New owner for an LMS giant: Private equity firm to buy Instructure for $2 billion

Instructure, best known for its Canvas learning management system, announced on Wednesday that it was set to be acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo for around $2 billion, unless a best offer presents itself within the next 35 days. The canvas has largest market share in the United States …

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Private equity firm Thoma Bravo acquires Instructure in $ 2 billion all-cash deal

(Reuters) – Educational Software Company Instructure Inc INST.N on Wednesday announced that it would be acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo in an all-cash deal for around $ 2 billion, ceding to pressure from one of its shareholders pushing for a sale. The company’s shareholders will receive $ 47.60 …

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Time pressure and social norms

Source: CC0 by Wouterhagens via Wikimedia Commons In life there is what you are supposed to do and what you actually do. Sometimes it’s the same things. You know you’re supposed to study hard in school, donate money to charity, help others, and stay informed on key political issues. You …

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Freedom Learning Group and Instructure Partner on the Course Catalog and OER Developed by Military Spouses

LAKE MARY, Florida., November 27, 2019 / PRNewswire / – Freedom Learning Group has partnered with Instructure to launch “Mission: OER,” an innovative program that deploys spouses of U.S. military personnel to scale-up high-quality digital OER courseware based on industry best practices, released under an open license, and available for …

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Vendor Infrastructure Canvas LMS Considers Sale

The board of learning management system provider Instructure is open to taking the public company private. In a statement Thursday, Instructure said it could sell to a strategic partner or continue as a stand-alone public company as it explores “strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value.” The Salt Lake City-based company …

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Instructure explores a possible sale

Instructure, the publicly traded company behind the popular Canvas college learning management system, is considering a number of strategic options for its business, including a possible sale. In a statement Thursday, the company said it plans to go private, be purchased by a strategic partner, or continue as a stand-alone …

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Why Instructure Stock climbed 20.6% in October

What happened Actions of Instruct (NYSE: INST) gained 20.6% in October, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The education technology company advanced alongside market dynamics, then posted larger gains after releasing its third quarter results. INST data by YCharts. Instructure released its third quarter results on October 28, …

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Instructure Bridge LMS Review | PCMag

Instructure offers two educational offerings: Instructure Canvas LMS, for students and educators, and Instructure Bridge LMS, for employees and managers. With Instructure Bridge LMS, the company strives to make employee development a priority and more easily measure employee engagement. It takes on-the-job learning, professional development, and assessment and it takes …

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Instructure combines the power of portfolio and web

CHICAGO, October 15, 2019 / PRNewswire / – Today at the annual EDUCAUSE conference,Instruct (NYSE: INST) announced that Portfolio, a student portfolio network acquired earlier in the year, is now integrated into the Canvas learning management platform. The combined abilities allow students to present their achievements, projects and skills to …

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EdTech K16 Announces New Partnership with Instructure

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., September 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — EdTech K16 Solutions is proud to announce a new partnership with Instructure, makers of the Canvas learning management system. K16’s Scaffolding Migration Service is a revolutionary, cloud-native, fully integrated solution for migrating content between learning management systems. Traditionally, migrating course content from one …

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Radio Readers BookByte: Conventions and Social Standards

Hello, my name is Eric Mercer. I am an industrial and organizational psychology practitioner in the southwestern Kansas area. In News of the World, by Paulette Jiles, Johanna is a 10 year old girl who has spent the last four years of her life with the Kiowa tribe and who …

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Instructure continues on its path to sustainable cash flow

The leading provider of software as a service in education, Instruct (NYSE: INST), once again reported strong earnings on Monday. The company continues to show double-digit growth and gain market share from its competitors. But perhaps most interesting to investors was the fact that Instructure remains on track to be …

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Social norms and state power | American Institute of Business

The following is the first in a series of blog posts accompanying new episodes of the Bradley Lectures podcast. The subject of this article is “Making Men Normal,” an episode examining Cass Sunstein’s 1996 Bradley lecture, “Should Government Change Social Norms?” ” The study of politics, government or law often …

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Instructure brings together learning leaders from around the world at its annual EdTech conference

