Elsevier Faces Tough Questions About Its Business Model During Library and Publishing Conference

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And Elsevier, the for-profit scholarly communications giant that many librarians and researchers love to hate, will never go away. The daylong program kicked off with a riveting one-on-one conversation between Kevin Guthrie, ITHAKA’s president, and Youngsuk “YS” Chi, the chairman of Elsevier. Asked about Elsevier’s expansion into data analytics, Chi emphasized that publishing remains central to the company’s business model. UNC and Elsevier did eventually strike a deal.

Announcing the Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference

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We're excited to announce our third Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Emerging Technology," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Tomorrow’s technologies are shaping our world today, revolutionizing the way we live and learn. Her passion is supporting discovery, creativity and digital scholarship by designing technology-enabled spaces and services in libraries.

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Register for the Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - Plus, Some Accepted Sessions Are Online!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Emerging Technology," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Tomorrow’s technologies are shaping our world today, revolutionizing the way we live and learn. Learn what libraries are doing right now with these cutting-edge technologies, what they’re planning next and how you can implement these ideas in your own organization.

Next Week - The Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - All Keynotes and Sessions Posted!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.019 mini-conference, "Emerging Technology," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Tomorrow’s technologies are shaping our world today, revolutionizing the way we live and learn. 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.

Will 'Publish or Perish' Become 'Clicks or Canned'? The Rise of Academic Social Networks

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Mendeley started as an open-access research network, and some researchers balked when publishing giant Elsevier purchased the site in 2013. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary LearningScholars want peers to find—and cite—their research, and these days that increasingly happens on social media. The old adage ‘publish or perish’ could soon go digital as ‘clicks or canned.’

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Many others now only publish their work in open access journals, and I intend to do the same. I will still also continue to write for professional journals and magazines such as Learning Technologies. Learning, Media and Technology (4 issues a year) comes in at around £70 per issue. Sister journal Technology, Pedagogy and Education (3 issues each year) is much cheaper at £18 per issue. Zukunft Personal free open access

Colleges Are Striking Bulk Deals With Textbook Publishers. Critics Say There Are Many Downsides.

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Now something similar may be happening with textbooks, as publishing giants start to broker campuswide deals with colleges that give students unlimited access to a publisher’s digital textbooks at cut-rate prices. And of course there are other vendors, like Elsevier and Wiley (like Jones Soda and RC) and openly-licensed resources known as OER, or open education resources (which are something like a Sodastream homebrew). has become a test case for this new model of inclusive access.

Open or shut?

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Increasing numbers of high profile academics (such as danah boyd and Martin Weller for example) are turning their backs on traditional methods of research dissemination, publishing their work exclusively on free-to-read open access platforms or on their blogs. There are clear advantages to publishing your work by open access (see this article on open scholarship ) as this article by Melanie Fullick highlights: ".for A new breed of academics is emerging in the digital age.

Futuring open education at the University of Mary Washington OER Summit

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Which were very positive, including love for low cost, easy access, simulation games (for one class). In contrast developing nations both produce and consume open education and scholarship, widely, due to economic needs, state and NGO support, and increasingly accessible technology. Both sections of the world are in increasing contact thanks to globalization and technological advances.

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Cultural hegemony and disruption

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Whilst Gramsci used hegemony to refer specifically to the inculcation of political doctrine into society, I believe the theory can be applied in a much wider sense, and that we are witnessing a challenge to the dominant societal discourses through disruptive technology. Wikipedia is popular because it can be accessed from anywhere using a web enabled mobile phone. Other commercial companies are also falling foul of disruptive technology.

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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.” The lawsuit contends that the publisher is “ predatory ” because it charges scholars to have their work published in open-access journals. Via the EFF : “Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review.”

(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week for the past eight or so years, I have gathered a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” “ 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. ” Has technology solutionism ever been more heartbreaking?! Via The New York Times : “ Facebook Says Bug Opened Access to Private Photos.”

