10 septembre 2018

The Iron Fist, The Invisible Hand, And The Battle For The Soul of Open Source

The Iron Fist, The Invisible Hand, And The Battle For The Soul of Open Source
Bruce Sterling warns, "The denizens of Open Cultures want their connected collectivism to liberate the world from regulations, markets, and intellectual property. But what if victory only clears the way for corruption of their beloved culture?" But aside from the limp observation that a gangster won't be receiving any money for recording an average album, I don't see the grim consequences here. More...

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Dollar Benefits of E-Learning

Dollar Benefits of E-Learning
The evidence is this: "We launched a complex product a year ago, and we found that sales folks who'd completed all four e-learning modules had sold 25 units in a 30 day period while those who hadn't averaged 17 units in the same period of time." Sales folk? Oh well. More...

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Cut-and-Paste, Turn It In -- You Call That Cheating?

Cut-and-Paste, Turn It In -- You Call That Cheating?
According to this article, "Nearly 40 percent of college students have plagiarized papers by using the cut-and-paste function on their computers to lift text from the Internet, according to a new nationwide cheating study." The definition of plagiarism (apparently) used is "by either paraphrasing or copying a few sentences of material off the Internet without citing the source." It should be no surprise that "Business majors admitted to the most cheating, with 63 percent saying they cheated at least once in the last year." Interestingly, the report takes care not to blame the internet for the cheating. More...

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Personal and Collaborative Publishing: Facilitating the Advancement of Online Communication and Expression Within a University

Personal and Collaborative Publishing: Facilitating the Advancement of Online Communication and Expression Within a University
PCP "is the system by which an individual or group of individuals can simply own and publish to a web space." The most straightforward example of PCP is the weblog, but many other examples (such as wikis) exist. More...

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Universities set for new wave of hazing rituals

University hazing rituals – once indelibly associated with Oxbridge drinking societies and United States fraternity houses – are no longer exclusively an Anglo-Saxon phenomenon, with French universities increasingly having to crack down on the practice, writes Catherine Bennett for France 24. More...

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University of Bath replaces UK’s ‘highest paid’ VC

The University of Bath’s new vice-chancellor is to earn over £200,000 (US$259,000) less than his controversial predecessor, it has emerged. Professor Ian White is replacing Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, who was the highest paid vice-chancellor in the United Kingdom, reports BBC News. More...

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Universities must aid free speech or face funding cuts

Ontario colleges and universities must come up with free speech policies or face funding cuts, the Progressive Conservative provincial government said, delivering on a promise Premier Doug Ford made during the spring election, writes Shawn Jeffords for The Canadian Press. More...

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AI brain drain as tech giants raid top universities

Britain faces an artificial intelligence ‘brain drain’ as Silicon Valley raids its top universities for talent, data compiled by The Telegraph shows. Around a third of leading machine learning and AI specialists who have left the United Kingdom’s top institutions are currently working at Silicon Valley tech firms, writes Hannah Boland for The Telegraph. More...

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Top agri-food universities collaborate to fight hunger

The top five agri-food universities in the world (A5), the University of California, Davis, Cornell University, China Agricultural University, the University of Sao Paulo and Wageningen University and Research, have agreed to collaborate as they look to fight global hunger together, writes Carl Collen for Fruit Net. More...

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Open-access plan could end journal subscriptions

Research funders from France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and eight other European nations have unveiled a radical open-access initiative that could change the face of science publishing in two years – and which has instantly provoked protest from publishers, writes Holly Else for Nature. More...

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