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ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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Editorial Advisory Board's Chair
William Lesso

Editor-in-Chief
Nagib C. Callaos


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AIM: An Integrated Approach to Organizational Improvement
Ronald A. Styron, Jr.
(pages: 1-4)

Preliminary Investigations of Challenges in Dynamic Integration of Heterogeneous Services
Makaziwe Makamba
(pages: 5-10)

What are European Union Public Attitudes towards Robots? (Invited Paper)
Donald Loffredo, Alireza Tavakkoli
(pages: 11-19)

Imitation, Experience and Learning: On The Unity Of Expression In Design (Invited Paper)
Taha A. Al-Douri
(pages: 20-23)

The Inter-Disciplinary Impact of Computerized Application of Spatial Visualization on Motor and Concentration Skills
Esther Zaretsky
(pages: 24-30)

Intangible Knowledge. The Culture of Knowledge within Organisations from the Perspective of the Sociological Systems Theory
Tilia Stingl de Vasconcelos
(pages: 31-36)

A Critical Assessment on SPC Implementation in the UK Food Industry
Sarina Abdul Halim Lim, Jiju Antony, Norin Arshed
(pages: 37-42)

A Location-Based Service Using Geometric Location Methods to Unite Mobile Users
Wen-Chen Hu, Naima Kaabouch, Hung-Jen Yang
(pages: 43-48)

A Connection Block Implemented in the RTL Design for Delay Time Equalization of Wave-Pipelining
Tomoaki Sato, Sorawat Chivapreecha, Phichet Moungnoul
(pages: 49-54)

Implementation of Maintenance System Based on Bluetooth Low Energy for Hermetic Inline Amplifiers in CATV Networks
Katsuhiro Naito, Kenta Nakanishi, Kazuo Mori, Hideo Kobayashi
(pages: 55-60)

Monitoring Heart Health and Structural Health: mDFA Quantification
Toru Yazawa
(pages: 61-65)

Building a Secure Enterprise (Invited Article)
Kevin Foltz, William R. Simpson
(pages: 66-73)

Enterprise Level Security – Basic Security Model
Kevin E. Foltz, William R. Simpson
(pages: 74-79)

The Pseudonym on the Internet: Identity Creation and Space of Freedom
Marcienne Martin
(pages: 80-83)

The Charrette Design Model Provides a Means to Promote Collaborative Design in Higher Education
Webber Steven B.
(pages: 84-91)


 

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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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