2015-07-24 – Don Gorges Posts June 29 to July 24

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__Six years ago, Downes – Wiley – A Conversation on Open Educational Resources – 2009 _ https://lnkd.in/e9xFPfb __ https://lnkd.in/exVVQp2

OER Implementation Strategy Document - Foundations for OER Strategy De

OER Implementation Strategy Document – Foundations for OER Strategy De

dongorges.wordpress.comOER vs. ©ER vs. ©EROER – Some, not all, options are discussed in ‘Foundations for OE…

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  1. __55 views are cited on this posting but I can’t tell much from that – I always wonder – Do I know anyone with a ‘Creative’s’ perspective who is reading – analyzing the strategy of this draft of David Wiley’s Policy Mandate – OER Declaration

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__Stephen Downes perspective and comments are having impact in draft editing process – Stephen Downes – 10:18 PM Jul 17 – “You guys are like the European Commission, a bunch of unelected bodies who appoint themselves and then declare a “consensus” where there obviously isn’t one. [-] You should be honest and say that AS REPRESENTATIVE OF PUBLISHERS and the commercial content industry, you have agreed that the world’s creative output should be free for you [Lumen] to monetize.”


Why Do We Measure Customer Success? | Brightspace

Why Do We Measure Customer Success? | Brightspace

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Having just returned from our annual Fusion conference, I’m reminded of how lucky we are to wor…

 

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__”For what it’s worth, [we agree] Barry does great work for the company” _ give credit to Barry Dahl – Blog _ https://lnkd.in/e94NQwc _ and Presentations _ https://lnkd.in/evie9mj _ __ https://lnkd.in/e7kFiZr

Giving D2L Credit Where Credit Is Due –

mfeldstein.com  By Phil Hill  _ Michael and I have made several specific criticisms of D2L’s marketing claims lately culminating in this blog post about examples based on work…

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Phil Hill

Giving D2L Credit Where Credit Is Due http://ow.ly/Q1eQc Company admits mistakes in marketing claims in blog post

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Tony Bates

What: Flexible Learning Designs: Building Community Through Blended, Online, and Multi-Access Learning  in the Post Secondary Classroom Who: COHERE (Collaboration for Online Higher Education & Research) and the CSSHE (Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education) Where: An ocean-to-ocean conference located in BOTH Victoria, British Columbia (Pacific) and Halifax, Nova Scotia (Atlantic). The conference format is intended […]

COHERE/CSSHE’s ‘ocean-to-ocean’ conference on flexible learning designs

COHERE/CSSHE’s ‘ocean-to-ocean’ conference on flexible learning designs

tonybates.ca    Who: COHERE (Collaboration for Online Higher Education & Research) and the CSSHE (Canadian S…

 

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Thomas Lockwood, PhD

More than four decades later, the Rolling Stones are reissuing one of the most creative album covers the music industry has ever produced. Here’s what you can learn from it. #technology

A Smart Design Lesson From Mick Jagger, Keith Richards... and Jeff Bezos

A Smart Design Lesson From Mick Jagger, Keith Richards… and Jeff Bezos

inc.comMore than four decades later, the Stones are reissuing one of the most creative album covers the music i…

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  1. __I imagine there were Amazon-Minion packaging prototypes designed with an embedded sound chip that would play upon opening the flaps, greeting you with the ‘freeing, electrifying joy’ of their giggling, singing . . . _ http://m.melodiacristiana.com/video/IJSRYEqSjzw/


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McGraw-Hill Education

Beyond the buzzwords: Shawn Mahoney explains how purpose can make the difference in educational technology: https://lnkd.in/eAXb-NT

Voice from the Industry

Voice from the Industry

ednetinsight.com    – Dr. Shawn Mahoney, Chief Academic Officer, McGraw-Hill Education, School Group — Friday, July 17, 2015 Imagine new parents in any country around the world, …


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__Table of Contents of OER Implementation $trategy Document _ I suggest reading with a perspective to replace any generic “OER” references with one specific choice of OER project / business – BCcampus is the most interesting one I focus on – Lumen Learning, is another, and the key stakeholder, conversation starter.

  1. __Foundations for OER $trategy Development _ https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IYDeAmw3aMxuqpfEr_7BEwM5FJiqqX1S4dzPJZQqwTY/edit _ A framework for rhetorical analysis



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Gardenia Flores

Interesting new search engine called Crayon that purports to be a design search engine aimed at discovering image concepts for marketing campaigns.

