Elsevier Faces Tough Questions About Its Business Model During Library and Publishing Conference

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And Elsevier, the for-profit scholarly communications giant that many librarians and researchers love to hate, will never go away. Attendees from academic libraries and scholarly publishing explored how higher education will have to adapt to changing demographics, rising inequality and continuing tensions between big commercial companies and their academic customers. UNC and Elsevier did eventually strike a deal. In spite of all that, UNC isn’t likely to ditch Elsevier.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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. So you can start counting down the number of times you’ll have to wade through this depressing list of education- and tech-related stories. National) Education Politics. “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her husband took in at least $59.4

(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week for the past eight or so years, I have gathered a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this has fed the series of articles I have written each December, analyzing the stories we have been told about the future of education. This is the last Hack Education Weekly News of the year because next week I am publishing a very abbreviated review of 2018, and I won’t need to study in detail what happens each week anymore.

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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. ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

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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. ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

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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. Compare and contrast the Department of Education ’s government shutdown plans – Secretary John King’s versus Secretary Betsy DeVos’s. ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Immigration and Education.

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(National) Education Politics. ” More via Buzzfeed and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “What You Need to Know About Race-Conscious Admissions in 2017.” ” Politico reports that the Department of Education has reached a deal with the US Marshals Service to continue providing protection for Betsy DeVos. In the past, Secretaries of Education have just used the department’s own force.

How a Partnership Over Annotation Software Fits Into Bigger Changes in Research Workflow

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Elsevier, one of the world’s largest publishers of scientific journals, hasn’t been shy about shifting away from just publishing to offering a set of tools for scholars to use throughout the research process. Hypothesis is free for anyone to use, and even before the partnership professors could have used the annotation service to mark up Elsevier articles (or any other page on the web). Officials for both Elsevier and Hypothes.is

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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. ” Via The Washington Post : “ DeVos moves to delay Obama-era rule on minority special-education students.” ” (State and Local) Education Politics. ” Immigration and Education.

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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. “ The Absurdity of Armed Educators ” by Vann R. “What Decades Of Covering School Shootings Has Taught Me” by NPR’s longtime education reporter, Claudio Sanchez. ” Education in the Courts.

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(National) Education Politics. ” “The White House on Monday announced that it would nominate Mitchell “Mick” Zais as deputy secretary of education ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” is how Education Week describes the news. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Inside the Free-Speech Case That Caught Jeff Sessions’ Eye.” ” Andy Smarick worries that conservatives are divided over education reform.

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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. Some of the education-related moments: “Less Community, More Vocational,” as Inside Higher Ed put it. “What Trump Didn’t Say About Education,” according to The Atlantic.

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Trump’s education platform promises to “make post-secondary options more affordable and accessible through technology enriched delivery models.” ” Trump has threatened to close the Department of Education. “ ESSA Would Handcuff a Trump Education Secretary on Common Core And More,” says Education Week , even though ditching Common Core was one of Trump’s campaign promises. Education Politics. Presidential Politics.

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(National) Education Politics. The AP interviews US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos , who laments “she didn’t decry racism enough.” ” Via Politico : “New marching orders from Betsy DeVos’ civil rights chief have the Education Department churning through civil rights complaints. ” Via Education Week : “ ESSA Point Man Jason Botel to Leave Education Dept. ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

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Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov. Paul LePage has called for a review of his state’s groundbreaking 1-to–1 student computing initiative, highlighting the growing pains nagging an educational-technology movement now well into its second decade.” Via Mother Jones : “How the Justice Department Is Trying to Dismantle Georgia ’s Segregated Special-Education System.” ” Education in the Courts.

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Via The Washington Post : “Democratic senators press Trump ’s education pick Betsy DeVos to pay years-old $5.3 ” Via Education Week : “Who Is Part of Ed. ” Via The New York Times : “How Trump’s Education Nominee Bent Detroit to Her Will on Charter Schools.” Education Politics. Via Education Week : “GOP Lawmakers Put ESSA Accountability , Teacher-Prep Regulations on Hit List.” The Trump Administration.

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Education Politics. “ Betsy DeVos , Pick for Secretary of Education , Is the Most Jeered” by The New York Times’ Dana Goldstein. Via The LA Times : “ Betsy DeVos ‘is unprepared and unqualified ’ to be Education secretary, charter school booster Eli Broad says.” ” Via Teen Vogue : “10 Public High School Teachers Explain Why They’re Worried About Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary.” An education IPO!

