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UN NOUVEAU PROGRAMME à la TÉLUQ: Programme en gestion de projets créatifs

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Sous la responsabilité de la professeure Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay, de l’École des sciences administratives, un nouveau programme vient d’être lancé. Quatre nouveaux cours sont offerts à l’automne 2015 pour accueillir les étudiants du programme court de 2e cycle en gestion de projets créatifs, et deux autres suivront dans la foulée. Les divers cours du programme reposent sur la lecture d’une série d’articles accessibles directement sur le site du cours, et aussi sur l’écoute d’entrevues vidéos avec des professionnels et des experts d’une diversité de secteurs créatifs (théâtre, multimédia, cinéma, arts visuels, mode, cuisine, etc.) Cela vous permettra de réfléchir sur le travail créatif, sur les expériences créatives d’autres personnes, avec des praticiens et des experts réputés et expérimentés. Ceux-ci vont partager leurs expériences en gestion de projet créatif avec vous. Tout le matériel didactique des cours se trouve sur un site Web : guide d’étude, contenu théorique du cours, activités, vidéos et références complémentaires. Des vidéos et documents écrits offrant un complément d’information sur ce programme sont disponible ici : http://www.teluq.ca/projetscreatifs

Pour toute question relative au programme, n’hésitez pas à communiquer avec la coordonnatrice à l’encadrement, madame Annie Aubin (par téléphone au 1 800 463-4728, ou encore par courriel à l’adresse : aubin.annie@teluq.ca.

 

Louis Rhéaume

Infocom Analysis



Firms with corporate universities tend to outperform other firms

CU vs non CU stocks 2001-2010

According to a study by CorpU, a sample of 500 public firms with a corporate university outperformed the Russel 3000 index, on a 10 year period (2001-2011). Thus, firms with corporate universities had an average return of 26% versus 11% for other firms without a corporate university.

Louis Rhéaume
Editor, Infocom Analysis
louis@infocomintelligence.com

2013 State of the industry: US training and development [infographic]

Here is an interesting infographic on the US training and development industry. The sector had an important growth in 2013.

http://files.astd.org/Research/Infographics/2013_SOIR_Infographic.pdf

2013 training

2013_SOIR_Infographic

Louis Rhéaume
Editor, Infocom Analysis
louis@infocomintelligence.com

The Secret to the Ryerson Entrepreneurship Program’s Success, is available on Techvibes

http://www.techvibes.com/blog/the-secret-to-the-ryerson-entrepreneurship-programs-success-2012-10-15

Louis Rhéaume

Infocom Analysis

louis@infocomintelligence.com

Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis

Our new article “Notesolution Aims to Revolutionize Education Industry [Exclusive] ” is available on Techvibes

http://www.techvibes.com/blog/notesolution-brings-aims-to-revolutionize-education-industry-exclusive-2012-05-28

 

Louis Rhéaume

Infocom Intelligence

louis@infocomintelligence.com

Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis

La Télé-université (TELUQ) dévoile sa nouvelle image

La Télé-université (TELUQ) vient de dévoiler sa nouvelle image corporative.

http://www.teluq.ca/devoilement/video.html

 

 

Open University, the long-distance learning U.K. institution gained 1 million new subscribers in just 3 months from iTunes U iPad app

In Great Britain, Open University, the long-distance learning institution, reveals that 52 of its courses have reached 50 million downloads through iTunes U, in just 15 months.  Furthermore, it says that the new iTunes U iPad app has helped entice one million new subscribers to OU courses.

The iTunes U app for the iPad has just been available for three months (it was launched on 19 January 2012).  It appears that there is a huge popularity for Apple’s iTunes apps for education. 

“With more than 50 million downloads to date, we know that students value our high-quality learning materials, and that is really underlined by the speed with which we have reached one million iTunes U app course subscribers,” said vice-chancellor Martin Bean, in a press release.

The Open University makes its content available online to everyone, in multiple formats and as part of routine course production.   All Open University courses are designed to be interactive with students switching between books, DVDs, the web, audio CD, peer groups and associate lecturers.

Open University’s courses are delivered in Apple’s iBook format to the app, where photos, videos and interactive diagrams run alongside the course texts. These courses vary from  ‘Moons: An Introduction’ (which allows you to zoom in and rotate parts of moon rocks) to ‘The New Entrepreneurs’ course, which has attracted more than 100,000 active subscribers via the iTunes U iPad app alone. Open University says that another six courses have managed to reach 300,000 subscribers.

