More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

My recent post about the cost trap and inclusive access prompted responses by Jim Groom and Stephen Downes. For example, in 2015 I wrote that “My ultimate goal is this: I want to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners, and (2) radically improve access to education. Ask a publisher why inclusive access is good for students and the list of reasons they will provide sounds like it came straight off a 2013 OER advocacy slide.

The New Media Consortium: its sudden death and what comes next

Bryan Alexander

I’ve known and worked with the NMC people since around 2003. The announcement’s language suggests the site will go away, at least in its current, accessible form. As Kim Pearson quickly realized, This is a shock. — Kim Pearson (@professorkim) December 19, 2017.

The New Media Consortium: its sudden death and what comes next

Bryan Alexander

I’ve known and worked with the NMC people since around 2003. The announcement’s language suggests the site will go away, at least in its current, accessible form. As Kim Pearson quickly realized, This is a shock. — Kim Pearson (@professorkim) December 19, 2017.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

Although we were convinced that technology could transform education, simple internet access was patchy at best. As recently as 1997, only 27 percent of America’s K-12 school had internet access—a number that skyrocketed to 92 percent by 2003. Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

This group of older borrowers collectively hold $247 billion in student debt, an amount that has roughly tripled since 2003.” ” Mindset marketing from Pearson : “3 steps to upgrade your GRIT in education.” ” GRIT is one of Pearson’s “mindset”-oriented career success programs. “More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access” by David Wiley. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Pearson and Chegg are partnering for textbook rentals. “Ed access to VR growing as low-cost options expand,” says Education Dive. Via Mark Guzdial’s Computing Education Blog : “University CS graduation surpasses its 2003 peak, with poor diversity.” Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Chief of Staff and Additional Staff Hires.”

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. Please mark your calendars for November 18 - 22 for the fourth annual Global Education Conference ( [link] ).