Don Gorges LinkedIn Posts June 3 to June 30

 

 

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Open Design, Visual Communications in Educational Resources, Creative Services, Marketing, Connected Perspectives



 

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__Michael Geist’s defense of the business model at issue and suggesting [that “Set-top box crackdown will chill Canada’s tech innovation”] is a familiar theme of free-culture [OPEN] advocates who argue that compensating copyright holders for the uses of their works hinders innovation and that new business models premised on unauthorized uses of copyright materials count as “innovative” __

Why crackdown on pirate set-top boxes is good for innovation: a reply to Michael Geist | Barry Sookman

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Last week the Federal Court granted an interlocutory injunction restraining ITVBOX.NET, WATCHNSAVE INC, MTLFREETV.COM and others from selling set-top boxes preloaded with software. The software was specifically adapted to enable purchasers to stream and download infringing copies of programs made available by Bell, Bell Expressvu, Rogers, and Videotron on a subscription basis. The devices were advertised and promoted by prominently emphasizing these capabilities and as a way to obtain this content without paying.
 


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__let’s do this! __Building the Workforce of Tomorrow: A Shared Responsibility __In 2015, The Ontario Premier’s Highly Skilled Workforce Expert Panel was appointed to develop a strategy to help the province’s current and future workforce adapt to the demands of a technology-driven knowledge economy. This report contains the Panel’s final recommendations._ https://www.ontario.ca/page/building-workforce-tomorrow-shared-responsibility

Building the Workforce of Tomorrow A Shared Responsibility - Ontario

 



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Jason Gorman

Educators Serving Educators, Six Red Marbles bring online, blended learning to higher education

Educators Serving Educators, Six Red Marbles bring online, blended learning to higher education

Educators Serving Educators, Six Red Marbles bring online, blended learning to higher education

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Educators Serving Educators (ESE), an innovative consulting and professional services division within Excelsior College, announced a strategic partnership with leading educational development services provider, Six Red Marbles.  Six Red Marbles will pair up with ESE to offer other institutions seeking expert knowledge in developing their own online higher education programs.

ESE and Six Red Marbles share the mission to assist institutions in launching quality blended and online programs which leverage effective instructional design. Six Red Marbles is uniquely suited to work with ESE’s clients to help them turn their vision of developing online programs for its students into highly impactful courses.



 

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__Educator-creators of OER will want to ensure their ‘learning object’ metadata enables search – discovery – ranking within Amazon Inspire [or not, we’ll see]

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Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Teachers

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Just ahead of the back-to-school season, Amazon plans to make a major foray into the education technology market for primary and secondary schools, a territory that Apple, Google and Microsoft have heavily staked out.

Monday morning, Amazon said that it would introduce an online marketplace with tens of thousands of free lesson plans, worksheets and other instructional materials for teachers in late August or early September.

Called Amazon Inspire, the education site has features that may seem familiar to frequent Amazon shoppers. Search bar at the top of the page? Check. User reviews? Check. Star ratings for each product? Check.

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__”Amazon estimates that teachers spend around 12 hours a week looking for course materials, and so it’s about tapping into that as much as it is reducing the time.” __ If it were actually 12 hrs, optimized metadata usefulness would significantly reduce opportunity cost – 25% of a Teacher’s salary

__Apparently Amazon Inspire curators did not properly vet copyright status of some resources which were uploaded. “Amazon Inspire Removes Some Content Over Copyright Issues” http //www.nytimes.com/2016/06/30/technology/amazon-inspire-removes-some-content-over-copyright-issues.html?_r=0 __ To avoid takedown notices, we can expect changes to uploading process i.e. verify Copyright status, Creative Commons license, public domain etc

 



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Surrendering Control: A Disruptor's Weapon of Choice

Surrendering Control: A Disruptor’s Weapon of Choice

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In Clayton Christensen book, See What’s Next, Christensen lays out a battle plan for innovators and writes, “disruptive innovations typically introduce new benefits to a market, usually centered on convenience, simplicity, customization, or affordability.”  For existing companies with control of the market, these attributes are threatening and they will naturally try to preserve their position. What precisely does this control look like for the educational publishing industry and why is it harmful to incumbent players?

