__Lisa de Wilde CEO TVO_”In a week’s time, TVO’s mPower [https://mpower.tvo.org/educators/#/login/] will be in Ontario classrooms! mPower is a creative online game that teaches fundamental kindergarten to Grade 6 math skills while enabling students to have fun and learn more about the world around them. We’re proud to champion technology to help reinvent learning in Ontario and support student success. Leveraging TVO’s expertise at the intersection of curriculum, pedagogy and digital media, TVO worked alongside teachers and students from across Ontario over an 18-month period to collaboratively create this free online game-based math resource for use in Ontario schools.” _ http://tvo.org/blog/about/ceo-blog/gaming-to-learn-how-tvo-is-making-math-fun-for-21st-century-learners
__Michael Caulfield explains ‘Document Decomposition’ . . . his term that describes ways Federated Wiki – Wikity, for example, promotes his/ones deeper thinking and connection-making , in aid of rhetorical analysis, via writing notes-cards-annotations-blog posts _
This is a short note — the second I suppose — that follows up on a conversation I had yest…
Schools across the country are working to bring back students who left before completing High School
Three retired guidance counsellors from an Ontario school board will be reaching out to hundreds of wayward high-school students this month, making phone calls as part of an inventive strategy to persuade dropouts to return to class.
Strengthening graduation rates is a priority across the country, and, as Canadian students head back to school this fall, educators are also focused on the thousands who have turned their backs on the classroom.
They may drop out because of personal issues or missed assignments. But the evidence is clear: More education helps students lead healthier and more productive lives. One study, by a former federally funded non-profit organization, estimated that high-school dropouts cost Canada’s social and criminal justice systems $1.3-billion each year.
Oregon Business – The Professor and the Pragmatist
How Lumen Learning aims to pry open the multibillion-dollar textbook market.
__”Canada Student Grant amounts increased by 50 percent; from $2,000 to $3,000 per year for full-time students from low-income families; from $800 to $1,200 per year for students from middle-income families; and from $1,200 to $1,800 per year for part-time students from low-income families. These increases will help over 270,000 students in Ontario alone. – when combined with provincial student grants, the average full-time undergraduate student from a low-income family in Ontario could receive up to $6,000 in grants. __
- Increasing Canada Student Grants and revising Repayment Assistance Plan
- Pursuing post-secondary education passions now more accessible and affordable – Canada News Centre
For generations, Canadian parents told their children a similar story: if you want a good job, stay in school. . .
__A relative importance is determined for each item listed in the Consumer Price Index and All items total 100.00 _ Examples: College tuition and fees is 1.771% while some Items have relatively small impact on the rate of inflation including _ Boys’ and girls’ footwear 0.168 _ Citrus fruits 0.160 _ Educational/College books and supplies 0.160 _ Canned fruits and vegetables 0.157 _ Boys’ apparel 0.157 _ See the listed items in the Consumer Price Index _ http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/cpi_08162016.pdf
__David Wiley blogs about Renewable Assessments Openness Stigmergy and Continuous Co-Creation. I follow the train of thought but switch track when David asserts that “it is impossible for stigmergy to emerge in the context of commercially published resources” _ I’m open to the possibilities of optimizing the benefits of both-all types of educational resources / openly licensed and copyright
__Also _CBC Interview with Student Union reps at Thompson Rivers University in BC launching BCcampus Open Textbook Campaign _ The sooner that many consumers use these free products the better – it’s the feedback from everyone’s personal experiences with open textbooks that will inform the way forward [Note opportunity cost not calculated, BC public funds support Faculty Staff who may take time away from classes to edit/create free textbooks] _ http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/kamloops/open-textbook-campaign-launched-at-tru-by-student-s-union-1.3741224
__You might be interested in this bit too: __Pearson Education’s Major Shareholders include many Funds and Institutions which indicates how broadly held these shares are as retirement investments of working-class and middle-class people in the UK, US & Canada [as is the case with most publishers]. Notable among Pearson’s shareholders are Great Britain’s National Union of Teachers, American Federation of Teachers, Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund, Unison Staff Pension Fund [UK Labour Union] _ http://investors.morningstar.com/ownership/shareholders-major.html?t=PSO®ion=usa&culture=en-US&ownerCountry=USA
- New edition heartbreak – Rajiv Jhangiani, Ph.D. 2016 08 28
- New edition heartbreak – Rajiv Jhangiani, Ph.D.
