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Présentation de la Société Informatique de France et la vision de son président de l'enseignement de l'informatique dans le supérieur. A l'occasion de la conférence fOSSa du 4 au 6 décembre 2012 à …

Présentation de la Société Informatique de France et la vision de son président de l'enseignement de l'informatique dans le supérieur. A l'occasion de la conférence fOSSa du 4 au 6 décembre 2012 à Lille.

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  • 1. La Société informatique de France Colin de la Higuera fOSSA, Lille 4th December 2012http://www.societe-informatique-de-france.fr/ 1
  • 2. Small vocabulary issueThe French word Informatique covers a complexreality, which does not match ICT, InformationTechnology, Informatics or Computer ScienceI will use either and all of these terms in this talk. 2
  • 3. A small presentation of the SIFThe 31st May 2012 Specif became SIF, the Société Informatique de France Members approved changes in rules allowing to ask to become Association Reconnue d’Utilité Publique 3 3
  • 4. Is there a need for a SociétéInformatique de France ? The situation in 2011Informatics was the only scientific subject without a learnedsocietyVolatility: STIC (ICT), Numérique (Digital…)… Continuity isneededHigh societal issues: primary and secondary education, digitalsociety, jobs and careers…Very important: propose that speakers for informatics coordinatetheir actions, positions, responses, discourses…Structural aspect: catalyse energies for more than highereducation 4 4
  • 5. What does the SIF do?Building the SIF CNRS, INRIA, Universities Scientific Council International representation Asking for ARUP statusInformatics in primary and secondary education ISN in all series of the Baccalauréat Convincing that computer science should be taught by computer scientistsInformatics as a science Other learned societies (SMF, SMAI, SFP, SEE) Other societies in computer scienceIndustry Talking to the Syntec, the Cigref, Pascaline, the Munci Relations with open software Observing career issues 5 5
  • 6. Some key questionsInformatics in educationInformatics in the digital worldInformatics as a scienceInformatics, jobs and careers 6
  • 7. SIF Scientific CouncilSerge Abiteboul, chair From industryGérard Berry François BourdoncleGilles Dowek Catherine RivièreAnne-Marie Kermarrec Gérard RoucairolClaire Mathieu Pascale Vicat-BlancAnca Muscholl From the SIF boardLaurence Nigay Max DauchetMaurice Nivat Jean-Marc PetitMarie-France Sagot Florence Sèdes Colin de la Higuera 7
  • 8. Is Computer Science more open than other sciences?Permanent contradiction:Using a M.. to protest against M…!Who do I hate more? The person who sends me a docx I can’t open The person who refuses to open my rtfIn all universities there are a few experts, butgenerally there isn’t a policyKey problem: Misunderstanding the problem 8
  • 9. Proposed answer #1Open concepts are difficult to understand without abackground in InformaticsThat is why teaching Informatics in secondaryeducation is essentialFurthermore, the teacher has to know what he istalking about: he should be trained and qualified forthat job[If I have to teach cooking, I can do it from the booksand teach cooking from the books ] 9
  • 10. Understanding is essentialSecond reason of students for not picking CS atUniversity is that when they have their first course,they believe it is too lateThis is particularly the case for girls 10
  • 11. Proposed answer #2Open EducationWe all write lectures (more than we write software!)We typically prepare our lectures by reading booksand articles and downloading stuff from the webThen we don’t know If we are allowed to (re)-use the stuff If we are allowed to be filmed using the stuff If we can distribute our courses containing the stuff 11
  • 12. ProposalConvince the academia to share their teachingresourcesAs a side effect, they should build a non theoreticalunderstanding of open software issues 12
  • 13. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.What should a teacher choose? Attribution – attribute the author Noncommercial – no commercial use No Derivative Works – no changes allowed ShareAlike – changes allowed, but only if you put the new work under the same license 59 13
  • 14. Possibly 14
  • 15. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses. OCW Course Growth Globally 15Slide by Meena Hwang, OCWC
  • 16. Open education, links www.ocwconsortium.org http://openmooc.org/ http://www.societe-informatique-de-france.fr/ 16

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