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. The daylong program kicked off with a riveting one-on-one conversation between Kevin Guthrie, ITHAKA’s president, and Youngsuk “YS” Chi, the chairman of Elsevier. Asked about Elsevier’s expansion into data analytics, Chi emphasized that publishing remains central to the company’s business model. UNC and Elsevier did eventually strike a deal.

Announcing the Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference

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We're excited to announce our third Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Emerging Technology," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Ida is a member of MIT’s Technology Review Global Panel.

Register for the Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - Plus, Some Accepted Sessions Are Online!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Emerging Technology," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Ida has published numerous articles on emerging technologies.

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

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

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. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary LearningScholars want peers to find—and cite—their research, and these days that increasingly happens on social media. The old adage ‘publish or perish’ could soon go digital as ‘clicks or canned.’

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

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Its latest act: making a strategic investment in Open Assessment Technologies (OAT), a San Francisco-based startup that offers open-source tools for building and delivering digital tests. Marc Oswald, co-founder and CEO of OAT OAT traces its origins to the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, which helped design and deliver the PISA assessments. million in New Markets Venture Partners, a Maryland-based venture capital firm that funds education technology startups.

Futuring open education at the University of Mary Washington OER Summit

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In contrast developing nations both produce and consume open education and scholarship, widely, due to economic needs, state and NGO support, and increasingly accessible technology. Both sections of the world are in increasing contact thanks to globalization and technological advances.

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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.

Futuring open education at the University of Mary Washington OER Summit

Bryan Alexander

In contrast developing nations both produce and consume open education and scholarship, widely, due to economic needs, state and NGO support, and increasingly accessible technology. Both sections of the world are in increasing contact thanks to globalization and technological advances.

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Inspire to learn

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M y key premise is that l earning technology is just about everywhere in education. How might we harness the powerful potential of these tools and technologies to engage students more, and enhance learning in higher education? We have the technology.

Cultural hegemony and disruption

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Whilst Gramsci used hegemony to refer specifically to the inculcation of political doctrine into society, I believe the theory can be applied in a much wider sense, and that we are witnessing a challenge to the dominant societal discourses through disruptive technology.

(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. ” “ 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. ” Has technology solutionism ever been more heartbreaking?!

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Edsurge covers Clever ’s new product “Clever Goals,” which takes the data that the company gleans about student usage of technology and sells it back to schools. 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.”

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The Global Times reporting from China : “Schools adopt VR , among other technologies, to instill correct ideology in students.” NewSchools Venture Fund says it has $8 million in “new funding opportunities” for “creating innovative district and charter schools,” “building technology tools to better support student learning,” and “cultivating pipelines of diverse leaders in educaiton.” Elsevier has acquired bepress.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Idaho Ed News quotes local high school students who protested the visit and their school’s reliance on technology. RELX is the former weapons dealer known as Reed Elsevier. Larry Cuban on “ Technological Monitoring of Student Work in a Classroom.” ” Looking forward to this technological monitoring coming to education technology.

Sharp practice

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I will still also continue to write for professional journals and magazines such as Learning Technologies. Learning, Media and Technology (4 issues a year) comes in at around £70 per issue.

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technologizing” the government. 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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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Campus Technology makes the case for “Why Higher Ed Should Do More with Blockchain Tech” – that is, according to a conference held at (wait for it…) Oral Roberts University. million in seed funding from Western Technology Investment, Quero Education, Long Venture Partners, LetsVenture, Kutlu Kazanci, and GoAhead Ventures.

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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.” ” 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.”

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“Online Education Pioneer Boots Up a Jobs Program for the Tech Industry,” the MIT Technology Review reports. ” The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at how 50 years of technology “ transformed education forever.” ” What’s so great about technology is that it has “transformed education forever” and yet you still hear ed-tech advocates insisting that education has not changed in hundreds of years. The Trump Administration.

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” Via The Intercept : “These Are the Technology Firms Lining Up to Build Trump’s ‘Extreme Vetting’ Program.” ” The Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.” Impero Software has been acquired by Investment Technology Partners which paid $36.3 Via Campus Technology : “Report: VR and AR to Double Each Year Through 2021.” (National) Education Politics.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. This story has me thinking a lot about “fake news” and education technology PR as misinformation.

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Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.” ” Via MIT Technology Review : “ Second Life Is Back for a Third Life, This Time in Virtual Reality.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Apple , UC Berkeley , Arizona State U , Others Join Board for Partnership on AI.” Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics. Education Politics. “Will the Senate Block Betsy DeVos ?”

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Here are the education technology companies that have raised money from ISPs. ” “ Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-Hub and Libgen ,” says TorrentFreak. What’s his evidence that technology has not eliminated jobs – other than this weird insistence that there is no such thing as neoliberalism in ed-tech ? Via Campus Technology : “6 VR Trends to Watch in Education.” Education Politics.

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Trump’s education platform promises to “make post-secondary options more affordable and accessible through technology enriched delivery models.” ” From the press release : “ Jisc Collections and Elsevier Sign Landmark UK Agreement, Securing Access to Research Publications and Initiating Open Science Collaboration.” Presidential Politics. President-Elect Donald J. Trump.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via Campus Technology : “ ACE and Credly Building Transcript for Digital Credentials.” ” Edsurge on Hypothes.is ’s partnership with Elsevier. “ Ethereum ’s smart contracts are full of holes,” says The MIT Technology Review. From the press release : “ Campus Technology Conference to Merge with UBTech.”

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. The pilot, by the way, is at University College London’s Centre for Blockchain Technologies. The “pioneer in the science of learning,” as Inside Higher Ed puts it , will help the technology company with its internal training program. I was wondering when #metoo would come to education technology.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Oh sure sure, this isn’t exactly education technology news, except for the part where Khosla invests in education technology companies and his wife founded the open education organization CK–12. blog : “ Elsevier Collaborates with Hypothesis to Integrate Open Annotation.”

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” Via Education Week : “In hurricanes ’ aftermath, technology eases return to school.” ” 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.” Technology, Education, and the Media.”

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” Remind me again, all you fans of VR in education, how this technology is going to promote empathy? ” “ State educational technology directors have outlined ambitious targets for increasing school bandwidth capacity in an effort to support digital learning and bridge the technology divide that exists in schools and in students’ homes,” says Education Week. Facebook’s entry into the education technology market will be pure and good.

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” Via Infodocket : “ Louisiana State University is Suing Elsevier For Breach of Contract.” “ Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views,” says Campus Technology. Techcrunch lists 11 technologies that “want to hack your brain.” ” “4 out of 5 Companies Have Hired a Coding Bootcamp Graduate,” says Campus Technology. Education Politics.

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Elsevier has acquired Hivebench. ” Edsurge reports on the latest survey from the Tyton Partners (paid for in part by the Gates Foundation) on the usage of technology in academic advising. (No 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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Also via Chalkbeat : “Black and white students score far apart on a new test of technology skills.” ” Here’s the WaPo headline : “Girls outscore boys on inaugural national test of technology, engineering skills.” Via Campus Technology : “ Udacity has announced a partnership with a ride-sharing service in China to host a $100,000 prize competition to find the best machine learning strategy to improve customer experience.”