Get Inspired | Crayon

Get Inspired | Crayon

crayon.coCrayon is the most comprehensive marketing design search engine on the web. It’s the new way for marketers to get great ideas about what to build.
  1. __”This can’t be blank dude. Sorry.” _ “hey, why are they leaving?” . . . is an insight too.


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__”Full-time students from the lowest family income quartile (< $30,000) who were enrolled in public two-year or four-year colleges in their state of residence received enough grant aid on average to cover their tuition and fees and have [$3080 – $2320 respectively] left over to help cover books and living expenses.” __ https://lnkd.in/emBjVAK

Delivering Early Information about College Financial Aid

Delivering Early Information about College Financial Aid

urban.org
Postsecondary education plays a vital role in generating opportunities for young people from disadvantag…
  1. __Policymakers need their support staff to ensure any policy decisions to lower cost of education are based on accurate sources of information. Due to a lack of critical thinking, it’s been far too easy for Nicole Allen and fellow OER advocates, Student PIRGs, et al. to create a ‘textbook cost crisis’ myth and based on misleading misinformation i.e. students spend $1200 a year on books.



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__A framework for rhetorical analysis of ‘The OER Implementation Strategy Document’ is well presented in this analysis of The Cape Town Open Education Declaration” in the International Journal of Education and Development using ICT __ The Cape Town Open Education Declaration link _ https://lnkd.in/e4j_PVb

Educators and the Cape Town Open Learning Declaration: Rhetorically reviewed

ijedict.dec.uwi.edu  __ We rhetorically analyse the Declaration which idealizes the educational process and contrast this with the practical challenges whic…
  1. __Any analysis of Draft of ‘The OER Implementation Strategy Document’ is aided by understanding the thinking of both Stephen Downes and David Wiley who have offered their respective opinions about the Declaration in these 2 articles_ ‘Criticizing the Cape Town Declaration’ _ http://halfanhour.blogspot.ca/2007/11/criticizing-cape-town-declaration.html _ & ‘Responding to Criticisms of Cape Town’ _ http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/397

__David Wiley responds to Stephen Downes in 2007 “The Cape Town Declaration is a great document written to inspire, and clear, powerful statements of principle always raise the ire of those who disagree with those principles.[-] I hope that those who disagree with the principles expressed in Cape Town create their own declarations using the method that seems mopst appropriate to them.” __ in the same position in 2015, with the ways of declaring disagreement with the principles in ‘The OER Implementation Strategy Document’.


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Six Red Marbles

There’s no doubt that using Dragons to teach STEM curriculum is one way to keep students engaged. Find out how the multiplayer online game “School of Dragons,” is using technology like Oculus Rift for STEM education: http://ow.ly/PI1Sk

The Science of Dragons: How Dreamworks Made A Game Out Of STEM Education

The Science of Dragons: How Dreamworks Made A Game Out Of STEM Education

fastcocreate.com  __ DreamWorks is expanding its How to Train Your Dragon franchise into games that teach kids abou…

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Paul Weiner

How to create dynamic drawings from reference https://lnkd.in/bWXAQjH

How to create dynamic drawings from reference

How to create dynamic drawings from reference

buff.ly  __ Artist Tony Foti reveals how to add movement and interest to lifeless reference-based illustrations.

__ http://www.creativebloq.com/digital-art/how-create-dynamic-drawings-reference-71515727 _ working link to Artist Tony Foti illustration lesson – tutorials.

__Thomas Lockwood – “Design is hotter than blazes, so why is it that traditional product design firms aren’t growing? – here four reasons why design firms might be stagnating.” __https://lnkd.in/ekMvC6w

Why Are Design Firms Stagnating?

Why Are Design Firms Stagnating?

fastcodesign.com  __ As design goes in-house, the future of independent firms is murky. Here are four reasons why growth isn’t a given.



