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August 11, 2011

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Shift Happens v5 - Iowa, Did You Know?
Scott McLeod, Dangerously Irrelevant, August 9, 2011.

I don't know why the world needs an Iowa-specific version of the 'Did You Know' videos, but Scott McLeod has released one and it's sure to be a bit hit. In Iowa. ;)

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Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity
Maria Popova, Brain Pickings, August 9, 2011.

Maria Popova writes, "In May, I had the pleasure of speaking at the wonderful Creative Mornings free lecture series masterminded by my studiomate Tina of Swiss Miss fame. I spoke about Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity, something at the heart of Brain Pickings and of increasing importance as we face our present information reality. The talk is now available online — full (approximate) transcript below, enhanced with images and links to all materials referenced in the talk."

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KU establishes first coalition of institutions practicing open access
Press Release, Kansas University, August 9, 2011.

If there are enough institutions practising open access to form a coalition,. it must be a movement, right? "Known as COAPI, the group will collaborate and share implementation strategies and advocate on a national level for institutions with open access policies." Via the Chronicle.

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A student information system monopoly?
Tony Bates, e-learning and distance education resources, August 9, 2011.

Tony Bates asks a fair question in the wake of the recent announcement that SunGard Higher Education Systems, which produces Banner, has been purchased by Hellman and Friedman LLC, a private equity company that already owns Datatel. "Almost certainly the holding company will ensure that products from the two companies are merged and integrated. The result for most institutions is even less choice and probably higher licensing fees, given the reduced choice." See also the Chronicle.

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