Why We Should Expand Our OER Advocacy to Commercial Publishers

Iterating Toward Openness

Here’s a hint: they’ve produced more than double the number of books created by the next largest producer. Effective Advocacy. Two decades later, their strategy has clearly paid off: for-profit companies create and contribute to an incredible amount of open source software.

Advocacy Group to DOJ: Cengage-McGraw Hill Merger Could Create a ‘Platform Monopoly’ in Education

Edsurge

An open-access advocacy group on Wednesday sent a formal filing to the U.S. Leaders of the two companies have, in fact, publicly stated that they plan to create an unlimited subscription service that would combine all of both company’s digital titles if the merger is allowed to proceed.

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TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel

EdTechSandyK

Vision includes not replacing books based on bindings wearing out, but purchasing content (EX: Shakespeare) and keeping it. We spend rediculously large sums of money to the same companies every few years for repackaged content. also need to get telecommunications companies to run fiber to rural areas which they are reluctant to do because it is not profitable for them. Notes from TCEA 2011 Panel.

Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The Hechinger Report

Even with that, financial documents show, the company has yet to turn a profit , thanks to the high cost of recruiting new students. The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students and other advocacy groups are lobbying Congress to mandate training for graduate mentors and advisors.

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When Vendors Listen to Students

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Recently, during a student book budget meeting, we met with Jim Boon from Capstone. Jim always listens to students and makes sure they have what they need in order to purchase books for the library. Capstone isn’t just about selling books.

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

CUE

I also like crayons and colored pencils and paper and real books. I’m sure Dr. Kardaras would rather they wait for the book. That the edtech companies have swindled us all and we are in the thrall of Big Screen. EDITORIAL.

Encouraging Nonfiction Reading During the Summer

Reading By Example

On one of the last days of the school year, we allow students to check out up to ten (10) books to take home and read. We reopen our library once a month during the summer, which allows students and families up to three times to check in old books and check out new ones.

How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Somehow, he connected with books though and became a high school and college graduate. Tom: You know, I read a really good book lately by a professor at UT at Knoxville, from Dr. Amy Broemmel. And the book is called Learning to be Teacher Leaders.

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Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Somehow, he connected with books though and became a high school and college graduate. Tom: You know, I read a really good book lately by a professor at UT at Knoxville, from Dr. Amy Broemmel. And the book is called Learning to be Teacher Leaders.

School Counselors Helping More Women Go Into Computer Science: Tips and Advice to Find the Fit

The CoolCatTeacher

Angela’s advocacy has earned her recognition, most recently the “2017 NJ State School Counselor of the Year” award and was featured in Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls blog. In her free time, Angela enjoys writing and is the author of several therapeutic children’s books.

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What I Wish My Teacher Knew: One Question That Could Change Everything

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn the story and the lesson plan and book that will help you build bridges with your students. Book Giveaway Contest. I wish My Teacher Knew Book Giveaway Contest. And she also has a book , and we’ll be hosting a giveaway for it on the show today.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Companies do a great job showing off the improved bells and whistles of their shiny new products. After piloting and proving its instructional model, LPS partnered with an edtech company, called Gooru , to create a more robust and scalable technology for facilitating its practices.

Spotlight swings to for-profit middlemen that may be driving up the cost of online higher education

The Hechinger Report

Known as online program managers, these companies have been hired largely to connect universities with customers who want graduate degrees. Even though the companies are often taking the bulk of the tuition revenue the degree programs pull in, the firms still aren’t profitable in many cases.

Educational Leadership for Social Good

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam is a California Benefit Corporation , dedicated to effecting positive change in schools, and currently supporting a number of advocacy programs including the Our Voice Academy and the nonprofit Student Voice Foundation.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

And I was thinking to myself, “Kids can get an immersive experience that takes them places that you could never envision in a 2-D movie or in images in a slideshow or a PowerPoint or any way shape or form, or book. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ll shelve books. Dr. Moran has appeared on the cover of Education Week’s Digital Directions magazine as a “National Mover and Shaker” for her advocacy of a curricular digital integration model, which will be featured in an upcoming profile by Edutopia.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

edWeb.net

Manheim Central School District (PA) Superintendent Dr. Peter Aiken said they partnered with a company to educate their staff about email threats. The company periodically sends phishing tests to staff; those that get caught clicking on the emails are given remedial lessons.

Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman

techlearning

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.” It partnered with advocacy organizations to produce white papers at the 2017 and 2016 Digital Citizenship Summits.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

Somehow, he connected with books though and became a high school and college graduate. Tom: You know, I read a really good book lately by a professor at UT at Knoxville, from Dr. Amy Broemmel. And the book is called Learning to be Teacher Leaders.

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

Edsurge

For instance, Union County College, in New Jersey, recently forged a deal with Cengage to give the campus a steep discount on the company’s Cengage Unlimited subscription if they buy in bulk.

10 Things To Know about the Future of Blockchain in Education

Doug Levin

I am eagerly awaiting the chance to read the book. Management and tracking of school assets (like property, buses, furniture, textbooks, library books/journals, and technology).

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From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

Iterating Toward Openness

Several of these books appear on more than one category page, and so are double counted. Many of the books overlap in the course they are designed to support, and so are counted multiple times. Other books in the library appear to be great supplements, but not large enough in scope to substitute for all of the traditionally copyrighted materials (TCM) normally used in a course. These are huge companies that compete directly with each other in many ways.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

I recently revisited the central prediction of the influential 2008 book, Disrupting Class – that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet – in two blog posts ( here and here ). There is more to be said and written about this book and related topics. The Hechinger Report → Do we learn better from printed books than digital versions?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

I recently revisited the central prediction of the influential 2008 book, Disrupting Class – that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet – in two blog posts ( here and here ). There is more to be said and written about this book and related topics. The Hechinger Report → Do we learn better from printed books than digital versions?

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Weekend Reading: Hurricane Matthew Edition

ProfHacker

“Every single trip begins with walking,” says Gil Penalosa, founder of the livable cities advocacy group 8 80 Cities.

EdTechTeam Receives Google Cloud Education Partner of the Year Award

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam was recognized for the company’s achievements in helping schools implement and increase meaningful adoption of the Google Cloud ecosystem. EdTechTeam today announced that it has received the Google Cloud Global Partner of the Year Award in Education.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s

Colleges provide misleading information about their costs

The Hechinger Report

The think tank New America and the student advocacy organization uAspire found that colleges they studied used 136 different terms for “unsubsidized student loan” — in two dozen cases, without actually including the word “loan.” College graduates in the academic year just ended.

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Tips for Using Social Media with Educators

edWeb.net

More important, by sharing a sample of the information contained on a company’s website, customers are driven to click for more information. If a company just focuses on sales messages, educators will tune out. Social media is an essential marketing tool for educational publishers.

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

edWeb.net

She is a past board member and chair of CoSN and is Vice President of Advocacy and Programs for LACUE. She served as general counsel of a broadband company, and as a partner in a major international law firm in Washington D.C.,

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

The Hechinger Report

Hanging on an office door in Hawthorn Hall, for example, is a pastel-colored advertisement from Student Support Services inviting Latinx students to stop by for help with academic advising, tutoring and mentoring, book and laptop loan programs and financial literacy education.

Should you build your own LMS?

eSchool News

In most cases, schools are turning to third parties for help building out their core and non-core content right now, said Allison Powell, VP for new learning models at iNACOL , the nonprofit blended learning advocacy group. “We’re Pros and cons of building a district-specific online platform.

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Kidcasts: Podcasts for kiddos

NeverEndingSearch

Last July she re-birthed Book Club for Kids as a podcast, a project she formerly produced as a National Public Radio show in Los Angeles. ” In its current iteration, Book Club for Kids is a 20-minute share-fest.

Notes from the UNI Education Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

I’ve written several books about those children. Could we take the billions of dollars that are going to testing companies and put it into rich, developmental pre-K? Not all of these books are bad.

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

edWeb.net

District IT offices were taking on the same tasks as Fortune 500 companies without the ability to implement them as effectively. Her new book, Emergent Technology Leadership , will be available in 2019.