More Reading (June 20 selection)

Happy Monday. Here are some more readings on EdTech, PSE and general tech with a possible impact on education. Enjoy!

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EdTech Stories

Counseling in 140 Characters: Engagement with diverse students requires that faculty and staff members develop new social-media strategies to reach students
by Alfreda James. June 13, 2016
https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2016/06/13/using-twitter-aid-career-counseling-essay

Why EdTech Is A Good, But Not Great, Business
by Joshua Kim  April 24, 2016
https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/why-edtech-good-not-great-business

Teaching and Learning Technologies: “Blending personal with digital: the quest for the perfect teaching and learning environment”
CUCCIO News Summary (no date)
http://www.cuccio.net/en/news-updates/158-teaching-and-learning-technologies-blending-personal-with-digital-the-quest-for-the-perfect-teaching-and-learning-environment.html

How Academics and Researchers Can Get More Out of Social Media
by Lina Duque, June 08, 2016
https://hbr.org/2016/06/how-academics-and-researchers-can-get-more-out-of-social-media

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PSE Stories

Copyright-free material edging out Canadian educational texts: Plunging educational book sales like ‘falling off a cliff’
by Nigel Hunt, June 19, 2016
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/arts/copyright-law-educational-books-1.3640331

YouTube Space Toronto opens at George Brown
(Press release: April 26, 2016)
http://www.georgebrown.ca/home/news/george-brown-college-home-to-canadas-first-youtube-creator-space.aspx

Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management
Government of Canada. June 15, 2016
http://www.science.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=547652FB-1

This chart tells a fascinating story about higher education
by Danielle Douglas-Gabriel June 8, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/06/08/this-chart-tells-a-fascinating-story-about-higher-education/

Nunavut not yet ready for its own university: Quassa Study suggests partnering with established university
NUNATSIAQ NEWS – June 9, 2016
http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674nunavut_not_yet_ready_for_its_own_university_education_minister/

George Brown finalizes $2.73M payout for students misled by course summary: International students paid $11K in tuition expecting to earn professional designations
by Laura Fraser, June 18, 2016
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/george-brown-settlement-1.3642035

Are universities preparing students for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
by Selina Chignall April 27, 2016
http://ipolitics.ca/2016/04/27/are-universities-preparing-students-for-the-fourth-industrial-revolution/

Canada 150: U of T prepares to mark a big birthday
UofT News. June 3, 2016
https://www.utoronto.ca/news/canada-150-u-t-prepares-mark-big-birthday

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General Tech (with possible impact on ed) stories

Why Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $26 billion, in one word: Cortana – Know everything about your business contact before you even walk into the room.
by Mark Hachman. June 13, 2016
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3083016/software-productivity/why-microsoft-bought-linkedin-for-26-billion-in-one-word-cortana.html

Creepy startup will help landlords, employers and online dates strip-mine intimate data from your Facebook page
by Caitlin Dewey, June 9, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/06/09/creepy-startup-will-help-landlords-employers-and-online-dates-strip-mine-intimate-data-from-your-facebook-page/

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