2015-12-27 – Don Gorges Posts December 8 to December 27

 

 

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

HMH CMO, John Dragoon, sat down with CMO Essentials to discuss the challenges of recreating a distinctive and established brand. http://spr.ly/6042BVDAC

(Re)Creating a Distinctive and Relevant Brand - CMO Essentials

(Re)Creating a Distinctive and Relevant Brand – CMO Essentials

cmoessentials.com

A few weeks back, I got in touch with John Dragoon, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), to see if I could get his voice on CMO Essentials. Working as he does for a publisher, or so I thought, I wanted to get his take on the old saw that “Marketers need to think like publishers.”

When I mentioned this angle to John’s director of corporate communications, she told me, “We have made a very concerted effort to move away from positioning ourselves as traditional ‘publishers.’ Today, HMH is a learning company specializing in content and media for lifelong learners.”

My first response, naturally, was to think, “I knew that thinking like a publisher was bad advice! Even publishers don’t think of themselves as publishers!”

My second response was, “OK. Maybe we can talk about that rebranding process,” which she and John agreed to do.

  1. __Several months after joining HMH, in 2012, John offered a very in-depth explanation about the rebranding of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in a video titled “Revitalizing A Storied Brand” _ the video is embedded in this Design-focused article which described the thinking around the new corporate ID and the tag – Inspire curiosity _ http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/triangle_is_as_triangle_does.php#.VnnHnVKRTRK _

    LINKS:
    (Re)Creating a Distinctive and Relevant Brand – CMO Essentials
    Brand New: Triangle is as Triangle does
    TAGS: Brand Refresh, HMH, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, inspire curiosity, John Dragoon, logo, rebranding


 

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__”At the end of each year, Webbmedia Group Digital Strategy applies our forecasting model to surface the most important emerging trends in digital media and technology for the year ahead. We’ve just published our annual Trend Report, and it features 81 notable trends and more than 100 companies and people to watch in 2016.” Amy Webb WebbmediaGroup-2016-TechTrends.pdf _ webbmediagroup com/2016-trends _

 

LINKS:
TrendsPrint – WebbmediaGroup-2016-TechTrends.pdf
8 Tech Trends to Watch in 2016
2016 Trends
TAGS: Amy Webb, Webbmedia Group


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__Seymour Schulich and Queen’s University Principal Daniel Woolf have partnered to create a rare book collection within Queen’s Library. The Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection, which will reside in the W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library, combines 400 volumes from the personal collections of Mr. Schulich and Principal Woolf. Mr. Schulich has also made an additional $1-million gift to Queen’s Library for the preservation and expansion of the collection. _ https://lnkd.in/eHswgAu

Philanthropist, principal establish rare book collection

Philanthropist, principal establish rare book collection

queensu.ca

Principal Daniel Woolf always intended to donate his rare book collection to Queen’s University. He was inspired to accelerate that plan, though, thanks to the generosity of Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist Seymour Schulich.

“When I met Mr. Schulich, we discovered a shared interest in rare books. Because we’re both passionate about sharing this material with the broader academic community, we agreed to give our collections and create the Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection,” says Principal Woolf, who provided items from his collection for an exhibit by Queen’s Library in 2014. “This collection will serve to enrich the teaching and learning experience at Queen’s and support research activity across the broader academic community.”

 
TAGS: Daniel Woolf, Queen’s University, Queen’s Library, Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection, Seymour Schulich


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__EDUPUNK, mockumentary by Alan Levine, Brian Lamb, Jim Groom, has a certain je ne sais quoi which takes me back to the late ’60’s at Ryerson Photo Arts and the ‘tude of many of my profs, particularly David Heath – thx guys __ https://lnkd.in/euqseu5

EDUPUNK:

EDUPUNK mockumentary

YouTube

“EDUPUNK: Where it came from and where it’s going now” a mockumentary

  1. __In recalling edupunks of my experience at Ryerson in ’60s-’70s, including David Heath, Bob Scott, Don Gilles et al. I’d like to share this video interview of Marshall McLuhan by Professor Donald Gillies [one of mine] _ offering Advice for Universities of the Future _ http://editor.blog.ryerson.ca/2011/07/21/what-would-marshall-mcluhan-say-about-blogs-2/ _

video interview of McLuhan by Professor Donald Gillies 
LINKS:

EDUPUNK: a mockumentary by Jim Groom and Brian Lamb
EDUPUNK: de dónde viene y hacia dónde se dirige ahora – YouTube
What would Marshall McLuhan say about blogs? | Editor’s Take
What would Marshall McLuhan say about blogs? | Editor’s Take
TAGS: Alan Levine, Brian Lamb, EDUPUNK, je ne sais quoi, Jim Groom, mockumentary


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Gardenia Flores

.frog design’s Tech Trends for 2016 http://buff.ly/1O6nGIu

TechTrends 2016 | frog

TechTrends 2016 | frog

frogdesign.com

With the start of a new year, the exciting question is: What technology trends will radically transform businesses in 2016 and beyond? At frog we help our clients digitally transform their businesses by identifying emerging technologies and realizing their potential. Here are 15 technology trends driving companies to reinvent themselves.

 


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__Creators / designers will find this video, What is SmartBook? _ https://lnkd.in/eJKZehr _ offers more in-depth description and visual reference of the user experience _ note this iteration of SmartBook is a single textbook page format, rather than a format optimized for screens _ https://lnkd.in/e8S7jA7

A Student's look at SmartBooks

McGraw Hill’s New Personalized Learning Authoring Product

mfeldstein.com

SmartBooks are based on a technology developed by a company called Area9, which was acquired by McGraw Hill in 2014 (although the company used the technology in products for several years before then and purchased a twenty percent equity stake in 2013). The heart of the platform is a set of algorithms designed to optimize the commitment of knowledge to long-term memory.

 


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Pearson

“Competition is a powerful force for education” – Our CEO John Fallon explains why purpose and profit do go hand in hand, and why we’re ready to be held to account for our impact, because “If we fail at that, we fail as a business.”

A year of helping to make progress

A year of helping to make progress

blog.pearson.com

We at Pearson are a company of nearly 40,000 people proudly working for learning, for employability and yes, for profit.

Competition is a powerful force for innovation, and that is no less true when it comes to education. Business has an important role to play in K-12 and higher education, investing in research and new products that might not be possible otherwise.

We recognize not everyone agrees that commercial enterprises have a role in educating children. Some question whether a sense of social purpose and a profit motive can go hand in hand. At Pearson, they always go hand in hand because the profit we make is the by-product of making a useful and meaningful addition to society.

We don’t shy away from public debate around education policy or the quality and content of our products. When it comes to our role in the lives of people as important as classroom students, we should be scrutinized. That’s why earlier in the year, we posted the full transcript of our Annual General Meeting to share openly our goals and thinking and our willingness to hear criticism. You can read the full transcript online.

 



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__Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a Good Deal for Canadian Innovators Commentary by Richard C Owens _ MLICommentaryOwens-12-15-final.pdf

Debunking Alarmism Over the TPP and IP

Why the TPP is a good deal for Canadian innovators | Barry Sookman

barrysookman.com

Richard Owens, a Toronto lawyer, adjunct professor of law at the University of Toronto, and the former Executive Director of the University of Toronto  Centre for Innovation Law and Policy, has published an important commentary on the TPP titled “Debunking Alarmism Over the TPP and IP: Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a Good Deal for Canadian Innovators”.

The article, published by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, surveys the IP and e-commerce chapters of the TPP dispelling errors and aspersions about them and concluding that “It would be terrible if public debate were so undermined by misinformation as to seriously threaten such an important deal.” He also provides helpful analysis of key Articles in the treaty explaining the rationale for their inclusion and arguing that they will benefit Canadian innovators. He is also complimentary about Canada’s success in the negotiations stating “In any event, one is hard-pressed to point to Canadian concessions in Chapters 14 and 18. Even the one significant change, to the 70-year copyright term, also benefits Canadians.”



