Weekly Ed-Tech / Digital Scholarship Trends: February 13, 2013

Edwin Mellen Press Lawsuit

This week Inside Higher Ed broke the story on Edwin Mellen Press suing a librarian and McMaster University over a blog post. Is this an attack on academic freedom? What questions does it raise for librarians expressing their opinions as professionals? It’s been a developing story all week and one we’ll be sure to follow on Eduhacker.

Clay Shirky on MOOCs

Following up to his post comparing higher education to the music industry, Clay Shirky discusses on MOOCs and the costs of college in the Awl. Shirky provides a thoughtful perspective on the MOOC craze sweeping higher education. If you’re interested in MOOCs, this is a great place to start.

Yale and MOOCs

While Yale has not joined other Ivy League schools in the MOOCosphere, it is investigating MOOCs and further exploring online education.

NMC 2013 Horizon Report

New Media Corporation (NMC) and Educause published the Horizon Report, which identifies trends in emerging technologies. By clicking on the link, you can download a shortlist, a preview, or the full report.

Teaching with Technology in Pre-K – 12

PBS Learning Media created an infographic based on their recent survey of teachers from pre-K through high school.

Transforming Education through Technology Act

Congressman George Miller (D-CA), the senior Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce Committee introduced the Transforming Education through Technology Act. The goal of the bill is to support K-12 educators in technology use in the classroom, upgrade infrastructure, improve student learning and to create innovative environments.