- The World’s 52 Largest Book Publishers, 2016
- The World’s 52 Largest Book Publishers, 2016
__Pearson Education’s Major Shareholders include many Funds and Institutions which indicates how broadly held these shares are as retirement investments of working-class and middle-class people in the UK, US & Canada. Notable among Pearson shareholders are Great Britain’s National Union of Teachers, American Federation of Teachers, Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund, Unison Staff Pension Fund [UK Labour Union] _ http://investors.morningstar.com/ownership/shareholders-major.html?t=PSO®ion=usa&culture=en-US&ownerCountry=USA
- Shareholders Major PSO Pearson PLC ADR including Fund and Institutional
- Shareholders Major PSO Pearson PLC ADR including Fund and Institutional
Open textbook campaign launched at TRU by student’s union
cbc.caThe message by students is why pay for university textbooks when the same information is avail…
__In addition to the flipped classroom approach, CRAFT aims to enhance course content by deploying online mini-lectures along with interactive exercises and written content which replaced students’ need to purchase a book in some courses. __
Flipped classroom project at North Carolina-Greensboro produces promising results
Faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro experiment …
- CRAFT – University of North Carolina flipped-classroom model, CRAFT Create curate content Replace lectures with Active and Flipped Team-based learning
- Flipped classroom project at North Carolina-Greensboro produces promising results
- Craft Project Report – Final
__Textbook Costs Research Sources for Journalists and Policymakers: US Government Accountability Office GAO 2005 College Textbooks Report Highlights _ https://goo.gl/G7uWfd _ GAO 2005 College Textbooks Report PDF_ https://goo.gl/M30Jdl _ Phil Hill – How Much Do Community College Students Actually Pay For Textbooks? 2016_ https://goo.gl/V2LJiS _ NACS Key Findings Report: Student Watch 2015-16 _ https://goo.gl/JMcNXC _ Student Monitor Textbooks Key Findings 2016_ https://goo.gl/pbB1b0 _ AAP Association of American Publishers – Cut Costs _ https://goo.gl/yjCMXD _ OER advocates are naturally bias, and, before using their quotes, it’s best to check trustworthiness of their data sources in seeking the whole truth.
__Charlie Reisinger, IT Director: “There has to be something better than students hauling bulbous backpacks loaded with dead knowledge stamped on dead trees. . . [so] At Penn Manor School District [-], Linux and open source software are the foundations for more than 4000 student laptops, classroom computers, and district servers.”
__At the beginning of each school year, many articles are published about textbooks/courseware_ Let’s assess them and grade each for their factual accuracy, completeness and cited data sources – this article is based on a ‘spending’ premise that would earn it an automatic F for citing College Board data inaccurately i.e. _”The average undergraduate student at a public, four-year university spends $1,300 on textbooks and school supplies per year, according to 2015-16 data from College Board’s website.” _ http://mfeldstein.com/reprise-how-much-community-college-students-actually-pay-textbooks/ _ http://www.nacs.org/Portals/NACS/Uploaded_Documents/PDF/Research/IND.022.07.16_SW_KeyFindings.pdf _ http://www.studentmonitor.com/s16/textbooks.pdf _ http://www.aapbacktocampus.org/cutcosts/
__The Spectacular View from Lynda’s new listing at One York Quay / Sold in 4 days _ http://www.remax.ca/on/toronto-real-estate/2911-77-harbour-sq-treb_c3587468-lst/
__Michael Feldstein – A quick overview of how flipped classroom, learning analytics, and adaptive learning can help teachers help their students. https //https://lnkd.in/eNPANnv
__Disrupting Higher Education; Vala Afshar recently wrote “I strongly believe that two of the most disruptive executive thought leaders in higher education are Dr. Marni Baker Stein and Phil Komarny at the University of Texas System (UTx) and the Institute for Transformational Learning (ITL).” see_ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vala-afshar/disrupting-higher-educati_b_11341146.html _ AND _ The Future Is Now by Marni Baker Stein _ https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/higher-ed-beta/future-now _
Mobility Sparks Innovation
Phil Komarny on LinkedIn
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What’s So Troubling About Competency Based Education?