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How Houghton Mifflin Harcourt moved from product to platform | PCWorld

How Houghton Mifflin Harcourt moved from product to platform | PCWorld

pcworld.com
The 180-year-old publisher is now a digital platform player, thanks to an open API strategy.
HMHMarketplace
  1. __”not all those solutions need to be built by us . . . or authored by us”. . . Am looking forward to HMHMarketplace _ and wondering, does anyone see similarities or parallels in the Lumen Learning Platform/subscription business model ?

__Rather than the $5,000 cash grant, consider an alternative of providing a provincial income tax credit to be shared by Faculty, Library staff, and research assistants [i.e. public service participants]. _ http://www.sfu.ca/oergrants/how-to-apply.html _ “Three grants of up to $5,000 will be provided to 3 courses per semester. [-] to enable faculty members teaching credit courses to receive support in the identification, curation, customization and integration of Open Educational Resources into their courses.” _

Open Educational Resources Grants – Simon Fraser University

sfu.ca

Sponsored by the VP, Academic, the SFU Library and the TLC jointly provide small grants to support the adoption of Open Textbooks and other Open Educational Resources (OER) in SFU courses. These grants support faculty members wishing to redesign courses using OER as primary course materials. OER adoption is one way to address textbook affordability for students, and to encourage local development and adaptation of high quality open resources for use in SFU courses. In addition to the funding provided by these grants, in-kind contributions from the SFU Library and the TLC will assist recipients in locating, evaluating, and adapting high quality Open Resources as an alternative to expensive commercial course materials.  

 


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Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

Give the gift of experiential learning with ‪ChangSchoolTalks master classes, main stage talks, and Brain Dates! Use promo code HOLIDAYS for $75 off the regular full-day ticket price: http://ow.ly/W2Nk6

 



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McGraw-Hill Education

2015 Lamplighter Visionary Award recipient Christine Willig explains how we apply research, innovation, and learning science to help all students reach their full potential: https://lnkd.in/erD9Xv2

Chris Willig M-H School Group President

Unlocking the Potential of Every Learner

YouTube

The Association of Educational Publishers (AAP) has honored our School Group President, Chris Willig with the Lamplighter Visionary Award for her exceptional leadership and proven foresight in transforming the educational experience.

__ “There are systematic approaches being taken to quality for OER and a much more substantial investment in instructional design for OER materials. Key organizations – OERu, UK Open University, the Commonwealth of Learning – are investing in quality assured OER. These organizations are helping to shape the future of OER for all levels of education. This may lead to a “cull” of poor OER resources. There are numerous stale dated and redundant resources. The OER “cupboard” needs a spring clean.”

__ this sounds like it may be a years-old article – Contact North doesn’t add a Date or Author name to its posts_

Focusing on the Future of Open Educational Resources (OER)

teachonline.ca

The future integration and successful use of Open Educational Resources (OER) are linked to four key elements in their development and adoption: building commitment, assuring quality, unbundling and language diversity. With these in place, OER can reach its potential for students, faculty/instructors, and colleges and universities.

 


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Naza Djafarova

Great stuff!

Mentorix and Joubel in strategic partnership on interactive learning tools and interoperability

Mentorix and Joubel in strategic partnership on interactive learning tools and interoperability

Nick Eriksen on LinkedIn

I am excited to announce that Mentorix and Joubel have entered into a strategic partnership. The Joubel team are the founders behind H5P one of the most promising new standards enabling CMS’s and LMS’s to exchange and create rich learning content running across all devices. H5P also includes support for other important international standards such as the xAPI.

Eurekos the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment by Mentorix will integrate the H5P standard extensively and combine the innovative and intuitive user interface of Eurekos to empower teachers and learners to create anything they can imagine – easily.

 



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Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

Globally recognized eLearning consultant Tony Bates appointed distinguished visiting professor

Globally recognized eLearning consultant Tony Bates appointed distinguished visiting professor

ryerson.ca

December 16, 2015

Tony Bates, distance education technology consultant and professor, has been appointed distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University. Bates will join The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education to provide strategic direction for online and technology-enhanced program development. During his appointment with The Chang School, it is anticipated that Bates will also engage the broader Ryerson community.

“The continued design, management and development of eLearning and distance education is a huge priority for Ryerson,” said Chris Evans, interim provost and vice president academic. “I am pleased to welcome Tony Bates to Ryerson. The digital education strategies he will bring to this growing area of education will be an asset to the entire university.”

