LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER BISG's
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INFORMATION PAY FOR HIGHER ED PUBLISHING February
7, 2013 | 9AM to 2PM Eastern The Yale Club of
Information Pay for Higher Ed Publishing conference, held this Thursday in
NYC, features an exciting array of data-rich presentations offering new insights
into the unfolding digital transformation, student perspectives, illicit
acquisition behaviors, international opportunities, and much more!...
Meet the speakers!
PRESENTATION: Education on
the Open Web: The MOOC Experience
Cormier President, Edactive Technologies Web Projects Lead, University of Prince Edward
is a web projects lead at the University of Prince Edward Island, co-founder of
Edtechtalk, and president of Edactive Technologies, a social software consulting
firm. He teaches academic courses in writing, emerging tech, and culture. His
major research interests include placing educational technology in a
"postdigital" context, the examination of planned and unplanned communities,
rhizomes as a model for knowledge creation, and open-source multiuser virtual
Dave is a
member of several research communities and has participated in several web based
research projects including the Open Habitat project and the Living Archives
project. He has produced, designed, or participated in over 300 online webcasts
in the past four years and speaks regularly at conferences on topics including
rhizomatics, effective use of new technologies, and educational project
management and design.
PRESENTATION: The Promise of Highly Interactive Online
Griffiths Program Director for Interactive
Learning, Ithaka S+R
Griffiths leads Ithaka S+R's growing program in online learning. In this
capacity, she is managing an initiative to test whether and how Massively Open
Online Courses (MOOCs) could be adopted by faculty to improve learning and
reduce costs within public universities and colleges. This effort is undertaken
in partnership with the University System of Maryland and funded by a generous
grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Rebecca launched and led ITHAKA's Strategic Services practice (now part of
Ithaka S+R), which provides research and advisory services to clients. In that
capacity she worked with online education initiatives to deepen their
understanding of the audiences they serve and to develop sustainable business
plans. In addition, Rebecca advised foundations on opportunities for funding new
projects and co-authored reports on sustainability of digital projects, the role
of publishing in universities, and uses of open source software in higher
education. Before starting the Strategic Services practice, Rebecca was a
founding member of Aluka, a nonprofit initiative to develop online primary
resources from and about Africa for research and teaching. The Aluka collections
are now available through JSTOR.
Rebecca worked as a strategic consultant for Monitor Company in its Hong Kong
and London offices. There she managed projects in media and telecommunications,
helping her clients evaluate new growth opportunities, develop corporate
strategies, and strengthen their organizations. She has also served as a product
manager at AOL, responsible for launching new online services, and in business
development at a subsidiary of News Corporation.
a master of business administration from MIT and a bachelor of arts from
Princeton University in East Asian studies. She speaks proficient
PRESENTATION: The International Playing Field: Exploring Opportunities
Karaganis Vice President, The American Assembly at
Karaganis joined The American Assembly at Columbia University as Vice President
in 2010. His work focuses on the relationship between digital convergence and
cultural production, and has recently included research on broadband adoption,
data policy, and media piracy.
Joe is the
editor of The Politics of Open Source Adoption (2005), Structures
of Participation in Digital Culture (2007), and Media Piracy in
Emerging Economies (2011), among other work.
joining the American Assembly, he was a program director at the Social Science
Research Council in New York.
PRESENTATION: The State of Higher Ed Publishing: By the Numbers
Kulo US Director, Bowker Market
Carl Kulo is
US Director of Bowker Market Research, a recognized leader in plotting trends
that impact organizations serving book consumers. At Bowker, Carl's role
encompasses the management of the PubTrack Higher Education Sales Data Analysis
tool where he provides client services to larger higher education publishers.
Mr. Kulo was instrumental in the Bowker transition to PubTrack Higher Education
-- the premier market intelligence source for the college textbook publishing
industry. Carl's role includes management of the Bowker consumer research panel,
reaching more than 100,000 US book consumers, where he collaborates with teams
of researchers to monitor and analyze market movement and the digital
transformation in the book market.
manages the primary research projects for specific segments with the book
industry, including genre-specific projects, and projects with individual
publishers, author groups and outlets. Among the initiatives is a multi-year
project with BISG to benchmark student attitudes toward content in higher
education and consumer attitudes toward both e-devices and digital content.
Prior to joining Bowker, Carl was Director of Market Research for Wiley Higher
Ed, where he ran qualitative and quantitative research studies for the
editorial, sales and marketing groups.
MODERATOR: Structured Online Learning
McMahon President and Publisher, Kaplan
McMahon is President and Publisher of Kaplan Publishing, one of the nation's
leading publishers of academic and professional resources in print and digital
formats. In addition to overseeing content production, delivery, and management
for Kaplan Test Prep course and retail products, she oversees Kaplan Labs, an
initiative that focuses on the potential for emerging technologies to improve
learning outcomes; Kaplan Mobile; and EPUB 3 product
joining Kaplan in 2006, she was Vice President and Publisher of the Kaplan
imprint at Simon & Schuster, and held several positions at Random House,
including Publisher of The Princeton Review, Associate Publisher of Villard
Books, and Director of National Accounts.
PRESENTATION: Why Students 'Go Digital': Aspirations and
Barriers to Success
Vlahos Executive Director, Book Industry Study
an 18-year veteran of the American Booksellers Association (ABA), signed on as
BISG's Executive Director in September 2011. He has served as ABA's
communications director, e-commerce director, education director and, just prior
to joining BISG, was ABA's Chief Operating Officer
worked for Internet marketing pioneer Yoyodyne, and for Kratz & Co. public
relations. Prior to joining ABA, he worked in independent, chain, and university
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