles apart and have never met, they can't imagine life without each other. Khan is just one of many children who've benefitted from the work of academic Sugata Mitra. Mitra gave children in a Delhi slum free access to a computer and let them use it however they wished. He called the experiment the
The increasing availability of big data from mobile phones and location-based apps has triggered a revolution in the understanding of human mobility patterns. This data shows the ebb and flow of the daily commute in and out of cities, the pattern of travel around the world and even how disease can spread through cities via their transport systems.
So there is considerable interest in looking more closely at human mobility patterns to see just how well it can be predicted and how these predictions might be used in everything from disease control and city planning to traffic forecasting and location-based advertising.
Today we get an insight into the kind of detailed that is possible thanks to the work of Zimo Yang at Microsoft research in Beijing and a few pals. These guys start with the hypothesis that people who live in a city have a pattern of mobility that is significantly different from those who are merely visiting. By dividing travellers into locals and non-locals, their ability to predict where people are likely to visit dramatically improves.
Every day it seems like we feel hundreds of different emotions – each nuanced and specific to the physical and social situations we find ourselves in.
According to science, it’s not that complicated by a long shot. A new study says we’re really only capable of four “basic” emotions: happy, sad, afraid/surprised, and angry/disgusted.
But much like the “mother sauces” of cooking allow you to make pretty much any kind of food under the sun, these four “mother emotions” meld together in myriad ways in our brains to create our layered emotional stews.
Robert Plutchik’s famous “wheel of emotions” shows just some of the well known emotional layers.
A l’occasion de son 40ème anniversaire, l’Anact (Agence nationale pour l’amélioration des conditions de travail) s’est livrée à un exercice de prospective intéressant pour imaginer comment nous travaillerons en 2053.