24 septembre 2018

VitalSource acquires courseware platform Acrobatiq

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. The etextbook distributor thinks it can create a major adaptive learning platform -- but will big publishers buy in by letting VitalSource turn their content into courseware. More...

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Tweeting on the Front Lines

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Think managing a university social media account is easy? Think again. More...

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Higher Ed Groups Back Lawsuit in Defense of Open Internet

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzieSeveral leading higher education organizations have expressed their support for a lawsuit challenging the Federal Communication Commission’s decision to roll back net neutrality rules. More...

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Outrage Over University's $999 Online Textbook

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzieAn online textbook priced at almost $1,000 has infuriated students trying to navigate an already confusing textbook marketplace, but Louisiana-Lafayette officials insist they had "good intentions." More...

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Ed Dept. Sued Over Delayed Rules for Online Colleges

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. The U.S. Department of Education is being sued for "illegally" delaying state authorization rules designed to help college students determine in which online university to enroll. More...

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Alexa, What’s the Deal With You, Anyway?

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. As more universities give students voice-controlled Alexa devices, observers and critics ask why. More...

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Outsourcing to India in Business Week and at MIT...

Outsourcing to India in Business Week and at MIT...
The point of this short item is to complain about two things: first, that MIT's OpenCourseWare was developed using Microsoft products, and second, that much of the back-end work was done in India. I can't get over the logic of the first - "We read a Gartner Group report that said the Microsoft system was the simplest to use among the commercial vendors and that open-source toolkits weren't worth considering." Sheesh. More...

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Living Democratically in the Learning Environment

Living Democratically in the Learning Environment
I have long maintained that freedom is about more than just rights, and that democracy is about more than just elections. If you cannot live freely, for whatever reason, then you are not free, no matter what the constitution may say. More...

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ITU Digital Access Index: World’s First Global ICT Ranking

ITU Digital Access Index: World’s First Global ICT Ranking
I'm sure it's not the "world's first" (the text explains why they think other rankings were not "global") but the results are nonetheless interesting as the survey combines the availability and affordability of communications technologies with an educational index. More...

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There's a Noose in the Hoose - iTunes Shoppers Discover DRM

There's a Noose in the Hoose - iTunes Shoppers Discover DRM
Worth reiterating: the battle over digital rights management is not about getting people to pay for resources, it's about control over the distribution of resources. More...

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