 



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Karen Howe

This is an exceptional spot. Beautifully written. Acted. And shot. Hats off.

Dear BrotherJohnnie Walker – Dear Brother

YouTube

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg Actors: Robin Guiver, Mathew Lewis-Carter Voice Actor: John “Bang” Reilly Idea: Daniel Titz & Dorian Lebherz Director:…

Is This Breathtaking Spec Ad for Johnnie Walker the Best Student Work Ever? Inside the making of ‘Dear Brother’

http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/breathtaking-spec-ad-johnnie-walker-best-student-work-ever-168620

 


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Copyright Clearance Center

Open Access and Academic Freedom

 The movement to make scholarly work more accessible has created major benefits, but mandating open access — and Creative Commons licensing — restricts authors’ ability to say how, where and by whom their work will be reused, writes Rick Anderson.
Mandatory open-access publishing can impair academic freedom (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

__Paul Stacey posted the second in a series of six Medium articles connected to the research underway about open business models __ https://lnkd.in/e_wHkm5

Maximize Abundance — Made with Creative Commons

Maximize Abundance — Made with Creative Commons

medium.com

This is the second in a series of six Medium articles connected to the research underway by Creative Commons for its Kickstarter-funded book about open business models to be published summer 2016. This work has three parts. Part 1 explores how open businesses models are based more on abundance than scarcity. Part 2 continues that exploration with an eye to how abundance affects design and development of open business model strategies. And finally, in Part 3 we get down into specifics around how open business model organizations generate revenue to sustain and thrive.

 



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It’s time to grow a pair. Let’s hear it for dads.

Karen Howe on LinkedIn

Envy men. Because if advertising is any indication, there’s never been a better time to be one.Marketers have long mined the clichés of womanhood to deliver the bottom line. Dove’s Real Beauty trope has had a healthy 10-year run and counting. Various female themes have run the gamut from insecure teens to moms as the unsung heroes, toiling stoically in the laundry room, making thankless dinners, all the while inspiring their children to Olympian heights (P&G). Tears well in our eyes just thinking about their selfless maternal nobility. After we reach for our handkerchiefs, we reach for our wallets. Advertisers know that putting mom on a pedestal wins. It’s a well-worn path to your purse.

Well, it would appear the tide has turned. It’s daddy’s turn to sell, and sell he does. Fathers seem to provide – somewhat ironically – the motherlode of creative inspiration these days. Testosterone is shilling everything from pants and cereal to Citroëns and running shoes.

 


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Quad/Graphics

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The Power of Personalization

The Power of Personalization

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Quad/Graphics Debuts Unlimited Full-Page Hyper-Personalized Versioning for Complex Direct Mail Formats

Direct Marketers Can Now Reach Individuals Cost-Effectively and on a Mass Scale With Company’s Uniquely Configured Digital Color Wide Web Press, Powered by QRelevant – a Proprietary Workflow Engine
 


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__sorry, I know you’re way too busy to watch 25 ads but see – ‘Puppyhood‘ – for a smile _

CELEBRATING THE YOUTUBE ADS OF 2015

CELEBRATING THE YOUTUBE ADS OF 2015

youtubeadsoftheyear.com

The best of ads of 2015 have made us all laugh, cry, think and feel inspired. YouTube has partnered with The Webby Awards to select 25 of the most iconic ads of 2015, based on this year’s YouTube Ads Leaderboard.

 



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Sandeep Ahuja

Adobe’s Record Revenue Proves Successful Business Transformation Is Possible

Adobe’s Record Revenue Proves Successful Business Transformation Is Possible

social.techcrunch.com

As we watch organizations like IBM, HP and EMC struggle to transform, Adobe is an interesting contrasting case. It went from selling boxed software to a cloud subscription model in shorter order, and judging from its financial report that came out last week, it’s done quite well making that leap.