Control #1: Lock the customer into a specific platform

Control #2:  Limiting Choice

Control #3:  Acquire Innovators

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__Thanks David. Hope you find an opportunity to update your article to include the ways you manage these 3 ‘Control’ issues for OpenStax, given the distinctive nature of an OER textbook publishing enterprise which is financially supported by a University, seven Charitable Foundations, and 17 for-profit Partnerships

 

Don, Thanks for the questions. At OpenStax our primary mission is access so we have moved to a distributed market model. A distributed market of shared control appears to be more efficient than a market in which control is in the hands of a few monoliths. This approach is helping us scale quite rapidly. The partnerships you mention certainly contrast to the controls outlined in points #1 and #2. OpenStax provides users with a myriad of technology choices so that they are never locked into a specific platform. OpenStax is a nonprofit ; consequently, we are not in the business of acquiring companies (Control #3). We like to partner with groups (for profit and non profit) who are share our mission of access and improving learning outcomes.

 

__Thanks David, this helps – I took a moment to see how the distributed market model works with BCcampus Open Textbooks and, in the case of Chemistry, I see links from BCcampus’ repository back to OpenStax website where your Partners services can be accessed and I image you have tackled the challenges of managing textbook content updates / new editions within a distributed model



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OpenEd Director Elected President of Canadian Continuing Ed Association - Campus News

OpenEd Director Elected President of Canadian Continuing Ed Association – Campus News

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The director of Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd) at the University of Guelph will head Canada’s continuing education association for the coming year.

Michelle Fach

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Michelle Fach was elected president of the Canadian Association of University Continuing Education (CAUCE) for 2016-2017 at the group’s annual conference in Waterloo in early June.

A professional organization of academics, administrators and practitioners at 54 institutions, CAUCE aims to extend continuing education to diverse audiences.

“Changing demographics, demand for greater flexibility, and the role that technology plays in teaching and learning are fundamentally changing the role of universities, making this an important time for university continuing education,” Fach said.

 


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__David Wiley senses momentum based on recent initiatives and is optimistic “It’s quite easy to imagine half of all [1,700] US community colleges offering an OER-based degree by 2020, and not hard to imagine even more colleges doing so (or the same number of colleges each offering more than one OER-based degree).”

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David Wiley – OER-based Degrees: Momentum

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Just as we’ve seen rates of adoption increase over successive generations of technological innovations, the same seems to be happening in open education. OER-based degrees are spreading across institutions much more rapidly than OCWs did. This is truly extraordinary.

 



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__Open Educational Resources: American Ideals, Global Questions  by Steven Weiland __Abstract: Educational relations between societies and cultures that begin with benevolent intentions can come to be seen as threats to national autonomy and local preferences. Indeed, side by side with the growth since the first years of this century of Open Educational Resources (OER) there has been worry about their impact on global educational development.

Global Education Review

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Open Educational Resources: American Ideals, Global Questions  by Steven Weiland  Global Education Review 2016/06/28

 


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Pearson

Pearson’s CEO John Fallon is on Bloomberg today discussing the aftermath of the UK’s vote to leave the EU.

Pearson CEO: Get on With Business as Usual Post-Brexit


 

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__This is great news. Thanks Tony Bates. I wonder if I understand the data we see here for June 24 . . . approx 600 views by noon, of which 420 were via search engines _ does that mean that 420/600 are reporting Google searches where a page from your tonybates.ca Blog appears in the results? It would be great if our WordPress Blog stats could report actual users/readership time and scrolling activity – and, of course, readers’ ‘likes’ or ‘thanks’ would be nice too!

Talking numbers about open publishing and online learning

Talking numbers about open publishing and online learning

tonybates.ca

2 million blog post hits

First, I passed the 2 million mark for the number of hits on this web site. This is by no means a challenge to Justin Bieber or Donald Trump, or even Stephen Downes, but I think it is a reasonable accomplishment for a relatively serious blog devoted to rather lengthy posts about online learning and distance education.

The web site is just under eight years old, having started in July 2008, and currently is averaging about 35,000 hits a month (which is remarkable as I have been posting less than once a week over the past few months, thus defying the first rule of blogging – publish daily). However, the continued activity despite the lack of many new posts in the last year is particularly satisfying, because it means that the site is being used as a resource, a place to go to regularly for information on online learning and distance education.




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__Dr Paul Stacey CC Certificates Video providing context for importance of CC Certificates, origin story of why CC Certificates are being developed, and current strategies and ideas informing certificate design and development. _ https //vimeo.com/171839528 __ Get CC Certified: the open project for Creative Commons certification – video responses _   https://certificates.creativecommons.org/what-if/




 

 

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Webcom Inc

Webcom is thrilled to announce BookOnDemand, our new print-on-demand solution offered to our loyal customers. Faster turnarounds, ultra-short runs and high quality digital inkjet printing.