Marni Baker Stein on LinkedIn
In the last week since it was announced that the University of Texas System is …
RedShelf is hiring!
Timothy Haitaian on LinkedIn
RedShelf is growing and we’re looking to add to our team! As a tech company we’re always looking to grow our development team an…
A small startup based in Ann Arbor, MI, is trying to raise money to develop an open-source application called PageKicker that would find open content online and repackage it into an e-book almost immediately…
__In the past 16 years, the Hewlett Foundation has invested $190 million in OER [WTF] – not including admin. costs – funding organisations working on content development, the creation of intelligent policy regarding open content, and more. “The next key piece is for organizations offering Open Educational Resources to become financially self-sustaining [-] to find ways to, at a minimum, recover their costs so that they can grow. It has to reach that scale.” ~ Barbara Chow, Program Director __
The OERu makes higher education accessible to everyone. Coordinated by the OER Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit organisation, the OERu network of institutions offers free online courses for students worldwide. The OERu partners also provide affordable ways for learners to gain academic credit towards qualifications from recognised institutions.
Wayne Mackintosh (PhD)
Director of the OER Foundation and UNESCO-ICDE Chair in OER at Otago Polytechnic.
OER Foundation Board of Directors
- Robin Day (PhD), Independent Chair of the Board of Directors, New Zealand
- Wayne Mackintosh (PhD), UNESCO-ICDE Chair in OER, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.
- Jim Taylor (PhD), Emeritus Professor, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
- Rory McGreal (PhD), UNESCO-COL Chair in OER, Athabasca University, Canada
- David Porter (Ed.D.), Chief Executive Officer Designate, eCampusOntario, Canada
- Philip Cullen, Chief Operating Officer, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand
- Christopher Staynes, Deputy Mayor, Dunedin City Council,New Zealand
OERu Council of Chief Executive Officers
The OERu Council of Chief Executive Officers advises the OERu. The Council is an assembly of senior leaders called together for consultation on strategic higher education futures.
__OER – OCW requires substantial initial and ongoing investments of human labor. [CALCULATIONS REQUIRED] _ Fortunately re-allocation of Staff time is not required since Faculty & Policymakers will find the necessary expertise and support by accessing an established ecosystem of creative educational resources professionals as ‘work-for-hire’ contractors – Lumen Learning would be among this vendor group
__Excellent advice to optimize potential Buyers’ interest. Homeowners tend not see their home objectively and may have some difficultly appreciating their Real Estate Agent’s advice about the ROI / value-added in Professional Staging & Professional Photography. [Note: I understand it is a challenge for Photographers to achieve the appearance of a room’s natural lighting and realistic room dimensions – perhaps this image of the living room is a bit too stretched / distorted on the width and a bit too bright / flat
__”When it comes to creating textbooks, OpenStax doesn’t upend the traditional publishing process [i.e. outsourcing much of the work to Domestic and Offshore Developers, Art, Design & Production Studios etc]. In fact, OpenStax tends to work with an editorial company to produce a textbook. [WiseWire _http://www.wisewire.com/ _has developed its last eight books.] It begins with a national search for experts in the subject, hire a core team of authors to write content, and recruit several more reviewers to ensure that content aligns with the scope and requirements of the course. Finally, every textbook is subject to expansive peer review—typically about 100 peer reviewers per book.” _http://www.pcmag.com/commentary/346309/free-textbooks-from-rice-openstax-too-good-to-be-true_
__2 very interesting projects in the Open Content Program, Thanks, Cable. Noted: “since 2013 the Getty [http://www.getty.edu/] has released over 100,000 more images through the Open Content Program, and we are increasingly using open licenses for Getty-developed content including selected digital publications, Research Institute archival finding aids, Getty Museum online collection data, Getty Conservation Institute teaching and learning resources”
__Prof. Rajiv Jhangiani’s take on educational resources’ Cost, Outcomes, Use, Perceptions issues _ http://www.slideshare.net/thatpsychprof/oer-research-brief _ The Faculty/Cost Savings Paradox [Slide17] and ‘Textbook Price Increases’ Graph [Slide 12] are 2 of many critical thinking challenges for researchers __ An issues primer for Faculty and prerequisite reading for Policymakers is the 2005 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on College Textbooks: Enhanced Offerings Appear to Drive Recent Price Increases _ https://lnkd.in/E6eic5 _
__Personal advocacy with medical practitioners is important/empowering and the notion that information between patients and doctors should be equal and transparent makes sense. _
Doctors often worry that giving patients too much information will be overwhelming or h…
__Guidebook to Research on Open Educational Resources Adoption by David Wiley et al. _ Research designed to provide cost ‘savings’ evidence supporting OER Advocates’ Policy objectives_ http //openedgroup.org/toolkit _ Given there is a mountain of existing research on Textbooks, it would be interesting to review other research docs with A – B Comparison / Evaluation of Textbooks_ if possible, please provide sources, Thx.
