Don Gorges Archive of LinkedIn Posts & Links October 15 to October 24

 

Topics – Perspectives – Sectors :

Open  Design  Visual  Communications  Creative  Marketing  Education

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__Brand New: New Logo and Identity for Kodak by Work-Order _ It capitalizes on the current acceptance of nostalgia by bringing back a classic icon and it builds on it with a simple, confident aesthetic.

__2 years ago. . .How One Man Hopes to Restore the Legacy of Kodak _ Adweek Interview with Steven Overman on his 7th day as the new CMO _ http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/how-one-man-going-restore-legacy-kodak-160863

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Brand New: New Logo and Identity for Kodak by Work-Order
How One Man Hopes to Restore the Legacy of Kodak | Adweek

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In the spirit of openness, we bring you the BCcampus 2015/16 Annual Review

The BCcampus 2015/16 Annual Review

The BCcampus 2015/16 Annual Review

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A huge aspect of learning is taking the time to reflect on the hard work, accomplishments, and even the failures along the way. These moments help u…

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__Don Gorges Archive of LinkedIn Posts & Links October 15 to October 24 Topics – Perspectives – Sectors : Open Design Visual Communications Creative Marketing Education __ https://lnkd.in/e7imspr _

__I don’t agree with this statement or strategy and didn’t get an answer when I asked who actually said what TJ Bliss is quoting in his tweet, but certainly “we” is the OER community and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation where he is a Program Officer in Education, overseeing grantmaking to expand the reach and efficacy of Open Educational Resources.

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__The Education Quality and Accountability Office says the network hosting the “voluntary” online test was targeted by an “extremely large volume of traffic from a vast set of IP addresses around the globe.” It says the impact of the distributed denial of service attack carried out by “an unknown entity or entities” was to block legitimate users such as school boards and students from accessing the test. _

'Intentional, malicious' cyberattack led to Ontario literacy test system crash

‘Intentional, malicious’ cyberattack led to Ontario literacy test system crash

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Ontario’s brand-new online system for standardized tests crashed last week, cancelling the O…

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__Research BCcampus Staff _ https://lnkd.in/enyAaAv _ via Public Sector Salaries database _ https://lnkd.in/eZwEztE _ https://lnkd.in/euBsSJK

UBC dominates list of highest-earning university, college employees

UBC dominates list of highest-earning university, college employees

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The University of B.C. again dominates the list of highest-paid post-secondary scho…
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NEW LISTING!!! 35 HAVELOCK STREET OPEN HOUSE: OCT 22 & 23, 2pm-4pm Detached, 3-storey, brick home near Dufferin Grove Park 4 bed, 3 bath, 1 car front pad parking Offered at $1,499,000 MLS #C3633747 This large home offers tons of space thr

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McGraw-Hill Education

Today’s college students are finding that technologies such as ebooks, adaptive learning tools, and online quizzes are greatly improving their chances for academic success: https://lnkd.in/byfRfHb via Read IT Quik

Digital Technology Key to Improved Student Performance

Digital Technology Key to Improved Student Performance

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More than 50% students find online quizzes and adaptive learning technology have a major i…
McGraw-Hill Education – 2016 Digital Study Trends Survey – Hanover Research
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2016 Digital Study Trends
New Survey Data: Four Out of Five College Students Say Digital Learning Technology Helps Improve Their Grades
Digital Technology Key to Improved Student Performance | ReadItQuik

__Key Demographic data: More than three-quarters of students (82%) report receiving straight As or mostly A’s and B’s in 2016. Survey Question: How would you classify your student record? 19% Straight-A student _ 63% Mostly As and Bs _ 16% Mostly Bs and Cs _ 1% Mostly Cs and Ds _ <1% Mostly Ds and Fs This analysis includes data from 2,780 McGraw-Hill Education customers and 531 online panel respondents reached in August of 2016.

