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OEP and open pedagogy: #OEGlobal reflections
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__#OEORangers @eCampusOntario #OEOSummit @BCcampus #OER __ Catherine Cronin, OEP Open Pedagogy, #OEGlobal _

_ This post is a summary of some my reflections following the 3-day OE Global conference, particularly with respect to OEP and open pedagogy.

OEP and open pedagogy

For some time now I’ve been paying attention not just to the nature of the work being done by many in the global open education community, but also to differences in emphasis across different sectors and regions. For example, much foundational work in open textbooks is rooted in and continues in North America (e.g. BCcampus Open Textbook project and Z-Degree programmes). More recently, a flourishing movement has emerged around open pedagogy (check out #openped) led by innovative educators such as Robin deRosaKaren CangialosiScott RobisonRajiv JhangianiDavid Wiley, and others.

Catherine Cronin, OEP Open Pedagogy, #OEGlobal _ https://catherinecronin.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/oeglobal-reflections/
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https://twitter.com/catherinecronin/status/844657065213743105
https://twitter.com/opencontent/status/844670649478004736

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Financial Highlight –  Net cash provided by operating activities for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016 was $144 million as compared with $348 million for the same period in 2015. For the full year ended Dec. 31, 2016, free cash flow was a usage of $86 million compared to a positive free cash flow of $162 million in 2015

 

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Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) 1,136 followers 6h

Inspiring Unfettered Innovation is ICTC’s most recent policy paper examining the impacts of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the emerging technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that will have a significant impact on our society, our economy and our everyday lives. Can now be read in full today!

Fourth Industrial Revolution: Inspiring Unfettered Innovation

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__The Problem With Facts by Tim Harford . . . But Curiosity Is the Cure for Misinformation by Michael Caulfield _ https://lnkd.in/eawi96n _ _ https://lnkd.in/e33HZDG _

Tim Hartford : We journalists and policy wonks can’t force anyone to pay attention to the facts. We have to find a way to make people want to seek them out. Curiosity is the seed from which sensible democratic decisions can grow. It seems to be one of the only cures for politically motivated reasoning but it’s also, into the bargain, the cure for a society where most people just don’t pay attention to the news because they find it boring or confusing.

Michael Caulfield : But this is what wiki does, as opposed to blogging. It puts you in a learning mode vs. an argumentative mode. You can feel it when it happens, physically, when it lets down the rhetorical defenses you’ve set up. Ward used to call it Egoless Wiki. When people let down defenses enough to get there, to delight in the investigation more than the result, that’s when you’re in the zone. And I think it correlates with Tim’s point — that to have truth win we can’t fight for truth — we have to fight for curiosity and a bit of egolessness. We have to ask people not to argue their point, but to tell us what they know. In the end that’s the only thing that that’s going to save us.

Michael Caulfield Misinformation May Be the Disease But Curiosity Is the Cure
Misinformation May Be the Disease, But Curiosity Is the Cure | Hapgood
Tim Harford — Article — The Problem With Facts
Doubt Versus a Bayesian Outlook | Hapgood

 

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__Welcome BCcampus to eCampusOntario on Mar 27 #OEOSummit speaker series with David Wiley, Robin DeRosa, Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, Amanda Coolidge, Clint Lalonde, Rebus Open Textbook Community and CC friends _ http://onoersummit.com/

__eCampusOntario has entered into an agreement with BCcampus, British Columbia’s online learning agency. We will “clone and rebrand for Ontario” the existing open textbook site operating in British Columbia to provide a starter library and deployment system that will house over 150 peer-reviewed open textbooks. Along with the open textbook library, Ontario higher education users will also be able to participate in the peer review system. The initial cloned system will be available in May 2017. __ eCampusOntario is seeking expressions of interest from Ontario post-secondary institutions to design and assemble a prototype open education publishing infrastructure to provide system capacity and support a growing network of Ontario faculty and instructional developers who will begin to design, develop and deploy interactive open educational resources (OER) for teaching and learning __ https://www.ecampusontario.ca/App_Content/Resource/docs/2e42dfa1-457a-44e4-87cb-1bbaeedeba15/eCO%20EOI%20Open%20Publishing%20Infrastructure%20EN.pdf

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__Ottawa is not included in Worlds Top 10 Tech Hubs To Live and Work In – But does Ottawa deserve a shout out when we are talking global tech hubs? AB-SO-LUTELY, according to Invest Ottawa’s new talent attraction campaign called “Work in Ottawa,” showcasing the city’s top talent and the exciting lives they lead, working in one of Ottawa’s 1700 technologies companies. __

