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ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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Bring Your Own Device Technology: Preliminary Results from a Mixed Methods Study to Explore Student Experience of In-Class Response Systems in Post-Secondary Education
Matthew Numer, Rebecca Spencer
(pages: 1-6)

An Evaluation of Relevance of Computing Curricula to Industry Needs
Ioana Chan Mow, Hobert Sasa, Foilagi Maua-Faamau, Elisapeta Mauai, Misioka Tanielu
(pages: 7-12)

Agriculture/Hydroaquaoponic Bioscience Sensor - Mobile App with Simulations & Software for Industry & Science Education Curriculum Module
Christine M. Yukech
(pages: 13-16)

Survival through Openness – How Traditional Industry could avoid the Fate of Print Media
Tobias Redlich, Manuel Moritz, Pascal Krenz, Sonja Buxbaum-Conradi, Sissy-Ve Basmer-Birkenfeld, Jens P. Wulfsberg
(pages: 17-24)

A Case Study in Support of Multiple Post Mortem Assessments (Invited Paper)
Jill Pable, Kenan Fishburne
(pages: 25-35)

Determining the Relationship between U.S. County-Level Adult Obesity Rate and Multiple Risk Factors by PLS Regression and SVM Modeling Approaches
Chau-Kuang Chen
(pages: 36-41)

Can Culture Act as an Enabler to Innovation? Exploring the Germany-Ontario Experience Regarding the Introduction of Green Energy
Bill Irwin, Jan A.C. Klakurka
(pages: 42-47)

Science and Math Lesson Plans to Meet the Ohio Revised Science Standards and the Next Generation of Standards for Today; Technology (Excel)
Suzanne Lunsford, Basil Naah
(pages: 48-50)

Statistical Modelling of Global Tectonic Activity and some Physical Consequences of its Results
Konstantin Statnikov, Gregory Kruchenitsky
(pages: 51-55)

Monitoring and Control of Urban Critical Infrastructures: A Novel Approach to System Design and Data Fusion
Mario La Manna
(pages: 56-60)

Modeling State Space Search Technique for a Real World Adversarial Problem Solving
Kester O. Omoregie, Stella C. Chiemeke, Evelyn B. Oduntan
(pages: 61-66)

Evaluating Loans Using a Combination of Data Envelopment and Neuro-Fuzzy Systems
Rashmi Malhotra, D.K. Malhotra
(pages: 67-77)

Worksheet of Exogenous Variables that Impact the Success of Validation Stage of Product Delivery of a Project
Altino José Mentzingen de Moraes
(pages: 78-83)

Collect Meaningful Information about Stock Markets from the Web
Saleem Abuleil, Khalid Alsamara
(pages: 84-90)


 

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ABSTRACT


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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