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Daily Archives: December 19, 2019

2020 Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources and Tools

Via LLRX2020 Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources and Tools – This is a comprehensive listing of Open Educational Resources (OER) sources and tools available in the United States and around the world, by Marcus P. Zillman. His guide includes references to: search engines, directories, initiatives, books, E-books, E-textbooks, free online seminars and webinars, subject guides, open and distance learning, open access papers and research, as well as related costs and metrics to identify and choose reliable, subject matter expert sources for free and open continuing education and research on the internet.

FRB launches new Twitter account highlighting research published in Board’s working papers and notes series

“The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 – launched a new Twitter account aimed at increasing access to the research done by the more than 400 economists and other research staff at the Board. The new account—@FedResearch—will highlight research published in the Board’s working papers and notes series, other staff articles, and conferences.… Continue Reading

An investigation into the smartphone tracking industry from Times Opinion

The New York Times – Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy – By Stuart A. Thompson and Charlie Warzel, December 19, 2019. “Every minute of every day, everywhere on the planet, dozens of companies — largely unregulated, little scrutinized — are logging the movements of tens of millions of people with mobile phones and… Continue Reading

Farewell to the Newseum

Los Angeles Times – Michael Hiltzik [h/t Barclay Walsh]: “…At any newspaper worth its salt, articles and photos were clipped and placed in cross-referenced envelopes, along with archival copies of every edition. As reporters we were drilled never to start writing a story without “checking the clips” to see what had been written about our… Continue Reading

Noncompete Agreements Have Become More Common

Economic Policy Institute: Noncompete agreements – Ubiquitous, harmful to wages and to competition, and part of a growing trend of employers requiring workers to sign away their rights. Report • By Alexander J.S. Colvin and Heidi Shierholz • December 10, 2019 “In recent decades, the U.S. labor market has been marked by rising inequality and largely stagnant wages among all… Continue Reading

FOIA Suits Rise Because Agencies Don’t Respond

The FOIA Project at the Newhouse School TRAC/Syracuse University – “In the last few years, the number of FOIA lawsuits has risen dramatically, much faster than the rise in FOIA requests. Anecdotal reports suggest that delays in receiving responses to FOIA requests may be increasing and a reason for rising litigation. TRAC’s FOIA Project, with… Continue Reading