__Donald Trump Melts Down on the Cover of Time Magazine _ Illustrator Edel Rodriguez Captures Candidate in Midst of Turmoil _ The illustration is simple and succinct, capturing the billionaire’s face oozing down like a lit candle, with the spare cover line: “Meltdown.” It was created by Edel Rodriguez, a Cuban-born artist known for taking on tough topics such as gun control, racial relations in the U.S. and gender equality. _https://lnkd.in/eszXqBR
I am expecting a big move to OER in Ontario and internationally : The young faculty members are supporting OERs (buy-in) They are technology savvy and can create high quality of materials/apps The technology is widely available to support it
__Student Monitor and the National Association of College Stores (NACS) Surveys Report College Students Spent an Average of $600 on Textbooks for 2015-2016 Academic Year _ The College Board uses new print textbook costs [$1300] within its Students’ Budget, it needs to also provide research supported Student decision-making and spending data to explain financial options. _ http //https://lnkd.in/eynZtes
__In October 2015, the United States District Court granted a preliminary injunction prohibiting the operators of Sci-Hub. As the court said, “Given the importance of scientific research and the critical role that copyright plays in promoting it, the public interest weighs in favor of an injunction.” __
Sci-Hub is a pirate organization involved in the mass theft of copyrighted m…
David Wiley _”I’ve been thinking about how to answer several questions I’m often asked. People who don’t work directly with Lumen sometimes have a hard time understanding what we do, and this leads to a range of confused questions like, “What does Lumen do, anyway?”, “How can you sell OER if they’re free?”, and “If OER are free, why would anyone pay you?” I believe the simplest way to answer to many questions about Lumen is by analogy” _ __analogy ‘create electricity from sunlight’ __ ‘make effective use of OER’ __ Professionals’ Fees in Value-Added Engagements and Brand Names Quality
__OER advocates will (and should) continue to encourage faculty and institutions to adopt open content says TJ Bliss, a program officer in the Education Program at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. __
It’s been a good year for open educational resources (OER). Nearly 40 community coll…
__Citing Tidewater Community College’s “Z-Degree,” Bliss claims “OER, which are free, openly licensed and repurposeable educational materials, have been shown to measurably decrease the cost of attending college, in some cases by up to 25 percent.” _ It makes sense to me to give them a pass on making exaggerated savings claims _ “Students are expected to save around $1,200 per year, approximately a quarter of the total cost-of-degree at TCC” _ where 1st generation Students from low-income families are concerned _ http://lumenlearning.com/success-story-tidewater/ _
__Thanks Jeff, appreciate the insights – please point us to the source/news release of Flat World Knowledge’s sale of the content business
Nothing publicly available yet that I am aware of. But you might see something in the coming weeks.
