Check out @timbuckteeth review of 'Now You See It'

I always love the chance to chat to Steve, and see what he's up to on his blog. He mentioned at ALT-C that he'd reviewed this book, which I'd be interested to read: Steve Wheeler is convinced that we need new approaches for digitally remastered learners We are constantly reminded that we live in an age in which digital media, mobile phones and social media are profoundly influencing communication, business, entertainment and learning. Not a…

Black and White and dead all over? @timeshighered

For those who care deeply about the future of journalism, the phone-hacking scandal could hardly have been less well timed. Professional journalism's survival is threatened by the economic impact of digital technologies. The plurality and diversity of voice upon which representative democracy depends is in jeopardy. Needed urgently is debate about how well-resourced, professional news gathering can be sustained. Instead, tired 20th-century concerns about the ethics and ownership of popular newspapers are diverting attention from…

Ebooks Impacting on Publishing

Along with a global recession, Ms Mudditt also cites the challenges of "a rapid move to ebooks, the demise of independent bookstores and growing power of a few chains". Looking ahead, she sees a more limited trade programme, which puts less emphasis on "the research and scholarly mission of the university" and gives greater attention to "its equally important education and public service missions". "There is a great deal of important, relevant and potentially impactful…

NMC Horizon @JISC Project (Workshop, #altc2011, #HNMChz)

See ALT-C information on workshop: Introduction During the last few months the New Media Consortium (NMC, http://www.nmc.org/), who have for a number of years produced an annual Horizon Report in association with EDUCAUSE, have been conducting a study from the perspective of UK universities and colleges. This has been undertaken with the support of JISC and the involvement of a panel of thought leaders from our community as the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board has worked…