Rideau Canal Ottawa – Mark Hogan Photography Ottawa, Canada via Getty Images

investottawa.ca

Top 10 Tech hubs To Live and Work In | Focus by Expert Market

Canada’s Best Tech Hubs To Live and Work In | Expert Market

Ottawa Crowned Canada's Top Tech Hub – Invest Ottawa

OTTAWA IS A TECH HUB – DEAL WITH IT – Invest Ottawa

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__Ontario has announced that it will invest $2.6M to help project teams across the province develop new and innovative approaches to online and technology-enabled learning. 45 Projects listed _ https://www.ecampusontario.ca/Content/research–innovation-funding

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As it relates to business, if you are only going to listen to one Ted Radio Hour in the next year, this is the one. Notwithstanding the business angle it is a fascinating podcast. I have attached two links below to get you to the podcast……enjoy!

NPR Ted Radio Hour  MARCH 10, 2017

Whether you’re choosing spaghetti sauce or a life partner, making decisions can be paralyzing. This hour, TED speakers explore how we make the choices we make, and how we learn to live with them.

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Winnie Czulinski

Congrats, Louis! Coincidentally, this very evening I had taken some 30-year-old issues of ‘Studio’ Magazine (Canada’s late graphic arts mag) out of storage. Great to remember those times, and to live through the early days of digital art – so exciting to see what a top traditionally-trained designer could do with it. And wonderful to see you continue to be (deservedly) recognized.

2017 03 15

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__eCampusOntario launches SXD Labs

__eCampusOntario Challenge Questions about SXD Lab _ see Students’ Ideas in photos posted  _ https://twitter.com/lpatter10/status/841350332684865537

@ecampusontario hosting #OEORangers  _ http://onoersummit.com/

Speakers include David Wiley @acoolidge @clintlalonde @thatpsychprof @actualham @hughmcguire at the first Open Education Ontario summit March 27

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It’s fitting to talk about Adobe Illustrator’s 30th anniversary with two people who have been the bedrock of the Adobe Type team for the last 30 years: our Principal Type Designer Robert Slimbach, who celebrated his 30th anniversary at Adobe at the start of this month, and David Lemon, who retired last month after being with Adobe Type for just over 30 years as well.

2017 03 10

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__NDLA Workflow Gears and Market – the Norwegian Digital Learning Arena presented 2015 Oivind Hoines _ Suppliers from all levels are involved NDLA Budget allocated 33% for NDLA Editorial and Production Staff _ 66% “Private companies produce quality assessed learning resources”​ __ Continuous improvement, revised art to working engineering specs in a creative workflow 🙂

__NDLA- the Norwegian Digital Learning Arena presented at OECD Paris Jan 2015 _ https://www.slideshare.net/ivindHines1/ndla-oecd-jan-2015?related=1OECD _ #OER #OEGlobal

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__Patrick McCray in Boston: Monday, April 10, 2017 Re-Wiring Art: Engineers, Artists, and the Forging of a New Creative Culture _ http://sts-program.mit.edu/event/colloquium-speaker-series-re-wiring-art-engineers-artists-forging-new-creative-culture/

__ Patrick McCray gave a talk titled “Re-Wiring Art & Technology in the 1960s” based on the research he is conducting for a forthcoming book. During the 1960s, artists and engineers came together in a series of formal collaborations. Besides creating interesting artistic works, these efforts also built an infrastructure for future art & technology collaborations and helped forge a new creative culture. _