“Research shows that students are unprepared for vital transitions in their learning lives – from high school to college and from college to career,” said Mitch Benson, SVP Product at Instructure. “During InstructureCon, we will share updates from Canvas and our partner ecosystem that highlight the opportunity for edtech to …

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How technology can be slowed down by social norms

Artificial intelligence (AI) and similar technologies are set to transform business, consumption and work. Concerns about the destruction or displacement of jobs are growing. According to some estimates, more than 40% of current jobs could be lost by decade or two. The most interesting predictions implicitly assume near-immediate adoption of …

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Reviews | People can violate social norms, but also revive them

When Cass Sunstein was a young law professor, he stumbled across an older professor talking to a young student in a hallway. Much to Sunstein’s amazement, the professor stroked the student’s hair. Sunstein later approached her and said, “It was completely inappropriate. He shouldn’t have done that. The student swept …

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Instructure to Acquire Partner MasteryConnect to Launch a New Era of Innovative Assessment

“Today’s educators are trying to move away from archaic end-of-year tests and are looking for more intuitive models of assessment,” said Dan Goldsmith, CEO of Instructure. “Together, Canvas and MasteryConnect will put valuable data in the hands of our teachers, not just once, but throughout the year so they can …

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Is social media shifting social norms to more extreme levels?

Traditional media have long been thought to change the perception of social norms. A widespread example is the use of mannequins in advertising. Research has shown that this impacts perceptions of what is “perceived” as acceptable or normal when it comes to body weight. “Critics say extremes in the media …

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Instructure acquires Portfolio in $ 43 million deal

In November 2017, Instructure, the Utah-based company and owner of LMS Canvas, made its first major acquisition by acquiring Practice, a video learning platform. In 2018, Instructure launched a partner-booster program, which seemed to further indicate the company’s interest in partnering with other edtech startups. On February 19, the company …

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Instructure announces strong earnings and acquisition

Nowadays, every sub-industry needs a software as a service player. The business model is powerful and the long term economy is an investor’s dream. The education sector has a bona fide leader in Instruct (NYSE: INST). The company has a cloud platform for educational institutions called Canvas; a tool for …

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Instructure Reaches Agreement to Acquire Student Success Network Portfolio

Portfolio was created to help everyone realize their full potential by connecting their learning to opportunity. The company helps institutions inspire, assess, and showcase student achievement through its powerful ePortfolio network, student-centered assessment, job-matching capabilities, and academic and extracurricular pathways. “Working with Portfolium furthers our mission as it allows us …

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AI helps researchers model the impact of social norms

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other senior executives and leaders on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit on January 12, 2022. Learn more How do humans learn to cooperate? This is an interesting question, which behavioral anthropologists have been studying for decades. Social norms – that …

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How Instructure’s open-source mantra took them from a sad geo subway to a NYSE listing

In 2008, two BYU graduate students, Devin Daley and Brian Whitmer, became frustrated when they were forced to conduct their software usability studies on, ironically, very unfriendly software. They hooked up with investor Josh Coates, who provided mentorship and seed money (and later became CEO), and undertook a “product validation …

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An overview of social rules

Source: CC0 / Pixabay Imagine zooming in from space, close enough to see Earthlings moving through their days. What would you see? Humans driving their cars on roads (sometimes on the left, sometimes on the right); humans walking on gray sidewalks and green paths (sometimes alone, sometimes in groups, sometimes …

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Why cultural exhibition can and should abolish social norms | Opinion

In the fall of my freshman year at Western, I was standing in line at the Saugeen-Maitland Hall cafeteria, waiting to pay for an overloaded tray of food. The student in front of me picked up his student ID to give to the cafeteria clerk before realizing he didn’t have …

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“Technology crashes against social norms”

Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has a long-term vision of how best to navigate and protect privacy in an increasingly post-truth world. She talks to John Kennedy. While we are on the subject of data privacy, Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) Helen Dixon is a well-researched and heavily annotated …

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Pay attention to your marijuana manners: Navigating the social norms of legal cannabis

Cannabis is legal in Canada, but while you may be familiar with the rules and regulations regarding responsible use of marijuana, what about your manners? There are long-standing social norms for things like attending parties, smoking cigarettes, and drinking alcohol. But the pot presents a new frontier for many people …

