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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Libraries can and should be the epicenter of exploring, building and promoting these emerging techs, assuring the better futures and opportunities they offer are accessible to everyone. She is the author of the book Emerging Library Technologies: It's Not Just for Geeks (Elsevier, 2018).

Announcing the Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Libraries can and should be the epicenter of exploring, building and promoting these emerging techs, assuring the better futures and opportunities they offer are accessible to everyone. She is the author of the book Emerging Library Technologies: It's Not Just for Geeks (Elsevier, 2018).

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” “ University of California System is playing hardball with Elsevier in negotiations that could transform the way it pays to read and publish research,” says Inside Higher Ed. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The New York Times : “ Facebook Says Bug Opened Access to Private Photos.” Via Techcrunch : “ Google+ bug gave developers access to non-public data from 52.5M

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A new project from the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel : “Reimagining College Access: Performance Assessments From K–12 Through Higher Education.” I don’t recall if I talked about Elsevier when I wrote about platforms as part of my 2017 review. Anyway, here’s Richard Smith on Elsevier and “A Big Brother future for science publishing.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. RELX is the former weapons dealer known as Reed Elsevier. ” Another remembrance via NPR : “‘Harold Believed In Me’: Remembering A College Access Advocate And NYC Schools Leader.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

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The for-profit Charlotte School of Law says it might get its access to federal financial aid restored. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Elsevier has acquired bepress. As The Scholarly Kitchen’s Roger Schonfeld writes, “Elsevier is now a major if not the foremost single player in the institutional repository landscape. (National) Education Politics. The New York Times broke the story this week that “ Justice Dept.

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” “ Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen ,” says TorrentFreak. The open-access publisher PLOS has a new CEO : Alison Mudditt. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Verge : “Elon Musk-backed OpenAI is teaching robots how to learn just like humans do.” “This robot helps kids with special needs to communicate,” according to Techcrunch. Education Politics.

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Via Nature : “One of the world’s largest science publishers, Elsevier , won a default legal judgement on 21 June against websites that provide illicit access to tens of millions of research papers and books. A New York district court awarded Elsevier US$15 million in damages for copyright infringement by Sci-Hub , the Library of Genesis (LibGen) project and related sites.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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The lawsuit contends that the publisher is “ predatory ” because it charges scholars to have their work published in open-access journals. The suit argues that the department is trying to put the colleges out of business by failing to classify them as nonprofit educational institutions, curbing their access to federal student aid dollars.” Via the EFF : “Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review.” Education Politics.

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” The Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” It reminded me, not of Carnegie who the article mentions, but of Gates , who initially started funding libraries – public and collective access to digital technologies – before turning to school reform and “personalized learning” efforts. (National) Education Politics.

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Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics. ” Via Bill Fitzgerald : “Accessible tips for people to protect their privacy.” 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.

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” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. Speaking of Blackboard , here’s a press release about Blackboard Classroom: “New Solution from Blackboard Helps K–12 School Districts Make Learning More Engaging, Personalized and Accessible.” Education Politics.

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Via The San Jose Mercury News : “In a direct challenge to California ’s landmark law guaranteeing public access to beaches, Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla on Thursday filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that he should not be required to allow public access to Martins Beach in San Mateo County.” blog : “ Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation.”

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Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Elsevier on “The Augmented Researcher: What Does 2018 Hold for AI in Publishing ?” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Roughly three million Americans live more than 25 miles from a broad-access public college and do not have the sort of high-speed internet connection necessary for online college programs, according to a new report from the Urban Institute’s education policy program.”

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Inside Higher Ed has more details on the University of California Berkeley ’s announcement that they’ll remove free online content rather than comply with a Justice Department demand to make it accessible to those with disabilities. Under current law, student veterans affected by an accreditor shutdown immediately lose access to their GI Bill benefits, including housing.” “ Elsevier Wants CloudFlare to Expose Pirate Sites,” TorrentFreak reports.