    The history of technology The Great White Innovator Patrick McCray, Art Rewired: Engineering a New Creative Culture
    Patrick McCray | Leaping Robot Blog | Patrick McCray
    Patrick McCray
    W. Patrick McCray | Department of History, UC Santa Barbara
    W Patrick McCray | Aeon
    Hack Education on Twitter: “HEWN, No. 204 https://t.co/HasG92MDz0”
    Detroit’s Foreclosure Crisis and the Need for ‘Information Justice’ – CityLab
    Meet Silicon Valley’s Secretive Alt-Right Followers | Mother Jones
    Google’s “featured snippets” and Uber’s self-driving slip-ups point to a problem for the future of A.I.
    White House Echoes Tech: ‘Move Fast and Break Things’ – The New York Times
    Patrick McCray – Most of the time, innovators don’t move fast and break things | Aeon Essays
    HEWN, No. 204
    http://tinyletter.com/audreywatters/letters/hewn-no-204
    Hack Education (@hackeducation) | Twitter
    Patrick McCray: Re-Wiring Art & Technology in the 1960s – YouTube
    Rocketeer Frank Malina’s Life as an Artist – IEEE Spectrum
    COLLOQUIUM SPEAKER SERIES: Re-Wiring Art: Engineers, Artists, and the Forging of a New Creative Culture – MIT STS
    #DASER: Art & Science Integration (with images, tweets) · CPNAS · Storify
    march2016_daser.pdf
    Patrick McCray, Re-Wiring Art: Artists, Engineers, & New Creative Cultures, DASER – Google Search

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    __At Montreal’s Concordia University, [-] poets realized that the Centre for Expanded Poetics had been scanning their books and posting them to its web page without their permission. “I find it distressing,”​ said Alana Wilcox, editorial director at Toronto’s Coach House Books, the publisher of two of the books. “Poets make so little money … making their work available for free on a public website feels very disrespectful. … These aren’t tenured professors with salaries; these are poets who are scraping by, getting no compensation for their hard work.”​ __

      Concordia University caught on the wrong side of copyright – The Globe and Mail
      Concordia University caught on the wrong side of copyright – The Globe and Mail
      Concordia University caught on the wrong side of copyright – The Globe and Mail
      Who is on the Wrong Side?: Why the Copyright Mistake at Concordia Highlights the Problems with Collective Licensing – Michael Geist
      Yes We Scan: Why Concordia Should Not Shelve Its Book Scanner – Michael Geist

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      __”The purpose of this [5Rs Open Pedagogy Library] is to provide a list of concrete examples of how open pedagogy, as we define it, is implemented in the real world”​ _ David Wiley’s Open Education Group _ “For our purposes, we define open pedagogy as the set of teaching and learning practices only practical in the context of the 5R permissions characteristic of open educational resources.”​ – the 5Rs criteria via Wiley _ http://opencontent.org/definition/http://openedgroup.org/openpedagogy _

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      __OER17: The Politics of Open OER17 presents an opportunity for open practitioners, activists, educators and policy makers to come together as a community to reflect on ‘The Politics of Open’. Resource for London UK April 2017 _ https://oer17.oerconf.org/ _

      __Communicating “Open” by Nicole Allen: The session will offer a crash course on basic advocacy communications, providing advice and examples to help OER advocates sharpen their communications skills. Topics covered will include: What is advocacy communication? Proactive vs. reactive communication strategies Crafting and delivering a compelling message Getting people to understand what “open” means Defending against “openwashing” Tips and lessons learned Examples from the field Nicole Allen’s Presentations on SlideShare _ https://www.slideshare.net/txtbks/presentations _

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      __Karyn Filiatrault – PSR Brokerage – “Karyn Filiatrault is anything but a traditional Realtor. Formally a Discovery Channel documentary producer, she left to fill a much foreseen need in the Toronto Real Estate market. What’s that you ask? Realness for one. Because seriously, who can deal these days with a stiff suit? Secondly, she brings creativity. Karyn employs the experience of her former career by using professional cinematographers, hand-picked acting talent, and a story-boarded script to sell homes. ” _ http://www.psrbrokerage.com/agents/karyn-filiatrault/ _ Karyn Filiatrault’s Videos _ https://vimeo.com/homesweetkaryn/videos _ __ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-penthouse-ad-1.4017094

      What does a clumsy, ‘beautiful woman servant’ have to do with selling a $2.15M penthouse?

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        __OpenStax is the principal BNED Open Education Resources OER.partner _ http://www.bnedcourseware.com/ _

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        __OE Global conference current OER Research from the OER Research Fellows and John Hilton showing Student Survey data and opinions “Students perceive profs who use #OER as more kind, creative & encouraging. Just because my prof doesn’t make me choose between food and learning?” #oer #oeglobal @johnhiltoniii

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        __Sophie Grégoire Trudeau’s Instagram post for International Women’s Day _”Together, we can create a movement that inspires more men to join the fight to build a better tomorrow with equal rights & opportunities for everyone… because #EqualityMatters.” __

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          __[-] there has been more growth as the trend toward digital education continues. For example, Cengage is number 1 in market share for the Australian higher-ed market, and local versions of MindTap are being created to meet student demands. [Cengage MindTap ACE w/ OER] Staff: Over the course of FY 17, Cengage’s U.S. headcount grew by 7%. The product and tech headcount grew by 13%. There are currently 60 open spots on the technology side in Boston. Product Growth: The company saw strong growth in their digital courseware with a 10% increase over last year in student activations during the first 3 quarters of FY 17. Standalone digital sales are up 16% year-to-date. Also, MindTap, the company’s flagship digital learning platform, grew almost 38% year-over-year in terms of units and revenue.