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Instructure Reports Solid Growth and Increased Losses

Investing in software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies takes patience: companies need to invest millions of dollars to build a platform and win customers. But once these customers are acquired, the costs of running such a business are largely fixed. This leads to impressive recurring cash flows. Structure (NYSE:INST) provides a platform, Canvas, …

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Instructure reports 30% year-over-year revenue growth

On July 30, Instructure announced its 2nd quarter financial results and there was a lot of good news. In many ways, Instructure had a very strong 2nd quarter, largely due to increased adoption of its products by customers both domestically and abroad. However, despite all the good news from the …

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How leveraging social norms can promote ethical use of wood

If a tree falls in the forest, do you care how it was cut down? Few people wonder where the wood for their furniture, floors or doors came from or how it got there. And few would guess that one of the most illegally traded wild products in the world …

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13 social ‘norms’ we need to get rid of, editors say

“Normal.” “It’s like that.” “This is how it always has been.” Social norms are dangerous because we accept them as reality since they are common, even though we know something is wrong. Normal no not equal correct, fair or appropriate. Not only are there certain habits that we should challenge, …

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11 social standards that Reddit users just can’t buy into

Have you ever conformed to a social norm and questioned its validity? Reddit users have and they have strong opinions about them. From mealtime to the beat, here are 11 social norms Reddit users just don’t understand. 1. Solo cinema “Don’t go to the movies alone. If I’m going to …

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This week in eLearning: Instructure, an LMS for rugby coaches and a preschool initiative in the Bahamas

Instructure, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of Practice, an applied video micro-learning solution. The acquisition suggests that in the future, Instructure’s platforms, including Canvas, will expand their video-based teaching forms, but the acquisition may also indicate Instructure’s interest in forging Connections to established Practice clients, including those of some of …

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The practice was acquired by Instructure. here are the details

If you had walked around the room PSL recent diversity dinner looking for Practice co-founder Emilie Footeyou may have found her on the side, negotiating the acquisition of her startup while cradling her baby girl, Hazelnut. Now we know what the whole discussion was about: based in Salt Lake City …

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We need to talk about the social norms that fuel sexual assault

The recent wave of sexual harassment accusations against prominent men in Westminster comes as no surprise to many of us. We expect them to know better – to have been better people – but we’ve also seen this kind of behavior before… time and time again. They are not only …

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Awareness of social norms gives you a sense of will – The Observer

Last Thursday, Alan Grigsby’s Introductory Sociology class gave a sociological demonstration titled “The Activity of Doing Nothing”. In this activity, students, including myself, were asked to demonstrate social deviance in the cafeteria at Tinkham Veale University Center during peak lunch hours. In waves of twenty students every half hour, onlookers …

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Oxytocin and social norms reduce xenophobia – sciencedaily

How to reduce xenophobia and strengthen altruism? Researchers at Bonn University Hospital have shown in a new study that the binding hormone oxytocin, together with social norms, dramatically increases willingness to give money to refugees in need, even among those in need. people who tend to have a skeptical attitude …

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Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage shapes perceptions of social norms, studies conclude

Homepage Daily News Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage shapes … Supreme Court of the United States Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage shapes perceptions of social norms, studies conclude By Debra Cassens Weiss August 9, 2017, 7 a.m. CDT Shutterstock.com The U.S. Supreme Court ruling finding a constitutional right …

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SPLC Chairman: Social norms unravel as hatred mounts in Trump’s America

Ben Jacobs from The Guardian wanted his answer to the Congressional Budget Office Report showing the devastation that would be caused by the bill passing the House to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Gianforte did not answer the question. Instead, he grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and …

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Why we follow social norms decoded: The Tribune India

[email protected] Washington Humans follow social norms to forge cooperation among peers, even though such unspoken societal rules sometimes require them to make personal sacrifices, scientists say. Social norms, the unspoken rules about how we dress, talk, eat, and even allow ourselves to feel, are often internalized to such …

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Why we follow decoded social norms

Humans follow social norms to forge cooperation among peers, even though these unspoken rules of society sometimes force them to make personal sacrifices, scientists say. Social norms – unspoken rules about how we dress, talk, eat, and even allow ourselves to feel – are often internalized to such a degree …

