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

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An open-access advocacy group on Wednesday sent a formal filing to the U.S. This week’s filing was made by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, or SPARC, and it says that in the short run, allowing the marriage of the companies would create a duopoly in the textbook market, with the new combined publisher rivaled in size only by Pearson.

Sent home early: Lost learning in special education

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Catherine Pearson, parent of a student in special education. That’s what happened with Catherine Pearson’s son Logan, who was diagnosed with autism at age 2. It’s very sneaky,” Pearson said. “It’s Credit: Catherine Pearson.

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Nine New Lawsuits Target ?Inclusive Access? Textbook Programs, Alleging Antitrust Violations

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The suits name publishers Cengage Learning, McGraw Hill, and Pearson Education, as well as book sellers Follett Higher Education Group and Barnes & Noble. Pearson, McGraw Hill and Follett defended their inclusive access programs in email interviews with EdSurge.

When Colleges Sign ‘Inclusive Access’ Textbook Deals, Can Students and Professors Opt Out?

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Public Interest Research Group , a nonprofit advocacy organization that takes a skeptical view of publishers’ efforts to automatically bill students for pre-packaged commercial course materials. Pearson has typically seen opt-out rates below 5 percent, according to Osborne. “We’re

If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

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Here’s a VP from Pearson: Tim Peyton, vice president of strategic partnerships at Pearson, said it was no secret that publishers like Pearson had made textbooks too expensive and had seen sales drop as a result. When our presentations and our writing and our speaking and our advocacy focus primarily on ways that OER alleviate the cost problem, we’re actually doing exactly what publishers want.

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More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

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. And the idea of pivoting away from that at the exact moment Pearson, Cengage, and McGraw-Hill are adopting that approach seems a bit too convenient. The question we must each ask ourselves is – what is the real goal of our OER advocacy?

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Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

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With a 25+ career in education, Arati has used her curriculum design skills to create unique learning experiences in education and nonprofit sectors at Pearson, EdSurge and Silicon Valley Education Foundation. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Mini-Conference for Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries - Wednesday, June 17th #library20

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Jennifer Pearson ( @RuralLibAssoc ) Library Director, Marshall County Memorial Library Opening Keynote Jennifer Pearson is the Director of the Marshall County Memorial Library System. While at OCLC Jennifer helped to develop and then manage the Geek the Library advocacy program.

Tomorrow, Wednesday June 17th - "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library2020

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12:00 - 1:00 pm US-PDT ( click for your own time zone ) OPENING KEYNOTE: Jim Lynch and Kate Laughlin (co-moderators), with Jennifer Pearson, Melanie S. Jennifer’s background includes over 10 years working for OCLC where she honed her skills in library advocacy, marketing and public relations.

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)

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Department of Education, privacy advocacy groups and a school district explore how to find the right balance between the two ideals. The Future of the K-12 Education Industry : From BigChalk to Pearson, then to Renaissance and now Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jack Lynch has steered education companies through plenty of change in the digital era.

A Week From Today - Schedule Published for "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library20 #smallruralindependent

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

12:00 - 1:00 pm US-PDT ( click for your own time zone ) OPENING KEYNOTE: Jim Lynch and Kate Laughlin (co-moderators), with Jennifer Pearson, Melanie S. Jennifer’s background includes over 10 years working for OCLC where she honed her skills in library advocacy, marketing and public relations.

June 17th - Library 2.0 Mini-Conference on "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" - Speaker Listing

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Jennifer Pearson ( @RuralLibAssoc ) Library Director, Marshall County Memorial Library Opening Keynote Jennifer Pearson is the Director of the Marshall County Memorial Library System. While at OCLC Jennifer helped to develop and then manage the Geek the Library advocacy program.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

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And various technology companies — from no-name startups to behemoths like Pearson — boast of new programs meant to facilitate this style of education. based education reform advocacy group. A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. Photo: Meghan E. Murphy. By design, some students go through two years of kindergarten in Middletown, New York. People associate repeating grades with disastrous consequences.

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Upon completion of the course, students receive an “Advocacy Plan,” which outlines their strengths and challenges and makes recommendations to consider and is shared with their educators. PEARSON & LITTLEBITS ( www.pearson.com.) & ( littlebits.cc/education Microsoft also announced new partnerships with LEGO Education, Pearson, PBS and BBC Worldwide Learning to help bring STEM education to life through video and mixed reality.

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The CARE Framework

Iterating Toward Openness

If tomorrow Pearson were to launch an OER website containing 100 textbooks from their catalog, all CC BY licensed, all available for download in multiple formats, all of which meet your favorite set of accessibility standards, would you consider Pearson a good OER steward? NOTE: I began this post with the intention of writing about the framework. Some of it has managed to be, in fact, focused on the framework.

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REINVENTING.SCHOOL Live Show Today - The Exploding Trend of "Pandemic Pods" and Micro-Schools #reinventingschool #learningrevolution

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and Pearson Education, but her passion remains working directly with students in a teaching capacity. She received an early childhood credential from the American Montessori Society, one of the premier Montessori advocacy organizations.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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For decades, nonprofit advocacy groups and corporate donors have targeted K-12 education for intervention. They argue that Summit is not your average private vendor and, because of its ties to Silicon Valley, is different even from educational heavyweights like Macmillan and Pearson. Pearson? In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Photo: E.