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__”Artists like David are experimenting with permissive licensing options and open source production methods to create a free culture with no strings attached. Fan support through crowdfunding platforms gives them the ability to do so without fearing loss of income. ” You’ll find here the sources files of Pepper&Carrot _ https://lnkd.in/eQiqFSJ ___ https://lnkd.in/e82q66x

The case of the witch and her cat: crowdfunding free culture

The case of the witch and her cat: crowdfunding free culture

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Ryan Merkley, July 17th, 2015 _The guest post below was written by Erik Moeller from Passionat…


__David Revoy illustrator, concept-artist – The making-of of the episode 5 of my webcomic Pepper&Carrot : sketches, speedpaintings, storyboard and a lot of screenshot during the process. _ https://lnkd.in/enE5hck __ https://lnkd.in/eXVYvwA

Pepper&Carrot _ Episode 8 : Pepper's Birthday Party

Pepper&Carrot _ Episode 8 : Pepper’s Birthday Party

peppercarrot.com  __ Official homepage of Pepper&Carrot, a free/libre and open-source webcomic about Pepper, a young…


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Access to legal advice just got easier for startups at Communitech

Access to legal advice just got easier for startups at Communitech

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Communitech is offering two new programs to help startups get the legal advice that they wouldn’t otherwis…


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Scholastic

Has your child ever said “I don’t like to read?” We’ve got 10 tips for kids who don’t read (from someone who used to hate reading!). http://bit.ly/1fQc0AF

10 techniques to keep kids reading

10 techniques to keep kids reading

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I confess. I didn’t always enjoy reading. In fact, until my mid-teens, I loathed the notion of (gasp) reading for fun. Understandably, the words “I don’t wa…

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Karen Howe

Why digital should be encoded in an agency’s DNA.

Managing Digital: One Advertising's Ted Boyd

Managing Digital: One Advertising’s Ted Boyd

marketingmag.ca
CEO says to be successful in digital the planning and brief have to be agnostic


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Aldo Cundari

A Cheat Sheet for Marketers on the Future of Digital Platforms http://tc6.co/GIyLG

A Cheat Sheet for Marketers on the Future of Digital Platforms

A Cheat Sheet for Marketers on the Future of Digital Platforms

custedge.com
Customer engagement has never been more urgent or more elusive. Real engagement – the kind th…

__”The good news is that educational technology has matured to the extent that it can now have a major impact on costs, access, and quality. [it reflects our best thinking and practices.] It scales. _ Some of the more promising applications of technology include:” __ https://lnkd.in/ewxsfEw

Scale, Economies of Scale and Online Higher Education

Scale, Economies of Scale and Online Higher Education

higheredmanagement.net::
The first instalment in this series on internet economics, Internet Economics and Onlin…


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David Kleeman

My first feature piece for Dubit Limited in Kidscreen’s iKids, about our research done with the University of Sheffield, CBeebies, University of Edinburgh, Foundling Bird and others. Includes a link to the full report.

Small fingers, big insights: Mobile app design and preschoolers

Small fingers, big insights: Mobile app design and preschoolers

kidscreen.com
By now, to say that tablets and mobile apps are popular among young kids is superfluous, akin to saying…

 

__”Takeaway: As inconvenient as this may be for the hell-in-a-handbasket crowd [Student PIRGs], there is still no student debt crisis.” __ https://lnkd.in/ehkTgw7

Student Debt in Canada: Sorry, Still no Crisis

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If you’re in the looking-at-student-debt business in Canada, your data sources are limited.  Provinces could publish their debt figures annually, but they don’t.  Canada Student Loans does publish its debt…

 

 

__Post-secondary students and instructors in B.C. will be able to access more than 120 open textbooks as dozens of new skills training titles hit digital shelves this fall. _ https://lnkd.in/e76RjC9 _ BCcampus new open texts support B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint _ https://lnkd.in/ejQQDTb

B.C.'s trades training providers receive over $75M

B.C.’s trades training providers receive over $75M

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Premier Christy Clark and the Industry Training Authority (ITA) announced funding of over $75M to B.…

 

 



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__Adobe Legal Department Style Guide _I read “open textbook authors” for ‘legal professionals’ _ This is an exemplar of Open Design Principles and Practice – a useful perspective for open textbook authors. Then Create the Textbook’s Visual Style Guide and InDesign Cookbook with this Fixed Page Template for screen and pages.

  1. __Adobe Legal Department Style Guide _ADB-LEGALSTYLEGUIDE.pdf – Shared Files – Acrobat.com _ https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/049e2224-211f-4efa-b236-2a91ee9c1463 _

 

 

__Paul Stacey plans “to gather fresh ideas and dynamic examples that will help spark new, innovative models [that point to ways] creators make money to sustain what they do when they are letting the world reuse their work” – When I kick-in $25 I’ll get 5 votes for the businesses, creators, or orgs I want see profiled in this project. __ https://lnkd.in/eAxNZuq

Made with Creative Commons: A book on open business models

Made with Creative Commons: A book on open business models

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Let’s write a book that shows the world why Creative Commons is good for business.

