Futuring open education at the University of Mary Washington OER Summit

Bryan Alexander

I’m also presenting, on the future of open education. First, I’m presenting two extremes, worlds where open triumphs or where it fails. MAJOR BUSINESS SHIFT In major business news, publishers Elsevier and Pearson appear to be entering bankruptcy.

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Futuring open education at the University of Mary Washington OER Summit

Bryan Alexander

I’m also presenting at this Summit, on the future of open education. First, I’m presenting two extremes, worlds where open triumphs or where it fails. MAJOR BUSINESS SHIFT In major business news, publishers Elsevier and Pearson appear to be entering bankruptcy.

OER 77

Inspire to learn

Learning with 'e's

On 3-4 December I'll be in Manchester to present a keynote speech at the Inspire Conference , sponsored by the Higher Education Academy. The big four publishers - Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor and Francis and Springer - are making huge profits worldwide from the goodwill of academics.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Each Webinar will be a half-hour presentation by Patrick Farenga, followed by a half hour of questions and answers with attendees. " Starting to Homeschool " is a series of six Webinars for those interested in starting the journey to homeschooling, or just learning more about homeschooling.

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

Edsurge

The site presents itself as the easiest way to share papers with other academics, and argues that its internal research shows that uploading your research will yield a significant (69 percent) boost to citations over a five-year period. Mendeley started as an open-access research network, and some researchers balked when publishing giant Elsevier purchased the site in 2013. Scholars want peers to find—and cite—their research, and these days that increasingly happens on social media.

Final Pat Farenga Webinar in "Starting to Homeschool" Series

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Like each previous Webinar, it will be a half-hour+ presentation by Patrick Farenga, followed by questions and answers with attendees.