2014-06-17_LinkedIn Posts June 6 to June 17 2014

LinkedIn Posts June 6 to June 17 2014


McGraw-Hill Ryerson Plan of Arrangement Completed
McGraw-Hill Ryerson Plan of Arrangement Completed

McGraw-Hill Ryerson Plan of Arrangement Completed WHITBY, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – June 17, 2014) – Attention: Business/Financial Editors McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited (“McGraw-Hill Ryerson”) (TSX:MHR) and McGraw-Hill Global…
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Don Gorges


 

This is the final step in implementing the Copyright Modernization Act

The Notice and Notice regime is a made-in-Canada approach. It will legally require Internet intermediaries, such as ISPs and website hosts, to take action upon receiving a notice of alleged infringement from a copyright owner.
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Four lessons learned from implementing Textbook Zero programs
Four lessons learned from implementing Textbook Zero programs

There is a direct relationship between textbook costs and student success – and Thanos and Wiley of Lumen Learning have the data. i.e. 31% of students do not register for a course they’re interested in because of the textbook costs
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__The 2012 Florida Student Textbook Survey reports 10% of students spent less than $100, 56% spent between $200 – $500 and 9% spent over $600 on textbooks. Same Students asked – In your academic career, has the cost of required textbooks caused you to: Not register for a specific course? – 54.9% say never; 14.2% say seldom; 21.0% say occasionally and 9.9% say frequently. __Does data point to a direct relationship between textbook costs and student success? How much will Institutions invest in producing loss-leader free textbooks to increase course tuition revenue? Faculty and Students full impact statements?

http://www.openaccesstextbooks.org/pdf/2012_Florida_Student_Textbook_Survey.pdf


 

David Wiley, PhD (opencontent) on Twitter

David Wiley, PhD @opencontent · Jun 13 EXCELLENT new article on the insane and immoral economics of academic journal publishing _ http://files.figshare.com/1521805/Publisher__be_damned_.pdf
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Post-textbook sprint: BC in a Global Context
Post-textbook sprint: BC in a Global Context

The first BC open textbook sprint wrapped up late Thursday night after 4 long days of collaborative writing, researching, editing and reviewing.  We’ll have a more thorough debrief of the event in the coming days. For now,…
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MathJax v2.4 now available

After a smooth beta run, we’re happy to officially release MathJax v2.4. High-quality typography. MathJaxTM uses modern CSS and web fonts, instead of equation images or Flash, so equations scale with surrounding text at all zoom…
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Teachers Surveyed on Using Games in Class
Teachers Surveyed on Using Games in Class

We have an early look at some of the interesting data coming out of a larger report on teacher attitudes around the use of games in the classroom. The numbers hint at wider use of games in the classroom and indicate…
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SETDA, Creative Commons Partner on Digital Resource Policy Brief

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has partnered with Creative Commons United States to release a policy brief on the effective and legal use of digital content created by teachers.
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Opportunity lost when government content isn’t openly licensed

tl:dr  Publicly funded materials should be openly licensed materials. It is day 2 of the BC open Geography textbook sprint (follow along via blog, Twitter or Flickr sites). I’m hunkered down with some Geography faculty and…
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Open Education Legislative Update (OpenEd Leadership Summit, 6/5/14,... Play Slides
Open Education Legislative Update (OpenEd Leadership Summit,…

@txtbks EXECUTIVE BRIEFING The Open Education Legislative Agenda Nicole Allen (@txtbks) Director of Open Education, SPARC Open Education Leadership Summit
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Why the loss of Access Copyright royalties could be devastating for educational publishers - Quill and Quire
Why the loss of Access Copyright royalties could be devastating for…

Earlier this year, Oxford University Press Canada ceased publishing in its schools division after yet another year of double-digit sales… Read More »
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Using Your Syllabus as a Learning Resource

We know students do not take it upon themselves to read the syllabus. Yet syllabus indifference still bewilders me after teaching for 25 years, given that my syllabi are conveniently available online and in hard copy, and…
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__OER on Why the Syllabus Matters – Video_ https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IlBkdhyQOJg _

Why the Syllabus Matters Transcript _ https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eBjR2XSRsEcwKPv1G8V2UUd7iiakOgQUEpjwrUDcLss/edit _ CC Content created by Ronda Dorsey Neugebauer of Chadron State College for Kaleidoscope Open Course Initiative _ http://openarian.com/ _ by Ronda Dorsey Neugebauer is licensed under a Creative Commons License  8d ago


What is Schema.org?
What is Schema.org?

Link: What is Schema.org?  (PDF) Schema.org is a joint initiative of the search engines Google, Bing, Yahoo and Yandex aimed at making it easier to index web pages in such a way that facilitates th…
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From the Quantified Student to the Quantified Self
From the Quantified Student to the Quantified Self

The “quantified self movement” seeks to use technology to track and analyze personal data in order to glean insights about oneself. Can this movement help us frame discussions about learning analytics in such a way as to…
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Winners Named for REVERE Awards and Beacon Awards

The “best of the best” materials in the learning resource industry were honored at two separate events on June 4 during the Content in Context conference in Washington, DC. The Beacon Awards Lunche…
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