 

 



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Gates Bryant

My new article on Inside Higher Ed breaks down what we’re getting wrong when it comes to faculty and adoption of digital courseware. https://lnkd.in/eDBFsN2

Essay on finding common ground in debate over digital courseware | Ins

Essay on finding common ground in debate over digital courseware | Ins

insidehighered.com
The mudslinging in the debate over the use of digital courseware has reached Hatfield-and-McC…

 

 



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Jim Kelly

We decided to open an Etsy Shop to sell some of my Handmade Driftwood Frames, Watercolors and Photography. heres the link .. .https://lnkd.in/eme4Me3

  1. __Wow, love your frames in the gallery, and I’m thinking, perfect framing for [Designer-Illustrator] Ted Larson’s Georgian Bay Art _ http://gpslocations.blogspot.ca/2015_02_26_archive.html

 

 



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Robert Martellacci M.A. EdTech

SIIA Releases 2015 Vision K-20 Educator Survey Report https://lnkd.in/eYqQgj2 via @Ednetbiz @siiaeducation

SIIA Releases 2015 Vision K-20 Educator Survey Report

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Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of the Software & Information Industry Association — Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Findings Include an Increasing Use of Data and Need for Technology in K-20…

 

 



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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

“Demystifying Interoperability,” understanding the power of interoperable solutions in the education space, from VP of HMH Labs, Claudia Reuter. https://lnkd.in/eMt-hTe #edtech #ISTE15

Demystifying Interoperability

Demystifying Interoperability

hmhco.com
While topics like 1:1 and digital literacy remain as important as ever, we’re also hearing some new buzzwords in the edtech lexicon with growing frequency. APIs. Metadata. …

 



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Kathy Sandler

Agree? Digital dominates the conversation, but for publishing industry in 2020, print will still dominate revenues https://lnkd.in/e9YRhBE

Digital dominates the conversation, but for the publishing industry in 2020, print will still dominate revenues

Digital dominates the conversation, but for the publishing industry in 2020, print will still dominate revenues

themediabriefing.com
It is rare for an executive in the publishing industry, when contemplating the next five years, t…

__”We continue to support InDesign and InDesign based workflows. In addition, we’ve added broad support for HTML from Adobe Experience Manager and other CMS systems as well as HTML design tools from Adobe and from third-parties. [plugins for both Drupal 7 and WordPress 4.1.]” __ https://lnkd.in/ezXWYGH

Introducing the Adobe Digital Publishing Solution Beta | Adobe Digital

Introducing the Adobe Digital Publishing Solution Beta | Adobe Digital

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We’re thrilled to announce that our completely re-imagined Adobe Digital Publishing Solution (D…

 

 



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Sandeep Ahuja

WoodWing introduces Inception – a cloud-based tool to create responsiv

WoodWing introduces Inception – a cloud-based tool to create responsiv

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Zaandam, The Netherlands, June 25, 2015 — WoodWing Software, a thought leader in digital publishing…

 

 



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__Six years ago, Downes – Wiley – A Conversation on Open Educational Resources – 2009 _ https://lnkd.in/e9xFPfb __ https://lnkd.in/exVVQp2

OER Implementation Strategy Document - Foundations for OER Strategy De

OER Implementation Strategy Document – Foundations for OER Strategy De

dongorges.wordpress.com  __ OER vs. ©ER vs. ©EROER – Some, not all, options are discussed in ‘Foundations for OE…
  1. __Draft 1.2 Updated: July 13, 2015 – Foundations for OER Strategy Development _ https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IYDeAmw3aMxuqpfEr_7BEwM5FJiqqX1S4dzPJZQqwTY/edit _

 

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__OER vs. ©ER vs. ©EROER – Some, not all, options are discussed in ‘Foundations for OER Strategy Development’, a conversation framed by David Wiley’s OER cohort in the ‘OER Implementation Strategy Document’ [next Post]. __ https://lnkd.in/e9xFPfb

Downes – Wiley – A Conversation on Open Educational Resources – 2009

Downes – Wiley – A Conversation on Open Educational Resources – 2009

dongorges.wordpress.comStephen: “But really the point here is for David and myself to engage in a sustained exami…

 

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Pearson

Help us photograph the magic of learning, and you could win $500. #PearsonPics https://lnkd.in/eu69fG6

