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ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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William Lesso

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Nagib C. Callaos


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New Electronic Technology Applied in Flexible Organic Optical System
Andre F. S. Guedes, Vilmar P. Guedes, Simone Tartari, Mônica L. Souza, Idaulo J. Cunha
(pages: 1-4)

The Internet as Social System: Applying Margaret Archer's Theory of Morphogenesis to Hypermedia Communication
Dee Pratt
(pages: 5-9)

Near Real Time Discovery and Conversion of Open Source Information to a Reward Matrix
Mark Rahmes, Kathy Wilder, Harlan Yates, Kevin Fox
(pages: 10-15)

A Model of Inter and Multi Disciplinary Domains, and their Mutual Interactions
Ophir Dan
(pages: 16-20)

Discovery of Strong Association Rules for Attributes from Data for Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Shen Lu, Alfred Sears, Joseph Radich, Richard Segall, Thomas Hahn
(pages: 21-26)

Interactive Level Design for iOS Assignment Delivery: A Case Study
Anson Brown, Alireza Tavakkoli, Donald Loffredo, Hashimul Ehsan
(pages: 27-38)

Towards an Understanding of the Impacts of Localized Real Case Studies
Mathews Nkhoma, Narumon Sriratanaviriyakul, Hiep Cong Pham, Tri Khai Lam, Quynh Bao Nhu Nguyen
(pages: 39-45)

Computational Analysis of the 2415-3S Airfoil Aerodynamic Performance
Luis Velázquez-Araque, Jirí Nožicka
(pages: 46-51)

Time and Frequency Resource Allocation Using Graph Theory in OFDMA Wireless Mesh Networks
Miri Priesler (Moreno), Arie Reichman
(pages: 52-57)

The Peer Review Process: An Expanded Role for Repositories
Joanna Richardson, Malcolm Wolski
(pages: 58-62)

Organic Matter Effect on Glomus Intrarradices in Beans (Phaseolus Vulgaris L.) Growth Cultivated in Soils with Two Sources of Water under Greenhouse Conditions
A. K. Gardezi, S. R. Márquez-Berber, B. Figueroa-Sandoval, G. Almaguer-Vargas, U. Larqué-Saavedra, M. J. Escalona-Maurice
(pages: 63-68)

Interactive Pre-Simulation Strategies: Engaging Students in Experiential Learning from the Start
Beverly J. D. Bye
(pages: 69-75)

Separation-Mixing as a Model of Composition Evolution of any Nature
Tomas G. Petrov
(pages: 76-81)

Creative Engineering for 2020
Sami Khorbotly, Mark M. Budnik
(pages: 82-90)


 

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Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning in higher education: A European-North American comparison based on the French-Mexican cases

Pierre-Yves Sanséau, Sandrine Ansart


In this paper, the authors examine the specificity of a new process for obtaining qualifications in a French higher education, based on the recognition of professional experience (APEL or VAE in French) and the potential of its replication to other countries Firstly, the purpose focuses on the pertinence of the notion of « competence » in accreditation of prior (experiential) learning (AP(E)L). Although APEL approaches in the French higher education system tend to lean toward the notion of « knowledge », it appears that an approach structured by competences and based on specific frames of reference, offers great potential. Secondly, the question of the replication of APEL process in the North American context is raised with a study of the Mexican case. If educational systems of both countries don’t differ much, it appears that the transfer of the APEL process could be hazardous considering the cultural and social contexts and the difficulties associated to foreign educational transfers.

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