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She is the author of the book Emerging Library Technologies: It's Not Just for Geeks (Elsevier, 2018). Her forthcoming book on Drones in Libraries will be available in July 2020 (Elsevier). Ida peer reviews technology-related book proposals for Elsevier.

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). Of course, there are big differences between textbooks and fizzy drinks.

?Major Publishers Dismiss Lawsuit Against Follett Corporation

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When the lawsuit emerged, Follett released a statement saying the suit was an attempt to “cripple the campus store’s ability to provide lower-cost course material options, leaving students little choice but to buy higher priced texts from the publishers.” Matt Oppenheim The anti-counterfeiting guidelines were created by the Educational Publishers Enforcement Group, a cohort made up of Pearson Education, McGraw-Hill Education and Cengage Learning, as well as Elsevier.

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The big four publishers - Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor and Francis and Springer - are making huge profits worldwide from the goodwill of academics. I'm completely biased of course, but I believe that psychology is the perfect lens through which to understand and evaluate teaching and learning.

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” WV is West Virginia , of course. Of course, Harvard doesn’t keep quiet about anything, does it.). 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.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Via EdSource : “ Cal State drops intermediate algebra as requirement to take some college-level math courses.” Pretty sure this is the best MOOC story of the week: “ Russian Underground Launches Online Courses in Card Fraud ,” Infosecurity Group reports. ” Make them learn to code , of course. Course recommendation app Chalkboard Education has raised $235,440 in seed funding from the Jacobs FOundation. Elsevier has acquired bepress.

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” Via Techcrunch : “ Amazon opens its internal machine learning courses to all for free.” RELX is the former weapons dealer known as Reed Elsevier. 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. But I’m putting that project on pause while I write my book.

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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 The New York Times : New York governor “ Cuomo to Give Colleges $7 Million for Courses in Prisons.” ” Testing, Testing… The Chronicle of Higher Education reads “New Venture Will Offer Free Courses That Students Can Take for College Credit.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Andrew Ng , Co-Founder of Coursera , Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course.”

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” Carl Straumsheim writes that “One of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ’s most popular massive open online courses is adding a feature not seen in any of its other humanities MOOCs: instructors grading essays.” ” Of course, you have to pay $300 for this “features.” Via the EFF : “Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review.” Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov.

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” His son-in-law is Jared Kushner , of course. Elsevier has acquired Aries Systems. 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. Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is making the rounds to promote his new book. Via CBS News : “Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan says U.S.

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edX lists its most popular courses of the year. Campus Technology reports that “ Elsevier Debuts Metrics Tracking Journal Performance.” ” Meanwhile, “ Germany -wide consortium of research libraries announce boycott of Elsevier journals over open access,” according to BoingBoing. Of course they do. The Trump Administration.

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Inside Higher Ed profiles homework help company Course Hero. ” From the press release : “ Jisc Collections and Elsevier Sign Landmark UK Agreement, Securing Access to Research Publications and Initiating Open Science Collaboration.” Via Times Higher Education : “Students on courses that combine online delivery with face-to-face interaction are the least satisfied in Times Higher Education’s US student survey.” Presidential Politics.

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” Via AIR : “Getting Back on Track: What Math Content Is Taught and Learned in Online and Face-to-Face Algebra Credit Recovery Courses ?” Of course, known enemy of the free press, Peter Thiel , works with Y Combinator. “The textbook publishing industry is considering a transformation that could significantly alter how faculty members assign readings, publishers make money and students obtain course materials,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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And of course current Undersecretary of Education, Ted Mitchell, is a former VC.) “ How Not to Study Donald Trump ” – “To make sense of Trumpism, and to put Trump in his historical context, The Chronicle of Higher Education asked a mostly white group of scholars to suggest readings for a syllabus for a mock course in Trump Studies. From the Coursera blog : “Coursera pilots a new course format.” Elsevier has acquired Hivebench.

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” “ Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen ,” says TorrentFreak. I’d totally forgotten that Zynga was still a thing, but apparently the company has enough money to subsidize gaming courses. Education Politics. Via The Washington Post : “ Trump ’s first full education budget : Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice.”

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Publisher Elsevier has announced the launch of ScienceDirect Topics, an information platform that has been compared to Wikipedia.” ” Via MIT Technology Review : “Colleges Are Marketing Drone Pilot Courses , but the Career Opportunities Are Murky.” And, of course, there are robot stories in the Betteridge’s Law of Headlines section. (National) Education Politics.

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” “‘ Happiness 101 ’ Courses Are a Necessary Stop-Gap for the Campus Mental Health Crisis,” says Slate. Sponsored by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative , of course. Elsevier on “The Augmented Researcher: What Does 2018 Hold for AI in Publishing ?” ” The story is not directly education-related, of course, except for all those ridiculous arguments that we need some sort of “FitBit for education.”

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” Of course. blog : “ Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation.” Alphabet is, of course, the parent company of Google. 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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Here is venture capital well spent: “ Coursera Promotes Its ‘Affordable Online Courses’ With New TV Ad Spots ,” says Class Central. Also via The Chronicle : “The University of California at Berkeley has reinstated an undergraduate course about the history of Palestine that it suspended.” ” More on the course and the university’s decision via Inside Higher Ed. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” Edsurge on Hypothes.is ’s partnership with Elsevier. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “A new study from the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness has found that an increasing number of public, two-year colleges are using multiple measurements beyond standardized tests to place students in college-level math and reading courses.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” “Is there an elegant way to administer exams in online courses ?” Once upon a time, I’d have put Udacity in the MOOC section above, but I’m sticking this profile by RealClear Education here in the job training section: “Online Educator Udacity Adapts Courses to Changing Labor Market.” Education Politics.

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Education Department said this week it will make Pell Grants available to 10,000 high school students who are enrolled in courses at 44 colleges.” ” EdX also announced the for-credit courses, part of its Global Freshman Academy partnership with ASU, that are starting this summer. ” (Teachers, of course, have long been exempted from overtime.). Edsurge, which shares investors now with Sesame Street, has a sunnier explanation of all this, of course.

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Lots of reporting on various court filings in the Trump University case, particularly those about the company’s “ playbooks ” detailing how former employees sold its course packages, targeting vulnerable populations. “ The Great Courses ” are available on a medium other than VCR or cassette and The New York Times is on it. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Communications Experts Criticize Elsevier - Florida Pilot.” Education Politics.

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