2016-03-03 – Don Gorges Posts February 8 to March 3

 

 

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A Big Reason That Digital Textbooks Are Misunderstood

mfeldstein.com

Far too often people assume that digital equals low costs, even for textbooks. Then we get reports and surveys looking at digital textbooks as a method to “save money”, where it is almost assumed that digital textbooks do save money; it’s just a question of whether faculty take this fact into consideration.

Students are choosing to rent textbooks in print rather than e-textbooks because the former are far cheaper. Rosensweig exemplifies this with Chegg’s most popular textbook, Campbell’s Biology. The price to rent this book in print is $20, compared to $107 for the e-book version. Who would purchase an e-book when he or she could rent the paper version for one-fifth the price?

Taking a look at Chegg’s site we see this example.

Campbell’s Biology Chegg Rental

Note Pricing at the end of February is likely lower than at the beginning of a semester.

__The costs and logistics of shipping and returning a textbook are an aspect of the customer’s experience which may also be factored into the comparisons being made. Textbook Rental costs below the free shipping price point / $50 / can increase the renter’s total cost – i.e. add approx. $25 UPS fees each way. – See Rental Terms _ http://www.chegg.com/generalpolicies/http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200974590&pop-up=1 _

 

Further information about First Sale Doctrine
  1. __Read the The Internet Policy Task Force’s White Paper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages published on January 28, 2016. The White Paper _ http://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/copyrightwhitepaper.pdf _ offers one a useful understanding of the many issues and considerations related to the First Sale Doctrine. Suggested reading Conclusions and Recommendations, section 5. The Risks of Extending the First Sale Doctrine to Digital Transmissions on page 65.

__Flowing out from Phil Hill’s sense that “The market for textbooks is distorted – there is absolutely no reason that a digital textbook rental should cost five times what a physical textbook rental costs.”  [pricing likely lowest near the end of a semester]

– David Wiley posted his “Musings on the Economics of Commercial and Open Educational Resources” _ http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/4478 _

*David Wiley ‘principles’ are not necessarily cogent

 


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__Tom Allen, president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers, said he is especially proud of AAP’s work helping to head off efforts to establish a digital first-sale doctrine that could have created a huge used e-book market, which would have done “enormous damage to anyone” involved in publishing. __ https://lnkd.in/egEhUuY

Protecting Intellectual Property Remains the Top Job for Association of American Publishers

Protecting Intellectual Property Remains the Top Job for Association of American Publishers

publishersweekly.com

The publishing industry’s trade association had a busy year protecting copyright in a changing market

With governments across the globe racing to make revisions to copyright laws to keep up with changes brought on by new technology, the Association of American Publishers engaged in a host of activities in 2015 aimed at protecting intellectual property in the U.S. Tom Allen, president and CEO of the organization, said defending copyright is one of several issues all members of the AAP are invested in, even though the interests of trade and educational publishers diverge in other areas. Allen pointed out that some educational publishers prefer to be seen as digital learning companies, since many are working on developing interactive educational platforms. “It is a very different model than trade publishing,” Allen observed.

White Paper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages | USPTO
White Paper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages | USPTO
Internet Policy Task Force | USPTO
Microsoft Word – White Paper_summary text_CONGRESSIONAL VER (PROOF 3)_012616_17h50 – copyrightwhitepaper-summary.pdf
copyrightwhitepaper.pdf
U.S. Department of Commerce Recommends Amendments to Statutory Damages Provisions in Copyright Act | USPTO

 



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__A direct response to faculty requests for customized print versions, Faculty will be able to modify OpenStax OER titles by reorganizing chapters and sections; adding any OER [or their own] text, illustrations, equations, charts and materials; or inserting material from the Printer – Educational Publisher Dover Publications, which is providing ACCES and a large catalog of copyright material _ http://store.doverpublications.com/

OpenStax, NACSCORP to offer low-cost textbook customization

OpenStax, NACSCORP to offer low-cost textbook customization

news.rice.edu
University and college instructors will soon have the option to create a customized, open educational resources (OER) textbook and offer low-cost printed copies of the book to their students through their campus bookstore, thanks to a new partnership between Rice University-based publisher OpenStax and wholesale textbook distributor NACSCORP, a subsidiary of the National Association of College Stores.
“The OpenStax-NACSCORP custom print partnership is a direct response to faculty requests for customized print versions of OpenStax textbooks that will provide students with useful and affordable course materials,” said David Harris, editor-in-chief of OpenStax, a nonprofit that makes college more accessible for students by making high-quality textbooks available free online and at low-cost in print. “Many faculty want to use technology to tailor material for their students, but they don’t want to sacrifice quality. They want to start with a rock-solid, peer-reviewed textbook — preferably one with full-color illustrations and a full suite of homework and testing modules — and they want to make only the changes that are relevant to their teaching. That’s exactly what OpenStax and NACSCORP are offering.”
Dover Publications, NACSCORP, National Association of College Stores, Open Textbooks, OpenStax
NewsRoomAmerica.com – Rice News Release: OpenStax, NACSCORP to offer low-cost textbook customization
Dover | Dover Publications | Dover Books
 


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__Mike’s Wikity potential is profound –  ideas worthy of UX-UI Design Team Support

Mike Caulfield – Bootstrapping the Library

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I had a major realization this morning. But first, some background.
The Background

As you know, I’m making the case that we need to start using websites not just to *talk* but to *think*.

This somewhat overstates my case, of course — to talk is to think, and I wouldn’t claim differently. But talking via websites is just one way of thinking, and ignores many complementary options.

Wikity explores another way of thinking with the web. In Wikity you maintain maintain a series of “cards” in your own personal “library”.

Wikity Cards

I wish I could make it as fun to watch on screen as it is to do. It takes a bit of practice, but when you engage in this activity it feels hard but good, like you’re pushing your mind to its natural limits. You feel like you are shaking a bunch of crud from your neural connections, engaging in a sort of thought that is fundamentally different than the see-thing-react-to-thing that Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr have trained us to do.

I’ve long felt if I could get people to feel that feeling, this idea of the personal, read-write federated hypertext library would sell itself, whether that was in the form of Wikity or Ward Cunningham’s Federated Wiki.

