Tadween Roundup: News and Analysis from the Publishing/Academic World

Posted on August 30, 2013 by Tadween Editors | 0 comments

Tadween Publishing brings you the latest news and analysis from the publishing and academic worlds that relate to pedagogy and knowledge production.


Analysis: Obama’s Promises for Education Reform
(Tadween Blog)

US President Barack Obama outlines his plan to reform higher education, but can his plan work? Tadween Publishing breaks down the logistics of the president’s speech and proposals on higher education reform.

Get Ready: MOOCs Are Coming to K-12
By Greg Thompson (T.H.E. Journal)

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) may be extending into new territory, as edX Vice President for Eternal Affairs mulls over the idea of extending MOOCs to high school advanced placement (AP) curriculum.

Massively Online and Offline Too
By Giovanni Rodriguez (Forbes)

According to Giovanni Rodriguez, the massive open online courses (MOOCs) will affect education both online and offline.

Infographic: How Will the MOOCs Make Money?
By David Holmes (PandoDaily)

Can something that promises to be open to the public remain free forever? An infographic from Online Schools explains how massive open online courses (MOOCs) might find ways to make money.

At Charter Schools, Short Careers by Choice
By Motoko Rich (New York Times)

The length of teaching careers are traditionally long, with the average being fourteen years or more for those teaching in public schools. However, charter schools, which are publically funded and privately operated, are redefining teaching careers and opening doors to the less experienced on purpose.


How Scholars Hack the World of Academic Publishing Now
By Robinson Meyer (The Atlantic)

Robinson Meyer examines the politics behind the “impact factor” in academic publishing.

Indie Booksellers Disappointed by Obama’s Bland Response to Amazon Letter
By Arit John (The Atlantic Wire)

Following a visit to the online superstore Amazon, US President Barack Obama finds himself in hot water with America’s independent booksellers.

Anatomy of a Publisher
By Robert Gottlieb (The New Yorker)

The New Yorker reviews “Hothouse” by Boris Kachka, a new book about the survival of the publishing company Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Judge Lightens Apple Injunction; Expects to Sign Next Week
By Andrew Albanese (Publishers Weekly)

A judge in Apple’s e-book price fixing trial lessens the blow by dropping injunction to regulate Apple’s activities. 

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