“__As you saw from my LinkedIn Profile, Alan, I have a Visual Arts and Communication-focus with respect to Educational Resources. Similar to your research-based Pearson-focused articles, I have been following the institutions & organizations involved in development and uses of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education. From the OER materials I've seen, the cost-savings mission of the "Stewards" of Creative Commons and the OER movement is lowering the quality of learning materials by minimizing an author's uses of Visual Communications and I believe there are important issue to raise. The for-profit and non-profit OER community certainly is vocal about their position against the Educational Publishing industry. I wonder if you can identify a tipping point or circumstances when Educational Publishing began to be perceived as an unethical enterprise?”
“__Since you started-off your article with the Teacher's quote, I thought you might actually explore the Teacher's specific concerns with the material. It turns out that the Teacher's email was a misleading premise and your position is that we should. . ."Beware! The Pearson Plan for education in the United Kingdom may be coming to a country near you -- unless we can stop it now." But, just because you don't have anything to add about enVisionMATH design, doesn't mean you haven't raised some interesting points in your Pearson-focused articles and I'll likely follow your posts.”
hp blogger Alan Singer on Feb 19, 2014 at 13:19:46
“You left out that while you were Director of Client Services | Business Development Manager at Pronk &Associates Inc. from 2006 – 2009 Pearson Education was a client and that you now have your own independent design company.
“__OER educational materials need the value that visual communication adds to the equation of judging Excellence/Quality used by Students and Teachers making Comparisons and Recommendations. Why choose these 2 Calculus Textbooks for comparison? -- one can see that their quality and educational value reflects their respective price point. _ "Calculus" by Gilbert Strang, Instructor's Manual | Calculus Online Textbook | MIT OpenCourseWare _ http://lnkd.in/mJTuqR _ John Stewart's "Calculus, 6th Edition," _ http://lnkd.in/bzg63C _ I expect College & University Students understand this is much more than a price-point issue and that they can't afford to regret not choosing to use their Professor's Textbook recommendations. To avoid discovering too late they've made a poor decision, it's good advice to ask Students to review & compare their Faculty's textbook options to judge the quality of materials for themselves, while considering the high value of time one invests in studying.”