Today I realized one thing we’re doing wrong in Wikity. We’re starting people up in a new library with no books in it. You have to start writing cards yourself, or find others who have written cards and copy them. There’s an almost impossible level of bootstrapping there. You write your first summary of an article and there’s nothing to connect it with. That doesn’t feel so great. That feels like glorified social bookmarking, in fact.

 



 

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__”Do I want new colors? Well, who would ever not want new colors? New colors, to me, means new stories to tell and new ways to tell them.” – Chip Kidd

New Colors, New Possibilities

New Colors, New Possibilities

pantone.com

New Colors mean new Stories, Emotion and Enlightenment for designers
Chip Kidd, Jessica Walsh and Eddie Opara.

In exclusive collaborations with Pantone, they designed pieces in their own styles, solely using the 112 New Colors.



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Why 14 States Are Choosing to #GoOpen

U.S. Department of Education Recognizes 14 States and 40 Districts Committing to #GoOpen with Educational Resources

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the launch of 14 statewide #GoOpen initiatives committed to supporting school districts and educators as they transition to the use of high-quality, openly-licensed educational resources in their schools. This inaugural cohort of #GoOpen states joins leaders from an expanding number of #GoOpen districts and innovative platform providers in setting a vision and creating the environment where educators and students can access the tools, content and expertise necessary to thrive in a connected world.

“Openly licensed educational resources can increase equity by providing all students, regardless of zip code, access to high quality learning materials that have the most up-to-date and relevant content,” said Acting U.S. Education Secretary John King. “The leadership, mentorship, and collaboration of these #GoOpen states and districts are critical, not just to grow and sustain this movement, but to transform our schools.”

States and districts were recognized for their leadership by the U.S. Department of Education at the #GoOpen Exchange, a gathering of state and district leaders and innovators from education technology companies and nonprofit organizations working together to help educators transition to using openly-licensed educational resources. At the event, several education technology companies unveiled new platform features that enable the integration of openly-licensed educational resources into their platforms and sharing between platforms via the Department of Education Learning Registry so teachers and schools will have access to these materials no matter where they start their search.

“States are powerful collaborators in supporting and scaling innovation. They can connect forward-thinking educators, share effective ideas widely, and amplify successes,” said Joseph South, director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. “With the launch of statewide #GoOpen initiatives, states are helping districts transition to a new model of learning by facilitating the creation of an open ecosystem of digital resources that can increase equity and empower teachers.”

Openly-licensed educational resources have enormous potential to increase equitable access to high-quality education opportunities in the United States.

“Switching to openly-licensed educational materials has enabled school districts to repurpose funding typically spent on static textbooks for other pressing needs, such as investing in the transition to digital learning,” said Andrew Marcinek, Open Education Advisor at the Department.

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  1. __As per ‘Every Student Succeeds Act’: “SEC. 4104. – State use of funds. – increase access to personalized, rigorous learning experiences supported by technology by—(vi) making instructional content widely available through open educational resources, which may include providing tools and processes to support local educational agencies in making such resources widely available.” _ https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/1177/text _

__The State funding eligibility criteria will likely now be based on well established educational resources standards of quality – And the new Learning Registry supports educator voices to help define which resources are most relevant or useful. – an open database where content creators and educators can share information about digital educational resources using common language for tagging resources according to quality, keyword, and alignment to curricular standards.

Learning Registry Graphicsource: http://learningregistry.org/



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71% of students said they would be happy for data to be used by their university, if it could help to improve their grades.

Jisc finds most students ‘happy to share data for learning analytics’

Jisc finds most students ‘happy to share data for learning analytics’

timeshighereducation.com
Survey finds support for tools that could improve grades and reduce risk of dropping out

Most students are prepared to share data on their academic activities with universities’ learning analytics programmes, according to a survey.

Seventy-one per cent of students questioned by Jisc, the sector technology body, said they would be happy for data such as their library or virtual learning environment usage to be used by their university, if it could help to improve their grades. Twelve per cent said they would not.

Fifty-three per cent of the 240 students questioned said that they would be happy for the data to be used if it stopped them dropping out, with 23 per cent saying that they would not.

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  1. __”Phil Richards, Jisc’s chief innovation officer, said that the results should encourage more universities to consider introducing learning analytics tools. “My own personal experience is that a very high proportion of students support this once they have had it explained what it means and they have been reassured that it is being used to their benefit,” Dr Richards said. “Some of the less enthusiastic students may not have known precisely what data were being used for and I think this might underestimate the much higher proportion of students who become happy once they have received full reassurance and information.”

 



 

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__This essay has highlighted two important ways to make higher education more effective for the 21st century. First, students need to engage more fully with independent work, using Online technology. Second, teachers must help students, via apprenticeship-style sessions and commentary on their assignments, to develop skills and acquire academic knowledge. _

Sir John Daniel, O.C.

Research Associate – Contact North | Contact Nord

“Anyone writing about online learning today owes a huge debt to Professor Tony Bates for his magisterial work Teaching in a Digital Age: Guidelines for Designing Teaching and Learning (Bates, 2015). It is a pleasure for me to acknowledge this debt upfront, as well as the inspiration I have gained from Professor Bates’ prolific output of books and articles on educational media over many years. I refer those who want to explore further the past, present and likely future developments in online learning to this excellent book.”

Making Sense of Blended Learning: Treasuring an Older Tradition or Finding a Better Future?

teachonline.ca
A consensus is emerging that blended learning, a term that embraces various combinations of classroom presence and online study, will become the most common approach to teaching and learning in higher education. Does this consensus simply aim to safeguard the tradition of face-to-face teaching against an invasion of fully online learning – or can blended learning raise higher education to new levels of effectiveness and quality?


 

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__tags: Follett, Destiny Library Management System, Learning Registry, Metadata, OER, Open Educational Resources, U.S. Department of Education, #GoOpen __ https://lnkd.in/e2CvSWg

Follett Commits to U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen Initiative to Support Schools’ Use of OERs

follett.com

Follett’s Destiny integration will streamline teachers’ ability to find, utilize openly licensed educational resources

Follett announced today it will join the U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen campaign committed to supporting districts and educators as they transition to the use of high-quality, openly-licensed educational resources (OERs) in their schools.