Webcom announces plans to launch Webcom BookOnDemand, a new print-on-demand service | Webcom

Webcom announces plans to launch Webcom BookOnDemand, a new print-on-demand service | Webcom

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Webcom BookOnDemand, a new print-on-demand solution.

Webcom Inc. was selected as HP’s original collaborator on the worldwide launch of the HP OneBook solution. This multi-phased technology collaboration leveraged Webcom’s knowledge of book publishers’ pain points, digital inkjet production expertise and demonstrated its leadership in efficient book production from one book to thousands.

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__Show, Describe, Demonstrate customers’ options for BookOnDemand Content Curation, Copyrights Management, Design & Pagination, Stocks, Printing, Finished Book Binding, Fulfillment – and Itemize Variable Costs

Webcom announces plans to launch Webcom BookOnDemand, a new print-on-demand service | Webcom
Book Binding: Spiral, Coil & Perfect Binding | Webcom Print
Print-On-Demand | Webcom Print
Microsoft Word – PR – BookOnDemand.docx – PR-Webcom-announces-plans-to-launch-Webcom-BookOnDemand-June-23.pdf
Webcom announces plans to launch Webcom BookOnDemand, a new print-on-demand service | Webcom

 



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Heidi Ehlers

http://bit.ly/1SMcYu1 THE REAL REASONS WHY YOUR BEST TALENT IS LEAVING: Open letter to Mike Sheldon

THE REAL REASONS WHY YOUR BEST TALENT IS LEAVING: Open letter to Mike Sheldon - Heidi Consults

THE REAL REASONS WHY YOUR BEST TALENT IS LEAVING: Open letter to Mike Sheldon – Heidi Consults

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Dear Mike,

I have no doubt that you are an accomplished, successful CEO that knows how to build and sustain a healthy business.  Your track record speaks for itself.

But after reading the highlights of your Cannes presentation in Fast Company yesterday, my sense is that your expertise relative to hiring and keeping the industry’s best people is on par with most CEO’s.

__Thx, Heidi _ perhaps even more on point then when articles were written June 2012 / Deutsch CEO Mike Sheldon _ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheldonmike _ http://www.deutsch.com/careers _ http://www.deutsch.com/news



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__The set is comprised of a notebook (obviously), a pen, and an app. This trio allows you to get everything you write in your notebook digitized as you go. The pen uses an infrared camera at the tip to track everything you do with it. The app can be downloaded for free separatly for the iPhone or for Android. __

Moleskine releases a writing set that digitizes as you write

Moleskine releases a writing set that digitizes as you write

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Moleskine is making a step toward the digital world with its new set: Smart Writing Set.

 



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__Dr. Martin Weller @mweller “The unthinkable has happened and Britain has voted to leave the EU. The nation stared into the abyss last week and I had hoped that would be enough to make it pull back, but no, it seems that 52% of my fellow Brits decided the abyss looked just fine and plunged in. I feel for my European colleagues who work and live in the UK. They must feel very uncertain about their future now in a country that has shown itself to be so aggressively anti-European.” __

Yours, in despair _ Brexit

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I know I should feel emboldened to fight on for the things I believe in, but at the moment I need to find personal tactics to get through it. This whole process has brought the full, boiling, rage of Brits to the surface and it’s been like living with YouTube commentators for the past few weeks. It has made me feel quite ill, and so I need to find tactics for dealing with the new reality, as the only thing I have at the moment is curling up in a ball in the corner. I’m taking a social media and news break for a while, I’ll walk my dog and try to tell my daughter that things will be ok.



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McGraw-Hill Education Canada

In education, methodology is just as important as the content. In our latest blog post we take a look at Educational Influencer: M. David Merrill, and his study of The Principles of Instruction. https://lnkd.in/eksUNMY

[Series] Educational Influencers: M. David Merrill | McGraw-Hill Education Canada

[Series] Educational Influencers: M. David Merrill | McGraw-Hill Education Canada

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Merrill has been studying the First Principles of Instruction. Over the course of several years, Merrill evaluated existing theories on instructional design in order to outline common principles when it came to instruction. What he found was that although the principles may have been described differently in various theories, the underlying concepts were similar.



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__David Annaud writes about characteristics of OER and the Financial Incentives in Development of OER at Athabasca U – pullquote “providing initial funds for OER development _ is one additional requirement for widespread OER adoption. Incentives need to discourage ‘free-riders’.”

