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Speaking out on Elsevier’s Article “Sharing” Policy

Sparc

Earlier today, SPARC joined with our colleagues from the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and 22 other international organizations to raise serious objections to the latest revisions to Elsevier’s article sharing policy.  The revisions mark a significant departure from Elsevier’s initial policy, established in 2004, which allowed authors to self-archive their final accepted manuscripts

Open or shut?

Learning with 'e's

Recently, Dutch universities boycotted the publishing giant Elsevier because of its 'stranglehold' on the academic community. A new breed of academics is emerging in the digital age. They are the researchers and teachers who freely share their knowledge and studies online. They are circumventing traditional approaches and discovering new ways of sharing their work. Unported License.

Inspire to learn

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The big four publishers - Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor and Francis and Springer - are making huge profits worldwide from the goodwill of academics. This is a growing trend as was evidenced recently when the entire editorial team on one of Elsevier's academic journal Lingua resigned over high price and lack of open access. plan to discuss our possible responses to this. Go the extra mile.

The Two Guys Show #38: Brian Wassom

Two Guys and Some iPads

His book Augmented Reality Law, Privacy, and Ethics that will be published in late 2014 by Elsevier. Subscribe to and give The Two Guys Show a rating on iTunes! Join us tonight as we welcome a very special guest Brian Wassom. Brian''s blog Wassom.com features the column Augmented Legality(R), which is the the first regular publication on the law of augmented reality.

Live Wednesday, March 7th - Panel Discussion of Seth Godin’s Stop Stealing Dreams

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join us Wednesday, March 7th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com panel and community discussion on Seth Godin’s new education manifesto Stop Stealing Dreams. With a growing sense that something has to change, Seth Godin’s manifesto addresses the need to update outdated teaching practice. Log in at [link]. She serves on the school board of Maine’s RSU 3. She blogs at [link].

Sharp practice

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slightly better deal is Elsevier's Computers in Education journal which at 8 issues a year works out at just £34 per issue for a personal subscription. During my keynote for the Zukunft Personal event in Cologne, I publicly announced that I would no longer publish my work in closed journals. I'm not the first academic who has made this stand and hopefully I won't be the last.

Strictly for adults?

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Burlington, MA: Elsevier Previous posts in this series: 1. This is number 23 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. The last post featured David Kolb and his cyclical model of experiential learning. And how can you measure relevance? Of course not.

Final Pat Farenga Webinar in "Starting to Homeschool" Series

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Pat also wrote the entries about homeschooling for the International Encyclopedia of Education, 3rd Edition (Elsevier, 2010) and the online edition of Encyclopedia Britannica (2015). " Starting to Homeschool " is concluding its series of six Webinars for those interested in starting the journey to homeschooling, or in just learning more about homeschooling. See you online!

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via the EFF : “Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review.” Shawn Graham responds to this patent on peer review by patenting Elsevier. Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov. Paul LePage has called for a review of his state’s groundbreaking 1-to–1 student computing initiative, highlighting the growing pains nagging an educational-technology movement now well into its second decade.” ” Via the Huffington Post : “On Wednesday, Maryland Gov. ” Presidential Campaign Politics. Meanwhile on Campus.

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Elsevier has acquired Hivebench. Education Politics. watched the results roll in from the Brexit referendum last night with great, great sadness. My mum is British, and I’ve always joked that my British passport is one of my most prized possessions. I am gravely concerned for the future of my youngest family members, who’ve had their futures immeasurably altered by this election. I’m gravely concerned for all our futures frankly, as a xenophobic populism, blended with a neoliberal greed, sweeps the West. The margin was 52 to 48 percent. Presidential Campaign Politics.

Cultural hegemony and disruption

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How long will it be before these media disrupt the hegemony the large publishing houses such as Elsevier, Springer and Wiley currently impose upon the academic world? The Italian political theorist Antonio Gramsci is best known for his theory of cultural hegemony. How does social media disrupt cultural hegemony? And when all factors are analysed, this should be no surprise. Not anymore.

Futuring open education at the University of Mary Washington OER Summit

Bryan Alexander

MAJOR BUSINESS SHIFT In major business news, publishers Elsevier and Pearson appear to be entering bankruptcy. Today I traveled to Fredericksburg, Virginia, to participate in the University of Mary Washington ‘s Open Education Resources Summit , organized by the excellent Steven Greenlaw. Hippy bike on campus, or the Jim Groom legacy lives! That includes a set of scenarios.

