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Non-Profit Innovation: How Minerva Plans To Make Its Affordable, Next-Gen University A Reality

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The Minerva Project burst onto the scene last year with an ambitious goal: To create the next elite American university, online, and, in so doing, help rethink the role of higher education in the Digital Era. Not only that, but the startup wants to establish rigorous, Ivy League-caliber standards, admitting...
Non-Profit Innovation: How Minerva Plans To Make Its Affordable, Next-Gen University A Reality

Project Glass makes a TV appearance on Charlie Rose, flashes its rear for the cameras

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Google fellow, founder of Project X and self-driving car pioneer Sebastian Thrun became the latest to publicly rock a Project Glass prototype (after company co-founder Sergey Brin) on a recent episode of Charlie Rose, and managed to show off a whole new side of the project in the process....
Project Glass makes a TV appearance on Charlie Rose, flashes its rear for the cameras

CSEdWeek

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Folks in the AVC community are well aware of my passion and energy for bringing programming education and curriculum into our classrooms, both at the K12 and Higher Education levels. I feel like good things are starting to happen but we need to do so much more. We are not...
CSEdWeek

For Social Media In The Classroom To Work, Instructors Need Best Practices

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I’m writing this post to procrastinate grading the last batch of final papers that are sifting into my inbox. After one year of being a proponent of social media in the classroom, I can tell you what worked and what didn’t in the classes I taught at Bridgewater State...
For Social Media In The Classroom To Work, Instructors Need Best Practices

Ask Engadget: Tablets for Students?

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We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from a pair of guys called Joe on opposite sides of the planet that both need a tablet-based solution for their...
Ask Engadget: Tablets for Students?

Do you have to be an educator to remake higher education?

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This embed is invalid Silicon Valley is enamored with the narrative of the 20-something founder who doesn’t know enough of the industry he is disrupting to do otherwise. But sometimes, experience matters. I’m biased, but I’d argue that knowing a thing or two about journalism helps when building a modern...
Do you have to be an educator to remake higher education?

Marc Andreessen Visits Peter Thiel’s Stanford Class To Talk Startups, How He Invests & The Future

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It wasn’t so long ago that Peter Thiel began publicly pushing the somewhat controversial idea that higher education is in a bubble, or launching an initiative to help smart young people “stop out of school.” That’s why for someone who’s advocated for alternatives to higher education, invested in them, and...
Marc Andreessen Visits Peter Thiel’s Stanford Class To Talk Startups, How He Invests & The Future

Super Wi-Fi network eyed for rural college towns

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University towns in rural areas will get more super Wi-Fi broadband service under a new effort announced Tuesday by a consortium of higher education associations, public interest groups and tech companies....
Super Wi-Fi network eyed for rural college towns

Stanford at the forefront of tech industry education

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Ken Auletta of The New Yorker has taken a hard look at how Stanford has become a leading incubator for tech industry talent. Between guest lectures from Eric Schmidt and Scott Cook and leadership from industry veteran John Hennessy, students enjoy an open campus and the eager attention of...
Stanford at the forefront of tech industry education

Education Life: Teaching the Techies

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Data science is the hot new pursuit in higher education, a field spawned by the enormous amounts of data that modern technologies create. Claire Cain Miller writes about this trendy new field in the Education Life section of The New York Times....
Education Life: Teaching the Techies

Giveaway: An Exclusive Screening Of CNBC's Peter Thiel "20 Under 20″ Documentary Next Week

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When Peter Thiel identified the next bubble as one in higher education, it ignited a bit of controversy here on TechCrunch. He told TechCrunch last year, “A true bubble is when something is overvalued and intensely believed. Education may be the only thing people still believe in in the United...
Giveaway: An Exclusive Screening Of CNBC's Peter Thiel "20 Under 20″ Documentary Next Week
Let's broaden the MOOC experiment
PIGLT turns to the crowd to help fill higher education piggybanks

The coming melt-down in higher education (as seen by a marketer)