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__Inspired by insight patternists and sense-makers, particularly Maria Popova – “Great curation is about pattern-recognition seeing various pieces of culture and spotting similarities across them that paint a cohesive picture of a larger trend.” _ “looking for patterns across different disciplines, different formats, different time periods — I think patterns are fundamental to the human brain and to how we make sense of the world.” _

10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings

10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings

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Fluid reflections on keeping a solid center.
Maria Popova 10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings – Brain Pickings
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Flipboard’s Most Favorite of 2010: Interview with Brain Pickings’ Maria Popova
The Art of Curation: An Interview with Maria Popova from BrainPickings | The Nebo Blog: Interactive Marketing, Design & Ramblings
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On the Soul-Sustaining Necessity of Resisting Self-Comparison and Fighting Cynicism: A Commencement Address – Brain Pickings

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__Read or don’t, either way, how this ultimately works is anybody’s guess._

The Great Unbundling of Textbook Publishers

The Great Unbundling of Textbook Publishers

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When we hear the phrase “unbundling” in education, it usually refers to one of two things. Either it’s about unbundling the university into co…

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__Curriki is now offering a Search API (application program interface) that can be integrated into any organization’s application to search Curriki’s library of K-12 open educational resources (OER). Searches can be conducted by text-based query, type, subject, subject category, grade level, review rating or standard. Learn more about Curriki’s API and New Personalized Services _ http://www.curriki.org/curriki-unveils-new-personalized-services/ _

Curriki Unveils New Personalized Services

Customized Services Put Quality Curriculum at Teachers’ Fingertips

Curriki, the leading K-12 global community for creating and sharing Open Educational Resources (OER), has created a new array of custom services to give educators direct and personalized access to Curriki’s high-quality curriculum resources on their school’s own websites, Curriki CEO Kim Jones announced

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Gerard Dolan

How the Web Became Unreadable

How the Web Became Unreadable

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I thought my eyesight was beginning to go. It turns out, I’m suffering from design.

It’s been getting harder for me to read things on my phone and my laptop. I’ve caught myself squinting and holding the screen closer to my face. I’ve worried that my eyesight is starting to go.

These hurdles have made me grumpier over time, but what pushed me over the edge was when Google’s App Engine console — a page that, as a developer, I use daily — changed its text from legible to illegible. Text that was once crisp and dark was suddenly lightened to a pallid gray. Though age has indeed taken its toll on my eyesight, it turns out that I was suffering from a design trend.

There’s a widespread movement in design circles to reduce the contrast between text and background, making type harder to read. Apple is guilty. Google is, too. So is Twitter.

Typography may not seem like a crucial design element, but it is.

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__November 7, 2017, will mark the fifth anniversary since the Copyright Modernization Act came into force in Canada. But the act has brought enormous disruption to the book economy, which is based largely on the intangible capital that is copyright. For many Canadian authors, creators, and publishers, this act has been nothing short of a disaster.

Nicole Saint-Jean, President, Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL)

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Canadian Copyright Modernization Act: Chronicle of a Disaster Foretold – Publishing Perspectives

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However, all is perhaps not lost: Section 92 of the act stipulates that it be reviewed by a committee of the Senate and the House of Commons five years after taking effect. Let’s underscore how important it is for the government of Canada to set up a fact-based review of the repercussions the act has had. This review should be based on facts rather than perceptions or current thinking.

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Jay Chaney

Yes! Please! I have never understood how people can settle for anything less than exceptional. How do you go to work every day and say “I’m good with mediocre”? Consumers don’t hate advertising. They hate bad advertising; and rightfully so. Yet, so many marketers and advertisers create garbage. Have some pride, take risks, push yourself, push the industry, set new bars, and, assume the best of your audience. Interested to see what Gillette puts out, however. The guy shaving in the mirror shtick is getting a little long in the tooth and was never great advertising to begin with. I will accept this as Gillette challenging itself.

