2014-10-31 – Don Gorges Posts October 1 – 31

2014-10-31 – Don Gorges Posts October 1 – 31

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Don Gorges __“Significant Milestone: First national study of OER adoption” Posted on October 29, 2014 by Phil Hill _ http://mfeldstein.com/significant-milestone-first-national-study-oer-adoption/ __ Measuring Awareness of Open Educational Resources OER started with difficult decisions and wording precision “OER is defined as. . .” less 3d ago



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Don Gorges Don Gorges __David Wiley added today: “We must NEVER confuse proxies for instructional quality – graphic design, hardback covers, glossy paper, number of pages – with ACTUAL instructional quality. Instructional materials’ ability to support learning is the ONLY measure of quality that matters. [-] Don’t be fooled by the *proxies* for instructional quality. Instructional quality is all about supporting learning, and OER can do a terrific job supporting learning.” __ “NEVER confuse proxies” – but no one’s confused about the value of Visual Communications, particularly Veronica Roberts. less 22h ago

Don Gorges Don Gorges __These 2 different Students’ learning outcomes Studies, referenced here by Clint and David, are framed as evidence that Open Textbooks are more effective than Copyright Textbooks. Rather, they are about comparing Students’ learning outcomes using their Teacher’s course-customized Textbook vs. a Textbook which had not been customized to the course. We know Publishers also offer Teachers the option of using their content to customize and curate course material their students will use. I expect that, over the years, there have been many research studies measuring the learning outcomes of Teacher-customized copyright content which would be relevant in this analysis. less 8h ago

Don Gorges Don Gorges __David Wiley . . . on Visual Communication Design _ “We must NEVER confuse proxies for instructional quality – graphic design, hardback covers, glossy paper, number of pages – with ACTUAL instructional quality. Instructional materials’ ability to support learning is the ONLY measure of quality that matters. Glossy materials that lead to poor student outcomes are poor materials. Rather bland looking materials that lead to great student outcomes are great materials. Don’t be fooled by the *proxies* for instructional quality. Instructional quality is all about supporting learning, and OER can do a terrific job supporting learning.” __ without proxies – It’s a way to spot-identify OER. less 1m ago



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Don Gorges commented on:

Copyright Clearance Center

Don Gorges Don Gorges __”Creators are our culture, our inspiration, our innovation, our future. . . at the heart of copyright.” Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author. UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 27 _ http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/ less 3d ago



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Don Gorges Don Gorges __I understand the outcome and perhaps it’s an insight into how an imbalance of IQ & EQ played-out within the negotiations – it seemed to pivot on Peter Hudson’s choice of a few words, likely revealing underlying red lights. 4d ago



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Don Gorges Don Gorges __Welcome to SchoolChapters [Boston-Hartford] a solution of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt _ https://www.schoolchapters.com/ _ CEO Claudia Reuter Blog Posts _ https://www.schoolchapters.com/author/claudia/ _ “SchoolChapters is changing the way people think about portfolios” _ great ideas. . . technology-enabled iterations to ones personal data security, control and optimized uses. less 4d ago



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 Kerry Macuska, Gaurav Sharma, and Nachiket Paratkar

Don Gorges Don Gorges __Informative panel discussion is fairly well captured by someone on their mobile phone, from the back of the audience – it would be ideal to be able to read and make a copy of a transcript. 4d ago



Open Textbook Project Oct 2014 – BCcampus

Open Textbook Project Oct 2014-BCcampus

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Don Gorges Don Gorges __And an analysis-op-ed by the Copyright Librarian, “in academic contexts”_ http://blog.lib.umn.edu/copyrightlibn/2014/10/11th-circuit-gsu-ruling.html _ “Two things bother me about the focus on economic incentives – but these things bother me about U.S. copyright theory in general, not this opinion in particular. The first is that this discussion completely fails to acknowledge the many other incentives creators have for creating. In particular, in academic contexts, creators fairly -rarely- receive direct economic benefits for their copyright ownership; its not entirely absent, but definitely a peripheral motive. But even outside academia, there are a lot of other reasons people create.”  2d ago



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Don Gorges Don Gorges __great article – “The B.C. Open Textbook Project turns two [-] as we look back over the past two years, we can see just how far we have come with the B.C. Open Textbook Project.” _ http://bccampus.ca/2014/10/16/open-textbook-project-2012-2014/ 4d ago



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Selectively cited Data from the Florida Textbook Survey 2012 used to support the premise there is a textbook cost crisis. _ http://www.openaccesstextbooks.org/pdf/2012_Florida_Student_Textbook_Survey.pdf

Section 2: Cost of Textbooks – Student expenditures – Spring 2012:

Florida Student Textbook Survey 2012 Fig 1 Spending

Florida Student Textbook Survey 2012 Table 6 Action-Result



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Don Gorges Don Gorges __$1,207* quoted with the NCES NOTE: “Note that the data for books and supplies [-] are estimates, often based on estimates of student budgets by financial aid offices.” $1,200 [the data] = College Board Survey reports Student budgets for books and supplies expenses on Financial Aid applications. __ So, ‘average student’ has it figured out, made the calculations and has pegged their budgets at about $1,200. __ Source of NOTE _ http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2006/2006153.pdf _ U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics _ less 11d ago



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Don Gorges Don Gorges __. . . “So, if somebody come in and says, I have a book that’s not as good, but it will save your students $30, I’d say, given that they’re going to spend 40 – 50 – 60 – 70 hours reading this book over the course of a semester, am I really going to skimp on a textbook that’s inferior – I don’t think so.” says Greg Mankiw, Professor of Economics at Harvard University, Economics Textbook Author __ I agree with GM – the value of a Student’s time – time invested in reading-using a textbook and educational resources must be the Professor’s first consideration. less 14d ago



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Don Gorges Don Gorges __EQAO Online moving ahead on computer-based provincial student assessments _ Guiding Principles for “EQAO Online”, September 10, 2014 _ http://www.eqao.com/EQAO_Online/pdf/EQAO-online-guiding-principles.pdf _ “The benefits of online assessment are the drivers for this transition. It will accomplish the following: Bring the provincial assessments in line with the digital world we live in and the digital classroom that plays an increasing part in education. Make the assessments more engaging for students by allowing them to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in a number of different ways. Broaden the evidence EQAO can provide about student learning and achievement.” less 19d ago

Don Gorges Don Gorges __Digital Literacy too _ Integration of Digital Literacy Levels Assessments as collateral data measured at all levels – Students, Educators, chief executive officer of the EQAO 19d ago



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Don Gorges Don Gorges __Related article about Learning management systems use in K-12 Schools _ Tech Advances Fuel LMS Identity Crisis – Education Week _ http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/10/01/06lms-overview.h34.html 21d ago



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