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Why we follow social norms, even when they don’t make sense

If you’ve ever seen the crush on tattooed and bespectacled people at a Brooklyn bar, or been berated by your grandmother for setting the table badly, you’ve probably wondered why humans follow the standards so closely. social. They dictate almost every aspect of our life, from career paths and fashion …

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NIMBioS researchers study the power of social norms

How you dress, talk, eat, and even how you allow yourself to feel—these often unspoken group rules are social norms, and many are internalized to such a degree that you probably don’t even notice them. However, meeting the norms can sometimes be costly for individuals if the norms require sacrifices …

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Instructure and Kimono partnership open the web of SIS integration — THE Journal

Student Information System Instructure, Kimono partnership opens SIS integration web Structure has partnered with Kimono to extend the latter’s cloud-based interoperability platform to all Cloth users. Kimono was previously only available on Canvas for premium users, but the partnership allows the admin to use Kimono for two-way Student Information System …

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Some social norms are meant to be broken – The Parthenon

Since I was a child, I have always hated being confined by the norms of society. These unwritten rules have always irritated me endlessly, especially those that seem ridiculous or make no sense to follow. Some would say I’m just a rebel, but I just hate certain events that society …

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Why we tend not to apply social norms – ScienceDaily

When passers-by witness a violation of social norms, they confront the culprit – especially if the violation is serious. While this seems logical, the opposite is actually true. The more serious the violation of the norm, the more reluctant people will be to reprimand the person who committed it. Their …

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Changing the world by changing social norms – ScienceDaily

Professor Karine Nyborg from the Department of Economics at the University of Oslo is joined by an international team of eminent economists, environmentalists and psychologists as co-authors of the article “Social norms as solutions” published in Science. With Kenneth Arrow, the Nobel Laureate in Economics on their team, Nyborg et. …

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Children who seek social rules too much – ScienceDaily

Three-year-olds quickly absorb social norms. They even understand behaviors as governed by rules that are not subject to any norms and insist that others adhere to these self-inferred “norms”, finds a study by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich, the psychologist Marco FH Schmidt. Children should say “hello” and “thank you”, share, …

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Do not expectorate: Confusing social norms and moral law

My mom likes to tell us about the noble effort in the town of Clendenin, West Virginia, to stop spitting outside the Smoke Shop. They put up a sign saying “Do not expectorate” because a sign saying “Do not spit” would have been vulgar. Needless to say, those old boys …

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A social norms model based on ranking how people judge their level of intoxication when they are intoxicated | BMC Public Health

1. Room R, Babor T, Rehm J. Alcohol and public health. Lancet. 2005; 365: 519-30. PubMed Google Scholar article 2. Leigh BC. Peril, chance, adventure: notions of risk, alcohol consumption and risky driving in young adults. Addiction. 1999; 94: 371-83. CAS PubMed Google Scholar article 3. Perkins HW. Investigating the …

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Open source reveals the value of social norms

Lately, I’ve released a few books that have piled up on my must-read list. One of my favorites is actually a recommendation from my technical sales professor at SAIT (my local polytechnic college): As expected irrationalby Dan Ariely. My professor recommended it because of his knowledge of behavioral science, specifically …

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Countries with strict social standards innovate less internationally

An increasingly common way to come up with creative ideas is to ask the crowd for help. Various companies have launched online platforms to seek creative ideas from online communities. For example, PepsiCo set up “Legion of the Bold,” a community site where the brand asks fans for marketing and …

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Instructure up 8% since IPO, CEO sees “huge renaissance” in EdTech – TechCrunch

Instructure, the Utah-based educational technology company, went public on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. After setting a price at $ 16, shares rose 8% in the early afternoon. Instructure, which is not yet profitable, is building educational software for K-12 teaching and corporate learning. Blackboard’s competitor claims to …

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Brazil’s tough laws on violence against women thwarted by social norms | Melanie Hargreaves

As negotiations continue to agree on a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will come into force next year, tackling gender inequality remains a priority. The current draft of the SDGs contains a stand-alone goal on the issue, which includes a specific target to “eliminate all forms of violence …

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The Social Rules Project at Harvey Mudd College

Newswise – Paul Steinberg, professor of political science and environmental policy at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif., Pursued an unconventional approach to creatively push environmental education, scholarship and awareness into de interesting new directions. His research and teaching focus on global environmental policies, with particular emphasis on biodiversity conservation …

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Do social norms determine whether laws work?