 


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__”Speakers underlined the importance of copyright for authors so that they can make a living from their writing, and warned about ill-defined fair use in copyright law.” John Degen, executive director of the Writers’ Union of Canada [-] and Bill Harnum, treasurer of the Canadian Copyright Institute, presented the results of a June 2015 study [pdf] by Pricewaterhousecoopers on the economic impacts of the Canadian Educational Sector’s Fair Dealing Guidelines, commissioned by Access Copyright, in Canada. __ https://lnkd.in/eDrZ87D

Authors: Fair Dealing In Copyright Law If Ill-Defined Is Prejudicial To Writers

Authors: Fair Dealing In Copyright Law If Ill-Defined Is Prejudicial To Writers

ip-watch.org
On the side of this week’s World Intellectual Property Organization Standing Committee on Copyright and…
  1. __”Fair dealing is so vaguely defined in the bill, according to Degen, that it had immediate negative consequences for Canadian authors. Schools went ahead and copied entire chapters, entire stories, poems, and entire articles. One of the key findings of the study, Harnum said, is that without licensing income, many Canadian publishers will not only reduce their content output, but many may choose to exit the educational publishing market. Degen said that although the bill’s intent was to save student money on books, it has not had the expected results, as education costs in Canada have raised in recent years, both in fees and in course packs.”

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__See pwc report – Economic Impacts of the Canadian Educational Sector’s Fair Dealing Guidelines _ http://www.accesscopyright.ca/media/94983/access_copyright_report.pdf _



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Flat World Education

Why are most textbook prices rising when technology is getting cheaper? https://lnkd.in/d28P93r

The Rising Costs of Textbooks

The Rising Costs of Textbooks

blog.flatworld.com
Recent headlines have been flooded with the rising costs of higher education. Can you imagine that textbook prices have risen 945% since 1978?
  1. __”In God we trust, all others bring data.” _ it would be helpful to cite the data source url . . . so we might see specifically which textbooks were tracked since 1978 to 2015. Thanks.

__Yes, thanks, I’d read Dr. Perry piece in July – he also did not cite BLS url sources of data. Since the public perception of cost increases are shaped by articles like this it is interesting to look at the complexity of the subject and note that Educational books and supplies had a relative importance of 000.196 / 100.000 in the CPI of All Items _

Hedonic Quality Adjustment Methods for College Textbooks in the U.S. CPI

Mike Reese(1)

The College textbooks item category has been in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) since 1964. College textbooks, along with Elementary/high school textbooks, and Reference books make up the Consumer Price Index aggregate index Educational books and supplies. Educational books and supplies had a relative importance of .196 in the CPI-U All Items, as of December 1999. The Educational books and supplies index is published monthly at the U.S. level, while none of the aggregate’s three components are published. College textbooks is by far the largest component.

_ http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpictb.htm _

 


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__yes, technology enables innovations. yet credibility suffers when mixing facts with fiction – did you tell these folks average cost of textbooks is $1500 per semester?

 

__Cable’s reply. . . “No. I talked about a range for annual cost. It was recorded wrong.”

 


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Phil's handcrafted calendar for Gay Lea Foods

Phil’s handcrafted calendar for Gay Lea Foods

i2iart.com

Phil was given carte blanche in building an advent calendar and creating the art that adorns each door. If you look closely at the distressed quality of the construction …

__I just love it, Phil. And such a fine idea to engage customers – see Facebook _ https://apps.facebook.com/twentyfourcookies/ _  nice job Gay Lea Foods/Creative director Andrew Gillingham of Agency59.

 


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Louis Fishauf

My 2015 Holiday eCard — Putting the X back in Xmas!

 


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__Misinformation in the lead paragraph of this item by Ariel Diaz damages edSurge’s reputation and the credibility of its editorial guidelines and Ethics Statement – “Our reputation for accurate, trustworthy coverage is our greatest asset. We believe our first and foremost responsibility is to our readers.” __ https://lnkd.in/eRDCBgc

Facing the Facts: Four Common Objections to Digital Textbooks (EdSurge News)

Facing the Facts: Four Common Objections to Digital Textbooks (EdSurge News)

edsurge.com

[-] According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, college textbook prices have risen a shocking 1,04…

__Many will recall Phil Hill’s recent article [http://mfeldstein.com/bad-data-can-lead-to-bad-policy-college-students-dont-spend-1200-on-textbooks/] on how bad data (such as this factoid) can influence public perceptions which can lead to bad policy decisions. If this claim were true, textbooks which are currently sold in campus bookstores for $100 would have sold for $8.76 in 1977 (per online percentage calculator) _ http://www.percentagecalculator.net/ _

__note: Elizabeth Corcoran has made a correction to this piece, but the original NBCNEWS article didn’t cite a source url, and perhaps it would be insightful to offer the Bureau of Labor Statistics data source here. This url might help readers-researchers identify specifically which textbooks’ prices were found to have have risen 1,041 percent since 1977.

