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Improving Copyright’s Public Image

OLDaily - 4 Septiembre, 2014 - 22:39
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Bill Rosenblatt, Copyright, Technology, [Sept] 04, 2014

This post summarizes a talk from Peter Menell addressing copyright's image problem head on."‘ My Generation’ did not see copyright as an oppressive regime.  We thrived in ignorant bliss well below copyright’ s enforcement radar and were inspired by content industry products.   The situation could not be more different for adolescents, teenagers,  college students, and netizens today." Quite right. Among the suggestions to fix this: a database of rights-holder information, different tiers of liability for individuals and corporations, clarification of fair use, and a compulsory licence and royalty payment. These are good proposals, but the opposition would come not so much from the public, but rather from copyright owners and publishers. Which is why copyright has an image problem.

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Parking Management Update Adds API for Custom Apps

Campus Technology - 4 Septiembre, 2014 - 22:33
A company that develops applications for managing campus parking has just released a new version of its software that integrates with Blackboard's mobile app platform and adds enhancements to help students and staff find available parking.

Phablet Sales To Top Mobile PCs This Year, Tablets in 2015

Campus Technology - 4 Septiembre, 2014 - 20:38
Global sales of phablets, smartphones with screens between 5.5 and 7 inches, will top sales of portable PCs in 2014 and surpass sales of tablets in the next year, according to a new forecast from market research company International Data Corp.

Florida National University Broadens Online Continuing Education Offerings

Campus Technology - 4 Septiembre, 2014 - 20:00
Florida National University (FNU) is working with Ed4Online to make available a spate of self-paced open enrollment programs, offering continuing education credits to professionals.

Analysis: Lecture Capture Market To Grow 24.1 Percent By 2019

Campus Technology - 4 Septiembre, 2014 - 19:14
The global lecture capture market is poised to grow 24.1 percent in the next five years, from revenues of $162.0 million in 2013 to $592.2 million in 2019, according to a recent analysis from research firm Frost & Sullivan.

Unigo Acquires Cinergy Ed

Campus Technology - 4 Septiembre, 2014 - 19:07
Unigo Group, a company that provides tools to help students with schools, financing and more, will acquire the business assets of higher ed marketing services provider Cinergy Education.

You Might Be a Moodler (Doc of the Day)

Moodle News - 4 Septiembre, 2014 - 16:30
Here’s a laugh for Thursday, it’s a list of statements, which, if any are true, would clearly name you as a “Moodler”. The list of “You might be a Moodler” bullets...

Video: Basic Navigation in Moodle (and 40 other tutorials)

Moodle News - 4 Septiembre, 2014 - 14:55
Here’s a quick video (3 minutes) that shows how students can navigate around Moodle as a student. It highlights the various main aspects of Moodle: blocks, forums, courses, etc. The video is...

The First Successful Demonstration Of Brain-To-Brain Communication In Humans

OLDaily - 4 Septiembre, 2014 - 10:38
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George Dvorsky, io9, [Sept] 04, 2014

Awesome (and a little bit scary): "For the first time ever, neuroscientists have demonstrated the viability of direct — and completely non-invasive — brain-to-brain communication in humans. Remarkably, the experiment allowed subjects to exchange mentally-conjured words despite being 5,000 miles apart. It's the neuroscientific equivalent of instant messaging." Meanwhile, DARPA's tiny implants will hook directly into your nervous system. And reserachers are studying the use of  brain signals to operate drones. Via Metafilter.

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The End Of Neighborhood Schools

OLDaily - 4 Septiembre, 2014 - 10:38
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Anya Kamenetz, NPR, [Sept] 04, 2014

So I found this interesting, especially the way the discussion looked at two major aspects of the New Orleans school reform: first, the conversion of the system to public to private charter schools (and consequent firing and de-unionization of the school system), and second, the conversion from neighborhood schools to a city-wide system that offers choice. Well - sort of choice, since admission is by lottery and funding is such that there are really only a few good schools everyone is trying to get into. But it reminded me of the school system in Edmonton, where they managed to achieve the same degree of choice, without firing all the teachers and privatizing the system - and where they are producing some of the best graduates in the world (as measured eg. by PISA) and not a C-grade average. Creating choice and diversity, I think, helps - but if you destroy the system of public education, you undermine any benefit you may have attained. Meanwhile, the flood of charitable money that propped up the privatized system in the early years, the test score improvements are looking a little hollow, and the sheen is coming off the NOLA rose.

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LINK Research Lab: Fall Speaker Series

elearnspace - 3 Septiembre, 2014 - 21:54

At LINK Research Lab, we have a full slate of speakers for fall, including topics on distributed learning, synchronous instruction, success for under represented students, learning analytics, engagement, design based research, openness, flipped classrooms, health and the built environment, mentorship, and wonder. The full schedule is here. We will be streaming the events online and are exploring options for asynchronous interaction as well. If you’d like to be informed of event details, recordings, and links to live sessions, please register.

Registration Open to EDENRW8

Open Education Europa RSS - 3 Septiembre, 2014 - 17:44
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EDEN – European Distance and E-learning Network is pleased to announce that registration to its Eighth Research Workshop - EDENRW8, to be held in Oxford on 27-28 October 2014 is now open.

Interest Area:  Schools Higher Education Training & Work Learning & Society

Registration Open to EDENRW8

Open Education Europa RSS - 3 Septiembre, 2014 - 17:44
Summary: 

EDEN – European Distance and E-learning Network is pleased to announce that registration to its Eighth Research Workshop - EDENRW8, to be held in Oxford on 27-28 October 2014 is now open.

Interest Area:  Schools Higher Education Training & Work Learning & Society

Latest released OECD survey unveils teachers concerns of feeling undervalued, unsupported and unrecognised

Open Education Europa RSS - 3 Septiembre, 2014 - 14:10
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Although most teachers claim to love their jobs, this newly released study reveals underlying negative feelings of being unsupported and unrecognised in schools and undervalued by society at large. On a more positive note, those countries where teachers feel valued tend to perform better in PISA.

Interest Area:  Schools Higher Education

Latest released OECD survey unveils teachers concerns of feeling undervalued, unsupported and unrecognised

Open Education Europa RSS - 3 Septiembre, 2014 - 14:10
Summary: 

Although most teachers claim to love their jobs, this newly released study reveals underlying negative feelings of being unsupported and unrecognised in schools and undervalued by society at large. On a more positive note, those countries where teachers feel valued tend to perform better in PISA.

Interest Area:  Schools Higher Education

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