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Elsevier Wants CloudFlare to Expose Pirate Sites,” TorrentFreak reports. Presidential Campaign Politics. Via Politico : “ Donald Trump has put wealthy universities on alert. He warned colleges and universities Thursday night that those schools that don’t spend their endowments to directly benefit students could lose the tax break on their endowments.” ” Via the Pacific Standard : “Here’s the Lowdown on Trump ’s New Childcare Proposals.” ” Williamson M. Saved you a click. Education Politics. Education in the Courts.

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Elsevier has acquired SSRN , an online open access repository. Education Politics. “ U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. Statement on the Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.” ” Via The Atlantic: “ The Challenge of Educational Inequality.” ” Via NPR : “The U.S. Education Department said this week it will make Pell Grants available to 10,000 high school students who are enrolled in courses at 44 colleges.” ” “ Why Free School Lunches Might Be Harder To Get Soon.” Bruce V. Education in the Courts. Matthew G.

Fingerprint Releases 5 Mobile Apps for Kids & Their Grown-ups - Here for The Holidays!

Kleinspiration

Fingerprint is backed by THQ (NSDQ: THQI), Reed Elsevier Ventures, and K2MediaLabs and is headquartered in San Francisco. Last week we discovered a great new app company called Fingerprint which would be launching soon. This is a feature unique exclusively to Fingerprint and really helps keep a parent involved in whether their child is simply playing with their apps or truly learning.

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” From the press release : “ Jisc Collections and Elsevier Sign Landmark UK Agreement, Securing Access to Research Publications and Initiating Open Science Collaboration.” Presidential Politics. President-Elect Donald J. Trump. The President-Elect on the First Amendment : Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2016. ” “Make MOOCs great again.” Is that possible? ” asks Bryan Alexander.

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Campus Technology reports that “ Elsevier Debuts Metrics Tracking Journal Performance.” ” Meanwhile, “ Germany -wide consortium of research libraries announce boycott of Elsevier journals over open access,” according to BoingBoing. The Trump Administration. Inside Higher Ed asks what might happen to Title IX and investigations into campus sexual assaults under the Trump Administration. Via The Washington Post : “Democratic senators press Trump ’s education pick Betsy DeVos to pay years-old $5.3 million fine.” Education Politics.

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Communications Experts Criticize Elsevier - Florida Pilot.” Education Politics. “ New Education Law: Bipartisan No More.” ” Republicans are made because the Department of Education issued guidelines about how ESSA should be implemented. Via The Atlantic : “Why the Education Department’s New Equity Rule Might Not Be So Equal.” ” Via the Huffington Post : “ Texas Lt. ” Via Education Week : “ Cursive writing could be returning to Louisiana ’s public school classrooms. Weird.

Futuring open education at the University of Mary Washington OER Summit

Bryan Alexander

MAJOR BUSINESS SHIFT In major business news, publishers Elsevier and Pearson appear to be entering bankruptcy. Today I traveled to Fredericksburg, Virginia, to participate in the University of Mary Washington ‘s Open Education Resources Summit , organized by the excellent Steven Greenlaw. Hippy bike on campus, or the Jim Groom legacy lives! That includes a set of scenarios.

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Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics. Education Politics. “Will the Senate Block Betsy DeVos ?” ” asks The Atlantic. “ Betsy DeVos , Pick for Secretary of Education , Is the Most Jeered” by The New York Times’ Dana Goldstein. “How Betsy DeVos Became Trump’s Least Popular Cabinet Pick ” by Anya Kamenetz. Via The Washington Post : “DeVos questionnaire appears to include passages from uncited sources.” ” Oops. How many plagiarists does this make in the Trump administration now? Via Education Week : “ Allan B.

An Idea for the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative

iterating toward openness

The overwhelming majority of research on cancer is owned by publishers of academic journals like Elsevier and Springer. During his 2016 State of the Union Address, President Obama called on Vice President Biden to lead a new, national “Moonshot” initiative to eliminate cancer as we know it. Today, the White House is announcing a new $1 billion initiative to jumpstart this work.