_”This statement is demonstrably false.” in David Wiley’s opinion “The open education family, as I think of us, has a deep moral and ethical responsibility to be accepting and welcoming of everyone ” via Of OER and Free Riders

Free Riders David Annaud Athabasca U Developing a Sustainable Financial Model OER

__Have an open mind and read David Annand’s 2 papers about the economics of OER _ ‘Developing Incentives for the Use of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education‘ _ https://riunet.upv.es/bitstream/handle/10251/65127/Advances%20in%20Higher%20Education.pdf?sequence=1#page=179 _AND _ ‘Developing a Sustainable Financial Model in Higher Education for Open Educational Resources‘ David Annand, The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning _ http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2133/3419 _




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__AAP Association of American Publishers Resources _ Infographics | Fact vs. Fiction | Webinar Transcripts | Digital Learning Revolution | University Dialogues | Videos | Media | Reports | Purchasing Options __

AAP Association of American Publishers Resources

AAP Association of American Publishers Resources

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College course materials can be cheaper than most college students think. Book and supplies only account for four percent of the cost of attending college among the top 10 most populous colleges and universities*. Books themselves are just a fraction of that four percent. However, during a time when many institutions are raising tuition and other fees, students are finding new ways to cut spending on these materials.

Creating quality course materials can require 24,000 hours of professional research, writing, editing, art design and production and distribution. Education learning companies also produce supplemental tools, faculty support and accessible materials for students with print disabilities. Though it is often a labor of love, the cost of creating high-quality learning materials that helps with student learning is significant


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The Benefits of Digital Learning Platforms

The Benefits of Digital Learning Platforms

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In an article for Digital Book World, AAP’s David E. Anderson discusses the benefits that digital learning platforms bring to the classroom.



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__With the new URL API, Alma and Leganto will retrieve URLs pointing to digitized content in the DCS, enabling instructors and students to access the links in Leganto reading lists. By making use of materials that other HEIs have already digitized, libraries will be spared the time and effort involved in digitizing materials for their own users. __

Copyright Licensing Agency and Ex Libris Collaborate to Facilitate Distribution of Digitized Content to Students

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London, UK—June 22, 2016. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, and the UK’s Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) are pleased to announce their collaboration on the Digital Content Store Content URL API. This collaboration will facilitate the integration of the Digital Content Store (DCS) with the Ex Libris Alma resource management solution and Leganto reading list solution. Ex Libris is one of several partners aiding in the development of the DCS Content URL API.

The DCS is an innovative rights, technology, and content platform for higher education institutions (HEIs). The platform is currently under development by CLA along with HEIs, publishers, and technology partners. At its core, the DCS will include a searchable repository of PDF files (copies and extracts of materials digitized by HEIs), as well as a workflow-management tool. When an institution digitizes content under the CLA license, the PDF file will be uploaded directly to the DCS and will then be available for assignment to a course. Students will be able to access the file via a secure link to the DCS. Most importantly, instructors will be able to discover digitized content already uploaded by external institutions and to assign that content to courses.

 




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Marilyn Barefoot

This is totally brilliant !!!

 The Swedish Number

The Swedish Number | +46 771 793 336

250 years ago, in 1766, Sweden became the first country in the world to introduce a constitutional law to abolish censorship. To honour this anniversary, Sweden is now the first country in the world to introduce its own phone number. Call +46 771 793 336 and get connected to a random Swede, anywhere in Sweden and talk about anything you want.



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Maree Conway

Now available in PDF format: Foresight Infused Strategy: A How-To Guide for Using Foresight in Practice http://buff.ly/28QORua #foresight

Foresight Infused Strategy: A How-To Guide for Using Foresight in Practice

Scott Braut

Photoshop Artists Flawlessly Recreate 4 Famous Masterpieces with Adobe Stock | Creative Cloud blog by Adobe

Photoshop Artists Flawlessly Recreate 4 Famous Masterpieces with Adobe Stock | Creative Cloud blog by Adobe

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What if instead of a paintbrush and palette, Rembrandt had stock photos and Creative Cloud?

The Adobe Make a Masterpiece campaign, a project which challenged four digital artists from the Behance community to faithfully re-create lost, stolen or destroyed art using just Adobe Stock assets. It also challenged them to revisit their assumptions about the creative potential of stock assets.

 


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__Carl Straumsheim always offers a professional journalist’s perspective of the progress being made in OER projects, although, we are many iterations from a level of “maturation” and personal technology enablement. The focus will/should evolve, framed by the criteria of Time well spent & Quality of Life improvements, rather than current priorities of cost savings, and good vs evil themes _

New university initiatives focus on bringing open educational resources to the masses

New university initiatives focus on bringing open educational resources to the masses

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New initiatives at university systems show the maturation of efforts to increase the use of open educational resources.