Follett plans to introduce searching and access to the Learning Registry – a shared repository of learning resource metadata – into its market-leading Destiny solution this fall. This new functionality will make it easier for teachers to search for and find free, open educational resources from the Learning Registry alongside print and digital resources owned by their school, creating lesson plans and playlists that drive appropriate content to students.

 


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__Queen’s University continues to gain momentum in online learning, thanks to a $1.5-million funding boost through the Government of Ontario’s shared online course funding program, formerly known as the Ontario Online Initiative. The funding will allow the university to develop or redesign 28 online courses.

Queen’s Online _ http://www.queensu.ca/academics/onlinelearning

 

A boost for online learning at Queen’s University

A boost for online learning at Queen’s University

queensu.ca

For the third straight year, Queen’s leads the province’s universities for the amount of funding awarded through the program, receiving 32 per cent of the total allocated.

“Queen’s is very proud of its track record in developing high-quality online learning opportunities for students, which is reflected in our repeated success in the provincial funding competition,” says Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic). “The university delivers online learning experiences that are informed by best practices, including the integration of explicit learning outcomes and active learning strategies into course design.”



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__Kate James, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Pearson – “Our US reputation challenge is significant, At the heart of it is a real concern about private sector involvement in education. It’s really important that we have a strong brand and our customers trust us.”

Pearson Creates Global Marketing Unit To Improve Brand Trust

Pearson Creates Global Marketing Unit To Improve Brand Trust

holmesreport.com

Pearson has created a global marketing unit, as the company attempts to build a more trusted brand amid some significant reputation challenges.

The move is the latest step in chief corporate officer Kate James’ plan to improve global brand cohesion, after overhauling Pearson’s communications function last year.Former Amazon and Microsoft marketer Karen Starns takes on top marketing job as educational publisher aims to build more cohesive global brand.
Starns joined Pearson one year ago as SVP of brand, digital, insights and social impact.
Kate James | LinkedIn
Karen Starns | LinkedIn
Pearson Reshapes Comms Function Amid Global Restructuring


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__This comment is valid for both K-12 & HiEd _ “Before the rise of digital content, it was not efficient for teachers to individually cobble together curriculum from their local libraries, so why would we consider this same process with digital resources? We demand a lot of our educators. [-] Time is an educators’ most valued resource. By providing educators high-quality instructional resources, schools enable classroom teachers to focus their time on supporting academic achievement.”__

Finding the Role for OER in Today’s Classrooms

publishers.org
by Scott Kinney, Senior Vice President of Educational Partnerships, Discovery Education

Educators are among the world’s greatest optimists. Rightly so, we believe in every child’s capacity to learn. We believe that with enough patience, skill, and determination, every student can develop the best that is in them, regardless of the roadblocks encountered.

Our optimism is one of our greatest strengths. It is what drives us to work long hours, take short breaks, and continue to press on until our job of supporting the success of each learner, despite the obstacles thrown our way, is accomplished. As a result, educators are eager to embrace resources and tools to better support their students’ academic growth. An example of educators’ optimism can be seen in our response to Open Educational Resources or OER.

Initially, OER appears to hold promise in supporting teaching and learning, as advances in educational technology have empowered educators to complement their lessons with rights-free content. As a supplemental resource, I absolutely see the value of building space into curricula for OER. My optimism begins to fade, however, when we begin to talk about OER as a core instructional resource.

 


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Adaptive learning technology is getting smarter and paying off in better student outcomes. Download this white paper to better understand how adaptive learning tools offer significant benefits for students and institutions.

White Paper: Adaptive Learning is Getting Smarter

White Paper: Adaptive Learning is Getting Smarter

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Through the combination of learning science and breakthrough learning data analytics, adaptive learning tools are getting smarter in ways that offer significant benefits for students and universities. In this white paper, you’ll read about recent advances in educational technology solutions that pay off in better student outcomes:
Research has repeatedly shown a threefold benefit to adaptive learning:
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numerous, periodic summative assessments.
Students get a richer, more active, and more engaging
experience that helps them learn more effectively, often in
less time, with better knowledge retention and transfer rates.
Course developers get unprecedented insight into curriculum
effectiveness by ensuring the tight alignment between desired
learning outcomes and content, activities, and assessments


 

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__David Wiley helps us understand his company’s fee + user-subscription business model. With each client institution, Lumen Learning is continuously building their own OER library [open public access?] “what we call our curated / learning designed collection of OER” – we take that aggregation to another institution _

David Wiley asks – Who Pays for Supplemental Materials?

opencontent.org

One of the reasons faculty can be slow to switch from commercial textbooks to OER is a perceived lack of open supplemental materials like powerpoint presentations, lab books, and test banks. There are certainly some disciplines in which this is a challenge (I’ll discuss how we’re changing that below). But let’s think for a moment about what that means:

1. A faculty member reviews a collection of OER (perhaps an open textbook) and feels like the collection would be an acceptable substitute for the commercial textbook they currently require students to purchase.

2. The faculty member then begins to look for open supplemental materials like test banks and powerpoint presentations that commercial publishers provide for free to faculty whose students use their books.

3. While the faculty member found the OER acceptable in terms of a textbook replacement for students, they were unable to find an open substitute for the supplemental materials.

4. The faculty member chooses to continue to assign commercial materials to students.

What just happened? The faculty member decided to require students to pay the cost of the faculty member’s supplemental teaching materials.

__as reported by US Government Accountability Office in 2005

“While many factors affect textbook pricing, the increasing costs associated with developing products designed to accompany textbooks, such as CD-ROMs and other instructional supplements, best explain price increases in recent years. Publishers say they have increased investments in developing supplements in response to demand from instructors”

College Textbooks:

Enhanced Offerings Appear to Drive Recent Price Increases

GAO-05-806: Published: Jul 29, 2005. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 2005.

