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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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 Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” “ OER-Enabled Pedagogy ” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley. ” asks the Student Experience Manager of the Minerva Project in an article in Edsurge. “Students to colleges: Please use our data this way,” reads the eCampus News headline in an article claiming students want even more of their data tracked and utilized.

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More, via Inside Higher Ed , on various colleges’ OER initiatives. Elsevier has acquired Hivebench. From this article, I learned that Sal Khan earns more than $540,000 a year. Education Politics. I watched the results roll in from the Brexit referendum last night with great, great sadness. My mum is British, and I’ve always joked that my British passport is one of my most prized possessions.

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” “ Thomas Pogge , one of the world’s most prominent ethicists, stands accused of manipulating students to gain sexual advantage,” says Buzzfeed in an article about allegations – an “open secret” apparently – about the Yale professor. “ OpenStax , Knewton introduce adaptive learning into OER.” Elsevier has acquired SSRN , an online open access repository. Education Politics. “ U.S.