Bringing university to Bonaire

Bringing university to Bonaire

Milan Jezic von Gesseneck appreciates that Bonaire’s innovation pilot project is bringing university to island and directly supporting development of capacity-building and education. For higher education it is bringing possibility to work directly with WUR as well as with other mainly Dutch universities. It is opening doors not just for having different universities to be present on the island, but also for implementing the most modern way of education, having three pillars blended learning education. By having part-time EU high quality professors of different specialisations on the island, and mixing that with learning-by-doing and distance learning, Bonaire is really getting the most efficient, highest quality education on the island. At the same time, this approach should be implemented not only at the university level, but also on other levels, including professional level and long-life learning.

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Apprentissage mixte dans les PTOM

Apprentissage mixte dans les PTOM

Il est largement reconnu que l’enseignement constitue un facteur plus important, pouvant entraîner le développement durable des communautés et des pays, stimuler la croissance économique et promouvoir la coopération régionale.

Avoir un bon niveau d’éducation couvrant tous les niveaux et tous les types d’éducation est un défi de taille dans les pays et territoires d’outre-mer de l’Union européenne qui rencontrent de nombreux problèmes en raison de leur isolement, de leurs populations généralement restreintes et de leurs territoires souvent largement éclatés.

L’Université de la Polynésie française a relativement de très bonnes capacités, mais malgré cela se heurte à des problèmes importants au niveau du territoire : des territoires éclatés- la Polynésie est un territoire avec 118 îles, ainsi que l’éducation dans deux langues officielles.

La mise en œuvre du système d’apprentissage mixte à trois piliers (l’apprentissage en face-à-face, l’apprentissage en ligne et l’apprentissage en faisant) semble une solution pour renforcer les capacités dans les PTOM, augmenter la compétitivité et établir des économies prospères dans des sociétés inclusives.

La même approche pourrait être mise en œuvre dans le cadre de la coopération régionale du Pacifique ou même plus largement au niveau de la coopération de tous les Pays et Territoires d’Outre-Mer.

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Capacity building – Nesta

Capacity building – Nesta

We are very happy that OCTA Innovation made agreement to share and to use extensive very high level quality existing learning material produced by Nesta and their subcontractors including several UK top universities. Nesta is a global innovation foundation based in London, backing new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time. Nesta is focusing on Invention & Innovation, Fellowship and Education.

Knowledge-sharing is highly useful to enhance our innovation policies and fine-tuning optimal innovation policy instruments.

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Free online course “Sustainable Energy for SIDS”

Free online course “Sustainable Energy for SIDS”

The Centre of Excellence for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, a UNDP initiative based on Aruba, in collaboration with Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, and the Hamburg Open Online University, offer a unique online learning course. The course “Sustainable Energy for SIDS” (5th February to 11th March 2018) addresses energy access, security and efficiency in SIDS.

More information.

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‘Sustainable Caribbean’ tastes like more!

‘Sustainable Caribbean’ tastes like more!

“Sustainable Caribbean”, a meeting on sustainability in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom.

Around forty students and fifteen other guests came on January 12th 2018 to the ‘Sustainable Caribbean’ meet-up, an initiative of WeConnect Foundation in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research.

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More information in the Press Release.

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