'Don’t ever accept mediocrity': P&G’s Marc Pritchard tells marketers to stop putting out crappy ads

‘Don’t ever accept mediocrity’: P&G’s Marc Pritchard tells marketers to stop putting out crappy ads

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Speaking at the ANA Masters of Marketing conference in Orlando, Procter & Gamble’s chief brand officer Marc Pritchard explained to attendees how many of the company’s brands, including Tide, Always and Pantene, have combated these issues by putting a premium on creativity.

During his talk, Pritchard admitted that many of P&G’s brands have done their fair share of bad advertising. He cited a bizarre Pepto-Bismol video about a boy raised by goats and a strange Pantene post featuring enchiladas as just a few examples of the company’s sub-par advertising, explaining that ads like these are what prompted P&G to rethink its creative approach.

“In our quest to do dynamic, real-time marketing in the digital age, we were producing literally thousands of new ads,” he said. “We eventually concluded that while the world was getting louder, all we were doing was adding to the noise. We decided to step up our game and give consumers the experience they deserve. We’ve made a choice to raise the bar on creativity, because the consumers that we serve deserve our very best, and it is the key to unlocking growth.”

By following three guideposts, which are “express the brand as a masterpiece painted on a creative canvas,” “elevate the craft,” and “embrace creativity as a human endeavor,” Pritchard said that P&G has been able to dig itself out of the “content crap trap” and produce advertising that its brands can be proud of.

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Pearson

“We want to ensure that all our students have equitable access to required course materials the very first day they walk into the classroom,” says Candice Jackson, the school’s acting vice president for Academic Affairs.

An Online Textbook Scholarship for Every Student at KSU

An Online Textbook Scholarship for Every Student at KSU

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Making Essential Course Materials Affordable

As students across the nation returned to campus this fall, college affordability was an increasingly frequent topic of discussion among policymakers and political candidates. As the debate over how to address this important issue continues, one university is taking matters into its own hands.

At Kentucky State University, all students receive a scholarship to cover the full cost of their course materials. This new program, announced in August, delivers these free course materials in a 100% digital format, through Pearson’s Direct Digital Access model.

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__”There’s a perception that ink is one of the most expensive substances in the world,” says Thom Brown, marketing manager at HP. _ HP explains why printer ink is so expensive _ https://lnkd.in/eYA4UHR [graphic via http //https://lnkd.in/ehhi-XE]

What HP Must Do to Make Amends for Its Self-Destructing Printers | Electronic Frontier Foundation
What HP Must Do to Make Amends for Its Self-Destructing Printers | Electronic Frontier Foundation
HP explains why printer ink is so expensive | Computerworld
Pricey Printer Ink Has Consumers Seeing Red – Consumer Reports News
The Cost of Printer Ink – Consumer Reports Magazine
HP apologises for lack of communication over ‘timebomb’ software update | Technology | The Guardian

__HP’s printers and ink cartridge business revenue is completely unrelated, I guess: Hewlett Foundation provides funding to grantees to advocate for OER as a replacement of commercial textbooks based on a claim that textbook costs are a barrier to education

__Cory Doctorow wrote a letter to HP when HP has activated a dormant feature in Officejet Pro printers (and possibly other models), so that the printers now automatically verify whether its ink cartridges are official HP ink and not competitors’ products or even refilled HP cartridges. HP customers should be able to use the ink of their choosing in their printers __

What HP Must Do to Make Amends for Its Self-Destructing Printers

__HP apologises for lack of communication over ‘timebomb’ software update _ Customers will be able to undo the software update that made printers reject third-party ink cartridges _ https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/sep/29/hp-timebomb-software-update _

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__In this e-Literate TV video, Michael Feldstein discusses the benefits of Adaptive Learning for both Students and Teachers with McGraw Hill’s Alfred Essa, Stephen Laster and Matt Haldeman _ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0ww_Yp30PM _ with transcript

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Jeff Downing

Pearson, Unizin Consortium Partner to Provide Affordable Digital Courseware, Wiley’s CEO addresses the Frankfurt Book Fair, Stanford’s new VR program about ocean acidification, and rights hacks for publishers.