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-05-806

GAO College Textbooks_d05806, GAO-05-806, Government Accountability Office, Higher Education Opportunity Act

 



 

 

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__The Learning Registry, a joint effort of the Department of Education and the Department of Defense makes all of these activities easier by acting as an aggregator of metadata—data about the learning resources available online—including the publisher, location, content area, standards alignment, ratings, reviews, and more. __

U.S. Department of Education Recognizes 13 States and 40 Districts Committing to #GoOpen with Educational Resources

ed.gov

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the launch of 14 statewide #GoOpen initiatives committed to supporting school districts and educators as they transition to the use of high-quality, openly-licensed educational resources in their schools. This inaugural cohort of #GoOpen states joins leaders from an expanding number of #GoOpen districts and innovative platform providers in setting a vision and creating the environment where educators and students can access the tools, content and expertise necessary to thrive in a connected world.

 


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__The Agenda with Steve Paikin – Pick up on the brief discussion about the proposed new Ontario Student Grant and changes to Education loans – tax credit structure at 10:30 to 13:00 and again 30:40 to 31:45 _

The Ontario Budget 2016

YouTube

Published on Feb 26, 2016

Finance Minister Charles Sousa talks today’s budget with Steve Paikin. Then, the province’s finance critics weigh in. And The Agenda’s Next Ontario panel gives their view on Ontario’s books.



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__John Fallon, chief executive said: “Our competitive performance during the last three years has been strong, but the challenges in our biggest markets have persisted for longer than anticipated. “Pearson is now implementing the plans we announced in January to integrate our business, reduce our cost base and focus on fewer, bigger growth opportunities. __

Pearson 2015 results

pearson.com
Pearson, the world’s learning company, is announcing its preliminary full year results for 2015 which builds on its 21 January trading statement.

 



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__Linda K. Zecher, HMH’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented “In 2016, we plan to extend our K-12 leadership by deepening our business in areas like intervention and professional services, and continuing to expand into important growth markets like consumer and early childhood. With a diverse portfolio that stretches beyond the classroom, we remain uniquely positioned to forge a meaningful connection between school and home.” __

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Announces Full Year 2015 Results

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Announces Full Year 2015 Results

ir.hmhco.com

Captures 43% of new adoption market and approximately 40% of core domestic education market

__The Ontario government wants to get more low-income people into postsecondary education. See details of current vs proposed _ https://lnkd.in/ezG3Y6h _ to find out how the changes to OSAP will help students pay for postsecondary education. _ https://lnkd.in/etEyJqq

Ontario to offer grants to cover college tuition for low-income students

Ontario to offer grants to cover college tuition for low-income students

theglobeandmail.com
Most college students whose family income is less than $50,000 a year will receive grants large enough to cover their whole tuition. Grants for university students, who pay higher tuition, may not offset the entire amount.
Ontario Postsecondary Education Grants 2017
Ontario Postsecondary Education Grants 2017 bk1.pdf


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__NOTE: Don Tapscott’s new book, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World – is available in May _

The Blockchain in Education: Questions

The Blockchain in Education: Questions

aud.life

Audrey Watters asks

“Is blockchain really a thing?” That’s probably the most common question I hear about a technology that, up until quite recently, was mostly and closely associated with the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. “Do I need to pay attention to blockchain?” many folks working in ed-tech are asking. “Do I really need to understand it?” Or, like other over-hyped and over-promised technologies, will it always be “on the horizon”? Or will it simply fade away?

 


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__Mike – you might find the concept & images in this video capture the issue OpenText: Unleashing the Power of Information _ http://www.opentext.com/videos/opentext-unleashing-the-power-of-information _ I would love to be able to take advantage of Open Text capabilities to optimize/edit my Firefox bookmarks JSON file and mine / organize the myriad documents I’ve read and filed in my library _

OpenText - Unleashing the Power of Information


This is the Tragedy of the Stream, folks.

hapgood.us

The conversations [Blog Posts] of yesterday, which contain so much useful information, are locked into those conversations, frozen in time. To extract the useful information from them becomes an unrewarding and at times impossible endeavor. Few people, if any, stop to refactor, rearrange the resources, gloss or introduce them to outsiders. We don’t go back to old pieces to add links on them to the things we have learned since, or rewrite them for clarity or timelessness.

 


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__The typeface, called 3D Utzon, was designed by Studio Laurenz Brunner and reflects the contours of the building itself. Together they make a subtle and elegant identity, by using monochromatic colours inspired by the building’s exterior. However, Stand Apart has made sure it’s adaptable by letting the performances and shows influence imagery and illustrations that also appear on posters and pamphlets. _

Stand Apart’s monochromatic rebrand of the Sydney Opera House

Stand Apart’s monochromatic rebrand of the Sydney Opera House

itsnicethat.com

Interbrand Australia’s work with the Sydney Opera House (SOH) started back in 2014, when the institution needed help in attracting an audience. The opera house found people were visiting, but few were actually going inside. After being set the brief to change the perception of the SOH, the Australian agency aimed to created a visual language that lived up to the iconic building.

Interbrand Australia wanted to inspire conversation around culture and art and help the audience to understand that the building is more than just opera. This brand idea was then translated into a “sculptural form language” to give this shift an identity that could be applied to marketing materials.

 


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__Phil Hill takes another shot at encouraging deeper, critical thinking by educators and policymakers. I expect that this article [like his previous ones] will have near-ZERO affect on changing public perception and understanding of the issue nor decrease the volume of the messages from those who benefit from various attempts to lower the cost of course materials [replace copyright material with OER] _

Students Are Spending Less on Textbooks, but That’s Not All Good

Students Are Spending Less on Textbooks, but That’s Not All Good

chronicle.com

Let’s have a more student-focused discussion of what textbook costs mean — and who benefits from various attempts to lower the cost of course materials. As we do so, I think we’ll find that student-success metrics related to whether students can get timely access to required course materials will be more meaningful than focusing on the price listed at the bookstore.

 


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__Brock University, eCampusOntario, Teaching and Learning with Technology Faculty Guide via Kyle Mackie _

Guide & Online Module

Guide & Online Module

brocku.ca

With help from a number of sources, this guide was intended to help instructors plan, design, develop, and teach technology-enhanced courses and programs.

