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Don Gorges Don Gorges __Let’s encourage Publishers’ increased transparency and higher awareness of the investments in talent and contributions made by creative/production in producing resources — one source: David Anderson, executive director for higher education at the Association of American Publishers less 2d ago



 

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Don Gorges Don Gorges __I understand your dilemma, Clint, and suggest outsourcing the design and production of print edition textbooks to those with the necessary skills and experience. 4d ago

Don Gorges Don Gorges Tony Bates says: Although it does nothing to solve the problem to say this, the graphics issue is an example of differing technology standards. At some point, we need to be able to use the same platform to create materials in one step for a variety of devices, including laptops, mobile phones, and e-book readers. less 4d ago

Don Gorges Don Gorges __I agree, Tony, the goal is to communicate well. . . well written, well designed, well produced. I also agree with Clint and 21stCenEducator, likely very few people will use the pdf to print this book. Credit due to Authors-Editors-Designers-Producers working in educational publishing who collaborate to create visual communications in multiple screen & print formats, while overcoming the type of technical issues being discussing here. less 4d ago



 

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Don Gorges Don Gorges __So what’s next? We are taking this conversation on the road, [-] In the meantime, please continue to add any examples to the Open Pedagogy list! _ “The purpose of this document is to generate 15-20 examples of Open Pedagogy by March 13, 2015.” Triggered by David Wiley _ https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TDf9Uem4SID0anlUQPxWdwCh3SkvQnEpvQu_bRGRUIU/edit _ less 6d ago

Don Gorges Don Gorges __Which Policymakers reading this doc have arranged to be briefed on the topic of Customization/Open Pedagogy/Learning Design by those who created the educational resources Faculty are using. _ this stuff. . . “Not Open (Resources & Approaches) what we might think of as “traditional” – costly “closed” textbooks, learning community activity limited to the f2f classroom or behind an LMS firewall” less 6d ago

Mary Burgess Mary Burgess Hi Don – we have regular update meetings with staff from AVED here in BC who are briefed on these activities. We also have had and have done this kind of information sharing with the gov’t of Sask and AB. We at BCcampus would love to see more activity from government, particularly around policy development. Yours is a great question. We’re hoping that we’ll have attendance from policy makers at the Open Education conference in Vancouver in the fall so they can learn more then. Mary less 3d ago

Don Gorges Don Gorges __Hi Mary – Thanks, Yes, I looked to AVED and searched for anyone going on the record, and for policymakers’ thinking on Open and textbooks only found this one reference __ Service Plan of Ministry of Advanced Education Innovation and Technology – via Agency – BCcampus _We are exploring flexible learning opportunities that incorporate open educational resources and textbooks. Strategies – Work with post-secondary institutions to implement an open textbook policy that will provide students with more flexibility and affordable resources. _ http://www.bcbudget.gov.bc.ca/2013/sp/pdf/ministry/aeit.pdf _ less 1d ago

Don Gorges Don Gorges __David Porter, executive director, BCcampus – “BCcampus is leading the way on Open Educational Resources – OER – in Canada. We believe the goal of higher education is the creation, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge, and as a system agency co-ordinating collaborative online learning services, we have an essential role to play.” “BCcampus is in a unique position to develop and support the virtual space for educational innovation to happen across B.C. post-secondary system, and we are well-positioned to co-ordinate the BC Open Textbook project.” less 1d ago

Don Gorges Don Gorges __Elephant in the room, why is leadership closed to the creators of the educational resources that all Faculty and Students use. __ Reasoning-thinking. . . ? West-coast culture, in part and fighting the Good Fight – Good vs Evil myths 1d ago

 



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Don Gorges Don Gorges __Group members include Valerie Fox and David Porter __ see Latest Research – Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education _ http://www.conferenceboard.ca/spse/research.aspx _ i.e. The Economic Impact of PSE in Canada __ Skills—Where Are We Today? The State of Skills and PSE in Canada __ all 12 Reference Groups _ http://www.conferenceboard.ca/spse/reference-groups.aspx less 7d ago



 

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Don Gorges __Thanks, Clint. I’ve been reading about CEG TEK’s misuse & abuse of the notice and notice regime via Michael Geist / Barry Sookman / Can-Gov. articles too. I’m interested yet confused by premise that copyright law is a burden and I hope you can offer a link to this session’s presentation material so I can understand the specifics. Readers may be interested in basic info re: The Copyright Modernization Act FAQ _ http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/crp-prda.nsf/eng/h_rp01153.html _ less 8d ago

Don Gorges Don Gorges __Very interesting Copyright Infringement questions! _ https://www.bc.net/copyright-modernization-act _ Session Overview: Copyright Modernization Act Does your institution receive (alleged) Copyright Infringement notices for movies, TV shows and other electronic media that is protected under copyright? Does your institution understand what its obligations are, with respect to “notice and notice”, under the new Copyright Modernization Act? Have you wondered about how to address notices of alleged infringement for student residences? What liability does your institution have? less 8d ago

Don Gorges Don Gorges __Taking a balanced perspective here and looking for help finding/creating Ontario curriculum educational resources that cover expressions of the marketplace framework, cultural and economic benefits described in the Copyright Modernization Act. “This Bill includes a number of measures that will allow educators and students to take advantage of digital technologies.” _ http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/crp-prda.nsf/eng/h_rp01153.html#benefit _ less 8d ago


 


 

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Don Gorges Don Gorges __Count this journalist among the many who are confused by the Financial Aid data collected, and have reported figures as actual Student spending _ “According to College Board, the average college student in America spends about $1,200 per year on textbooks and supplies.” _ Student Spending is approx. $600. – see Phil Hill research _ http://mfeldstein.com/how-much-do-college-students-actually-pay-for-textbooks/ less 10d ago



 

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Don Gorges Don Gorges __Canadian data via Higher Education Strategy Associates who asked about 1350 university students across Canada about how much they spent on textbooks, coursepacks, and supplies = aver. $385. semester _ http://higheredstrategy.com/data-on-textbook-costs/ __ similar to US figures of approx $600 year – per Phil Hill research _ http://mfeldstein.com/how-much-do-college-students-actually-pay-for-textbooks/ less 10d ago

Clint Lalonde Clint Lalonde It was a convo with Phil shortly after he published that blog post that led me to Alex’s Canadian data. Was happy to find it as Canadian data hard to come by. 10d ago

Don Gorges Don Gorges __I agree, it’s great to compare this Canadian/US spending data with my understanding about the spending decisions made at University by my 2 sons. Policymakers require keen critical thinking skills to have facts-double-checked and assess the [crisis] premise of advocates. “According to College Board, the average college student in America spends about $1,200 per year on textbooks and supplies.” Policymakers ideally would question this claim and read the GAO report “Enhanced Offerings Appear to Drive Recent Price Increases”. Let’s ensure they well enough informed to make good policy decisions. less 9d ago



 

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