__In his excellent piece, ‘The internet is still at the beginning of its beginning’ by Kevin Kelly, author, futurist and founder of Wired, he postulates, “In terms of the internet, nothing has happened yet! The internet is still at the beginning of its beginning. It is only becoming. If we could climb into a time machine, journey 30 years into the future, and from that vantage look back to today, we’d realize that most of the greatest products running the lives of citizens in 2050 were not invented until after 2016.” __
The Internet is in its Infancy
Can you imagine how awesome it would have been to be an ambitious entrepreneur back in 1985 at the dawn of the internet?
- Kevin Kelly (Wired) – The internet is still at the beginning of its beginning
- St Joseph Communications | Monday Morning Mash Up
- The Internet Is Still at the Beginning of Its Beginning
- The internet is still at the beginning of its beginning | Kevin Kelly | Pulse | LinkedIn
__Stephen Downes says “Personally I think [Faculty] just don’t care [about costs]. If they cared at all, they would have at least become aware of OERs, even if they found them to be of lower quality. But for three quarters of faculty, awareness remains elusive, which means they aren’t even looking.” Phil Hill also suggests “that faculty don’t actually care about student costs” in his article _ https://lnkd.in/e3ji3UZ New OER Survey: The disconnect between faculty caring and assigning __ https://lnkd.in/et3R7iB
To a certain degree it is irrelevant whether faculty are aware of or use open educational resources …
__To tap part-timers for additional Faculty labour needed, part of this AtD grant will be used to develop a framework to recognize and incentivize adjunct faculty. That framework may center around paying adjuncts more than they receive now or guaranteeing them interviews for full-time positions if they serve on a shared governance committee, develop curriculum or provide some additional services to the college, he said. Many adjuncts report that they are often overlooked when full-time positions open up. __
Six colleges will pilot an initiative to increase adjunct faculty engagement in their campus…
__NBCNEWS Video in Aug. 2015 Article: “College Textbook Prices Have Risen 1,041 Percent Since 1977 _ How Rising Textbook Prices Mirror Rising Drug Costs” _ “They’ve been able to keep raising prices because students are ‘captive consumers.’ They have to buy whatever books they’re assigned,” said Nicole Allen, Lobbyist _ http //https://lnkd.in/eQhDiwe _ Misinformation – I believe it’s in everyone’s best interest when the Public Policy changes are guided by fully articulated, accurate information
__The AFFORDABLE COLLEGE TEXTBOOK ACT is one case where US Legislators [quoting Phil] “use the language of students spending $1,300 or colleges saving students $1,300” as a result of mainstream media reporting and or OER lobbyists. This is a snip from their press release – “According to College Board, the average student at a four-year public institution of higher education spent $1,225 on college books and supplies during the 2014-15 academic year.” _ http://www.king.senate.gov/download/?id=D27574A8-3B92-4046-A1DB-BC44166379EF&CFID=9586&CFTOKEN=54307848&inline=file _
__Given the confusion that has resulted from misleading uses of The College Board Student Budget figures I believe it’s best for them to be as clear as possible about Books and Supplies and to cite the sources and costs of Items that are the basis of their Budget figures.
__Ontario’s Open Government initiative will help create the transparent, accessible government the people of Ontario deserve. __
We want to implement new open government commitments that help make Ontario more open, transparent and collaborative. We need your help. Your ideas could be used to: improve access to government-held infor…
__How is the current penetration of Open Educational Resources (OER) in the US higher education market? Which factors influence faculty choice of required course materials? What have been successful and unsuccessful strategies to increase OER penetration in campuses across America? Write down your answers to these questions before you continue reading the Article _ http://www.moodlenews.com/2016/open-educational-resources-in-the-running-for-the-hearts-minds-of-american-faculty-but-challenges-ahead-according-to-study/
__Canada Olympic House opened its doors Thursday. And for the athletes and their families who will depend on the location for information, hospitality, and a taste of Canada, a select few Toronto artists flew down to Brazil ahead of the games to give the space a special touch. _ https://lnkd.in/ec-nCYv __ https://lnkd.in/eCMgERf
- Canada Olympic House opens in Rio | Official Canadian Olympic Team Website | Team Canada | 2016 Olympic Games
- Canada Olympic House opens in Rio | Official Canadian Olympic Team Website | Team Canada | 2016 Olympic Games
- Rio Olympics: How these Toronto artists are making Team Canada feel more at home in Brazil – Toronto – CBC News
Learnography is a registered trade name of Curriculum Services Canada (CSC) _”Our Design team is looking for a Manager. Not just any Manager, but one who is obsessed with efficiency, innovation, big picture goals, and uncompromised client and team satisfaction. The successful candidate will lead a highly skilled and professional team to provide innovative, technology-driven solutions that support both self-directed and facilitated professional and organizational learning opportunities, for a diverse array of clients.”