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For 400 years, higher education in the US has been on a roll. From Harvard asking Galileo to be a guest professor in the 1600s to millions tuning in to watch a team of unpaid athletes play another team of unpaid athletes in some college sporting event, the amount of...
The coming melt-down in higher education (as seen by a marketer)

GeekWire Radio: How data and technology are reshaping education

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Our topic this week on the GeekWire radio show: The future of education, and how technology is changing the experience of learning in the classroom and at home. Joining me as guest host is Frank Catalano, the GeekWire columnist who works as an education technology consultant. He’s just back from...
GeekWire Radio: How data and technology are reshaping education

Three Ways To Use Linked In If You're NOT Looking For A Job

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A post last week on pimping your LinkedIn profile drew a big response, as well as a divide in comments about whether or not people should be using LinkedIn. One of the bigger misconceptions in comments in emails was that LinkedIn is a primarily a job-hunting site. But there are...
Three Ways To Use Linked In If You're NOT Looking For A Job
The false promise of online education
TCTV: In the Studio, Entelo’s Jon Bischke Aims to Reinvent Recruiting
Online classes can be enlightening, edifying, and engaging -- but they're not college

Wiley Beefs Up Higher Ed Biz: Partners With Knewton, Buys Online Degree Veteran Deltak For $220M

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John Wiley & Sons, the 200-year-old publishing giant best known for its scientific, technical and medical texts and journals geared towards academic and scholarly audiences, appears to be on a mission to beef up its higher education business with a dose of technology. Following on the heels of its partnership...
Wiley Beefs Up Higher Ed Biz: Partners With Knewton, Buys Online Degree Veteran Deltak For $220M

43% of all LinkedIn users are in the US, IBM is the company with the most followers

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Zoomsphere, a site which provides statistics on major social networks including Twitter, Facebook and Google+, has just revealed some interesting information and statistics on LinkedIn users. It’s not surprising to find that the US has the most registered users on LinkedIn, with well over 61 million to its name. India...
43% of all LinkedIn users are in the US, IBM is the company with the most followers

RT @susanbeebe: Just uploaded 'Facebook For Higher Education' to SlideShare. http://slidesha.re/b8srdX

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RT @susanbeebe: Just uploaded 'Facebook For Higher Education' to SlideShare. http://slidesha.re/b8srdX

Open Compute Project to ask college students for hardware ideas

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In its quest to figure out how best to build efficient, scalable data centers, the Open Compute Project is looking to students and other independent people for ideas. Thus the hackathon at the Open Compute Summit on Wednesday. While most hackathons focus on coding, Facebook and Open Compute are hoping to use...
Open Compute Project to ask college students for hardware ideas

Microsoft creates Office 365 package for University students

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Microsoft has announced a new Office package aimed at students. Office 365 University, set to be released in the first quarter of 2013, will offer a slightly altered version of the Office 365 suite. It will be priced low enough to appease most of those spending, and possibly borrowing, considerable...
Microsoft creates Office 365 package for University students

What Higher Education Will Look Like In 2020

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Is the era of the ivy-walled college coming to an end? How much will technology reshape what we think of as the college experience? See what the experts had to say....
What Higher Education Will Look Like In 2020
MOOCs: A view from the digital trenches
Rafter Scoops Up HubEdu To Help It Challenge The Textbook Industry

Winner of Google Photography Prize documents the lonelier side of competitive swimming

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After receiving entries from 20,000 students in 146 countries, Google has a winner for it's 2012 Photography Prize. Viktor Johansson's series of images capturing a competitive swimmer's demanding training regimen took the grand prize, and the 24-year-old student of Sweden's Nordens Fotoskola Biskops-Arnö photography school will now have his...
Winner of Google Photography Prize documents the lonelier side of competitive swimming
With $1M In New Funding, Video Platform MediaCore Refocuses On Education, Hires Former Apple Education Exec Alan Greenberg

Online Learning and Higher Ed

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Clayton Christensen's views on this topic were on display yesterday in the video of the week. For a different take on this topic, read AJ Jacobs' tale of a semester of online learning in todays' NY Times. I laid out my thoughts on this topic a few months ago. There...
Online Learning and Higher Ed
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