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. A new project from the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel : “Reimagining College Access: Performance Assessments From K–12 Through Higher Education.” Edsurge covers Clever ’s new product “Clever Goals,” which takes the data that the company gleans about student usage of technology and sells it back to schools.

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The for-profit Charlotte School of Law says it might get its access to federal financial aid restored. The Global Times reporting from China : “Schools adopt VR , among other technologies, to instill correct ideology in students.” 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.

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technologizing” the government. 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.” (National) Education Politics.

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“Online Education Pioneer Boots Up a Jobs Program for the Tech Industry,” the MIT Technology Review reports. The BBC reports that “ Cuba signs deal for faster internet access to Google content.” ” The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at how 50 years of technology “ transformed education forever.” Campus Technology reports that “ Elsevier Debuts Metrics Tracking Journal Performance.”

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” Via The Intercept : “These Are the Technology Firms Lining Up to Build Trump’s ‘Extreme Vetting’ Program.” ” The Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.” Impero Software has been acquired by Investment Technology Partners which paid $36.3 Via Campus Technology : “Report: VR and AR to Double Each Year Through 2021.” (National) Education Politics.

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Here are the education technology companies that have raised money from ISPs. ” “ Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen ,” says TorrentFreak. What’s his evidence that technology has not eliminated jobs – other than this weird insistence that there is no such thing as neoliberalism in ed-tech ? The open-access publisher PLOS has a new CEO : Alison Mudditt. Education Politics.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. 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.”

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. The pilot, by the way, is at University College London’s Centre for Blockchain Technologies. The “pioneer in the science of learning,” as Inside Higher Ed puts it , will help the technology company with its internal training program. I was wondering when #metoo would come to education technology.

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” Via Education Week : “In hurricanes ’ aftermath, technology eases return to school.” Let’s not worry that there are many people who do not have access to electricity, let alone Internet, let alone digital devices.). ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Publisher Elsevier has announced the launch of ScienceDirect Topics, an information platform that has been compared to Wikipedia.” Technology, Education, and the Media.”

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” Remind me again, all you fans of VR in education, how this technology is going to promote empathy? ” “ State educational technology directors have outlined ambitious targets for increasing school bandwidth capacity in an effort to support digital learning and bridge the technology divide that exists in schools and in students’ homes,” says Education Week. Facebook’s entry into the education technology market will be pure and good.

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Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.” ” Via MIT Technology Review : “ Second Life Is Back for a Third Life, This Time in Virtual Reality.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Apple , UC Berkeley , Arizona State U , Others Join Board for Partnership on AI.” Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics. Education Politics. “Will the Senate Block Betsy DeVos ?”

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Trump’s education platform promises to “make post-secondary options more affordable and accessible through technology enriched delivery models.” ” 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.

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Also via Chalkbeat : “Black and white students score far apart on a new test of technology skills.” ” Here’s the WaPo headline : “Girls outscore boys on inaugural national test of technology, engineering skills.” Via Campus Technology : “ Udacity has announced a partnership with a ride-sharing service in China to host a $100,000 prize competition to find the best machine learning strategy to improve customer experience.”

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The program will focus on nonprofits that help refugees, which will be able to apply for fee waivers to access the Coursera course catalog.” Elsevier has acquired Hivebench. ” Edsurge reports on the latest survey from the Tyton Partners (paid for in part by the Gates Foundation) on the usage of technology in academic advising. (No Education Politics. I watched the results roll in from the Brexit referendum last night with great, great sadness.

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” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” “ Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views,” says Campus Technology. Techcrunch lists 11 technologies that “want to hack your brain.” ” “4 out of 5 Companies Have Hired a Coding Bootcamp Graduate,” says Campus Technology. Education Politics.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Idaho Ed News quotes local high school students who protested the visit and their school’s reliance on technology. RELX is the former weapons dealer known as Reed Elsevier. Larry Cuban on “ Technological Monitoring of Student Work in a Classroom.” ” Looking forward to this technological monitoring coming to education technology.