2014-06-05_LinkedIn Posts May 5 to June 5 2014

LinkedIn Posts May 5 to June 5  2014 _ 1:51 AM
Don Gorges

2012-12-19 _ Don Gorges LinkedIn Posts Library December 19 2012


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Leaders absent on postsecondary issues in debate For such a lengthy debate on jobs and the economy, all of the Ontario party leaders missed a huge driver of growth for both fields: postsecondary education. The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is…
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The value of Access Copyright’s Repertoire Access Copyright represents tens of thousands of creators and publishers in Canada and many more through our reciprocal agreements with sister collectives – with the ability to identify and distribute royalties on over…
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Don Gorges LinkedIn Posts Library December 2012

Don Gorges LinkedIn Posts Library December 2012

2012 Library_Don Gorges LinkedIn Posts December 1 to 11, 2012
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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.
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Kathleen Laya Kathleen Laya Excellent points. 1d ago
 


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RFP – BCcampus Open Textbooks Editorial Services
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A Systems Approach to Open | Paul Stacey In the 1990’s I worked for Hughes Aircraft of Canada developing large scale air traffic control systems for international customers around the world. Air traffic control systems are large, complex,…
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"21 Voices" research project to help better understand today's student

“21 Voices” research project to help better understand today’s student BOSTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — What Do Today’s College Students Really Want? Innovative Student Research Program Fuels Product Development at Cengage Learning. New ’21 Voices’ research project to help better understand…
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Photographer helps turn dreams of seriously ill children into reality

Photographer helps turn dreams of seriously ill children into reality A Canadian photographer has made the wildest dreams come true for a group of children facing health problems, by turning their drawings into magical photos.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released over 400000 digital images

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released over 400000 digital images The initiative is called Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC) and was developed for the benefit of students, educators, researchers, and others involved in scholarly or cultural work. Thomas P. Campbell, Director…
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Cliff Rotenberg to Lead HMH Studios at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Cliff Rotenberg to Lead HMH Studios at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt BOSTON, May 29, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the appointment of Cliff Rotenberg as Senior Vice President of HMH Studios. Reporting to Chief Content Officer…
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“Un-marketing” our open textbooks

“Un-marketing” our open textbooks Making open textbooks available to the B.C. Higher education system is our mandate – but getting educators to use them is the other side of the project. That’s why we have created a toolkit for use by Teaching and Learning…
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Preping for the Geography Textbook Sprint

Preping for the Geography Textbook Sprint We are just over a week away from our first shot at running a textbook sprint and I’m feeling anxious, excited, and nervous. The sprint will bring together 5 Geography faculty who will, over the co…
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Don Gorges __I wonder which print & online commercial textbooks, specifically, Canadian Editions, BCcampus could benchmark in providing comparisons with “compelling alternatives” – short-list likely includes Pearson Canada’s Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, Third Canadian Edition, Robert W. Christopherson, Mary Louise Byrne, Philip Giles _ http://www.pearsoncanada.ca/highered/showcase/geosystems-an-introduction-to-physical-geography-third-canadian-edition less 6d ago

 


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Forecasting K 12 Edtech Adoption Trends (EdSurge News)

Forecasting K 12 Edtech Adoption Trends (EdSurge News) Trends change with the season. And in education technology, no one does a more persistent job of tracking these shifting patterns than the New Media Consortium. Last week, the Austin, TX-based organization gave a sneak peek at…
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Spongelab Interactive – A Platform for Teaching and Learning

Spongelab Interactive – A Platform for Teaching and Learning The Toronto, Ontario company, Spongelab Interactive, is a learning technology company initially built around game-based learning and gamified learning environments in which game design theory and components are used to…
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Gallery Showcases REVERE Award and Beacon Award Finalists Check out the gallery of finalists from the REVERE Awards (formerly the AEP Awards), the prestigious program administered by the PreK-12 Learning Group.
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University in Ontario is now more affordable than two decades ago

University in Ontario is now more affordable than two decades ago While tuition fees have been rising in Ontario, tax credits, grants and bursaries offer enormous offsets to students.
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2 perspectives on the future of college textbooks

2 perspectives on the future of college textbooks What do a textbook-publisher-turned-ed-tech company and a student advocacy group have to say about the future of college textbooks?
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Don Gorges __Cengage Strategy is “Delivering on the original MindTap vision” _ http://lnkd.in/dBZgkNy __ and a look back a year to re-read Michael Feldstein on Cengage MindTap and the Evolution of Courseware |e-Literate _ http://mfeldstein.com/cengage-mindtap-and-the-evolution-of-courseware/ less 9d ago


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The Future of Ed-Tech is a Reclamation Project #DLFAB We must become the holders of our own data, but not so that we bury all of it away from view. We will want to share it with others on our own terms. [-] Ed-tech must be not become an extraction effort, and it increasingly…
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Join our Open Textbook community to review, adapt or create an Open...

