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Is The LMS Ugly?

LMS Pulse - Hace 12 horas 44 segs
By Sill Pontes, Chief Instructional Designer, TODRAW Disponível em Português em The recently held MoodleMoot Brazil — São Paulo had the honor of seeing Pablo Etcheverry and Laura...

Survey: Competency-Based Model Excels for Nontraditionals

Campus Technology - 23 Mayo, 2019 - 22:44
For the last five years, Gallup has surveyed a national sampling of 75,000 college graduates to understand their post-college "well-being and workplace engagement." Recently, the survey company did the same specifically for graduates of Western Governors University.

Worldwide IT Spending Ticks Up

Campus Technology - 23 Mayo, 2019 - 19:58
Global spending on IT is expected to increase 1.1 percent this year compared to 2018, reaching a total of $3.79 trillion, according to a recent forecast from research firm Gartner.

CoSN Unveils Interoperability Tools

THE Journal - 23 Mayo, 2019 - 18:51
The two free solutions will help K-12 district leaders calculate the costs of integrating digital learning platforms.

How User-Centered Design Improves the Student Experience

Campus Technology - 23 Mayo, 2019 - 18:26
In a recent redesign of the University of Washington's MyUW student portal, listening to users was an essential part of the design process. Here's how MyUW provides dynamic, timely content to meet student needs, and what developers learned along the way.

ED Expands College Scorecard Data

Campus Technology - 23 Mayo, 2019 - 18:00
The Department of Education has updated the College Scorecard to include information on 2,100 additional postsecondary education options.

A Buyer’s Guide To AI In Education

LMS Pulse - 23 Mayo, 2019 - 13:12
Follow or AI Competency Roadmap series Artificial Intelligence research increases, and we get new algorithms surpassing academic performance benchmarks on an almost weekly basis. The real effect of...

How Software-Defined Networking Raised One District's IT Response

THE Journal - 23 Mayo, 2019 - 13:00
A continuing expansion of digital initiatives at Carmel Unified forced the school system to find a more effective way to stay on top of IT demands. SDN is delivering the goods.

Regional report on online learning in the provinces of Atlantic Canada

Tony Bates - 23 Mayo, 2019 - 09:01
Even though institutions are currently in the process of collecting and returning data for the 2019 survey of online learning in Canadian post-secondary institutions, we (the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association) are still working through some of the 2018 data. The regional report on Québec and francophone institutions will be posted shortly, but in the […]

Attribution Confusion

David Wiley - 22 Mayo, 2019 - 23:38

Open Up Resources posted a short article yesterday expressing their frustration that people are violating the terms of the CC BY license under which they make their work available. From the post:

Our grant of the CC-BY License is conditioned upon the simple requirement that every copy shared with the public by a licensee includes on each physical page of any printed material, and every format page view of digital material, the attribution statement “Download for free at”

This attribution is a necessary part of our mission to ensure that everyone using the curriculum understands they can access the curriculum for free from its source, as it ensures all educators can access the curriculum regardless of their budget.

The post references their licensing page, which states:

Any reuse of the contents herein must provide attribution as follows:

    • If you redistribute this content in a print format, you must include the following attribution on every physical page: “Download for free at”
    • If you redistribute this content in a digital format, you must retain the following attribution in every digital format page view (including but not limited to EPUB, PDF, and HTML): “Download for free at”

OUR is clearly following OpenStax’s attribution example, as you can see at the bottom of any page in their online materals, like this one:

    • If you redistribute this textbook in a print format, then you must include on every physical page the following attribution:
      Download for free at
    • If you redistribute part of this textbook, then you must retain in every digital format page view (including but not limited to EPUB, PDF, and HTML) and on every physical printed page the following attribution:
      Download for free at

The problem with this approach to attribution is that the CC licenses don’t allow it. From the Creative Commons FAQ:

Can I insist on the exact placement of the attribution credit?

No. CC licenses allow for flexibility in the way credit is provided depending on the medium, means, and context in which a licensee is redistributing licensed material. For example, providing attribution to the creator when using licensed material in a blog post may be different than doing so in a video remix. This flexibility facilitates compliance by licensees and reduces uncertainty about different types of reuse—minimizing the risk that overly onerous and inflexible attribution requirements are simply disregarded.

You can’t require people to place an attribution statement at the bottom of each page – or require them to put it in any other specific location. Consequently, a reuser of CC BY-licensed content is not violating that attribution condition of the CC BY license if they choose to put their attribution statement somewhere else.

