What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

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It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. That’s what Google dreamed of doing when it embarked on its ambitious book-digitizing project in 2002. It got part of the way there, digitizing at least 25 million books from major university libraries. But the promised library of everything hasn’t come into being. That the universal bookstore-cum-library failed is, to me, a sadness,” he says.

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product – Impero Education Pro – at ISTE 2018

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The software has been updated to include a new mental health keyword library, google authentication, and improved scalability to support larger school districts, among other features. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

Why We Should Expand Our OER Advocacy to Commercial Publishers

Iterating Toward Openness

Although they would eventually change their model to focus on traditionally copyrighted textbooks, FWK’s over 100 openly licensed textbooks can still be found archived around the web in places like the Open Textbook Library and the Saylor Foundation’s website. Preface.

In a Changing Career Landscape, Employers and Workers Need a New Social Contract for Retraining

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Many would point to the high-profile announcements of expanded tuition-assistance programs from companies such as Starbucks , McDonald’s , Walmart and Chipotle as evidence of increased employer investment in employee development.

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Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman

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These are important tasks and I look forward to working with the company as we move forward with this work both in the UK, and the U.S.” Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

As College Innovation Efforts Grow, So Do Warnings of a ‘McDonaldization’ of Higher Ed

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One of the most-cited versions of the critique is the 2002 book “ The McDonaldization of Higher Education ,” by Dennis Hayes and Robin Wynyard. Other scholars have applied the McDonaldization framework to a variety of academic institutions and disciplines—to nursing education , academic libraries , and specific U.S. Eshleman recommends a book by Steven Johnson called “ Where Good Ideas Come From ” for examples of how companies have succeeded in generating great new ideas.

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How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year

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He has also been named a Master Educator by Course Hero , an education technology company that produced a short film on Boyer. . We also use a lot of maps from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection. City of God ” (2002, Brazil, directed by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund)—A gritty street portrait of a great world city.

The History of the Future of E-rate

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While much of the speculation about the future of education technology under President Trump has been focused on the new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos ( her investment in various ed-tech companies , her support for vouchers and charter schools), it’s probably worth remembering that the Department of Education is hardly the only agency that shapes education and education technology policy.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Since 2002 she has led the organization through significant national expansion, reaching nearly 730,000 middle and high school youth and nearly 6,000 educators across 26 states and 12 countries, from offices based in Minneapolis, San Francisco and New York.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

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Software and Web Memberships : some amazing companies have really been supportive and offered some fantastic resources - you won''t believe how cool they are! Omg - Really - I have the Best of Friends & Supportive Readers!

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Under a Trump administration: I very much want ed-tech companies and schools to reconsider collecting so much data about students — Audrey Watters (@audreywatters) November 10, 2016. ” “ How Asian test-prep companies swiftly exposed the brand-new SAT.” Under surveillance by companies.

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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

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Lucy Gray and I, the founders and co-chairs of this massive, worldwide, and free event, may have gotten ourselves a little behind this year on GlobalEdCon planning (with STEMxCon in September, then the Reform Symposium , Library 2.01