Design Manager – Learnography
Technology leaders from universities with large lecture capture implementations …
__Cambridge University Press has published its 2015/16 annual report. “Chief Executive Peter Phillips said: ‘While the difficult conditions in global markets may persist for some time, our growth comes from the way we adapt to change. It is important that we continue to innovate based on what our customers now need, experimenting with new business models and seeking out creative partnerships.” https://lnkd.in/eKAJJAj
__Proposed Rail Deck Park: stretching from Blue Jays Way [CN Tower / Rogers Centre] to Bathurst Street [Fort York], the City of Toronto’s planned Rail Deck Park would stitch together the urban fabric while providing a vital green space to the growing core. __
Mayor John Tory has announced an ambitious plan to build a 21-acre Downtown park of the …
__Cengage Learning announced today the integration of the Pathbrite digital portfolio app into MindTap, Cengage Learning’s flagship learning platform. The integration grants current students free lifetime access to a Pathbrite digital portfolio. 2016 08 03 _ http //https://lnkd.in/eE9uCkx
- Cengage Learning Integrates Free Digital Portfolio Access into MindTap
- Cengage Learning Integrates Free Digital Portfolio Access into MindTap
- Show What You Know — Pathbrite
- Educators — Pathbrite
__”When approaching a publisher with a proposal for an edited volume, there are two things to bear in mind: first, know the difference between a successful grant application and an engaging book proposal; and secondly, know the difference between a special edition of a journal and a multi-authored collection – because they are not siblings, only distant cousins.” __
What follows is advice from Emily Andrew, a former senior editor at UBC Press and curren…
__People think HP charges too much for inkjet printer ink cartridges [approx $.15 per page] The Hewlett Foundation Grantees who are creating OER / Open Textbooks could arrange to provide Students with Savings Coupons for HP ink cartridges needed to print their downloaded textbooks. _Graph source _ https //https://lnkd.in/e348-mv
__”The publisher’s rapid, large-scale impact is due to its unique open education resource business model: OpenStax uses philanthropic grants to produce [via work-for-hire publishing company Wisewire.com] high-quality, peer-reviewed textbooks that are free online and low-cost in print” – i.e. $52 for this pictured Student’s US History Textbook. NOTE: see BCcampus Open Textbooks $2M savings stats at _https://lnkd.in/eXxv5xd __ https://lnkd.in/eZYakJf
Rice University-based publisher OpenStax announced Aug. 1 the top 10 schools that hav…
World-renowned mathematician, learning theorist, and educational-technology visionary …
__What is design thinking and why should companies care? History and background plus a quick overview and visualization of 6 phases of the design thinking process. Approaching problem solving with a hands-on, user-centric mindset leads to innovation, and innovation can lead to differentiation and a competitive advantage. _ https //https://lnkd.in/egeceX4
- Design Thinking, nngroup, Nielsen Norman Group, Jacob Nielsen, NNG,
- Design-thinking-101-NNG – Design-thinking-101-NNG.pdf
- Design Thinking 101
__Renowned photographer Carol M. Highsmith [http //https://lnkd.in/e2WQDC7] is reportedly suing Getty Images for $1 billion, claiming that the stock photo company committed copyright infringement through the “gross misuse” of 18,755 of her photographs documenting America. _ http //https://lnkd.in/exutJ9k
__”You will be required to think more deeply about your design as a brand.” __ Design Thinker, Chief Open Design Officer on Board of Directors creating Corporate Culture, Public Sector Policy __
A handy guide to navigating what’s coming up next in the design world.