Capture the magic of learning for Pearson

Capture the magic of learning for Pearson

talenthouse.com
Photographers from around the world are invited to submit photos capturing the essence of education & learning.
  1. __Pearson is the most recent project and you’ll like checking-out the other 50+ Talenthouse calls for Amazing! work from creative visual artists _ great example – Photographers from around the world are invited to submit fresh and alternative #AvoLifestyle photos – Avocados from Mexico _ https://www.talenthouse.com/i/photograph-for-avocados-from-mexico/submissions _

 

 

__”Annual student spending on college course materials has declined steadily over the past seven years, according to the National Association of College Stores’ (NACS) twice-yearly survey of college students in the U.S.” News Release _https://lnkd.in/eKH6JYy _ OnCampus Research Spring 2015 Student Watch Report.pdf _ https://lnkd.in/eBRUsZV _

  1. __The National Student Financial Wellness Study Reports 60% of Textbooks are paid by Parents and/or funded with an average of $1200 in a Student Aid Package – Student who have good Financial Knowledge and Education and follow a budget likely feel less stressed _ National Student Financial Wellness Study _ http://cssl.osu.edu/national-student-financial-wellness-study/results/

 

 

__Reports 60% of Textbooks are paid by Parents or funded with average of $1200 in a Student Aid Package – Students who are paying for their books out of their own pocket they may be among those reporting feeling stressed by personal finances. Student who have good Financial Knowledge and Education and follow a budget likely feel less stressed __ https://lnkd.in/eFbtrST

The National Student Financial Wellness Study

The National Student Financial Wellness Study

news.osu.edu
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Seven out of 10 college students feel stressed about their personal finances, [-] Students were asked a series of five financial knowledge qu…

 

__ Access resources › “Everything you need to get the most from the Adobe Digital Publishing Solution (DPS) Beta Program. From practical how-to guides and plugins to introductory webinars and video tutorials.” __ https://lnkd.in/eAhwarR

Beta Resources

Beta Resources

adobe.com
Learn more about Adobe Digital Publishing Solution capabilities that help improve interactivity, customization, mobile publishing and analysis.

 

 

__Seventy-two percent of adults [including Students] report feeling stressed about money at least some of the time [second source: American Psychological Association Stress in America™ survey] __ https://lnkd.in/eXK9nXq

70 percent of college students stressed about finances

70 percent of college students stressed about finances

eurekalert.org
Seven out of 10 college students feel stressed about their personal finances, according to a new n…

 

 

__RGD media roundtable exploring how Canadian business can best leverage design resources to remain innovative and competitive. Featuring Dianne Semark, Design Lead, MEC; Vanda Provato, VP of Marketing, Second Cup Canada; Moderator Lionel Gadoury, RGD Past President; Andy Yang, CEO, @500px __ https://lnkd.in/erBu9wj

RGD Media Roundtable

RGD Media Roundtable

vimeo.com
RGD media roundtable exploring how Canadian business can best leverage design resources to remain innovative and competitive. Featuring, from left to righ…

 

 

__Summarizing US State initiatives that advance the use of OER, 5 legislated and 4 not __ https://lnkd.in/enuj2w7

Open source textbooks drive down cost of college

Open source textbooks drive down cost of college

opensource.com
Colleges and universities are looking beyond current textbook options to find bigger savings for stu…

 

 

__Appointed to the Order of Canada – Also being honoured are TVOntario CEO Lisa de Wilde for “transformative leadership” at the provincial public broadcaster, and Don Tapscott for his work on “the economic and social impact of information technology.” __ https://lnkd.in/e5H33qk

Order of Canada honourees include Bob Rae, Graham Greene, Janet Rossan

Order of Canada honourees include Bob Rae, Graham Greene, Janet Rossan

cbc.caThe man who helped create the BlackBerry, the female CEOs of two provincial public broadcasters, a noted …

 

 

__“We are looking forward to leveraging Disney Interactive’s digital, technological and mobile expertise to explore the unlimited possibilities that this partnership represents,” said Jimmy Pitaro, Co-Chair, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, and President, Disney Interactive. Disney Publishing Worldwide will also report jointly to Ms. Ferraro and Mr. Pitaro._ https://lnkd.in/e_fiyPe

Disney Folds Publishing into New Interactive Media Division

Disney Folds Publishing into New Interactive Media Division

digitalbookworld.com
Disney merges two divisions to create a new Consumer Products and Interactive Media unit, …

 

 

2015-06-29 – Don Gorges Posts May 24 to June 29

2015-06-29 – Don Gorges Posts May 24 to June 29

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