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A glimpse : “In China ’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’ ” Via Class Central : “By The Numbers: MOOCs in 2018.” ” “ 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. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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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” “In an effort help educators make smart choices amid the deluge of ed-tech tools marketed to them, ISTE has partnered with a private company to create an online hub for teachers to review and post information on the quality of those products,” says EdWeek’s Market Brief. Tutoring company Topica Edtech Group has raised $50 million from Northstar Group. RELX is the former weapons dealer known as Reed Elsevier.

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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.” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. ” Predictions from investor Tom Vander Ark : “Not Much New in EdTech in 2017; 3 Things Could Change That in 2018.”

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“ Coding Bootcamps Won’t Save Us All,” Edsurge informs us. Elsevier has acquired bepress. As The Scholarly Kitchen’s Roger Schonfeld writes, “Elsevier is now a major if not the foremost single player in the institutional repository landscape. If successful, and there are some risks, this acquisition will position Elsevier as an increasingly dominant player in preprints, continuing its march to adopt and coopt open access.”

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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.” Privacy, Surveillance, and Information Security. (National) Education Politics.

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Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway.” Via the EFF : “Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review.” Shawn Graham responds to this patent on peer review by patenting Elsevier. ” “Students, Directory Information , and Social Media – Part 2” by Bill Fitzgerald. Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov.

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” “ Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen ,” says TorrentFreak. “​ Intel Hits Pause on Edtech Accelerator,” says Edsurge. Privacy, Surveillance, and Information Security. Edsurge writes that “Edmodo’s Tracking of Students and Teachers Revives Skepticism Surrounding ‘Free’ Edtech Tools” but does not disclose that it shares investors with Edmodo. Education Politics.

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Just 22 schools with running water and basic supplies will start holding informal classes today in an attempt to kickstart recovery.” ” Via EdScoop : “ USC launches edtech research center focused on underrepresented youth.” ” This, from Edsurge , is pretty awful: “Why Edtech Executives Are Keeping a Close Eye on Preschool Demographics.” Via Edsurge : “NYC Keeps Its Edtech Accelerator Revving With New Funders and Markets.”

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Via Edsurge : “ Jefferson Education Accelerator Winds Down, Rebrands to Focus on Edtech Reviews and Procurement.” blog : “ Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation.” “Kidtech startup SuperAwesome is now valued at $100+ million and profitable,” Techcrunch informs us. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Via Edsurge : “How Proposed Title I Changes Impact School Funding and Edtech Vendors” – “ A Win for Edtech Vendors.” “ Elsevier Wants CloudFlare to Expose Pirate Sites,” TorrentFreak reports. ” Via Edsurge : “Life After Merger: When Edtech Acquisitions Go Sour.” The information of some 500 million users was stolen in 2014, according to Yahoo , by “a state-sponsored actor.”

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Elsevier on “The Augmented Researcher: What Does 2018 Hold for AI in Publishing ?” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security. EdTech Strategies’ Doug Levin has released a new study on the many security and privacy issues with school (and school district and department of education) websites. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The IRS data retrieval tool that let financial aid applicants automatically import income information into the FAFSA won’t be restored for the current aid cycle, said James Runcie, chief operating officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid, in written testimony to Congress Wednesday.” ” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” Education Politics.

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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. Elsevier has acquired Hivebench. ” Via the Democrat & Chronicle : “A small rural Orleans County school district says it has been a victim of a cyber attack that exposed personal information of thousands of workers and contractors.” Education Politics.