"Pearson, Unizin Consortium Partner to Provide Affordable Digital Courseware"

Pearson and Unizin, Ltd. announced a partnership to increase access to affordable digital course materials to college students on the first day of class. Utilizing Unizin’s All Students Acquire model and leveraging Pearson’s Digital Direct Access (DDA) model, Unizin can provide its member institutions with Pearson’s high-quality eTextbook catalog and proven adaptive learning products, such as MyLab™ and Mastering™, at significant cost savings. The partnership will also provide educators with valuable insights into students’ learning activity through data access, enabling instructors to monitor learners’ progress and intervene when needed to ensure they are on the path to success.

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Akademos, Inc.

New curriculum service provides college faculty with consultations on low-cost learning materials. http://hubs.ly/H04Q2Z30

Akademos Launches New Curriculum Development Service for College Faculty

Akademos Launches New Curriculum Development Service for College Faculty

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Partnership with NobleStream provides faculty with individual consultations for the selection of innovative, low-cost learning materials

Akademos has launched a custom curriculum development service for college faculty that helps institutions improve textbook affordability and educational outcomes.

Akademos Curriculum Services™ provides faculty with personal consultations on new learning models and course material choices that support faculty and student success by improving access to alternative, low-cost options. Through a strategic partnership with education consulting firm NobleStream, faculty at Akademos’ 120+ partner institutions can engage with NobleStream course advisors and explore opportunities to use unique courseware from best-in-class educational providers. Key features include:

  • Discovery of solution providers in the Akademos Adoption & Analytics Portal with easy “one-click” faculty scheduling for consultations
  • Custom course pricing options that dramatically reduce costs while providing high-quality digital course materials and relevant, advanced instructional products
  • One-stop access to a suite of innovative educational solution providers including Fulcrum Labs, Lrnr, MindEdge, panOpen, uCertify and many more to help faculty evaluate and select the most appropriate resources for meeting their learning objectives

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BCcampus

Do you love writing? Are you looking for a little extra work freelance writing for an incredible company? Check out this cool opportunity to work with us!

RFP for freelance writing

RFP for freelance writing

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The BCcampus Communications and Marketing team is looking for one or more freelance writers. This role would best suit someone who is passionate and proficient at researching, interviewing and writing articles for our news blog. We are looking for wordsmiths who excel at creating content that articulates and builds the BCcampus story through the eyes of its stakeholders, staff members, and community.

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Higher Education Management

Open Educational Resources

A new survey of higher-ed faculty indicates OER use is on the brink of a sizable expansion.

Faculty: OER use could triple in the next 5 years

By Laura Devaney

The survey, Open Educational Resources (OER) and the Evolving Higher Education Landscape, also found that OER use for supplemental learning materials may nearly quadruple in size, from 5 percent to 19 percent.

“Being able to afford a higher education—from tuition to living expenses and course materials—continues to be a challenge for many students. At Cengage, we are constantly working with faculty to create new, affordable learning options that are high quality and engaging. This includes integrating OER use into a growing number of digital learning solutions, including our MindTap and Learning Objects platforms,” said Cheryl Costantini, VP of Content Strategy, Cengage Learning.

Don Gorges

__The Cengage Survey Report and Babson Survey Report both use the Hewlett definition of OER: _http://www.hewlett.org/programs/education-program/open-educational-resources _ “Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.” When 77% of Faculty indicated an interest in future use of OER, the specifics were left unasked – they might be thinking of using a YouTube video or they might be considering creating a OER Z-Degree Program.

