__I encourage taking a close look at BCcampus’ open textbook collection, despite questioning the validity of the savings claims made by Andrew Wilkinson – how do they compare with $125 textbooks? __ https://lnkd.in/ez3aQPg
By Andrew Wilkinson
Minister of Advanced Education
To make post-secondary education more affordable, British Columbia was the first province in Canada to launch a government-sponsored open textbook project. By this fall, approximately 8,000 students in B.C. are expected to have saved up to $1 million with open textbooks. Post-secondary students and instructors in B.C. will be able to use more than 120 free open textbooks as dozens of new skills training titles are released this fall.
__99 open textbooks in the collection – some come with 3-ring-bling. _ Find these at Open Textbooks BCcampus OpenEd Resources __ Suggest give-a-way Textbooks on BCcampus USB Thumb Drives – also help Students decide which resources to use – Show Comparisons to Publications options and choices. [Photo: Rajiv Jhangiani Promoting open textbooks KwantlenU student orientation 01.jpg]
__Am interested in seeing/using Economics courseware comparisons between Lumen Learning & Cengage MindTap __ http://www.24dash.com/news/education/2015-09-02-Cengage-Learning-expands-its-MindTap-TM-interactive-learning-programmes-with-new-digital-solutions-for-the-EMEA-market
__DreamBox Learning will use the new funds to develop the next generation of its pioneering intelligent adaptive platform, which captures more than 50,000 data points per student per hour to personalize instruction and help students develop a conceptual understanding of mathematics – and enrich the Educator Experience _ https://lnkd.in/erdzstd _ by providing teachers and district administrators powerful insights from real-time student performance data. __ https://lnkd.in/epgCSPX
At Google we say, “Focus on the user and all else will follow.” With this in mind, we seek to design experiences that inspire and enlighten our users.
Here’s a glimpse at some of the design considerations that went into taking the best of what people know and love about Google, and evolving the brand to continue to be as dynamic and unconventional as we strive to be.
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Photographer Loses Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Mapmaker That Used His Photo With His Explicit Permission
Art Dragulis chose to license this picture under Creative Commons BY-SA-2.0, which allows commercial use of the photo in exchange for attribution.
If there’s a moral to this legal incident, it’s this: know the terms of your licensing before you agree to use it. If you want to use a more altruistic licensing form like those offered by Creative Commons, by all means, do so. But don’t act like a commercial entity owes you something for complying with the terms you expressly agreed to. Licensor’s remorse isn’t a legally-recognized tort.
__[think Textbooks too] – documobiFUSE – FUSE is one of the core products from the Documobi family [ http://www.documobi.com ] which covers embedding and linking user generated content (UGC) such as video and images into printed media using smartphones, tablets and wearable devices. _ https://lnkd.in/eqwXFVe __ https://lnkd.in/eScVF7Q
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__The Internet of Things (IoT) is evolving rapidly. In these short videos, McKinsey’s Michael Chui poses five critical questions about its development to experts ranging from MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito to Google’s Dan Kaufman to Cloudera’s Mike Olson to O’Reilly Media’s Tim O’Reilly, & Jon Bruner, editor-at-large plus author Cory Doctorow and Haven’s Renee DiResta. An edited transcript follows. __ https://lnkd.in/e8TQ6AX
__Larry Singer previously served as the Managing Director for K-12 North America Sales at Pearson Education. __ https://lnkd.in/eUV-quh
“Larry Singer has tremendous experience and expertise about the sector that will dramatically elevate the impact of the K-12 OER Collaborative,” said Scott Ellis, CEO of The Learning Accelerator. “His knowledge about district purchasing processes for instructional materials will help us achieve the widespread adoption of open education resources that is critical for us to reach our goals in transforming learning for students across the country. There is tremendous potential for OER to become integrated in the daily work of districts, and we are very excited to have Larry joining the team to help make that happen.”
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__Ontario Report on Canadian Copyright Modernization and Fair Dealing with the Canadian Creative Sector – by PwC – Access Copyright – Economic Impacts of the Canadian Educational Sector’s Fair Dealing Guidelines.pdf __ http www accesscopyright ca/media/94983/access_copyright_report pdf _
__”Our work suggests that the Industrial Mechanic Millwright program could be offered as a more unified experience to IMM apprentices in Ontario by delivering theoretical aspects online and rotating the apprentices through various work experiences to ensure exposure to all sub-trades.” __ https://lnkd.in/e7VH65W
Hybrid apprenticeship courses can provide similar outcomes in reduced timeframe
By combining online courses for theory and in-class learning, hybrid apprenticeship programs may be able to achieve comparable outcomes to traditional in-class programs, but in approximately half the required time according to a new report from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO).
__The aim of this U.K. research, funded by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and conducted by the National Union of Students (NUS)/NUS Services, was to investigate student attitudes towards OERs, including the skills they believe they require to make effective use of these resources, as well as the existing delivery of OERs; students’ preferences for OER .delivery; reason for using OERs; and aspirations for the future development of OERs __ https://lnkd.in/eZyvyHP
A paper based on a survey and focus groups with higher education students exploring their understanding of, and attitudes towards, open educational resources.