June 22, 2016
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Carl StraumsheimThe effort to replace textbooks with open educational resources (OER) is gaining momentum as colleges move past pilots to expand the use of free or inexpensive course materials across states and systems.In states such as New Hampshire and New York, university systems are building new initiatives that build on years of lessons learned about using OER in the classroom. At the same time, organizations such as Achieving the Dream are investing millions of dollars to help community colleges in 13 different states build OER-based degree programs.Those initiatives join others in progress in states such as Arizona, for example, where Maricopa Community College has used OER to save students more than $5 million in textbooks costs, and Virginia, which is expanding Tidewater Community College’s idea of a zero-textbook-cost degree program to 15 other institutions.


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__The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) announced the launch of Learning Lab, _ http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/smithsonian-releases-learning-lab-everyone-discover-and-use-digital-museum-resources_ an online toolkit that allows users to find, customize and share museum resources with others. With more than a million resources available, Learning Lab allows users/ teachers and students in K­–12 and higher education/ to organize content as well as incorporate notes and tags, “hotspot” annotations, quizzes, assignments and other activities.

 

 



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__ Marilu Lopez received a Revere Award for educational publishing, category: Article Design (Grades 7-12) from the Association of American Publishers for her Scholastic Choices Magazine layout “The Age of Anxiety”

 

__Revere Awards for educational publishing Gallery _ http://review.wizehive.com/voting/aapgallery2015 _

 


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Announcing the Winners of the 2016 AZ Awards - Azure Magazine

Announcing the Winners of the 2016 AZ Awards – Azure Magazine

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The winners of the 2016 AZ Awards were revealed at a gala in Toronto

Elite players from the international architecture and design community, some from as far away as Belgium and China, came together on June 17 at Toronto’s historic Evergreen Brick Works as Azure revealed the winners of its sixth annual AZ Awards.

From a concrete and weathered-steel temple in Toronto that features the longest cantilever in North America to a landscape that offers floodwater relief and green space to a city in Spain, the 18 winners of the 2016 AZ Awards exemplify innovation and forward-thinking. Tonight at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works, many of the winners were present — some visiting from as far away as India and Shanghai — to take the stage and receive their trophies, which were designed by Vancouver designer Omer Arbel, who was also a member of this year’s jury. The standing-room-only crowd of design and architecture insiders fêted all 66 of this year’s finalists during the celebration.

 



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__In broad strokes, the Complementary Learning Systems (CLS) theory states that the brain relies on two systems that allow it to rapidly soak in new information, while maintaining a structured model of the world that’s resilient to noise. __

How to Build a Mind? This Learning Theory May Hold the Answer

How to Build a Mind? This Learning Theory May Hold the Answer

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Much of AI’s recent victories — IBM Watson against Ken Jennings, Google’s AlphaGo versus Lee Sedol —are rooted in network architectures inspired by multi-layered processing in the human brain.

In a review paper, published this week in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, scientists from Google DeepMind and Stanford University penned a long-overdue update on a prominent theory of how humans and other intelligent animals learn.

In broad strokes, the Complementary Learning Systems (CLS) theory states that the brain relies on two systems that allow it to rapidly soak in new information, while maintaining a structured model of the world that’s resilient to noise.

“The core principles of CLS have broad relevance … in understanding the organization of memory in biological systems,” wrote the authors in the paper.

What’s more, the theory’s core principles — already implemented in recent themes in machine learning — will no doubt guide us towards designing agents with artificial intelligence, they wrote.



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__Bad things happen when the wrong items and recycling get together How bad? Bad enough that it can damage equipment, cause workplace injuries at the recycling facility and ruin otherwise perfectly good recyclables. Last year, an estimated 45,000 tonnes of garbage was mistakenly put into recycling. That’s a big problem you can help fix. __

Recycle Right - Garbage & Recycling - Services | City of Toronto

Recycle Right – Garbage & Recycling – Services | City of Toronto

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NOTE: Disposable paper coffee cups are lined with plastic or wax and, unfortunately, can’t be recycled



__“It may surprise you to learn that the majority of copyright holders in [Canada / US] are mom-and-pop businesses, the majority of which are professional photographers,” _ “Our current one-size-fits-all copyright system leaves out most visual artists.” “A game-changing piece of legislation is underway to create a small claims process, which will be huge for photographer’s copyright protection,”_ http://petapixel.com/2016/06/11/photographers-need-copyright-small-claims-system/ __ Professional Photographers of America Advocay website _ http //www.ppa.com/advocacy/

 



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__Pearson is targeting the global market for online university degree courses as it seeks to reassure investors about the slowdown in other areas of its education businesses. Today, John Fallon will host the education company’s first investor relations day in eight years, aimed at restoring confidence.

