Scholarly communications shouldn’t just be open, but non-profit too Much of the rhetoric around the future of scholarly communication hinges on the “open” label. In light of Elsevier’s recent acquisition of bepress and the announcement that, owing to high fees, an established mathematics journal’s editorial team will split from its publisher to start an open access alternative, Jefferson Pooley argues that the scholarly communication ecosystem should aim not only to be open but non-profit too. The profit motive is fundamentally misaligned with core values of academic life, potentially corroding ideals like unfettered inquiry, knowledge-sharing, and cooperative progress. Two big stories swept through scholarly publishing last week. The second story cut the other way. So bepress went big-league commercial, even as the math editors opted out of the for-profit system. So the new Algebraic Combinatorics journal will be open access, and won’t be charging usurious author processing charges. Scholarly communication is up for grabs. About the author
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Innovative Schools 2017 Welcome to The Educator’s third annual Innovative Schools report. In each of our first two years, we received a plethora of submissions from schools in all corners of the country, bringing to our attention some truly inspiring work being undertaken to equip students with the tools that will help them to face a world vastly different from the one we currently know. Once again this year, the volume and quality of entries received made selecting the list of schools to profile an arduous task and spoke to the depth of innovative work currently being undertaken in Australian schools. But we have gone through the difficult assessment process and chosen 40 schools we have determined are worthy of special recognition. It must be emphasised, however, that the outstanding work detailed on the pages that follow offers only a snapshot of the pioneering work in our schools that merits commendation. We hope you enjoy learning about some of these proponents of educational change.
Classroom 2.0 Natural History Museum Copyright for Educators Jessica Smith Introduction In today's digital environment, teachers and students are connected by an ever-increasing number of devices to a world of online content. This article provides some smart copying tips to help teachers to actively manage copyright costs while complying with their copyright obligation. It also tackles the tricky issues of YouTube and iTunes. Although copyright can be complex, remembering the five Ls can help you to manage the risks and costs associated with using other people's content: Look for Open Education Resources and use these as much as possible.Link instead of copying whenever this is an option.Limit the amount you copy to what you actually need for educational purposes.Label the content with the details of its author, owner, source, and the basis on which you are copying it.Later delete or archive the content once you no longer require it for educational purposes. Creative Commons Smart Copying Tips Linking Linking is not a copyright activity. Embedding
Blog | The Magic of Learning Remote Scavenger Hunt We are heading into our third week of social distancing, school closures and “shelter at home&... We are in the Midst of... Are you aware that we are in the middle of making history? It is March of 2020. We are living throug... #remotelearning as an ... Site officiel du musée du Louvre Does Digital Scholarship Have a Future? The articles and books that scholars produce today bear little mark of the digital age in which they are created. Thus the foundation of academic life—the scholarship on which everything else is built—remains surprisingly unaltered. Edward L. Twenty years into the transformation initiated by the World Wide Web, we have grown accustomed to a head-spinning pace of technological and social change. Even the academy, traditionally skeptical of externally generated change, has become blasé about web-induced transformation. Yet the foundation of academic life—the scholarship on which everything else is built—remains surprisingly unaltered. Not many scholars worry about this situation. For those of us who have watched the story of academic digital innovation unfold, this is a bit puzzling and disappointing. The concept of digital scholarship has emerged to describe this activity. To understand this situation, we need to step back for a moment to take a broader view of the scholarly enterprise.
How To Integrate Multimedia For Effective Learning Sharebar Integrating the multimedia assets of a course can raise a host of issues. In my world, this can be as simple as explaining to a client why screens of text with an out-of-sync voice over will not be effective—to more complex issues, such as determining whether an animation will promote greater comprehension than a series of stills. Although we know it can be advantageous to present content through multiple forms of media, the big question is how to integrate the mediums. When deciding on these issues, I use two principles from cognitive science as guidelines that I think you’ll find helpful too. Split-attention Effect Separating a visual from text can be cognitively demanding. The split-attention effect occurs when a person is required to process two or more varied sources of information simultaneously, either of which can’t be understood in isolation. See the example showing the effects of secondhand smoke, produced by the Centers for Disease Control, on the right. The Fixes