Share this Item You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Laws that go against social norms – the unwritten rules of acceptable behavior – are counterproductive, economists report. Social norms can change over time, such as Americans’ attitudes toward same-sex marriage and legal marijuana. …

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Laws can be ineffective if they don’t reflect social norms, Stanford researcher says

Stanford Report, November 24, 2014 Stanford economist Matthew O. Jackson says laws that ignore social norms can backfire, whether it’s taxes in 2014 or deadly duels in France in 1626. Through Clifton B. Parker Mike H / Shutterstock Economist Matthew Jackson said the laws against dueling were ineffective because they …

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Instructure Launches Free Learning Object Repository, Canvas Commons – Campus Technology

LOR | News Instructure Launches Free Learning Object Repository, Canvas Commons Instructure has launched a limited pilot of Canvas Commons, a new learning object repository that integrates with the Canvas learning management system. Instructure describes Canvas Commons as “a new platform that will allow educators to harness the power of …

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Brain stimulation can control compliance with social norms

Human beings are totally dependent on a complex social structure for their survival. Since all behavior is controlled by the brain, humans may have developed specialized neural circuits that are responsible for following societal rules. A new study has identified such a region in the human brain, and researchers can …

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Zapping the brain forces people to obey social norms

From dress codes to anti-incest laws, all human societies have social norms that specify how people should behave in various situations. Scientists have now shown that a zap of electricity to the brain can influence whether or not people choose to comply with these standards. “The complexity of human interactions …

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Social norms of young adults change over time | Characteristics

Once upon a time, the biggest problem was getting the coolest Valentine’s Day cards, and now our biggest problem is deciding how long to wait to text someone if you’re interested. It is clear that we are getting older, as the unwritten rules that society has imposed on us affect …

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16 tips for changing social norms for girls | adolescent girls – global network of development professionals

Renuka Motihar, Independent Consultant, New Delhi, India Legislation alone is not enough: Laws are important, but when they deviate from a social norm, the practice can continue but simply go underground. In India, we see this in the case of gender testing for preference for boys and with child marriage. …

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Copyright and creative social norms

By Michael Birnhack Copyright law provides a general legal framework intended to encourage creativity in the fields of literature and the arts. However, in certain areas of cultural production, to borrow a term from Pierre Bourdieu, we observe that the actors develop their own frame of reference. These social norms …

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With 4.5 million users, Instructure takes on the courseras and udacities of the world with its own network of open courses – TechCrunch

Instructure launched Canvas in 2011 to provide educational institutions with an alternative to ubiquitous (but heavily criticized) software from education giants like Blackboard. Rather than forcing schools to spend six months onboarding and learning to use rigid and bloated learning management software, Canvas offers an open source, cloud-native system accessible …

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Email, business and social norms

I wanted to note an interesting anomaly in a new survey that examines Americans’ attitudes toward the privacy issues involved in using cell phones to pay for things (instead of cash or a credit card). The survey (which is online here and is summarized by The New York Times here) …

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Facebook, privacy and social norms – Utne

In July 2010, Pew Research Center published a reporton the online habits of Millennials. The experts involved in the study, whowere mostly academics and executives from companies like Google and Microsoft,concluded that social media will only grow in importance despite privacyconcerns. In particular, many have argued that sites like Facebook …

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Researchers study social norms and how they influence what we do, how we think

How come so many people have started to say “Great! Or to wear Uggs? These are examples of how the behavior of individuals is shaped by what the people around them consider appropriate, correct or desirable. Researchers are studying how human behavioral norms are set in groups and how they …

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Working with someone who doesn’t understand social norms?

Most people know how to behave in the workplace, but there are always some outliers that are aggressive, eccentric, or never understand acceptable social norms. Recently, a coworker shared a rather bizarre story of a federal employee burping in the face of a coworker or manager when given a job …

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