__Keith Hampson “I’m thinking here of initaitives like ASU’s Global Freshman Academy, the sincere interest in competency-based education which, if done right, requires a substantial modification to current practices, new kinds of partnerships between education companies and colleges, and Minerva University, which merges location and online learning in interesting ways.”
We’re beginning to see real change in higher education. Not just incremental, “around the edges” change, but substantive and inspiring. At long last.
__Gallup [sent out 22,284 surveys and] collected 2,175 Web surveys from faculty members and 105 surveys from technology administrators _”Because of survey nonresponse, the results from this sample represent the views of those who participated in the survey and cannot, with a high degree of confidence, be projected to the broader population of faculty and technology administrators.” __ https://lnkd.in/eHMBBeq
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__“4. Closer working relationships with other creative sectors _ the need to cherry pick ideas and concepts from other creative sectors. This is even more apparent when it comes to rights and licensing. The key to this has been the impact of technology in enhancing the simplicity, speed and transparency throughout the licensing process for all creative sectors, both in terms of generating new business and combating digital piracy.” __ https://lnkd.in/edk34iD
Book publishing is, by any measure, an industry undergoing remarkable change as traditional methods of information distribution are replaced with customized print and digital products. This transition is the inevitable result of technologies that have transformed the idea of the book-for-one and real-time updates of digitally delivered products into a reality and, more importantly, into new business models.
With so many delivery platforms, formats and content options available, the component parts of the finished product are receiving more attention than ever. This is true of any publisher today but especially of publishers of complex and high-stakes educational and professional products.
A book is no longer restricted to being a static content container, as customization technology gives educators and professionals the option to select materials more precisely tailored to their needs. Certainly, the printed product remains very much alive, and well, but the component parts have become far more valuable to the publishers and third parties who often own the intellectual property.
__”The MI Open Book Project is a multi-year initiative funded as part of the Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG) which will empower groups of master teachers to come together, collaborate, and develop a digital text resource for use in classrooms around Michigan.” _ see more _ https://lnkd.in/eZkjB8D __ https://lnkd.in/eNvf6h3