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Education Politics. Via The Washington Post : “ Trump ’s first full education budget : Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice.” ” Also via WaPo : “Here are K–12 education programs Trump wants to eliminate in 2018 budget.” Via The Washington Post : “ Betsy DeVos was asked to address education reporters at their annual convention. Details via The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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” Via Education Week : “See Who’s Been Tapped to Lead Trump ’s Transition Team for Education.” ” Remind me again, all you fans of VR in education, how this technology is going to promote empathy? Education Politics. Not directly related to education, but man, aren’t you curious what an investigation of the Department of Education would turn up? Education in the Courts. Guild Education has raised $8.5

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Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill : Special Education.” For nearly 30 years, Medicaid has helped school systems cover costs for special education services and equipment, from physical therapists to feeding tubes. Via Education Week : “Congress Budget Deal Bans New Gold-Standard Studies of Federal Vouchers.” ” Immigration and Education. ” Education in the Courts.

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Education Politics. Many in higher education opposed a British exit, or Brexit, from the union, arguing that membership in the E.U. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “With two executive orders, Gov. That’s what former Department of Education folks, Arne Duncan and Jim Shelton, have done. And of course current Undersecretary of Education, Ted Mitchell, is a former VC.) ” Education in the Courts. Elsevier has acquired Hivebench.

Futuring open education at the University of Mary Washington OER Summit

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Today I traveled to Fredericksburg, Virginia, to participate in the University of Mary Washington ‘s Open Education Resources Summit , organized by the excellent Steven Greenlaw. I’m also presenting, on the future of open education. future of education OER OERSummit

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Education Politics. Secretary of Education John B. Board of Education.” ” Via The Atlantic: “ The Challenge of Educational Inequality.” 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.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ UNC Tuition for $500? Education in the Courts. ” asks Education Week.

Futuring open education at the University of Mary Washington OER Summit

Bryan Alexander

Today I traveled to Fredericksburg, Virginia, to participate in the University of Mary Washington ‘s Open Education Resources Summit , organized by the excellent Steven Greenlaw. A student panel (and why aren’t these mandatory for every education event?)

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Education Politics. “ New Education Law: Bipartisan No More.” ” Republicans are made because the Department of Education issued guidelines about how ESSA should be implemented. Via The Atlantic : “Why the Education Department’s New Equity Rule Might Not Be So Equal.” ” Via Education Week : “ Cursive writing could be returning to Louisiana ’s public school classrooms. Education in the Courts.

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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). Education Technology Teaching & Learning Higher Education

?Major Publishers Dismiss Lawsuit Against Follett Corporation

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But up until last week, three of those publishers—Pearson Education, McGraw-Hill Education and Cengage Learning—were suing Follett over alleged counterfeit sales. 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. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Will 'Publish or Perish' Become 'Clicks or Canned'? The Rise of Academic Social Networks

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Mendeley started as an open-access research network, and some researchers balked when publishing giant Elsevier purchased the site in 2013. Scholabrate The latest addition to the growing list of social-networks aimed for higher education is Scholabrate. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary LearningScholars want peers to find—and cite—their research, and these days that increasingly happens on social media.

Inspire to learn

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On 3-4 December I'll be in Manchester to present a keynote speech at the Inspire Conference , sponsored by the Higher Education Academy. M y key premise is that l earning technology is just about everywhere in education. Yes, education costs money.

ACT’s Latest Act: Investing in an Open-Source Assessment Startup

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Ever since taking the helm as CEO in 2015, Marten Roorda says ACT has closed 10 deals in which it has invested in, acquired or formed strategic partnerships with educational companies. In OAT, Roorda sees not just an opportunity to support an existing platform that ACT uses, but he also envisions ways to leverage OAT’s tools to “connect measurement with educational research in ways that help make the best recommendations for teachers and students.”

"Homeschooling Hangout" with Pat Farenga

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Farenga is a writer and education activist who addresses academic and general audiences about working with children, not on children, to help them learn. Homeschooling, or thinking about it?

Open or shut?

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Recently, Dutch universities boycotted the publishing giant Elsevier because of its 'stranglehold' on the academic community. blogging education knowledge learning peer-review publications research social media TechnologyA new breed of academics is emerging in the digital age.

Fingerprint Releases 5 Mobile Apps for Kids & Their Grown-ups - Here for The Holidays!

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This is Fingerprint’s first third-party app developed by Creativity Mobile and Funosophy, and the first in a series of groundbreaking music education games. Fingerprint is backed by THQ (NSDQ: THQI), Reed Elsevier Ventures, and K2MediaLabs and is headquartered in San Francisco.

Strictly for adults?

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I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. How it can be applied in education A few years ago I wrote a critique of the theory of andragogy which can be read at this link.

Pat Farenga's "Starting to Homeschool" Webinar Series Starts on Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Are you seeking personalized, bold education options that build on your children’s strengths rather than conventional curricula? Farenga is a writer and education activist who addresses academic and general audiences about working with children, not on children, to help them learn.

Final Pat Farenga Webinar in "Starting to Homeschool" Series

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Farenga is a writer and education activist who addresses academic and general audiences about working with children, not on children, to help them learn.

Cultural hegemony and disruption

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Cultural hegemony is imposed as political doctrine largely through the state education system, but also via other means including print media and broadcasting. Blogging is a new form of educational democracy.