Brian Jacobs

Thanks, Don Gorges , it’s certainly important to probe the assumptions of such forecasts. When OpenStax can now boast of >800,000 students using their books in just a short time since their release (these are probably among the fastest market adoptions ever), and with many higher ed institutions in the US either already working with core OER (as textbook replacements) or planning to, it would be fair to assume that the expansion is indeed quite sizable. Not YouTube videos and not limited to Z Degree programs. I can directly corroborate this, based on the enormous interest in open content we see from faculty and administrators. Cheers, Brian

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__Student Leadership priorities of the 5 governing Student organizations RÉFO CFS OUSA OGSA CSA were discussed at the Student Leadership seminar Oct 18 _ this graphic by Giulia Forsythe illustrates the key priorities of Ontario Students [OUSA mentions ‘OER’]  [graphics by Giulia Forsythe]

__Advancing OER in Ontario – Presentation by Brady Yano of SPARC and David Porter of eCampusOntario to the 5 governing Student organizations RÉFO CFS OUSA OGSA CSA at the Student Leadership seminar Oct 18 in Toronto [graphics by Giulia Forsythe]

 

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__Register for a LunchnLearn introduction to the new Ryerson Pressbooks platform and Guide to Open Textbooks, an instructional guide for faculty produced by the LTO and Ryerson Library – Facilitators: Michelle Schwartz – Instructional Design & Research Strategist and Ann Ludbrook – Copyright Librarian __

Open Your Textbook: Adopting, Adapting or Creating Your Own Open Textbook

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Ryerson University

Join Michelle Schwartz, Instructional Design & Research Strategist, and Ann Ludbrook, Copyright Librarian, for an introduction to the new Ryerson Guide to Open Textbooks, an instructional guide for faculty produced by the LTO and Ryerson Library. Learn how to adopt, adapt, and create your own open textbook using Ryerson’s new Pressbooks platform. Open textbooks provide instructors with the opportunity to create texts uniquely tailored to their own courses. They also save students money. By the end of this workshop you will have all the tools needed to get started building your own open textbook.

2016 10 19

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__My Journal of BCcampus Open Textbook Project 2012 – 2016 _ BC Families First Agenda _https://dongorges.wordpress.com/2016/10/11/bccampus-open-textbook-project-history-2012-2016-_-bc-families-first-agenda/__

The BC Open Textbook Project celebrates four years of success

The BC Open Textbook Project celebrates four years of success

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Students in B.C. are celebrating four years of free open textbooks and up to $2.3 million in savings through the BC Open Textbook Project.

In addition to open textbooks, the Open Textbook Project offers free open education resources including resources to make open textbooks more accessible to people with disabilities, an authoring guide to assist with creating or adapting open textbooks, and an open education resource toolkit. The toolkit provides information on how interested student societies can advocate for greater open textbook adoption on campus.

Projects in development through the Open Textbook Project include a new open textbook on Aboriginal knowledge and science education research, supplementary teaching resources and adoption packages for common core trades open textbooks.

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Doug Bannister

Q&A: As a business owner and communications industry veteran, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, R.G.D., President of Shikatani Lacroix, has seen a massive evolution in technology and customer/employee expectations over the last two decades. Here’s what he had to share on digital transformation growth and ROI during a recent 1:1 in part 2 of this executive series http://buff.ly/2ef3LiU via The Huffington Post.

Digital Transformation Of Business And Communications - Part 2

Digital Transformation Of Business And Communications – Part 2

huffingtonpost.ca

As a business owner and communications industry veteran, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, President of Shikatani Lacroix, a Toronto-based branding and design agency, has seen a massive evolution in technology and customer/employee expectations over the last two decades. In part 2 of this multi-part executive Q&A series I will chat with Jean-Pierre about what is driving digital transformation in businesses and the potential ROI from it.

