An Idea for the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative

iterating toward openness

The overwhelming majority of research on cancer is owned by publishers of academic journals like Elsevier and Springer. What do you suppose a rigorous economic analysis would reveal the value of a 20, 30, or 50-year-old article about cancer to be?

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

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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).

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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. Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ Digital Tools Are Everywhere – and Largely Unused – in Many Schools, New Analysis Shows.” Each week for the past eight or so years, I have gathered a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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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.” ” A report from RAND : “Truth Decay: An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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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.” (National) Education Politics.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Hillary Clinton ’s plan to eliminate public college tuition for families with incomes up to $125,000 would lift enrollment at two- and four-year public institutions by between 9 and 22 percent – in part by draining as many as 15 percent of students away from private nonprofit colleges, a new analysis predicts.” Via the EFF : “Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review.” Education Politics.

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Speaking of feedback, Inside Higher Ed also profiles a sentiment analysis surveillance tool , developed at the University of St. blog : “ Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation.” 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. National) Education Politics.

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Elsevier has acquired Hivebench. According to research published in the Evaluation and Policy Analysis journal (as reported by Inside Higher Ed ), “a student placed in remedial math has a better chance of succeeding in college by taking college-level statistical courses with additional support instead of developmental math.” 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.” ” I’m considered an “expert” here (among others) featured in IHE with thoughts and questions and analysis on the “ Purdue - Kaplan marriage.” Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill : Special Education.”