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Is Open Access a Moral or a Business Issue? A Conversation with The Pennsylvania State University Press
Is university research being held captive by morally suspect for-profit academic publishers charging exorbitant prices for journal subscriptions? Since the start of 2012, this caricature of academic publishing has captured headlines within higher education news.
Reforming Copyright Is Possible
After Leadership Crisis Fueled by Distance-Ed Debate, UVa Will Put Free Classes Online
"On Tuesday, Virginia is joining a group of 12 institutions that plan to open their courses to the world, free of charge, through an online platform created by the start-up company Coursera....."
"The academic whose work inspired the Oscar-winning film has a new project in the UK. Lucy Tobin reports."
Slumdog reveals learning treasures
"The education project that inspired an oscar winning film is now being tried in schools in the north-east."
On Leaving Academia
Very good, succinct, comment by US computer science professor who switched from academia to Google, followed by a load of very interesting and knowledgeable comments by fellow bloggers.
Humanism in the humanities: what it means to be an academic mentor
After attending the memorial of her late dissertation supervisor, Janine Utell reflects on a mentor who offered her something more meaningful than contacts and CV advice......
Judge Upholds Jury’s $675,000 Fine Against Ex-Student for Sharing Music
A federal judge has upheld a jury’s 2009 decision ordering a former Boston University graduate student to pay a $675,000 fine for downloading and distributing roughly two dozen songs on an unlicensed file-sharing network, according to The Boston Globe......
Bulk-Purchasing E-Textbook Experiment Expands to More Colleges
An experimental business model for delivering e-textbooks is expanding, with some adjustments, to 26 colleges and universities this fall. The institutions will participate in a pilot project in which they will buy digital course materials in bulk from publishers to reduce costs for students....
Open-access research 'catastrophic' for Reed-Elsevier
Government plans to make publicly-funded research available for free online will be great for citizens but terrible news for journal publishers. One could lose up to 60 percent of its profits, an analyst warns....
A Tech-Happy Professor Reboots After Hearing His Teaching Advice Isn't Working
Blogs Elbow Up to Journal Status in New Academic-Publishing Venture
What is the purpose of higher education?
Apple's New E-Textbook Platform Enters an Already Crowded Field
Reflections on the Apple Education Event
Stanford Professor Gives Up Teaching Position, Hopes to Reach 500,000 Students at Online Start-Up
'Change.edu' and the Problem With For-Profits
MIT launches free online 'fully automated' course
Historians Reflect on Forces Reshaping Their Profession
Open-Textbook Idea Is Gaining Steam
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