Pearson to target online teaching courses

David Bond in London _ http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/64f010c4-33d8-11e6-bda0-04585c31b153.html#axzz4BptEdXIj

_ See presentation slides _ https://www.pearson.com/content/dam/corporate/global/pearson-dot-com/files/investor-day/Investor-Day-Presentation_FINAL_WEB.pdf




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Keri Damen

45-min video primer from Andreessen Horowitz on AI, deep learning and machine learning and teaching computers to do things that human can do:

AI, Deep Learning, and Machine Learning: A Primer

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From types of machine intelligence to a tour of algorithms, a16z Deal and Research team head Frank Chen walks us through the basics (and beyond) of AI and deep learning in this slide presentation.



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__The work with Cognizant is one of a series of organizational changes being implemented within OUP’s technology function as part of its rapid evolution towards becoming a more digital business. Education Technology Solutions | Cognizant _ https://lnkd.in/e-iP8c4 __ Cognizant-Higher-Ed-Segment-Overview _ https://lnkd.in/e3UuX9p __ https://lnkd.in/eci5e89

Oxford University Press announces strategic technology change

Oxford University Press announces strategic technology change

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OUP announces a strategic relationship with Cognizant Technology Solutions.

The work with Cognizant is one of a series of organizational changes being implemented within OUP’s technology function as part of its rapid evolution towards becoming a more digital business.

With a global team of educational technology and business experts, the services Cognizant will provide include a global service desk, infrastructure and network management, application management, platforms management, testing, and service management.



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DuPont: Going Global with Mobile

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Using Adobe Experience Manager Mobile, DuPont creates mobile apps that enable their worldwide sales team and educate and support millions of farmers with the right information at the right time.



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Landa Digital Printing

“‪Drupa 2016‬ will be remembered as the inflection point in the industry’s transition from mechanical printing to digital.” Read more about Landa@Drupa 2016:

Landa Racks Up Over €450 Million in Orders for Nanographic Printing® Presses

Landa Racks Up Over €450 Million in Orders for Nanographic Printing® Presses

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  • Nanographic Printing presses sold in every major geographical region
  • Visitors describe Landa as “light years ahead”


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__Equals 3 Introduces IBM Watson-Powered Lucy™ Solution for Marketers. _ http://www.equals3.ai/blog/press-release-lucy-launch _To create Lucy, Equals 3 combined its experience creating marketing and ad tech solutions for some of the world’s largest brands, media and advertising agencies with several IBM Watson services, including Retrieve and Rank, Natural Language Classifier, Personality Insights and Tradeoff Analytics. Lucy comprehends vast amounts of structured and unstructured marketing data and provide detailed, sophisticated answers in seconds.

 

 

 



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TVO

TVO

TeachOntario has released a second eBook, entitled Creating Authentic Learning Ecosystems. The eBook, crafted in collaboration with educators across Ontario, demonstrates the power of voice and agency in professional learning.

TeachOntario eBook

TeachOntario eBook

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Welcome to TeachOntario’s second eBook crafted in collaboration with educators across Ontario. This eBook, entitled Creating Authentic Learning Ecosystems, demonstrates the power of voice and agency in professional learning.



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__”the sharing of academic research was the genesis of the modern web, yet today remains one of the last bastions of non-free content on the web.”_”the actual cost of “publication” in terms of making content available for download is now negligible, with publication costs instead centering on the human costs of managing peer review.” – Describes the sustainable value of Respect earned by a Journal __

Should All Academic Research Be Free And What Wikipedia Can Teach Us About Publishing

Should All Academic Research Be Free And What Wikipedia Can Teach Us About Publishing

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Is it time to fundamentally reimagine how we publish scholarly knowledge online?



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__Philanthropists lead by Hewlett Foundation are providing $9.8 million in funding for the initiative lead by Achieving the Dream. ATD will help [38] colleges [to replace commercial textbooks in required courses in four two-year programs: business administration, general education, natural or general science, and social science, to] make OER degrees critical elements of their student success efforts. Lumen Learning will provide technical assistance; SRI International will evaluate how OER degrees impact student success and CCCOER will facilitate a community of practice.

