OCTA Innovation Issue 30/ 2017 – Actualités

OCTA Innovation Issue 30/ 2017 – Actualités

Le système d’apprentissage mixte à trois piliers a été développé par OCTA Innovation pour permettre le renforcement des compétences dans les PTOM. L’éducation et le renforcement des compétences sont essentiels pour progresser dans la promotion de l’innovation dans l’économie, ce qui permet une croissance durable et des perspectives accrues pour la société. L’apprentissage mixte à trois piliers a été conçu comme un système d’éducation qui favorise le renforcement des compétences en utilisant l’apprentissage en face-à-face (présentiel), l’apprentissage en faisant et l’apprentissage à distance.

En faisant de l’innovation un des leviers du développement économique et social, la Nouvelle-Calédonie dirigée par le Président Philippe Germain est un territoire exemplaire en matière d’éducation et de coopération régionale. Un des exemples est la coopération avec le Vanuatu mise en place par les acteurs de l’Université de Nouvelle-Calédonie. Suite à la mission d’OCTA Innovation en Nouvelle-Calédonie au mois d’octobre dernier avec plusieurs réunions avec le Président Philippe Germain et avec différentes parties prenantes, dont le Professeur Jean-Marc Boyer de l’Université de Nouvelle-Calédonie, nous sommes heureux de continuer notre collaboration avec le Professeur Jean-Marie Fotsing qui vient pour la deuxième fois à Bruxelles.
La mise en oeuvre de l’apprentissage mixte à trois piliers, système innovant d’éducation, se concrétise et avance.

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Caribbean – the world’s first ‘climate-smart zone’

Caribbean – the world’s first ‘climate-smart zone’

Agreed priorities:

• Scale renewable energy as rapidly as possible to help free Caribbean countries from the high cost of imported fossil fuels and the high vulnerability of centralised distribution systems.

• Build low-carbon and resilient infrastructure including nature-based approaches, to better withstand future extreme weather events.

• Create innovative financing models such as a debt-for-resilience swap initiative in exchange for demonstrated progress on policy reforms and investments to strengthen resilience and promote climate-smart growth pathways. Build platforms to help facilitate the large public and private investments required.

• Strengthen the capacity of Caribbean countries and key regional institutions to plan for long-term resilience and climate smart growth strategies.

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Le premier rhum d’atoll produit en Polynésie

Le premier rhum d’atoll produit en Polynésie

Le premier rhum au monde issu de cannes à sucre cultivées sur un atoll vient de Polynésie. Produit par la Brasserie du Pacifique sur l’atoll de Rangiroa, la marque Mana’o a commercialisé sa première bouteille de rhum d’atoll le 24 novembre 2017.

La canne à sucre ne supporte pas le froid, elle a besoin de soleil et de chaleur. Mais la canne à sucre a aussi besoin d’eau, de grandes quantités d’eau. Et l’eau douce sur un atoll est une denrée précieuse. Pourtant, il y a trois ans, la Brasserie du Pacifique a décidé de se lancer dans la culture de Canne à Sucre sur l’atoll de Rangiroa, 2ème plus grand atoll au monde, situé dans l’archipel des Tuamotu. L’atoll abrite déjà un vignoble.

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Opportunity

Opportunity

A potential opportunity has presented itself to apply for a Grant under the Horizon 2020, EASME and Erasmus+ for a Strategic Partnership in the field of education and training, aiming to support the development, transfer and implementation of innovative practices as well as the implementation of joint initiatives promoting cooperation, peer learning and exchanges of experience at European level.

Our project should be based on the innovative concept of Three pillars Blended Learning, which combines three educational components, namely:

  1. Face-to-face education
  2. Learning-by-doing
  3. Distance/Online learning

For further information and requirements, please contact us.

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Marine Energy Workshop for OCTs

Marine Energy Workshop for OCTs

The TAF SE4ALL (EC DEVCO) and the Association of Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTA) have organised an international workshop on Marine Energy for Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs).

