2014-07-01 Don Gorges Posts June 2-30

2014-07-01 Don Gorges Posts June 2-30
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Whereas the Copyright Act is an important marketplace framework law and cultural policy instrument that, through clear, predictable and fair rules, supports creativity and innovation and affects many sectors of the knowledge economy;” _ Tags: Bill C-11, Fair Dealing, The Copyright Modernization Act _ http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&DocId=5697419&File=39&Col=2

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In the Digital Era, Print Still Gets Plenty of Love From Scholars

At the Association of American University Presses’ annual meeting, a panel of scholars talked about how much of their work was still print-based even as chatter at the conference focused on e-books, metadata, and new ideas…

Don Gorges

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Despite Its Flaws, Starbucks' College Plan Breaks New Ground

Despite Its Flaws, Starbucks’ College Plan Breaks New Ground

Earlier this month, Starbucks announced a new college tuition reimbursement plan to help its employees earn four-year degrees in online classes at Arizona State University (ASU). The offer is available to any of Starbucks’…

Don Gorges

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Financing Post-Secondary Education: It's a Family Affair
Financing Post-Secondary Education: It’s a Family Affair

When talking to their parents about the cost of school, one in three students say the conversation revealed a gap between the cost of post-secondary education and the financial support their parents could offer, & the need for…

Don Gorges

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More money won’t fix need for change in education
More money won’t fix need for change in education

If the objective is to win the race between technology and education, and to close the gap between people without jobs and jobs without people, then we must raise our…

Don Gorges

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The Five Trillion Dollar Question
The $5,000,000,000,000 Question

The Five Trillion Dollar Question – how to get a far better return on the five trillion dollars, and more, the world spends each year on education?

Don Gorges

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Don Gorges __David Wiley positions OER against ©ER and makes a cost-revenue comparison between Pearson’s MyMathLab vs Lumen Learning’s MyOpenMath, _ an assertion OER = ©ER is worth a look to judge how each meets expectations, the ROI, value of time spent by everyone using each of these 2 resources _ http://lnkd.in/d2Jn6B9  5d ago


 



 


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Open Education: A “Simple” Introduction

Slides supporting a pre-meeting workshop for the OpenEd Leadership Summit, introducing people to OER for the first time.

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Coursera shifts focus from ‘impact on learners’ to ‘reach of universities’

Richard Levin, the new CEO of Coursera, is getting quite clear about the new goals for the company. At first glance the changes might seem semantic in nature, but I believe the semantics are revealing. Consider this interview…

Don Gorges

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Impacts of OER and Student/Faculty Feedback
Impacts of OER and Student/Faculty Feedback

Lots of people are tooting their horns about Open Education Resources (OERs) and how great they are (including us). But really, HOW great are they? It seems that if education systems are really goi…

Don Gorges
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Don Gorges __Kim Thanos – Project Kaleidoscope: “The cost and quality of open textbooks: Perceptions of community college faculty and students” by TJ Bliss, John Hilton, David Wiley, and Kim Thanos 2012 _ http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3972/3383 _ “The emphasis on open resources is driven by two project objectives: (a) eliminating textbook costs as an obstacle to the success of low–income students [and designated as “at–risk”]; and, (b) allowing faculty greater flexibility in sharing and improving the course resources.”  8d ago

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“Open” in the Age of Competency-based Education

– I’ve just started working on a major competency-based education initiative with Lumen (specifics coming soon), which has helped me see that the principles of open education are, generally speaking,…
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How to turn a great idea into an open textbook in just four days
How to turn a great idea into an open textbook in just four days

What’s the first thing you’d do after four days of non-stop writing, cranking out 48,420 words while locked in a room with a bunch of geography profs? For the folks who were part of BCcampus’ first ever BookSprint, the answer…

Don Gorges

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NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition

NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition

The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition will examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry within the environment of pre-college education.

Don Gorges

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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 cost…

Don Gorges

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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…

Don Gorges

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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.

Don Gorges

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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…

Don Gorges

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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

Don Gorges

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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,…

Don Gorges

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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…

Don Gorges

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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…

Don Gorges

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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.

Don Gorges

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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…

Don Gorges
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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 Po…

Don Gorges

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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 Educational Publishers

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…

Don Gorges

_OER on Why the Syllabus Matters – Video_ https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IlBkdhyQOJg _ 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 
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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…

Don Gorges

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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…

Don Gorges

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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…

Don Gorges

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

LinkedIn Posts May 5 to June 5  2014 _ 1:51 AM Don Gorges Don Gorges __“I’m absolutely baffled that Ontario party leaders continue to ignore such an important sector,”said Kate Lawson, president of OCUFA and…


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

Don Gorges LinkedIn Posts Library December 11th to19th, 2012 _ including this one – Fjord, a U.K.-based global service design consultancy, has released its annual trends predictions that will shape digital services…
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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…

Don Gorges

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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…

Don Gorges

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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.

Don Gorges

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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,…

Don Gorges

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“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…

Don Gorges

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