          NM: You guys acquired WebAssign, can you tell me a little more about that? What drove that decision and what you guys hope to get out of it? [-] WebAssign had spotted another very interesting collaboration with OpenStax, which is a provider of open educational resources. They basically go out and curate resources that are available for free on the internet. They have developed a product together with OpenStax and that was something that we see is a significant opportunity for us as well. Because we believe that open educational resources are a part of the landscape in education right, and for some it’s actually very appropriate to have open educational resources as part of the digital solution.

          Cengage Learning, Tech Madness Winner, BostInno, Cengage, Michael Hansen
          Revenue Update on Cengage Learning 2016 Tech Madness Winner | BostInno
          Cengage Continues Down Edtech Path, Unveils Remedial Math Software | Xconomy
          Cengage Learning Is the Winner of BostInno’s 3rd Annual Tech Madness | BostInno

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          #OER #oeglobal Open Education Global Conference _ #SXSWedu Conference & Festival – This week there are 2 distinct Communities of Educators in Austin and in Cape Town

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          __Open and Affordable Textbooks (OAT) Project at Rutgers University | Rutgers University Libraries _ http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/open-textbooks _

          __Good to know more details in each case, suggest adding links to enable Students to review differences [an example is free online OpenStax Intro to Psych]. And suggest showing assumed changes in Bookstore -$ sales revenue as a % of students savings _ https://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/news/2017/02/Open%20and%20Affordable%20Textbook%20Project%20Grant%20Recipients.pdf

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          Sculpture “What You See Might Not Be Real” – Farting Bull – Chinese artist Chen Wenling _ “The strong and farting bull represents Wall Street (in Chinese slang, to fart mean to bluff or lie). And the man being shoved into the wall is Bernard Madoff who was sentenced to 150 years in prison because of Ponzi schemer. _ http://thedesigninspiration.com/articles/amazing-bull-fart-sculpture-by-chen-wenling/ _

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          __Open Education: The Moral, Business & Policy Case for OER | EDEN _ http://www.eden-online.org/eden_conference/open-education-the-moral-business-policy-case-for-oer/ _ Lecturer: Cable Green, Director of Open Education, Creative Commons Monday, 27 March 2017

           GOING OPEN: The Case for OER & Open Policies _ https://www.slideshare.net/cgreen/going-open Open Education: The Business & Policy Case for OER featuring Dr. Cable Green – YouTube _ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI6ijdQ81Ik Updated Keynote Slides (November, 2014) _ https://www.slideshare.net/cgreen/updated-keynote-slides-october-2014?next_slideshow=1 _

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          __OER’s Road Ahead is Paved with Publisher Platforms By Steven Bell on February 9, 2017 _”Academic librarians are pleased with the progress they’ve made in leading their campuses to recognize the value of Open Educational Resources (OER). Now publishers are responding to OER with new learning platforms. It may be time for a new strategy.” _ http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2017/02/opinion/steven-bell/oers-road-ahead-is-paved-with-publisher-platforms-from-the-bell-tower/#_ tags: Barnes & Noble BNED courseware platform, Cengage MindTap ACE OER-Based Solution for Higher Education, includED, OER, Steven Bell Associate University Librarian Temple University

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          __Key players in the Open Education movement [from BCcampus ] will be providing Open Education Ontario Summit attendees [ two representatives from each of the Ontario colleges and universities] with the latest information on the state of Open, and the many institutional trends taking shape for the future. . . topics include ‘The 5Rs of Open’ and ‘What could Open Education mean for my institution?’ _One of the most important outcomes of the Open Education Ontario Summit will be to create the first cadre of “Open Rangers”, a passionate, dedicated community that will support the uptake and use of Open Education Resources in classrooms across Ontario. Participants will be issued a digital badge to certify their new role as an Open Ranger. __ https://www.ecampusontario.ca/Content/open-education-ontario-summit