It’s too bad this misunderstanding blew up publicly before some basic questions could be asked and answered. Unfortunately, the open education community loves the “evil for-profit villain” storyline, and this post was apparently too good an opportunity to amplify that story on social media – whether it was true or not.

DeVos Announces Federal Work-Study Experiment

Campus Technology - 22 Mayo, 2019 - 23:08
A new federal work-study experiment proposed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will provide institutions with more flexibility to enable students to earn work-study benefits for apprenticeships, internships and work-based learning programs.

5 Keys to Student Success

Campus Technology - 22 Mayo, 2019 - 18:57
A report from Strada Education Network offers five best practices for promoting student success in online learning environments — ideas that could benefit on-campus learners too.

Jitterbit's Online Integration Service Gets 250 Updates

Campus Technology - 22 Mayo, 2019 - 18:41
Jitterbit's Harmony online application integration service has been updated with 250 features, including a new "connector builder" and an enhanced user interface.

Conoce las Novedades de Moodle 3.7: Mensajería, Foros, Analítica y Más

LMS Pulse - 22 Mayo, 2019 - 15:24
Available in English La compañía número uno en software libre para la educación ha anunciado el lanzamiento de Moodle 3.7. Es el resultado del desarrollo interno de Moodle, así como de cientos de...

La transformación digital del empleo: desafíos y oportunidades

Faraón Llorens - 22 Mayo, 2019 - 15:22
La transformación digital del empleo: desafíos y oportunidades Curso de Verano de la Universidad de Alicante “Rafael Altamira” Del 1 al 4 de julio de 2019 Información general El curso ofrece una visión global sobre el impacto que las nuevas tecnologías tienen en los modelos de negocio (Uber y Delivero son claros ejemplos), en […]

‘Roadmap’ empowers institutions to set their course for digital excellence

JISC News - 22 Mayo, 2019 - 14:13
22 May 2019

Launched at today’s digital experience insights community of practice event, the Jisc NUS roadmap (pdf) supports students, course representatives, and union and guild representatives to work with their institution on improving student digital experiences.

Informed by extensive research into learners’ experiences and expectations of technology, the roadmap has been updated following over 77,500 student responses to Jisc’s digital experience insights survey, gathered over three years.

The roadmap - which has been updated from a benchmarking tool Jisc previously developed with the National Union of Students (NUS) and The Student Engagement Partnership (TSEP) - is now freely available online. It enables institutions to identify gaps in their digital provision, while allowing students to compare their digital experiences to others’.

Reflecting on the digital insights survey that informs the roadmap, Sarah Knight, Jisc’s head of change in the student experience team, notes:

“Student partnerships are key to driving innovation. Our digital experience insights surveys and the roadmap help universities and colleges to inform their digital strategy and practice, engaging students and staff in productive discussions to create the best outcomes for all.”

The digital experience staff insights survey is open until the end of June 2019. Universities and colleges can also sign up now to participate in 2019-2020 surveys.

Report: States Face Continued Big Lift with Science Standards

THE Journal - 22 Mayo, 2019 - 13:00
More work needs to be done by states to emphasize required instructional time for science in early grades, establish a course sequence for science topics in middle school and match graduation requirements with state-defined science learning for high school.

Student-to-Counselor Ratio Better but Far from Optimal

THE Journal - 22 Mayo, 2019 - 12:30
While the good news is that the student-to-counselor ratio has reached its lowest margin in three decades, 455-to-1 for the 2016-2017 school year, the bad news is that it's still way above the recommended ratio of 250 students for each counselor.

Has Technology Made State Regional Universities Obsolete?

Campus Technology - 22 Mayo, 2019 - 12:00
While SRUs do some things well, the current model is not sustainable, with students taking on enormous debt and receiving relatively little income benefit in return. Here's how technology can help change the equation.

Microsoft wants to apply AI ‘to the entire application developer lifecycle’

OLDaily - 22 Mayo, 2019 - 07:37
Emil Protalinski, Venture Beat, May 22, 2019

I'm quite sure that it's more than just Microsoft working toward this - in today's newsletter there are examples of the use of OpenAI in design tasks. The implications are far-reaching. Recall that 20 years ago the idea was that a learning object would be a part of a computer program or web application (not a chapter in a book). Now imagine AI-designed learning objects. Far-fetched? Not really.

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