On Thursday we will be offering a new session of our popular Webinar “How to Price Education Products.” Thanks to sponsorship from Digitec Interactive, registration is free. This time around, we’ll also be flipping some of the content – that is, making some of the foundational information available ahead of time to help make sure everyone is on the same page when they get to the Webinar.
So, here is a brief (@ 12 minutes) video I did covering some of the key higher level principles of pricing. I’ve also included some links to other pricing resources on the Tagoras site below it.
As Associations Now recently reported, the International Studies Association (ISA) has a proposal on the table that would prohibit editors affiliated with its journals from blogging. Steve Saideman, political scientist and member of the ISA Governing Council, posted the text of the proposal on his personal blog.
The Executive Committee requests that the Governing Council of the ISA add language to ISA’s code of conduct policy that will state the following: “No editor of any ISA journal or member of any editorial team of an ISA journal can create or actively manage a blog unless it is an official blog of the editor’s journal or the editorial team’s journal. This policy requires that all editors and members of editorial teams to apply this aspect of the Code of Conduct to their ISA journal commitments. All editorial members, both the Editor in Chief(s) and the board of editors/editorial teams, should maintain a complete separation of their journal responsibilities and their blog associations. Adoption of this policy requires either stepping down from any such editorial responsibilities, or removal of affiliation with, and any participation in, external blogs for the duration of ISA editorial duties.”
In his post, Saideman primarily takes issue with the proposed ban’s implication that blogging is unprofessional.
What I see in the proposed ban is an association struggling to deal with its subject matter experts in a world where it’s not only possible but relatively easy for an individual to create, promote, and distribute content. What I see is ISA grappling with the entrepreneurial subject matter experts, or e-SMEs, in its ranks.
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