 


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The Getty Research Portal Grows with a New Design and More Than 100,000 Digitized Volumes

The Getty Research Portal Grows with a New Design and More Than 100,000 Digitized Volumes

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The Getty Research Portal’s online library of digitized art history texts is expanding with new website features and more contributing libraries

Marking the occasion of its four-year anniversary, the Getty Research Portal™ has been rebuilt and redesigned, making it easier to explore the digitized literature of art history. The Portal is a catalog providing free access to books and journals made available online by contributing institutions. A project of the Getty Research Institute (GRI) and founding members—which include some of the world’s major art libraries—the Portal began in the early summer of 2012.



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TVO

TVO

A feature by CEO Lisa de Wilde appears in the June edition of @OECTA, discussing TVO’s digital education offerings and how we work alongside Ontario educators to help set up kids for success inside & outside the classroom.

@OECTA June Edition

@OECTA June Edition

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TVO is a digital toolkit for teachers | @OECTA




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Mike Fromowitz

This is brilliant–and about time someone spoke about this. Digital is great, but don’t believe everything the digital ‘experts” say about communications is true. They pooh-pooh this kind of advertising because they don’t know how to do it and it doesn’t work in digital as well as in traditional media. And don’t believe traditional media is dead. It’s alive and clients will come to realize just how important it really is.

Long Copy Ads Aren't Dead: Here Are 20 Inspirational Examples

Long Copy Ads Aren’t Dead: Here Are 20 Inspirational Examples

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Improve your writing skills by studying these examples of long copy advertisements.

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__Glyn Moody: Digitisation and the Internet ought to mean we have all of this at our fingertips: so why don’t we? _ Open Access: Although tremendous progress has been made, there are signs that open access is at a critical point in its development, which could determine whether it will ever succeed

 

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__Glyn Moody: Although tremendous progress has been made, there are signs that open access is at a critical point in its development, which could determine whether it will ever succeed __

Open access: All human knowledge is there—so why can’t everybody access it?

Open access: All human knowledge is there—so why can’t everybody access it?

arstechnica.co.ukWe paid for the research with taxes, and Internet sharing is easy. What’s the hold-up?




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__See the AAP REVERE Awards Galleries _ http //https://lnkd.in/e4sbc45 _ and read more about the 2015 winners and finalists. Also see REVERE Awards Judging Criteria _ https://lnkd.in/eR8kuh3 ___ https://lnkd.in/e4sbc45

Association of American Publishers Gallery

Association of American Publishers Gallery

review.wizehive.com

This year’s honorees–our 50th set–join a long list of winners recognized for educational excellence over the years.

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Davis - branding & design

Congratulations to our clients, Kruger Products and Unilever Canada for their recent wins at the Retail Council of Canada’s annual Grand Prix awards. SpongeTowels Ultra Strong paper towel and Dove Dry Spray were recognized. Full story

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__Congratulations Davis – See photos of Canadian Grand Prix new Product Awards winners posted on Retail Council twitter page https://twitter.com/RetailCouncil/media




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__It’s worthwhile reading details of Rajiv’s experience with OER & open pedagogy

Unleashing openness in the teaching of introductory psychology

the Chapter is linked here _ https://osf.io/drfk8/  

_ I agree with issues raised by the editors, asking to offer a balanced perspective. Rather than delete it, I’d be asking RJ to show relevance of BLS data by identifying any College textbooks which rose in price by “1041% since 1977” – then, if so, why?__

Researcher clashes with publisher over book chapter on open education resources

Researcher clashes with publisher over book chapter on open education resources

insidehighered.com

Psychology instructor withdraws book chapter after refusing to add language that he asserts a publisher demanded but he deemed too flattering to the textbook industry.

June 7, 2016
By
Carl Straumsheim

A psychology instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University says he was forced to choose between his principles and the wishes of his publisher as part of a disagreement about the textbook industry and the role of open educational resources.

Don Gorges

__Rajiv added a postscript to his blog on Tuesday and talks about a relationship with 2 Cengage creative department editors. _”I greatly respect and admire the two editors who have certainly poured a lot of energy into this volume. – They subsequently made many excellent suggestions that helped me to improve my writing.” The creative team invested their talents in RJ until the withdrawal cost them their time and the opportunity to create work that is actually published. They gained unique insight via a Professional engagement with a converted activist in the open movement. Perhaps the result is creative inspiration, Author’s perspective, openness research papers, resources to write-publish a knowledgeable piece about OER and open pedagogy.