Join our Open Textbook community to review, adapt or create an Open… Phase 3 of the BCcampus Open Textbook Program is well underway and we are on target for a fall 2014 reveal, just in time for back-to-school. In early June, we are hosting an open textbook sprint over 4 days in Vancouver where we…
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Don Gorges via Inkling
Inkling 5 Critical Questions for Digital Content Creation | Fresh Ink

Inkling 5 Critical Questions for Digital Content Creation | Fresh Ink Every modern digital publisher faces the same problem: how to enable digital content creation that can published everywhere, in print or on mobile devices.
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Don Gorges via Cable Green
Launch of the Open Policy Network

Launch of the Open Policy Network Today we’re excited to announce the launch of the Open Policy Network, a coalition of organizations and individuals working to support the implementation of policies that require that publicly funded resources are openly licensed…
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Don Gorges Don Gorges __ At Creative Commons, “The key question is, do the policies governing the procurement and distribution of publicly funded materials ensure the maximum benefits to the citizens those policies are meant to serve?”__ In Ontario the answer is Yes, that is Ontario Policy — and it is Curriculum Services Canada – CSC Seal Quality Assurance _ http://www.curriculum.org/content/quality-assurance-5GUVC __ See the peer-review nature of the Reviews of BCCampus Open Textbooks _ http://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/?subject= less 15d ago
 


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The IMS Is More Important Than You Think It Is - e-Literate

The IMS Is More Important Than You Think It Is – e-Literate I have long argued that the development of technical interoperability standards for education are absolutely critical for enabling innovation and personalized learning environments. Note that I usually avoid those sorts of…
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BC plans to fund OER online textbooks developed for skills training British Columbia is now developing 20 open, online textbooks specifically for post-secondary skills training and technical programs like electrical, oil and gas, tourism, nursing and others
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The “Cookbook” on Hacking an OER Textbook _ University of Otago NZ “The Cookbook,” a report about the processes, perils, and successes experienced in writing the Media Text Hack. [when], a group of academics and librarians got together virtually to collaboratively write or ‘hack’ an open…
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Six Months After Layoffs: No signs of growth at Desire2Learn -...

Six Months After Layoffs: No signs of growth at Desire2Learn -… Late last year I wrote a post about Desire2Learn’s laying off more than 7% of the workforce, speculating that something had changed at the company. In particular, I didn’t buy the company line about continued growth. In the…
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Why I joined Creative Commons

Why I joined Creative Commons Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. Ryan Merkley / Rannie Turingan / CC0 I’m honored to be chosen as CEO of Creative Commons. CC is a giant…
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Don Gorges Don Gorges __When Catherine Casserly stepped down as Creative Commons CEO, September, 2013, she “predicted that the next CEO will play a major role in scaling Creative Commons’ achievements. “We’re currently developing products and tools with the potential to transform how sharing and collaboration work on the internet. Realizing that potential will require a CEO who deeply understands both our mission and the broader technology landscape.” _ https://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/39874 20d ago
 


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Open Educational Resources (OER) – A Video Primer Why invest lots of time, effort and energy creating new course materials from scratch when quality, freely-available resources may already exist? Why not adapt and use these resources, known as Open Educational Resources…
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Out in the Open: The Tiny Box That Lets You Take Your Data Back From...

Out in the Open: The Tiny Box That Lets You Take Your Data Back… For open source developer Johannes Ernst, what the world really needs is a simple device that anyone can use to take their data back from the wilds of the internet.
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Design A Future – Stanford 2025 An exploration of undergraduate experiences in the future The project culminated with an experiential exhibit entitled “Stanford 2025,” held at the d.school in May 2014.
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Cengage taps Celebrus ‘Big Data’ Technologies for its online education Cengage Learning’s online teaching and learning resources – CengageNOW, Aplia and MindTap – will be the first products integrated with the Celebrus technology.
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Adobe Voice: A Happy App for Making Explainer Videos

Adobe Voice: A Happy App for Making Explainer Videos Adobe has released one of the simplest, most creative, most joyous apps ever written. It’s Adobe Voice, an effortless, extremely easy to way to make explainer videos. And it’s free.
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Don Gorges via Canadian Science Publishing
Copyright and the Modern Academic: Congress 2014 Debate Series

Copyright and the Modern Academic: Congress 2014 Debate Series Copyright law is a contentious issue for Canadian academics in their roles as teachers, researchers and creators. Issues such as what counts as “fair dealing,” the future and functioning of copyright collectives like…
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Unilever announces closure of Ontario plant, affecting 280 jobs

Unilever announces closure of Ontario plant, affecting 280 jobs A Unilever plant in Bramalea, Ont., that manufactures dry mixes for soups, sauces and other foods will close and its production capability shipped to the United States.
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Don Gorges via Copyright Clearance Center
A Fair Deal for Authors

A Fair Deal for Authors May 2014. By Catherine Jewell, Communications Division, WIPO. Like us all, authors have to put food on the table and pay bills. However, in an increasingly digitized market and amid expectations, in some quarters, that all content…
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Don Gorges via Alwyn Velásquez
How to choose the right fonts for your website

How to choose the right fonts for your website In the world of digital design, typography plays a leading role. Understanding how type acts is an absolute requirement for those designers who want to excel in their profession. This means taking account of some very complex issues…
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Peek inside ed-tech giant Cengage's new Gensler-designed offices

Peek inside ed-tech giant Cengage’s new Gensler-designed offices Cengage Learning is proving something with its move from Belmont to San Francisco’s Mission Bay district: Don’t judge a digital learning company by its textbook cover.
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Inkling Signs On As McGraw-Hill’s Digital Publishing Provider

Inkling Signs On As McGraw-Hill’s Digital Publishing Provider McGraw-Hill Education has become synonymous with innovation in digital textbooks and technology-based learning platforms, specifically for its…
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IPO excitement rises around McGraw-Hill Education

IPO excitement rises around McGraw-Hill Education Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co.’s successful November public float has education and media industry sources speculating that Apollo Global Management LLC may be ready for an initial public offering of all of McGraw-Hill…
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