"La 11e Conférence annuelle de l’ International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) aura lieu à Québec, du 22 au 25 octobre 2014. La conférence se déroulera au Centre des congrès de Québec, site du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO et l’une des plus belles villes du Canada. Cette conférence internationale est exclusivement anglophone et elle attire environ 600 universitaires (enseignants, membres du personnel et étudiants) provenant de plusieurs pays à travers le monde. Ils auront l’occasion de présenter leurs résultats de recherche à sur la créativité et la passion dans l’enseignement post-secondaire et de partager des initiatives pédagogiques porteuses de réussite."
Online competency-based education is revolutionary because it marks the critical convergence of multiple vectors: the right learning model, the right technologies, the right customers, and the right business model.
As a quantum state collapses from a quantum superposition to a classical state or a different superposition, it will follow a path known as a quantum trajectory.
In a recent paper in Nature, scientists from the University of Rochester, University of California at Berkeley and Washington University in St. Louis have shown that it is possible to track these quantum trajectories and compare them to a recently developed theory for predicting the most likely path a system will take between two states.
Andrew N. Jordan, professor of physics at the University of Rochester and one of the authors of the paper, and his group had developed this new theory in an earlier paper. The results published this week show good agreement between theory and experiment.
For their experiment, the Berkeley and Washington University teams devised a superconducting qubit with exceptional coherence properties, permitting it to remain in a quantum superposition during the continuous monitoring. The experiment actually exploited the fact that any measurement will perturb a quantum system. This means that the optimal path will come about as a result of the continuous measurement and how the system is being driven from one quantum state to another.
Kater Murch, co-author and assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis, explained that a key part of the experiment was being able to measure each of these trajectories while the system was changing, something that had not been possible until now.
Jordan compares the experiment to watching butterflies make their way one by one from a cage to nearby trees. "Each butterfly's path is like a single run of the experiment," said Jordan. "They are all starting from the same cage, the initial state, and ending in one of the trees, each being a different end state." By watching the quantum equivalent of a million butterflies make the journey from cage to tree, the researchers were in effect able to predict the most likely path a butterfly took by observing which tree it landed on (known as post-selection in quantum physics measurements), despite the presence of a wind, or any disturbance that affects how it flies, which is similar to the effect measuring has on the system.
"The experiment demonstrates that for any choice of final quantum state, the most likely or 'optimal path' connecting them in a given time can be found and predicted," said Jordan. "This verifies the theory and opens the way for active quantum control techniques." He explained that only if you know the most likely path is it possible to set up the system to be in the desired state at a specific time.
Les FabLabs se multiplient, mais à quoi servent-ils? Le Soir A Louvain-la-Neuve, le Makilab vient de boucler une petite levée de fonds via crowdfunding (8.000 euros) pour acheter une machine à découpe laser.
Parece que la educación va a ser en las redes y no será sobre el conocimiento. Será acerca de ser exitoso en las relaciones, , cómo construir la confianza, la manera de cultivar la prudencia y la capacidad de recuperación.En la Educación tenemos que producir un ser humano competente en el cambio de las realidades y en hacer frente a los cambios…., lo demás vendrá por añadidura.. las obligaciones que las personas crean para sí mismas son más fuertes y psicológicamente más vinculantes que las instrucciones dadas por otra persona, por tanto siempre podemos superarnos.
Utilizaremos Twitter, facebook, Linkedin, youtube, instagram….y todo aquello que en nuestro procesos de trabajo-aprendizaje nos sirva para estar actualizados al momento y dar a conocer nuestros progresos, eso si, sin preocuparnos en cada momento donde establecer nuestros REGISTROS. ya que esto lo tendremos en APLICACIONES Y APIs, de manera automatizada, y especialmente de manera móvil (mobile learning), con smartphones, tabletas, wareables….No podemos ni debemos perder tiempo en reuniones tediosas e innecesarias, en trabajo farragosos con PCs, que se cuelguen, necesitamos grandes redes…sateilitales, holográficas…que permitan una automatización “normalizada”, que de una vez por todas sea “invisible y natural….
DML’s model is similar in philosophy, underscoring the role of interdependence. Called Connected Learning, the model is a response to changing face of culture as it relates to social and digital media. As technology evolves at breakneck speed, models that account for this kind of change are few and far between. Without review and revision of how and where students learn, the response is less than ideal: either blind adoption of technology, awkward adoption, or no adoption at all.
In the midst of high-profile interrogation by academics, Eric Van de Velde reflects on his experience of the value of Christensen's concept of disruption for information sharing and technological advancement in the scholarly ...
While some schools are making changes to boost student outcomes, Finney says it is too early to know how institutions will change in the long term in response to performance-based funding. "Strong state-level data systems are necessary to determine changes in performance and to make adjustments accordingly," she says. "States vary in terms of the sophistication of their student unit record systems. This must be carefully aligned with the outcomes they hope that institutions will strive for."
"Any financial policy involves a series of trade-offs," says Tennessee's Deaton. While he and other state education leaders believe the positives of performance-based funding "far outweigh the negatives," he also says "until the model is road tested, you don't know for sure how it will work out."
By studying the injuries and aptitudes of Vietnam War veterans who suffered penetrating head wounds during the war, researchers have found that brain regions that contribute to optimal social functioning are also vital to general intelligence and emotional intelligence.
This finding, reported in the journal Brain, bolsters the view that general intelligence emerges from the emotional and social context of one’s life.
“We are trying to understand the nature of general intelligence and to what extent our intellectual abilities are grounded in social cognitive abilities,” said Aron Barbey, a University of Illinois professor of neuroscience, psychology, and speech and hearing science.
Barbey, an affiliate of the Beckman Institute and he Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois, led the new study with an international team of collaborators.
The study involved 144 Vietnam veterans injured by shrapnel or bullets that penetrated the skull, damaging distinct brain tissues while leaving neighboring tissues intact. Using CT scans, the scientists painstakingly mapped the affected brain regions of each participant, then pooled the data to build a collective map of the brain.
The researchers used a battery of carefully designed tests to assess participants’ intellectual, emotional and social capabilities. They then looked for damage in specific brain regions tied to deficits in the participants’ ability to navigate intellectual, emotional or social realms. Social problem solving in this analysis primarily involved conflict resolution with friends, family and peers at work.
As in their earlier studies of general intelligence and emotional intelligence, the researchers found that regions of the frontal cortex (at the front of the brain), the parietal cortex (further back near the top of the head) and the temporal lobes (on the sides of the head behind the ears) are all implicated in social problem solving. The regions that contributed to social functioning in the parietal and temporal lobes were located only in the brain’s left hemisphere, while both left and right frontal lobes were involved.
Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: the more reading moved online, the less students seemed to understand."
Hay universidades que piensan que el tema de los MOOCs es marginal. Otras, que eso de bitcoin o la tecnología blockchain no va con ellas. O que la era del móvil, o multidispositivos no les afecta. Incluso que el Internet de las cosas, el big data o las ciudades inteligentes son meros ejercicios futuristas. O que la revolución nanotecnológica tendrá lugar dentro de 50 años O que fomentar el emprendimiento tecnológico no es su tarea prioritaria y central.
Me queda la inquietud de si realmente las universidades han tomado suficiente conciencia de las implicaciones de los cambios e innovaciones derivadas de nuestro entorno digital y social. Es decir si tienen claro la imperiosa necesidad de salir de su zona de confort actual.
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