October 11, 2012
Ontario professors say online learning no substitute for on-campus learning
Kristin Rushowy ,
Toronto Star, October 11, 2012.
(I know this item is a few months old but it set me off) These professors who say online learning is no substitute for the real thing: are they prepared to lower tuitions to zero? Are they prepared to make the investments in social equity that will help people be a success in college? Are they willing to extend real opportunities to learn into the community? No? Well, then, they think twice before criticizing. The first and primary purpose of online learning is to open access to education these professors for one reason or another will not or can not serve. If their only response is to say it's not good enough, well, these professors are the reason people are getting education that is not good enough.
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CSS-Tricks, October 11, 2012.
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How Companies Get To Censor the Internet Email This Entry
Copyfight, October 11, 2012.
Certainly a concern: "the story is always the same: $player sends thousands of takedown notices for material in which it claims copyright. The recipient takes down the material and may or may not notify $targets that their stuff is no longer visible. If $target is a big entity with lawyers and money it can usually get its stuff back online, quickly. If $target is you or me, we are (as my kids like to say) ood-scray."
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Publish your own interactive e-book
The corridor of uncertainty, October 4, 2012.
Alastair Creelman describes Apple's iBook authoring tool and recommends a step by step guide to writing an interactive e-book by Shawn Ozbun called Create an interactive eBook for the iPad using iBook Author, an eight-minute video, the first of three. If you have an Apple, just type 'iBook author' in the App Store search, select a template, and you're authoring your (Apple-only) iBook. If that's not to your taste,he writes, "Another authoring tool that works on all platforms is Widbook. More basic than iBooks but highly practical."
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