Included are guides that illustrate pedagogical design issues; tips on planning, developing, and writing course content; as well as planning and facilitating online interaction. Also included a description of various technologies to assist you in the process.  Much of this information is already available in this area of the Brock University web site.

Teaching and Learning with Technology, a Faculty Guide – eCampusOntario
Guide & Online Module | Brock University
Table of Contents

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dammit. I love my job. — via Matt Clare (@Mattclare) 2016-02-24, 10:43 AM Credit for #BrockU’s Teaching w/ Tech Guide goes to @giuliaforsythe @kylemackie @marcbreschuk https://lnkd.in/e3ApxZ2 via Tweetbot

eCampus Ontario

eCampus Ontario

ecampusontario.ca

 

 


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__”Access Copyright argued that there were reasonable alternatives available [open licensed content?]. The Board rejected the argument, concluding that alternatives for “non-consumables” tended toward fairness.” – I’m not sure what that means __

Fairness Confirmed: Copyright Board Deals Another Blow to Access Copyright - Michael Geist

Fairness Confirmed: Copyright Board Deals Another Blow to Access Copyright – Michael Geist

michaelgeist.ca  February 22, 2016

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2012 copyright pentalogy that strongly affirmed the importance of user’s rights and the need for a broad, liberal interpretation for fair dealing, Access Copyright insisted that the decisions did not mean what they said. While educational groups developed reasonable fair dealing guidelines based on the decisions (along with earlier decisions such as the CCH case and the inclusion of education within the fair dealing purposes in 2012 reforms), Access Copyright argued that the copying required its licence and that fair dealing guidelines based on general percentages could not be used.

 

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__Access Copyright – Elementary and Secondary School Tariff Decision – The Copyright Board of Canada certified a tariff setting the royalties to be paid by elementary and secondary educational institutions outside Quebec for the reproduction of books, newspapers, magazines, journals and consumables works such as exercise books. The royalties set in the tariff will be payable to Access Copyright _ www cb-cda gc ca/decisions/2016/NEW-2016-02-19-News-Release-EN.pdf _ The Decision is still pending on Post-Secondary Educational Institutions Tariff

  1. __The fair-dealing provisions of the Copyright Act enable free copying and use of up to 10% of a creative work [as defined]. The Copyright Board decision results in 50% reduction of royalty / copy fees to $2.41 per Student per year. _ ‘Fair Dealing’ to authors-artists in our creative sector?

 


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Open Educational Resources (#OER) Degree Initiative: http://ow.ly/YIlu0

Open Educational Resources (OER) Degree Initiative | Achieving the Dream

achievingthedream.org

The Open Educational Resources (OER) Degree Initiative seeks to boost college access and completion, particularly for underserved students, by engaging faculty in the redesign of courses and degree programs through the replacement of proprietary textbooks with open educational resources.  Over the next three years, the Open Educational Resources Degree Initiative will lay the groundwork for nationwide adoption of OER Degrees.

Recognizing the growing expertise and interest in developing OER degrees beyond US borders, the Open Educational Resources Degree Initiative invites two-year public higher education institutions and systems in the U.S. and Canada to apply for three-year grants to support the creation of new OER Degree programs.

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  1. __A thriving success – The Open Educational Resources (OER) Degree Initiative seeks to boost college access and completion, particularly for underserved students, by engaging faculty in the redesign of courses and degree programs through the replacement of proprietary textbooks with open educational resources. For Insights on this non-profit model See revenue / expense details in IRS Form 990 _ http://990finder.foundationcenter.org/990results.aspx?990_type=&fn=Achieving+the+Dream&st=&zp=&ei=&fy=&action=Find

 



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__The Center for Innovation & Digital Learning (CIDL) is a new initiative led by AAP’s PreK-12 Learning Group and Higher Education Committee to promote a steady influx of new ideas and to support the development of next-generation educational technology.

Center for Innovation & Digital Learning

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AAP and its members in the education space believe effective and engaging instructional materials are a key factor in improving educational outcomes. The highest quality learning resources should take into account the latest pedagogical research and advances in technology. The Center for Innovation & Digital Learning (CIDL) is a new initiative led by AAP’s PreK-12 Learning Group and Higher Education members to promote a steady influx of new ideas and to support the development of next-generation educational technology.

 


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__Kathleen Wynne ‏”We’re partnering with @IBM & @oceinnovation to create good jobs & grow Ontario’s technology & innovation sector.” _ News: Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is teaming with IBM Canada to support the economy and job creation by bringing advanced computing technologies and resources to the province’s small and medium-sized businesses. _ www oce-ontario org/news-events/media/news-releases/2016/02/24/ontario-s-small-and-medium-sized-businesses-to-benefit-from-advanced-computing-initiative

 



 

 

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__THX to all participants tweeting to raise awareness of Forum topics + issues @oceinnovation #ADVEDU #OCEADVED @OCE_Matt #AdvancingEducation _ Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) AdvancingEducation Program _ www oce-ontario org/programs/commercialization-programs/advancingeducation-program

 



 

 

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__A new $5 million program launched today by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) will bring new innovative technologies, products and services to Ontario’s public education system. The AdvancingEducation Program will help connect Ontario’s public education system including English and French K-12 schools as well as post-secondary institutions with companies to test early market interest and demonstrate innovative products and technologies in an education setting. _ www.oce-ontario.org/programs/commercialization-programs/advancingeducation-program

 



 

 

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Clint Lalonde

Framing our Open EdTech project

clintlalonde.net

I’ve been thinking about the purposes of our working group, and I’ve come up with a few ideas of why we want to do this.