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          __The Status Quo of OER in Germany – a talk for the Open Education Global Conference 2017http://open-educational-resources.de/oer-flipped-talk/ _

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          __Jessica Brogley is teaching the next generation of teachers — those who will carry forward the continuous transformation of pedagogy. She spoke with EdTech Managing Editor Amy Burroughs about the ways classroom technology is expanding opportunities to teach and learn. __

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            __Technologies That Could Elevate the Learning Experience _ Article

             

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              __”The only way to survive “this digital transformation” is to be absolutely determined to make learners the big winners. Only the organizations that make this commitment a core value will remain standing when all is said and done.” [ https://opencontent.org/blog/archives/4931 ] __David Wiley v Pearson Education Commitment to Core Values  _ https://twitter.com/opencontent __ v __ https://twitter.com/pearson _

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              __Creators of existing CC works can use the CC Search Tool to identify and then add missing data which will enable indexing & discovery of online CC work via Google

               __Stephen Downes commented: “The beta, I think, needs to be refined – none of my 36K Creative-Commons licensed photos on Flickr appear to be findable _ http://www.downes.ca/post/66362 _
               

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              __David Wiley sees an opportunity in his Blog to express animosity for Fallon’s Pearson via misinterpretation and mistaken level of commitment of the creative people who earn their living within Publishing __David Wiley John Fallon – Pearson and the Big Winner _ https://lnkd.in/edc5Avp _ _ It’s best to read the sum of his statements for yourselves, what John Fallon had to say to Journalists and Analysts, as quoted in 5 articles linked below _

               

               

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              __Hall Davidson, Senior Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education who speaks frequently on the topics of VR and AR, said the results for teaching can be “astonishing.” He pointed to Lockheed Martin’s “Generation Beyond” initiative, powered by Discovery Ed, which takes classrooms on online field trips to learn about deep space exploration.”[-] “students could also be put into scenarios where they’re allowed to perform physical activities in virtual formats to begin building “muscle memory” that carries over into real life. That’s why the use of VR in sports and military training has become so popular.” __

              Chris Roy

              Chris Roy

              As a CDirector working in VR, AR, and MR, immersive experiences like this are coming sooner than we might think.

              __Thanks Chris, do you have links? to examples you like – you could check this out too – “award-winning game-based learning from The Chang School at Ryerson University. _Video_ “The Therapeutic Communication and Mental Health Assessment” allows users to immerse themselves in a scenario and navigate the interaction with a client through a video and three learning modules. Produced by Digital Education Strategies at The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University. _ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMk7Fyqqm3o&feature=youtu.be _ [ Director Naza Djafarova

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              GM’s CC license infringement claim, “while unsuccessful, was not objectively unreasonable.” [a current Balance Sheet would be better to see how new development work is affected by reduced revenue/funding.] “Furthermore, it would appear that no court has addressed whether commercial copy services may reproduce materials for a licensee under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA License” [Creative Commons Attribution – Non Commercial – Share Alike 4.0 International Public License] _ 2017-02-24 Order Granting Motion to Dismiss.pdf _ https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0HBOY8b2doEdmpkMU4ya2dKM28/view _

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              __Erin Beattie Digital Media Strategist – “BCcampus is a hub for new and innovative technologies in B.C. and development is our middle name, but much of what you don’t see is behind the curtain so we thought we’d push that back to reveal how we’ve managed to stay current in the ever-changing digital environment. Web development presents many barriers, opportunities and crafty solutions, and as we collectively grow, we need to stay up-to-date and nimble in order to stay innovative, but what exactly does that mean? To find out, we asked several internal BCcampus staff, read what they had to say: __

               

              __key question. . . What can you tell us about the developers’ role in the success of the BC Open Textbook Project? _ ‘What you don’t see is behind the curtain’ are the many perspectives of its success – what would you ask Faculty about the BC Open Textbook Project?