On the 6th of December 2017, OCT Energy representatives will attend several sessions on:

  • Marine renewable Energy: International and EU perspectives
  • Examples of marine renewable energy projects
  • Lessons learned
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Les “Napoléons”

Les “Napoléons”

Cercle français réunissant des personnalités de l’innovation et de la communication, les Napoléons revendiquent 1500 membres, appelés les “académiciens”.

Les Napoléons ont pour mission de «promouvoir l’innovation à la française» ou «l’innovation des lumières» et se réunissent deux fois par an pour échanger parmi leurs pairs du milieu de l’innovation et les acteurs de l’écosystème de la communication.

Ce réseau se dit « Innovative communications network » : une communauté BtoB qui rassemble tous les acteurs de l’industrie des communications (médias, digital, téléphonie, mobilité, création, publicité, culture, architecture, design) pour qui l’innovation et la transformation numérique sont des enjeux décisifs.

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OCTA Innovation Issue 29/ 2017 – Three Pillars Blended Learning

OCTA Innovation Issue 29/ 2017 – Three Pillars Blended Learning

OCTA Innovation has developed the OCTA Innovation Studies, aimed at facilitating the process of learning and knowledge sharing, which is good capacity building tool for the Overseas Countries and Territories. These studies are designed to assist in the development of systemic innovation for innovation directors and also other key innovation stakeholders, primarily members of innovation council.

The structure of the studies uses a combination of face-to-face education, learning-by-doing as well as distance/online learning, with an emphasis on independent and self-reflective learning, supported by the OCTA Innovation project.

This is a unique opportunity to learn more about the importance of innovation and knowledge sharing, and we invite you to apply and take part in these studies, which gives recognition to already executed and ongoing activities on the OCTA Innovation project, and upon completion of the Studies, you receive the Innovation Expert Diploma. I am proud to be one of the actors in fine-tuning our Innovation Expert Diploma Study, Jessica Tongue, Assistand Head of Studies.

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Online Learning

Online Learning

OCTA Innovation is currently working on further advancing the OCTA Innovation Studies, by developing:

  • Webinars – to enhance current use of skype and try the audio-visual distance online communication to extend for a larger number of participants in one OCT. The target audience is 20-25 participants, working especially on trainings in innovation such as InnoLab, startups, incubators, accelerators, business and marketing, use of social networks for business development
  • Podcasts – These already exist, however mission is to enhance both on the OCTA Innovation youtube channel and the current e-learning modules, especially multiplying examples and news of implementing innovation in different areas of economy
  • Mobile-friendly CMS – which allows for mobile friendly learning without need of using a specific application. This will further enhance the concept of the Three Pillars Blended Learning system by giving an additional component and quality. It will further make the system more user-friendly and result in higher engagement of the students
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Three Pillars Blended Learning

Three Pillars Blended Learning

OCTA Innovation has developed the Three Pillars Blended Learning system, which takes into consideration all limitations the OCTs face concerning good education, such as very limited human capacities, remoteness of islands and distance of big knowledge centres, having these less favoured countries for innovation and capacity building. The Three Pillars Blended Learning system is a unique concept as by taking into consideration the issues of the OCTS, it mixes working directly with experts, on the job learning and online learning.

OCTA Innovation has been very proud to be working with a team of two experts from the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB). The Team, headed by Professor Chang Zhu, a worldwide education expert who specializes in blended learning, gave their input to the concept and agreed agreed to be co-authors of the academic article being published by Milan Jezic von Gesseneck on the Three Pillars Blended Learning system in the OCTs. Our special appreciaton goes to the VUB team, who gave their input and recommendations, without any payment or any kind of compensation, as they really liked what we are doing here on education for the OCTs.

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Blended Learning

Blended Learning

In August 2017, Jessica Tongue, a graduate from the University of Glasgow, voluntarily joined the OCTA Innovation project. Jessica was so keen to learn about how innovation can be propelled, and how the practice can be transferred that she worked without payment, with the primary goal of learning-by-doing.

During her time at OCTA Innovation, she worked on the OCTA Innovation Studies, and jointly worked on an academic paper on Three Pillars Blended Learning, an education system which combines face-to-face education, learning-by-doing and distance/ online learning, tailored to the needs of the Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union.

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