  1. To promote the use of open source applications focused on teaching & learning. While there are numerous commercial vendors promoting the use of commercial software, numerous open source applications get overlooked because there are no vendors selling & marketing OSS.
  2. To provide practical solutions to educators wishing to employ open education pedagogies that build on network learning principles.
  3. To promote inter-institutional collaboration. OSS relies on the development of communities of developers and users in order to be successful. The success comes from sharing knowledge about how the software is constructed and can be pedagogically utilized. The software becomes the focal point around which a community can develop.
  4. To provide a pathway for institutions and educators to actively participate in OSS projects that are focused on EDU OSS.  Pathways to participate in OSS projects can sometime be obtuse and difficult to maneuver, meaning educators may not want to, or feel welcome to, participate in EDU OSS projects. This group can provide support for those who wish to dive deeper and participate in specific community projects, and in ways that are not just software development. This provides benefit to the OSS project as it can bring new members into the community, and active involvement in OSS communities strengthens the software, the community developing & maintaining the software, and the long term sustainability of the software.
  5. To encourage technological autonomy and provide ways for students, faculty and institutions to own and control their own data.
  6. To lower the barrier to participation on the open web for faculty and students.
  7. To provide value to other higher ed support systems within BC (think specifically of utilizing services like BCNet’s EduCloud).

__Thanks, Clint, What is your sense of the constraints on the participation and talent/skills contribution of those who are not employed within public sector Educational Institutions? _ It’s a opportunity to expand on ways available for the like-minded to earn income for their ‘work’ – contribution.

 


 

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Cable Green

How Open is Your Research? A Checklist for Institutions by: @SPARC_EU http://ow.ly/YCi8K #OA

How Open is Your Research? A Checklist for Institutions « SPARC Europe

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This checklist is designed to enable research institutions to assess quickly the openness of their research and teaching outputs. It covers the whole process of undertaking and disseminating scholarly and scientific research, and teaching, including for instance the adoption or development of, and adherence to, policies and strategies.

  1. __metadata key to open: The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is a protocol developed for harvesting (or collecting) metadata descriptions of records in an archive-repository

 


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Janice Weaver

To any of my former students out there, please note that I’m launching a new Ryerson course in editing text for younger readers on March 3. Would love to see some familiar faces in the classroom! If you’re interested, please go to

Children’s Publishing

http://ce-online.ryerson.ca/ce/calendar/default.aspx?id=5&section=program&mode=program&sub=atd&cert=CSCPUB00  to find out more.

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Publishing

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Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education’s Publishing Program provides an exceptional education in every facet of the publishing industry. Over our 25-year history we have established ourselves as one of the foremost publishing education and training programs in Canada. What sets us apart? Our Instructors.

Don Gorges

  1. __Thanks Janice, great to see the new Course Series in Children’s Publishing _ I also recommend checking out Publishing Intensive (CDPB 999) full list of courses _ http://ce-online.ryerson.ca/ce/default.aspx?id=3034 _ designed for university graduates and career-changers looking to enter the publishing industry with a set of hands-on, practical skills _ noted Instructors include Jennie Worden, Gary Blakely and Joe Lepiano – ex-colleagues from Pronk&Associates

 



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__Hewlett Foundation OER Grantee, Doug Levin of EdTech Strategies, reflects on some of the myriad issues discussed or on the minds of attendees of last weeks Annual Meeting __ The construct of a ‘battle’ between opposing forces has served OER leadership well to gain momentum – Creatives, please inform yourselves and engage _

David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement | EdTech Strategies

David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement | EdTech Strategies

edtechstrategies.com

As the OER movement matures, we will need to be more inclusive of the diverse and context-specific voices of the field that are doing the heavy lifting of implementation and help them with the problems of practice after they have made the decision to pursue OER. My sense is that there is now a critical mass of educators working in U.S. K-12 education committed to OER. How these educators are supported and empowered will have everything to do with the ultimate success of the movement.

 


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Irvin Studin

Studin debate with Janice Stein – Part II – on American power https://lnkd.in/daQhx3Y

 The Agenda - America on the World Stage

America on the World Stage

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Published on Feb 17, 2016

It seems a long time ago the United States was the undisputed world superpower, having defeated communism and with no other serious rivals on the world stage. But then came 9/11, the Iraq War, terrorism, and the great recession, and America’s role is now less clear. Janice Stein, founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, and Irvin Studin, president of the Institute for 21st Century Questions and editor-in-chief and publisher of Global Brief join The Agenda to discuss America’s role in the world.

Don Gorges

  1. __As this very engaging discussion ends, I’m taking Irvin’s final point with a sense of humour by envisioning a mock Canadian tourism – immigration campaign aimed at ‘disaffected Americans’.

 


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__Academics and Journalists open to reading-understanding the Plaintiffs perspective of issues see

“Elsevier Inc. v. Sci-Hub” – the motion for a preliminary injunction is granted _ http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/new-york/nysdce/1:2015cv04282/442951/53/

Expensive Journals Drive Academics To Break Copyright Law

Expensive Journals Drive Academics To Break Copyright Law

npr.org

A new pirate website called Sci-Hub allows free access to academic journals behind paywalls. Heather Joseph, an advocate for legal open access, explains the situation to Linda Wertheimer.

[Heather Joseph, is with the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, SPARC]
 


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__Social network Analysis for #OER2016 [Hewlett Grantee Meeting] created by Aras BOZKURT using NodeXL brought to you by the Social Media Research Foundation, a group of researchers dedicated to creating open tools, generating and hosting open data, and supporting open scholarship related to social media. _ http://www.nodexlgraphgallery.org/Pages/Graph.aspx?graphID=63311

 



 

 

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__”The VR experience features behind-the-scenes content and what the magazine calls “intimate access” with five featured models. For the best visual experience, readers of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue download the SI Swim 2016 app, place their smartphones into the QVR Viewer and launch the app.” __

Quad/Graphics Equips Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue with Virtual Reality Viewers

Quad/Graphics Equips Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue with Virtual Reality Viewers

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Quad/Graphics has announced the inclusion of its Quad Virtual Reality (QVR) Viewer in select copies of the 2016 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue that provides an all-access viewing experience of the magazine’s first-ever virtual reality videos. The QVR Viewer appears in about 500,000 special newsstand versions of the swimsuit issue.

Quad’s versatile foldable headset is much less expensive, lighter, thinner and more flexible than more widely known units such as Google Cardboard

 


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An Introvert Walks Into a Conference Full of Strangers...

An Introvert Walks Into a Conference Full of Strangers…

Bill Wilson on LinkedIn

A couple of days ago, I attended a conference on Experiential Learning (The Chang School Talks)… not a huge conference, but big enough to feel intimidating to an introvert.

