In the history of science and techniques, the rules of innovation are very rarely defined on basis of the tools nature or ingenuity. Instead, Human is at the center of any process of technical evolution. Guided by an instinctive need for survival or a constraint of use, he invents instruments and adapts them for practical purposes. Like any other technical or pedagogical device, MOOCs are tools representing a new evolution form in the transmission modes of knowledge.
Learning computer code at school is another challenge for digital natives. The subject is a key issue in the ongoing debates about introducing digital sciences in basic schools curricula in many European countries.
On Friday April 8th, 2016, Mr. Bruce E. Peoples has defended his PhD dissertation at Paris 8 university. His work obtained the mention “very honorable distinction with unanimous congratulations from the jury (Très honorable avec félicitations du jury). The least we can say about his dissertation is that it is an original and innovative contribution to researchers and standards experts working in the field of e-Learning and ITLET standards (Information Technologies for Learning, Education and Training).
The semantic content is an essential constituent of the models of innovative teaching methods. It is gradually built on the basis of normative efforts of various actors in the areas of the technological industry, telecommunications, information technology, language engineering, science information and documentation etc. Semantic networking represents actually an advanced step of a long process of digital information analysis since computer coding to semantic tagging and data retrieving.
In November 2015, a new version of the Canadian Normetic 2.0 application profile for educational metadata has just been published by the "Groupe de travail québécois sur les normes et standards en TI pour l’apprentissage, l’éducation et la formation" (GTN- Quebec).
In august 2015, the Agency of French speaking Universities (AUF), has ordered an exploratory study with the perspective to implement a francophonic educational resources portal. This project was recommended by more than 30 Ministers of Higher education in French speaking countries who met in Paris on 4th June 2015 to discuss the potentials of applying a new work strategy to develop the francophonic digital academic space.
I was invited by Dr. David Wrisley to attend the DH Institute workshops and the first ThatCamp in the Arab world held at the American University of Beirut from 2 to 7 March 2015. It was a great moment for me not only because I could perceive the level of awareness that DH attained in the Middle-East, but mainly for the dynamics that this event is supposed to generate regionally.