13 juillet 2018

Coworkees, parce que chaque freelance est unique

Logo Pôle emploiL’objectif de Coworkees est de faciliter la mise en relation entre les entreprises et les freelances. A ce jour, 6 000 travailleurs indépendants sont inscrits sur le site. Plus...

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12 juillet 2018

Leveling the higher ed playing field with free educational content

Leveling the higher ed playing field with free educational content
Lynn Russo Whylly, University Business, February 18, 2014

Short interview with Rice University's Richard G. Baraniuk, now Rice’s director of the Connexions and OpenStax initiatives. More...

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Tennessee Governor Urges 2 Free Years of Community College and Technical School

Tennessee Governor Urges 2 Free Years of Community College and Technical School
Richard Pérez-Pena, New York Times, February 10, 2014
I actually consider it odd that there are separate streams for academic work and for the trades. And so while I support the idea of free community college tuition, I hesitate a bit because it reinforces this divide. If I were in charge of education, I would consider ensuring that everyone has a trade, which they could learn at a community college level by the time they were, say, 15 or 16. Think CEGEP, but started and completed much earlier in life. More...

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500px photo site abandons freely shareable images with commercialization push

500px photo site abandons freely shareable images with commercialization push
Stephen Shankland, Cnet, 2018/07/02
This is a warning sign for people sharing free and open resources: they can disappear in a flash. In this case, photo sharing site 500px deleted a million Creative Commons licensed photographs with almost no warning. More...

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10 juillet 2018

Fame vs Fortune: Micropayments and Free Content

Fame vs Fortune: Micropayments and Free Content
In this article sure to make the rounds, Clay Shirkey has two major points to make. First, he argues that a micropayment system for online content will never work because of "mental transaction costs," the hestitation caused by considering whether it's worth half a cent to read an article. More...

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09 juillet 2018

Free vs. fee: Underground Still Thrives

Free vs. fee: Underground Still Thrives
Despite the launch of several new subscription based music services, their success is dwarfed by the free services such as Kazaa. More...

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04 juillet 2018

Free Brianna LaHara!

Free Brianna LaHara!
Gee, who could have predicted that bringing the full weight of the court system down on the head of a 12-year old girl would result in some pretty bad publicity? I agree with this writer: "what we've seen in the last couple weeks, on stage and in the courts, is the exposure of the current spiritual and creative (and perhaps soon, financial) bankruptcy of the pop music industry." And more: "we are seeing is an upwelling of mass desire (or mass frustration) by an entire generation." Now OLDaily readers may wonder why I keep returning to this story again and again: it's because I see the exact same scenario playing out (albeit on a smaller scale, with less publicity) in the e-learning industry. More...

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President warns students not to expect free education

By Kudzai Mashininga. Malawi’s President Professor Peter Mutharika has urged students to take advantage of the government’s expanded student loan system, but not to expect free education. More...

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03 juillet 2018

GitHub Education Is Now Free For Classroom Use

GitHub Education Is Now Free For Classroom Use
Henry Kronk, eLearningInside News, 2018/06/21
Microsoft has made two major acquisitions in recent days and then turned right around and made them free for educators. One, featured in this post, is GitHub. The other was FlipGrid, a student video discussion platform, which it made free for education (and even offered refunds) shortly after. More...

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Free MOOCs Face the Music

Free MOOCs Face the Music
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed, 2018/06/15

Inside Higher Ed reports very sympathetically on the new EdX subscription fee (covered here yesterday). More...

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