August 11, 2011
Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity
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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A student information system monopoly?
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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