__A Matt Collins illustration _ http //www.mattcollins.com/ _ featured in a NYT story about Howard Stern’s interviewing skills _article_ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/31/arts/howard-stern-sirius.html?_r=0
__B&N Annual Costs $550 x 1000+ Students = $750,000 Savings? Phil Hill asks “How Much Do Community College Students Actually Pay For Textbooks?” _ https://lnkd.in/e5G3_v6 _ https://lnkd.in/ef68aYP
Barnes and Noble Flat-rate Textbook Program Lees-McRae College is excited to announce a new flat-r…
__Unity Technologies [unity3d.com] is revolutionizing the game industry with Unity, the breakthrough development platform for creating games and interactive 3D and 2D experiences like training simulations and medical and architectural visualizations, across mobile, desktop, web, console and other platforms. __ https://lnkd.in/eF_aYXa
This Beautiful Demo Shows How Far Video Game Graphics Have Come
Elon Musk recently explained at Code Conference why he believes we’re all living in a si…
- Unity Technologies This Beautiful Demo Shows How Far Video Game Graphics Have Come
- This Beautiful Demo Shows How Far Video Game Graphics Have Come
- Unity – Game Engine
__PEARSON NEW APPOINTMENT: Kevin Capitani, President – Pearson North America, will oversee K-12 and higher education learning services in the U.S. and Canada, a K-12 virtual school, online services and workforce development. Additionally, from Austin, he will oversee supply chain operations, procurement, facilities and customer service. A Software Exec. SAP – GM COO SAP America West Region – VP Business Operations SAP Asia Pacific Japan – Responsibility for one of SAP’s 5 largest Global Customers.& SAP Global Customer Sales, Services, Training, Development __
The longtime software executive has taken on a new job with its own set of unique challenges.
__Pearson 2016 half-year results_ https://www.pearson.com/news/announcements/2016/july/pearson-2016-half-year-results.html _ In Higher Education, “Pearson signed more than 30 significant large-scale, enterprise adoptions of cross-discipline digital content, where content is purchased via an upfront course fee and integrated with university IT systems”
- Pearson 2016 half-year results Kevin Capitani, President of Pearson North America, Pearson Education
- Pearson 2016 half-year results
- After Missing Revenue Expectations, Pearson Education Names New President | EdSurge News
- Pearson Education names Austin’s Kevin Capitani as North America president – Austin Business Journal
- Don Kilburn | President, Pearson North America | LinkedIn
- Kevin Capitani | President – Pearson North America | LinkedIn
__An ROI perspective is appropriate for alternate education delivery models like competency-based and OER degree programs, or student-facing degree planning and advising tools. For example, see David Wiley’s INTRO (INcreased Tuition Revenue through OER) model for sustaining the provision of OER adoption services _ https://lnkd.in/eS4VXER __ https://lnkd.in/e46GzFf
Resources unit cost, student success and financial sustainability—form the core of an ROI lens
__Also see commentary “How to really support Canadian culture: Heritage and the copyright brief” – Richard C. Owens _ https://lnkd.in/eZyDvRh __ https://lnkd.in/emSKaCt
The law allows schools to copy almost any amount of material without compens…
__Ontario is launching its first Culture Strategy, which establishes goals and actions to promote participation in arts and culture, build on the sector’s economic impact in communities across the province and help Ontarians tell their stories and express themselves. The strategy reflects the input of nearly 3,000 people who provided feedback last fall during Culture Talks [ https://www.ontario.ca/page/culture-talks-summary-what-we-heard-ontarians?_ga=1.206378518.489406537.1463758161 ] — a three-month public engagement process on the value of culture in people’s lives. _ https://news.ontario.ca/mtc/en/2016/7/ontario-launches-first-culture-strategy.html _
__Owens recommends “The Heritage Minister should look to copyright as a significant pillar of cultural and economic policy, and actively champion a stronger Act.” _ And one of Ontario’s Culture Strategy recommendations is to “Develop a new fund to support publishers in creating curriculum-linked learning resources aimed at fostering the use of diverse Canadian content in schools.”
__Don Gorges LinkedIn Posts June 30 to July 27 __ Open Design, Visual Communications in Educational Resources, Creative Services, Marketing, Connected Perspectives __