 


__Wow! this is great, thanks to Michael Caulfield for this further development. Earlier this year I got a sense of the possibilities of Federated Wiki when I participated in MC’s FedWiki Happening2 on Teaching Machines __ https://lnkd.in/ez8NKvZ

Introducing Wikity

Introducing Wikity

hapgood.us

I show how you can work in Wikity in the video below. In brief, the idea is other people’s investigations or explanations of things feed into what you are exploring; you add your bit to that and feed it forward for others to use. At the same time, since people work in their own space, everybody gets to keep control of their own process, built to achieve their own ends

more recently,

Markdown added to Wikity

http://hapgood.us/2015/12/26/markdown-added-to-wikity/

 


Pearson is a lesson in how tough the education sector really is

Pearson is a lesson in how tough the education sector really is

telegraph.co.uk

If things get much worse in the US for Pearson, the financial pressures could start to tell



__Stephen Downes “What do I conclude? The good news is, there’s a lot of free and open content out there. But there are some serious questions that need to be asked. First, most of the so-called ‘free’ licenses counted come from very few sites, and these are sites where only the ‘free’ license is used. Second, it seems clear that, when given a choice, most people choose a non-commercial license.” it’s good advice to look at the source data . . . _ https://lnkd.in/ecV-jaz __ https://lnkd.in/eQehY4B

Stephen Downes on the State of the Commons Report

Stephen Downes on the State of the Commons Report

downes.ca
I looked at it this morning; I’m deeply sceptical of some of the numbers, but I don’t have time to investigate it deeply. The message is, as always, that the number of Creative Commons licensed works continues to rise, which I don’t doubt, but that more and more people are opting for so-called ‘free’ licenses (ie., licenses that allow you to block access by demanding money), which I doubt. Why? Well this badly misleading graphic, pictured, is one reason. But look at the data. Of the 1.1 billion resources, 391 million are photos or images, almost all (356 million) are from Flickr, where almost 3/4 of them are not ‘free’ licenses. On Deviant Art, the source of an additional 18 million, non-‘free’ licenses outnumber ‘free’ licenses ten to one!
 


__Visual communications Simplifies complex concepts. Encourages online learners to organize key ideas. Boosts knowledge retention. __ https://lnkd.in/erMU5NF

Visual Thinking In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know - eLearning Industry

Visual Thinking In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know – eLearning Industry

elearningindustry.com
What is Visual Thinking?

How To Use Visual Thinking In eLearning.

top 3 Visual Thinking Benefits In eLearning

 



 

 

__The following letter to the editor was submitted to Maclean’s Magazine in response to its Nov. 30, 2015, online story, “Why colleges are increasingly being seen as the smart choice.” – which was “short on data and big on tired myths,” according to Paul Davidson, President and CEO of Universities Canada. __ https://lnkd.in/eNbSYEC

Students need meaningful data when choosing postsecondary education - Universities Canada

Students need meaningful data when choosing postsecondary education – Universities Canada

univcan.ca

The following letter to the editor was published in Maclean’s Magazine on December 11, 2015 in response to its Nov. 30, 2015, online story, “Why colleges are increasingly being seen as the smart choice.”

By Paul Davidson, president and CEO, Universities Canada

To the Editor,

Today’s students need meaningful data in making decisions about postsecondary education and careers. Unfortunately, Carolyn Abraham was short on data and big on tired myths (“Why colleges are increasingly being seen as the smart choice,” Dec. 1), missing the reality of Canada’s need for all types of skills, knowledge and credentials to achieve its economic and social potential.

 



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