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__Visual history of the Drafts of the “Foundations for OER Strategy Development” document _ This searchable background Research highlights all of the issues raised and visually tracks the comments, discussions and changes made in each of the Drafts through to the final Version _ https://dongorges.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/visual-history-of-the-drafts-of-the-foundations-for-oer-strategy-development-document/

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__Nicole Allen was likely the orig. author of the “Students spend $XXXX on textbooks” myth/meme. The Student PIRGs 2013 Make Textbooks Affordable Campaign documenthttp://calpirgstudents.org/sites/student/files/resources/S13%20Textbooks%20Project%20Packet_0.pdf _ underscores decisions to create a ‘textbook cost crisis’ advocacy strategy _ https://lnkd.in/ewd8q3s

Fact Checking How Much Do College Students Actually Pay For Textbooks? 2015 > 2016 Phil Hill

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__Tony Bates 2014 series on Writing an open textbook: tracking an author’s perspective “In the spirit of open-ness, I plan to share this journey through a series of blog posts that tracks my progress, my questions, the answers I find, and I also hope to encourage others to help me as I do this.” __

Dr. Tony Bates shares insights on writing an Open Textbook in 2014 – Teaching in a Digital Age

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__BC News Release 4 years ago, October 16, 2012: Under B.C.’s Families First Agenda, British Columbia is set to become the first province in Canada to offer students free online, open textbooks for the 40 most popular post-secondary courses. __

BCcampus Open Textbook Project History 2012 – 2016 _ BC Families First Agenda

BCcampus Open Textbook Project History 2012 – 2016 _ BC Families First Agenda

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 9:15 AM

VANCOUVER – British Columbia is set to become the first province in Canada to offer students free online, open textbooks for the 40 most popular post-secondary courses.

Up to 200,000 B.C. students each year could benefit from this move under B.C.’s Families First Agenda, saving each student hundreds of dollars a year or more on textbooks – money that can go toward other learning supplies or living expenses.

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__Practically speaking, the Delhi High Court judgment, [-] has weakened the publishers in any future bargain._one of the unintended consequences of Delhi High Court judgment viz., stifling creativity and scholarship at grass root levels and disincentivising medium and small scale publishers. An absolute exception vitiates the mischief rule of interpretation i.e the very mischief the Copyright Act intends to address and purposive rule of interpretation i.e giving effect to the twin purposes of promotion and protection of creativity and is therefore, legally untenable

 

__A Critique of DU Photocopy Judgment – I _ http://spicyip.com/2016/10/a-critique-of-du-photocopy-judgment-i.html __ A Critique of DU Photocopy Judgment – II _ http://spicyip.com/2016/10/a-critique-of-du-photocopy-judgment-ii.html

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__Color In Sight, a documentary created by TEALEAVES, brings together 11 experts of industry, gathered around one powerful, little detail: color. The documentary explores how top brands – ranging from Nike and Pantone to OPI and Herman Miller – think about and use color in the most effective and compelling way. By hearing their own experiences, the goal is to bring about an appreciation for the detail of color selection and how it can have a large impact on the perception of products and services enjoyed by many. Read more: https //https://lnkd.in/ejFXtAs

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Maryellen Valaitis

Well thought out letter to editor of FT on educational material. Learning and outcomes are what really counts.

Cost of digital learning tools should not count

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From Robert S Feldman. Sir, Anne-Marie Slaughter, in ‘A closed-off corner of learning set free by technology’, offers an insightful look into the rapidly changing higher education landscape

__Robert S Feldman: snip “The prospect of free textbooks is obviously appealing, both to students and to educators interested in reducing the overall cost of higher education. But cost alone can hardly be our primary concern when weighing a tool that can impact on whether or not a student passes a course, graduates from university, or is prepared for future employment. _ Indeed, the suggestion that open educational resources can or should displace paid materials completely is highly misleading. Having been involved in the creation of educational material for college students throughout my career, I know there are no open resources that are as flexible, as reliable, or as impactful as the newest generation of paid education resources.”

2016 10 15

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Don Gorges Archive of LinkedIn Posts & Links October 3 to October 15

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Topics-Perspectives-Sectors:

Open Design Visual Communications Creative Marketing Education

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