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

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And various technology companies — from no-name startups to behemoths like Pearson — boast of new programs meant to facilitate this style of education. based education reform advocacy group. By NICHOLE DOBO, The Hechinger Report. By design, some students go through two years of kindergarten in Middletown, New York. People associate repeating grades with disastrous consequences.

Are we ready? How we are teaching – and not teaching – kids about climate change

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Dan Quinn, research director and press secretary of the Texas Freedom Network, an advocacy group that was founded to challenge the influence of the religious right in state politics, calls the standards a “muddled mess when it comes to climate science.”

Week of August 29, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

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link] TALLER MEMORIAS EN RED - #DDHHYC ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Tue 30 Aug 11:30AM New York / Tue 30 Aug 03:30PM GMT / Wed 31 Aug 01:30AM Sydney Luz Pearson. link] ADVOCACY IN YOUR LIBRARY PROGRAM ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Tue 30 Aug 07:30PM New York / Tue 30 Aug 11:30PM GMT / Wed 31 Aug 09:30AM Sydney Lisa Perez. Attend this session to learn about advocacy tips for school librarians.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors , Advocacy Group Says.” ” The “guru” is Brendan Kealey , formerly with Pearson. 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. I’m starting on that project soon, and my god, this all looks so grim.

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Pearson has issued a report on students’ attitudes toward digital course materials. iNACOL has released a report on advocacy for competency-based education. US Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Vice Presidential debate this week. Among the education highlights: Republican VP candidate Mike Pence made up a name for the university hosting the event. Actually, I think that was the only education highlight.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Pearson, for one.) Or one could look at ed-tech companies that laid off staff: the coding bootcamp Galvanize , the analytics company Civitas Learning , the learning management system Schoology , MOOC provider Coursera , the education giant Pearson , for example. This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via the Education Law Center : “Several New Jersey civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the State Board of Education. IBM partners with Pearson. OpenEd partners with Pearson. Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough. Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.”

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

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An advocacy for libertarian politics – think Peter Thiel (a Stanford graduate) now advising Donald Trump. Turns out that Pearson, which once funded and acquired a lot of startups, isn’t in particularly good financial shape itself.). This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

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The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas! We have an absolutely terrific lineup of keynote speakers. They are listed below, and after the reminder plea for moderator volunteers, you''ll also find the current list of all conference sessions.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” The Black Alliance for Educational Options , a charter school advocacy group, announced it will cease operations at the end of the year. Chavous is a founding board member of the American Federation for Children , the school choice advocacy group formerly chaired by Betsy DeVos.” ” “Chirons will lead us out of the AI Technopanic ,” says Pearson , “and you can be a chiron.” (National) Education Politics.

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“Publishers Wiley , Cengage , Pearson and McGraw-Hill Education have won a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against a seller of fake textbooks ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Credly has acquired Pearson ’s badge platform, Acclaim. “Over 20 advocacy groups complain to FTC that YouTube is violating children’s privacy law ,” Techcrunch reports. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“Since 1970, DeVos family members have invested at least $200 million in a host of right-wing causes -- think tanks, media outlets, political committees, evangelical outfits, and a string of advocacy groups. Michael Barber will leave Pearson some time next year, according to EdWeek. “ Pearson ’s Bet on Common Core Fails to Pay Off,” according to The Wall Street Journal. ” Regardless of the cause, Pearson sales and share prices are down.

The Business of Education Technology

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Pearson cut 4000 jobs – 10% of its staff. ” The Gates Foundation is perhaps the best known organization for furthering political advocacy through its funding mechanisms. Throughout the year, Hill and Feldstein dutifully chronicled all the updates (or lack of updates ) to Blackboard, Pearson , Instructure , Schoology , D2L , and the like. (So This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.” Pearson PARCC "Spies" on Students.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Politico : “ Families for Excellent Schools CEO fired after investigation into ‘inappropriate behavior’ ” That’s Jeremiah Kittredge , who’s run one of the best funded pro-charter advocacy groups in the company. Via Techcrunch : “ Pearson is adding LittleBits kits to its STEM curriculum.” ” That’s former Pearson exec Larry Singer , who now runs Open Up Resources.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “ U of Florida Online finds stability after canceling deal with Pearson , but scales back its plan for ”exponential“ growth in online education for undergraduates.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ IBM picks Blackboard and Pearson to bring the technology behind the Watson computer to colleges and universities.” President-Elect Trump. It’s all so awful.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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Arguably, there is no better example of this than the ongoing push that “everyone should learn to code,” led at the K–12 level by the industry-backed advocacy organization Code.org. Pearson filed a patent for badges.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” The Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued a statement on the nomination of Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. Among the findings: “ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt , Pearson , and McGraw-Hill account for 85 percent of the market share for K–3 math curriculum.” Presidential-Elect Trump. “The Long Game of Betsy DeVos ” by Jennifer Berkshire. Via The 74 : “ Betsy Devos , Trump’s EdSec Pick, Promoted Virtual Schools Despite Dismal Results.”