In the News: MOOCs and Tablet Computing are top tech trends; EBSCO releases EngineeringCore and ITCore; a new issue of Collaborative Librarianship, an open access library journal; ASERL and SURA endorse model language
for research data management policies; Firebrand Technologies acquires eBook Architects; and a joint effort from Samsung and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to bring the HMH Fuse app to Android .
According to the “Wired Campus” blog in the Chronicle of Higher Education, “MOOCs and tablet computers top the list of emerging higher-education technologies in this year’s “Horizon Report,” by the New Media Consortium. The report, which has been released each year since 2004, describes six technologies that are expected to influence learning and teaching during the next five years. The technologies are divided into three tiers of varying time horizons: near term, midterm, and far term…”
“EBSCO Publishing has released EngineeringCore and ITCore, two e-book subscription collections designed to support the learning and reference needs of engineering and technology professionals. The collections are available as annual subscriptions that give users unlimited access to all titles…”
The open access journal, Collaborative Librarianship, (eISSN: 1943-7528) has published the 4th issue of Volume 4. Scholarly (peer reviewed) articles cover co-teaching relationships, supporting 21st century learners, peer review of library instruction, and electronic resource management in merged academic libraries.
“The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) and the Southeast Universities Research Association (SURA) have endorsed language to assist their member institutions in drafting sound policies to govern the uses and management of research data generated by university faculty and staff…”
Firebrand Technologies announced “that they have acquired eBook Architects… The acquisition fits into Firebrand’s mission to establish itself at the nexus where “publishers, content and readers meet” through a true end-to-end service. Firebrand will retain the eBook Architects brand, and the company’s staff will continue operating from existing offices in Austin, TX…”
“Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and Samsung have partnered to make HMH interactive educational material available on Samsung’s Android-powered mobile devices and to bring the HMH Fuse app to Android. The collaboration “will also bring hundreds of HMH titles to Samsung’s Learning Hub platform,” according to information released by the companies…”