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              In his blog today, David Wiley’s goal is “to bring greater clarity to his own thinking that Open pedagogy is that set of teaching and learning practices only possible in the context of the free access and 5R permissions characteristic of open educational resources” 

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                  __”The importance of customer experience is highlighted in a survey just released by Accelent Consulting. The survey, released in January 2017, finds that the top three drivers of digital marketing agility (the ability to react quickly and effectively to customers and issues on the ground) are 1) enhancing the customer experience, 2) improving competitive position, and 3) increasing sales. (Yes, increasing sales came in third.) Furthermore, Accelent found that, among B2B customers, enhancing the customer experience is almost twice as important as increasing sales.” _

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                    __Writing style is what turns a textbook into an effective learning tool, Saladin said. Vibrant, clear art and digital adaptive-learning media are also important. __

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                      __Copyright policy-makers Article – Michael Geist Canadian Copyright expertise _ http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2017/02/the-copyright-lobbys-iipa-report-fake-news-about-the-state-of-canadian-copyright/ _ plus 2 Articles for creator-maker Students – Fair Dealing framed by Ryerson University Fair Dealing Guideline _ https://library.ryerson.ca/copyright/policies-guidelines/fair-dealing-guideline/ _ Fair Dealing Week and Copyright Review 2017 – Ann Ludbrook of Ryerson University Library & Archives _ https://library.ryerson.ca/blog/2017/02/fair-dealing-week-copyright-review-2017/ _

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                      __from the very-cool dept at techdirt in 2002 15 years ago _ Lawrence Lessig’s Creative Commons _ “Lawrence Lessig and a bunch of other smart folks are apparently working on a new project called Creative Commons which is an outgrowth of many of the ideas that he’s been publishing recently. It’s a system of intellectual property licenses that IP creators and owners can use as alternatives to traditional copyrights or other licenses” _ https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20020211/0043214.shtml

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                        __California and Florida State laws promote public awareness of the cost of higher education and specify the responsibilities of colleges and universities [mainly Faculty responsibilities] in relation to textbook affordability __ California SB 1359 Public postsecondary education course materials _ https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB1359 __Florida House Bill 7019: Education Access and Affordability _ http://tap.usf.edu/news/governor-scott-signs-hb-7019-into-law/ _

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                          __Request for Quotes – Strategic Trend Research eCampusOntario is interested in working with analysts and researchers with deep experience in post-secondary education and a significant understanding of the Ontario context. __ https://www.ecampusontario.ca/news/request-for-quotes—strategic-trend-research  for-quotes—strategic-trend-research

                           

                          eCampus Ontario

                          __eCampusOntario Strategic Plan 2016-2018 _ https://www.ecampusontario.ca/App_Content/Resource/docs/3113433a-5af2-4416-b782-3b1dffb56b77/eCampusOntario%20Strategic%20Plan%202016-18.pdf

                          __This RFP describes the work to be undertaken [2015] to develop a Strategic Plan for eCampusOntario that, over the life of the Plan, will move the organization toward this vision. “Vision: The OOLC/COAEL (Ontario Online Learning Consortium/) supports the development and delivery of high-quality online learning experiences, and leads in research, development, and sharing of best practices in online and other forms of technology-enabled learning.” _ http://www.merx.com/English/Supplier_menu.asp?WCE=Show&TAB=3&PORTAL=MERX&State=7&id=PR349538&HID=&src=nm&searchtype=&hcode=a8dox5dlFHjmsowlkJO0lg%3d%3d# _

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                          __Rajiv Jhangiani,- “a trajectory for the OE movement beyond its current adolescence, its advocates should aim for the next phase to involve a lot more collaboration among faculty and students, both across institutions and cohorts. This shift will require [*] tools that support radically transparent collaboration [-] but especially a break from traditional (opaque, territorial, top-down) approaches to curriculum design and development.” *inclusive of all stakeholders without bias against a Creative Community offering Talent Skill for a price __

                            Don Gorges

                            Decisions may be influenced by an ongoing debate filled with misconceptions about the relationship between traditionally published materials and Open Educational Resources (OER) __ Decisions may be influenced by reading about the Identity Crisis of OER Advocacy, Rajiv Jhangiani Pragmatism vs. Idealism and the Identity Crisis of OER Advocacy _ http://thatpsychprof.com/pragmatism-vs-idealism-and-the-identity-crisis-of-oer-advocacy/ _ and David Wiley OER Advocacy – Evolution vs Revolution _ https://opencontent.org/blog/archives/4910 _

                            Rajiv Jhangiani Pragmatism vs. Idealism and the Identity Crisis of OER Advocacy
                            Pragmatism vs. Idealism and the Identity Crisis of OER Advocacy – Rajiv Jhangiani, Ph.D.
                            Weller OER ch4
                            Schedule | OE Global 2017
                            OSF | Pragmatism vs Idealism and the Identity Crisis of OER Advocacy.pdf
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