Source: TabTimes

 

Louis Rhéaume

Infocom Intelligence

louis@infocomintelligence.com

Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis

3 emerging social learning trends

[Published originally on January 26, 2012]

According to a recent survey by TrainingMag.com, US total expenditures in training appear to be increasing. The amount spent on training jumped about 13% from 2010, including increases in overall training budgets and payroll, and spending on outside products and services.3 social learning trends are emerging:

1. Social Learning

For Tony Bingham, CEO of the American Society for Training and Development: “Social learning is learning with and from others, often — but not always — with social media tools,” Bingham explains. “Social learning is a powerful approach to sharing and discovering a whole array of options, leading to more informed decision-making and a more intimate, expansive and dynamic understanding of the culture and context in which we work.”

There are many benefits to incorporating social learning into an organization: “Incorporating social learning creates networks of knowledgeable people to work across time and space to make informed decisions and solve complex problems,” Bingham says. “Learning happens more quickly and broadly. Innovation happens faster. And tacit knowledge can be retained and reused.”

2. Social Networking Techniques

Many trainers are using social networking platforms to create activities and exercises for their programs. Jane Bozarth,author of Social Media for Trainers explains how using social networks can enhance training: “Social media tools help to amplify the social and informal learning already going on in organizations all the time, every day, and make the learning available on a much larger scale. They provide ways to connect talent pools and expertise in an organization or within a practice area, and can offer just-in-time solutions to problems and performance issues.”

“Participants are happy to engage with one another using social media tools for training purposes. They find it convenient, useful for learning at the moment of need, and [that it helps them] develop a greater sense of control over their learning.”

“Social media tools are just tools and can be effectively employed to support the gamut of training activities, from introductions to role plays to discussions of video clips, and anything in between.” But she does offer one recommendation: “I hope we see learning and development practitioners moving toward partnering with learners and away from feeling their role is to direct them.”

3. Gamification

A frequent training request is make subjects fun — and what better way to learn a new topic than by playing a game? Karl M. Kapp, professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University and author of The Gamification of Training: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Learning and Instruction, shares the concept of using games for learning. “Studies indicate that games, when designed properly, motivate learners, improve learner retention and encourage students who aren’t typically ‘academic’ to partake in the learning process,” he says. “There is no reason learning has to always be hard or difficult.”

“When done correctly, gamification provides an experience that is inherently engaging and, most importantly, promotes learning. The elements of games that make for effective gamification are those of storytelling, which provides a context, challenge, immediate feedback, sense of curiosity, problem-solving, a sense of accomplishment, autonomy and mastery.”

Adding social networks and games to training programs has the potential to shake up the learning experience. It can create constant learning opportunities, real-time knowledge sharing and improved participant engagement.

Source : Mashable

Louis Rhéaume
Infocom Intelligence
louis@infocomintelligence.com
Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis

The MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) wants to reach the world with online courses

[Published originally on December 20,2011]

The MIT is already offering some free online courses to students worldwide: OpenCourseware.
http://ocw.mit.edu/help/get-started-with-ocw/

MIT today announced the launch of an online learning initiative internally called “MITx.” MITx will offer a portfolio of MIT courses through an online interactive learning platform that will:

-organize and present course material to enable students to learn at their own pace
-feature interactivity, online laboratories and student-to-student communication
-allow for the individual assessment of any student’s work and allow students who demonstrate their mastery of subjects to earn a certificate of completion awarded by MITx
-operate on an open-source, scalable software infrastructure in order to make it continuously improving and readily available to other educational institutions.

Source: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/mitx-education-initiative-1219.html

According to Anant Agarwal, director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), the new tools will be available to whoever needs it.

“Creating an open learning infrastructure will enable other communities of developers to contribute to it, thereby making it self-sustaining … An open infrastructure will facilitate research on learning technologies and also enable learning content to be easily portable to other educational platforms that will develop. In this way the infrastructure will improve continuously as it is used and adapted.”

Online learning obtained respectability with such for-profit institutions like the University of Phoenix. It has now a growing importance to traditional colleges and universities seeking ways to reach beyond their traditional constituencies.

Louis Rhéaume
Infocom Intelligence
louis@infocomintelligence.com
Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis

BNN Network interview with the management of McKinsey

[Published originally on TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011]

Yesterday, there was an interview at BNN Network with Dominic Barton who is Canadian and the Global Managing Director of McKinsey. Among others, he argues that Canada exports not enough in China and Asia in general. There are many opportunities such as in education, a 2% increase in higher education in China would require 2000 more universities…

For the whole interview you can watch:
http://www.bnn.ca

It would be available in the coming days.

Louis Rhéaume
Infocom Intelligence
louis@infocomintelligence.com

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