__Thanks for your post, Bill, — I agree, it certainly was a good idea to offer the opportunity to prearrange meeting with people one on one _ and I expect the concept will continue to be tweaked and improved-upon in future iterations – I’d suggest that we conference participants might feel free to go back to browse the offers and requests, then go ahead and make contact to arrange to get together for coffee.

 


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__As a storyteller, David Wiley is to be commended for his prolific stream of imaginative writing positioning his company, Lumen Learning, as the good guys against the bad guys, Educational Publishers. _Though, as a marketer, David’s “concerns about adaptive and personalized learning as currently imagined in today’s mainstream edtech marketplace” are not necessarily fact-based __ https://lnkd.in/ee79m8u

What WALL E Teaches Us About Adaptive and Personalized Learning (EdSurge News)

What WALL E Teaches Us About Adaptive and Personalized Learning (EdSurge News)

edsurge.com

One hundred years from now, Earth is an epic wasteland of French fry containers, water bottles and other remnants of mankind’s consumerism. Humans have evacuated on a starship, leaving behind an army of robots to clean up the planet.

So goes the plot of WALL-E, a lighthearted, animated film set in a post-apocalyptic future. While much of the movie’s screen time is dedicated to the exploits of our rusty bot hero, the film also makes some gentle commentary on the impact that living with advanced technology for centuries might have on people.
 


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Karen Howe

Mroueh has it right, spec devalues our industry. It’s also a disservice to loyal clients.

Saying no to spec: the aftermath

Saying no to spec: the aftermath

strategyonline.ca
Zulu Alpha Kilo’s Zak Mroueh on what happened after his agency’s now-infamous ‘no spec work’ video.
  1. __Zak Mroueh – “4. It can hinder groundbreaking, game-changing ideas. If an agency is investing heavily in a pitch, very few of them are brave enough to go out on a limb to put forward an earth-shattering new concept. It’s way too risky.” _ “Several years ago, I was disheartened to see that a creative idea we pitched on spec was picked up by the client and used globally – without any recognition or compensation for Zulu.” _ http://zulualphakilo.com/saynotospec/ __ tangible creative work/IP is Copyright protected, however, the underlying new concepts-ideas are not protected.

 


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McGraw-Hill Education

How do you create a business-wide culture of change and innovation? https://lnkd.in/b36hW8R A look at David Levin’s leadership via ChiefExecutive.net.

Leading a Digital Transformation - ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine

Leading a Digital Transformation  | Chief Executive magazine

chiefexecutive.net

Two years into his CEO tenure, David Levin is leading a learning curve as McGraw-Hill Education transitions toward software-based products.

Lynn Sanders

  1. Great article! It’s so interesting how David Levin is leading your company from textbook publishing towards educational technology with software-based products. Many years ago, I served as part of a freelance writing team for McGraw Hill’s educational videos, one per chapter of a history textbook, which was produced by General Learning Video. Great idea for youth to benefit from online communities and education. I’m interested in sharing your stories in an interview. Keep up the terrific work.

 


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Gerard Dolan

A VERY important read… “They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone.”

Customer Letter - Apple

Customer Letter – Apple

apple.com
A Message to Our Customers

The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. We oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand.

This moment calls for public discussion, and we want our customers and people around the country to understand what is at stake.

 


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__Naza Djafarova Dr. Marie Bountrogianni _We hope to inspire a conversation about what work colleges and universities might be engaged in the next few years – Transformations in Students, Programs, Teaching and Learning, and Policy and Government _ https://lnkd.in/eKBuU9i

A 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning – Part 2

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Transformations in Students, Programs, Teaching and Learning, and Policy and Government

In this two-part consideration of the future of online learning, we look at the patterns and trends which will shape online learning in the future and how the various components of the post-secondary education system, such as student population, course design and delivery, assessment, resource bases, teaching and learning models, and partnerships will be different from what we have now.



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__See Agenda _ The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Annual OER Meeting 2016 will take place this week on the American Queen, a steamboat that will wind its way along the Mississippi River, departing from and returning to New Orleans

Amit Shah

OER . . . follow the money

  1. __One wonders when those questions will occur to critical thinking journalists, Amit.

    Creative Commons salaries offer a perspective about the nature of non-profit organizations. [CC-CEO at $375K-USD _ https://wiki.creativecommons.org/images/3/31/990-2012B.pdf%5D

    Another perspective is speculative i.e. David Wiley’s financial interests.

    2014 Creative Commons Audited Financial Statements 123114.pdf

    http://www.guidestar.org/ViewEdoc.aspx?eDocId=2527510&approved=True

     

 



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__”It’s really a bit of a brain dump. But it’s my first attempt to explain these concepts starting at a point most people can grasp (e.g. people who don’t have git or Named Data Networking or blockchain or federated wiki as a starting point). Hopefully publishing these somewhat disorganized presentations will help me eventually put together something more organized and suitable for non-technical audiences. Or maybe it will just convince me that this is too vast a subject to explain.” _ https://lnkd.in/eNz7-_Q

Mike Caulfield - Connected Copies, Part One

Mike Caulfield – Connected Copies, Part One

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This is a series of posts I’ve finally decided to write on the subject of what I call “connected copies”, an old pattern in software that is solving a lot of current problems.

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__The OER that are added to ‘Amazon Inspire’ will be assigned metadata tags identified through the Learning Registry _ https://lnkd.in/eFxnY2s _ , a federally sponsored, online information-sharing network. “Users of the site will be able to add ratings and reviews, and to receive recommendations based on their previous selections. Educators will be able to curate open resources, self-publish material they have developed, and put a school’s entire digital library that is open and freely available online” __ https://lnkd.in/eXP_yVT

Amazon Education to Launch New Website for Open Education Resources – Market Brief

marketbrief.edweek.org

Amazon Education is working on a new platform that will allow schools to upload, manage, share, and discover open education resources from a home page that in some ways resembles the one shoppers are accustomed to accessing on the massive online retailer’s website.

School administrators learned about the site, to be called Amazon Inspire, during a “Transitioning to OER” session Friday as part of the National Conference on Education of the AASA, the School Superintendents Association, held here.