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__Program solution via ZogoTech’s data analyses software enables stronger faculty-student connection and direct targeted communications = in-class retention rates increased from an average of 83 percent to 95 percent. Therefore, only 5 percent of the students who enrolled in a course at Odessa College each following semester failed to complete the course. __ http://www.zogotech.com/odessa-case-study/

__in related news, McGraw-Hill Education Announces Exclusive Agreement with Data Analytics Provider ZogoTech Aimed at Increasing Retention in Higher Education _ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mcgraw-hill-education-announces-exclusive-agreement-with-austin-based-data-analytics-provider-zogotech-aimed-at-increasing-retention-in-higher-education-300282324.html __ Agreement Gives McGraw-Hill Education Exclusive Rights to Represent ZogoTech’s Cutting Edge and Proven Data Analytics, Platform, Applications and Services




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__David Wiley is an effective marketer – here he writes about the iterative experience of his company working with Client Education Institutions _”Some Lessons Learned Supporting OER Adoption” _ http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/46




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__Interested in Connected Perspectives on Open Design and Visual Communications in Educational Resources, Creative Services, Marketing, Technology _ There’s True Impact Marketing aim to humanize marketing via Consumer Neuroscience, Neuromarketing Research and Strategy _ http //www.trueimpact.ca/ __ while, on another trajectory, Knewton Adaptive Learning is building the world’s most powerful education recommendation engine via Item Response Theory (IRT), Probabilistic Graphical Models (PGMs), Hierarchical Agglomerative Clustering _ https //goo.gl/lBeVoq

 




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The Practice of Personalizing Learning

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Learn more about how CMU-backed Acrobatiq is helping academic institutions use learning science-based instructional design



 

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__From MIT Media Labs, MLTalks Series, Joi Ito hosts Creative Commons speakers Diane Peters, Jane Park, Ryan Merkley and Johnathan Nightingale Video online _ http://www.media.mit.edu/video/view/mltalks-2016-05-31

 

 




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__A diverse group, and voice of the Community, STAMP coalition, won [my] Human Rights protection against any discrimination [James Sears racism, homophobia, misogyny and anti-Semitism] with issue of a Canada Post prohibitory order not to deliver ‘Your Ward News’ _Thanks! 2 issues-editions were delivered in our mail _ Gov. protection from hateful materials is limited to Canada Post services __

STAMP stamps out home delivery of hate

STAMP stamps out home delivery of hate

warrenkinsella.com

 



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__See the ‘Voice of the Artist’ Q&A Survey and visual artists’ opinions about Fair Use/Fair Dealing Case Studies – NOTE: no legal advice is offered but it certainly would be useful _ https://lnkd.in/eYMMxDk _ https://lnkd.in/epAFj4k

95% of artists miss out on copyright payments

95% of artists miss out on copyright payments

artshub.com.au

A new survey shows that only five per cent of artist publishing their work online receive copyright royalties.  The survey, Voice of the Artist, conducted by research firm AMR, shows that while 90% of the 1,020 artists surveyed have had their work reproduced  – including 71% of artists published online – only 5% receive income from copyright royalties. That means 95% of those artists entitled to copyright royalties don’t receive them.




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Muhammad Ali – 25 of the best photographs of the legendary boxer

Muhammad Ali – 25 of the best photographs of the legendary boxer

theguardian.com

Our picture editor, Jonny Weeks, has selected his favourite photographs of Muhammad Ali

 


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__THE K-12 EDUCATION MARKET has been weak, owing to soft demand from adoption states, and some open states delaying purchases. But that’s due for a snapback. The market could grow from $2.6 billion this year to about $3 billion by 2018 and 2019. Houghton stands to benefit from growth of its digital business, which is higher margin than its textbook-sales operation. The digital business could increase significantly over the next few years, along with the trend toward the use of more Internet-based learning aids in schools __

Publisher Houghton Mifflin’s Story to End Happily

Publisher Houghton Mifflin’s Story to End Happily

barrons.com

While the publisher faces some short-term hurdles, the long-term outlook is good.

 


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__Insight into the economics of publishing _ “Publishers are not interested in selling hardbound textbooks. Our economics discipline team isn’t even going to publish them next year. The prices are hiked 33% at the bookstore and they are bought and resold 9 times. That’s not a good business for us in 2016.” _a quoted excerpt from an email written by an Educational Publishing Product Manager who is describing their new business model to an Author.



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