Open-education partners hope to save students $10 million by 2015 Taking aim at the high cost of commercial textbooks, Rice University-based publisher OpenStax College today announced a partnership with open-education pioneer Lumen Learning that is projected to save students $10 million over the next two years by facilitating the adoption of free, online textbooks by colleges and universities. The new partnership will combine OpenStax College's free textbooks with Lumen Learning's support services to help higher education institutions and faculty members successfully transition to using readily available "open-educational resources" (OER). "Although a growing number of free, high-quality educational materials are available, many instructors and academic leaders are uncertain about how to begin taking advantage of these resources," said David Harris, editor-in-chief of OpenStax College. OpenStax College provides peer-reviewed, open-education textbooks that meet the scope and sequence requirements of many college courses. Lumen Learning OpenStax College
Dieter Rams' 10 principles of good web design "My heart belongs to the details. I actually always found them to be more important than the big picture. Nothing works without details. They are everything, the baseline of quality" – Dieter Rams Since I got to know the work of Dieter Rams back in art college, I became fascinated by the exceptional products that he made for Braun from the 1950s onwards. He was able to start a revolution in the way we use household appliances that we still use as inspiration for designing today's world, and you couldn't have a better example than Apple.
ICAO, TIACA to Enhance Their Cooperation in Air Cargo ICAO, TIACA to Enhance Their Cooperation in Air Cargo By: TIACA | April 23, 2013 The declaration was officially signed in Dallas at TIACAâ€™s 2013 Executive Summit by the associationâ€™s chairman, Michael Steen, and by ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin. Under the terms of the agreement, ICAO and TIACA will work more closely on air cargo and mail security and facilitation, accelerating the evolution from paper-based to electronic processes, environmental stewardship, the liberalization of market access for air cargo services, and air cargo safety. Steen said, â€œThis is another highly significant breakthrough in the new era of collaboration between our industry and leading regulatory bodies. Benjamin added: â€œICAO has been grateful for the input and advice received by TIACA as we have begun to develop closer ties with the air cargo sector.
Racism in the English Language Racism in the English Language Robert B. Moore ONLINE SCIENCE AND MATH TEXTBOOKS Page of NeuraLinksPlus by Prof. Mark Dubin Aeronautics - Basics of Space Flight - Online Textbook From JPL Algebra - Online Textbook Anatomy - Neuroimaging of Human Brain Function - Online Textbook strategy: textbook costs to zero Holding a whiteboard, the University of Maryland, College Park students scrawled their complaints and posed for a picture. "My name is Justin and I spent $114 on ONE textbook," a student wrote. "My name is Jeff and I spent $736 on textbooks," wrote another.
Instructional Design Models The following is a list of prescriptive instructional design models. Prescriptive models provide guidelines or frameworks to organize and structure the process of creating instructional activities. These models can be used to guide your approach to the art or science (your choice) of instructional design. Seacurus Launches Marine Insurance Coverage for Unpaid Crew Wages Marine insurance intermediary Seacurus has launched a new insurance policy to indemnify seafarers in the event of the financial default of their employers and includes recompense in respect of unpaid crew wages. The policy will enable all employers of seafarers to meet their regulatory obligations under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC), which goes into effect August 20, 2013. The new policy, CrewSEACURE, provides up to $10 million of cover in the event of an employer’s financial default. It includes personal accident protection and covers medical expenses as well as subsistence and repatriation costs.
Towards a Model of Intersemiotic Translation Themainmethodologicaldifcultyisrelatedtothecomparisonbetweenradicallydifferentsemiotic systems. As we know, a translation is not committed only to ‘semantics’ (Campos,1972), to which ‘meaningful dimensions’ of semiotic processes are usually attributed. Itseems theoretically natural to describe an interlinguistic translation by establishing directcorrelations between comparable semiotic layers of organization – morphological-morpho-logical,phonetic-phonetic,rhythmic-rhythmic(seeJakobson&Pomorska,1985).However,an intersemiotic translation does not exhibit the same principle of corresponding layers (seePlaza, 1987).Here we propose an approach based on Charles S. Peirce’s model of sign process, to provide a preliminary conceptual framework to the phenomena emphasizing hierarchical properties and aspects. Intersemiotic Translation Model Translation as Semiosis or the ‘Action of Sign’
Online texts Professor Jim Herod and I have written Multivariable Calculus ,a book which we and a few others have used here at Georgia Tech for two years. We have also proposed that this be the first calculus course in the curriculum here, but that is another story.... Although it is still in print, Calculus,by Gilbert Strang is made available through MIT's OpenCourseWare electronic publishing initiative. College Textbooks May Become Free at the University of Maryland A successful student campaign in the University of Maryland served as a catalyst for changing the way college textbooks are sold on campus by making them free. Students wrote on a whiteboard explaining the costs of their textbooks some claiming they paid over one hundred dollars for one book while another student paid near a thousand dollars for a semester of books. Stories like this are common across the country where college prices are rising exponentially. The University of Maryland has taken the student’s complaints into consideration and have begun a pilot program to transition all needed course material to an open source electronic textbooks. Open source textbooks are not protected by copyright and therefore available to all who have an internet connection. A projected $160,000 will be saved by a total of 1100 students.
Is there a Future for e-textbooks in Online Courses? What is the future of Digital Textbooks in U.S. education? After I participated in a webinar on Friday, by this same title sponsored by MBS textbooks, though enlightening, it dawned on me that we [educators] have been asking all the wrong questions about e-textbooks. Instead of when and if [will we incorporate e-texbooks], how [will we include them], we should be asking why and what. What tools and resources will support the learning objectives? What will be relevant and meaningful to students? What are the needs of the learners?
The Supply Chain's Next Stop Is Full-Service Security Screening The Supply Chain's Next Stop Is Full-Service Security Screening By: Andrew Goldsmith, Vice President, Marketing Rapiscan Systems | April 03, 2013 If we learned nothing else from the Icelandic volcano eruption in 2010, we learned how a seemingly isolated event can â€“ and did â€“ have a drastic effect on worldwide logistics. Marxism and Humanism. Louis Althusser 1964 Louis Althusser 1964 Part Seven. Marxism and Humanism