The new platform is in beta testing now, and is scheduled to be released publicly within the next two to three months, according to Andrew Joseph, vice president of strategic relations for Amazon Education.

 


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OER vs. F(ree)ER – Where is the real value? (Note: This is my final post in a series of articles regarding my thoughts on the above topic.)

Jeff Shelstad on LinkedIn

In the previous three posts, I talked about and reviewed the three (3) core products offered by Flat World Knowledge. I concluded we did an admirable job on the first two (a professionally authored and developed, openly licensed textbook and our student commerce/upsell from free site). Unfortunately, we did a less than stellar job on our third and most vital product – an editing platform that made local ownership of content a default faculty and/or institution experience.

So where does all of this Monday morning quarterbacking of Flat World Knowledge’s product performance leave me regarding the OER status of today. I have several observations (I don’t know if they yet qualify as conclusions):

__This article reports an initial study of the financial sustainability of the Flat World Knowledge open source textbook model. _”A sustainable future for open textbooks? The Flat World Knowledge story.” – prepared in 2010 by David Wiley while serving as Chief Openness Officer of Flat World Knowledge _ http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2800/2578#1a

Jeff Shelstad – OER vs. F(ree)ER – Where is the real value? | Jeff Shelstad | LinkedIn
OER vs. F(ree)ER – Where is the real value? (Note: This is post #2 in a series of articles regarding my thoughts on the above topic.)
OER vs. F(ree)ER – Where is the real value? | Jeff Shelstad | LinkedIn
OER vs. F(ree)ER – Where is the real value? | Jeff Shelstad | LinkedIn
OER vs. F(ree)ER – Where is the real value? (Note: This is my final post in a series of articles regarding my thoughts on the above topic.) | Jeff Shelstad | LinkedIn
A sustainable future for open textbooks? The Flat World Knowledge story | Hilton III | First Monday

 



 

 

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__Happy Valentine’s Day, Folks! _ Abigail Rockwell – I recently came upon this painting of my grandfather’s that really touched me. It’s an April 1928 cover for Ladies’ Home Journal called On Top of the World (Young Couple Seated on Globe). The world is open to them. Their romance is safe, protected and promising. His hand folds over hers, gently sheltering it. Just as the continents below them are connected, so are the two young lovers. Celebrate your love every day. Even in the midst of a fight — remember, take a moment to acknowledge your Beloved.

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__David Wiley blogs to Policymakers / Legislators – “Rather than continuing to give away [financial aid] taxpayer dollars to commercial publishers year after year, let’s take [-]% of this amount and dedicate it to creating and maintaining OER” opencontent org/blog/archives/4443 _ given that 95% of revenues for David’s business is charging Students access fees to OER content _ per revenue streams in Lumen Learning Open Business Model Canvas _ https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1l-kSBcCCupbBGOvxZkRy3hQkcnqZuLTmeFuMmlC3zwo/edit

  1. There’s an AP story about open textbooks making the rounds in a variety of outlets over the last few days (e.g., ABC News). The story includes some quotes from David Anderson, executive director for higher education at the Association of American Publishers. It boggles my mind that someone whose industry faces an existential threat from open educational resources (OER) still doesn’t know what open means. How can you effectively fight the enemy you fundamentally fail to understand? In describing the industry’s response to OER, the article states:

    David Anderson, executive director for higher education at the Association of American Publishers, said the industry is already shifting from print to digital in a change that will bring down student costs.

    __To understand the methods, calculations and assumptions made within Student PIRGs Study, it would be necessary to have the Survey questions and responses data _ As policy lobbyists this organization uses push poll survey techniques and, as such, are not a credible, unbiased single source of information.

 


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__2016 OCUFA Study: Public Perceptions of Precarious Academic Work Research Presentation February 11th 2016 _ “Issues related to education, schools, or tuition were mentioned by just 2% of respondents.” while 25% of Ontarians Identify “Economy” or “Jobs/Unemployment” as Most Important Issue In Ontario _Report _ http://ocufa.on.ca/assets/2016-OCUFA-Study-PRESENTATION-Feb-8-2015.pdf

 



 

 

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__”Flat World Knowledge is replacing its CEO effective immediately, saying the company “needs leadership deeply rooted in higher education and end-market distribution.” The company said the leadership change will help it “capitalize on the huge market opportunities for [competency-based education] and beyond.” via www.insidehighered.com _ https://lnkd.in/eRfgNTY

Flat World Education Appoints Jade Roth as Chief Executive Officer

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Flat World Education today announced that Jade Roth has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Roth succeeds Christopher Etesse, who will continue to serve as an advisor to Flat World as needed.

 


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__International Intellectual Property Alliance IIPA 2016 Special 301 Report on Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act _http://www.iipa.com/rbc/2016/2016SPEC301CANADA.PDF_

“The new copyright amendments have led directly to the decimation of Canada’s educational publishing market, vital collective licensing revenue streams have vanished, and other forms of return on investment are imperiled, largely because the undefined expansion of the fair dealing exception has created an atmosphere of impunity across Canada’s educational establishment.”

  1. __Economic Impacts of the Canadian Educational Sector’s Fair Dealing Guidelines: “The economic footprint of the educational publishing industry is shrinking. If present patterns persist, many relatively high-paying jobs are expected to disappear. Foreign publisher subsidiaries may be forced to transition from producing Canadian content in Canada to distributing U.S. content in Canada. The incomes of Canadian writers, authors, and illustrators from Canadian sources will decline, and as no immediate or eventual replacement is apparent, this income decline will drive many from the sector.” _ http://www.accesscopyright.ca/media/94983/access_copyright_report.pdf _

International Intellectual Property Alliance IIPA 2016 Special 301 Report on Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act
2016SPEC301CANADA.PDF
International Intellectual Prope
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2016SPEC301PRESSRELEASE.PDF
IIPA Home Page
Publishers Ask U.S. Government to Address Copyright Concerns in Canada, China and Other Markets – Midland Paper
Publishers Ask U.S. Government to Address Copyright Concerns in Canada, China and Other Markets | AAP

 



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