Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers.
This week in the wrap … 'twas a ‘Tweet-astic week … lots of great content this week. I share my latest for University Business (an opinion piece on the need for higher ed to step up their game re: raising awareness of the downsides of digital dangers), coupled with an article about how some major players are, thankfully, making an efforts to get ahead of the curve on these issues; come explore a new effort to ruminate and prognosticate about the Future of Education (FOEcast); check out NASA's tool for learning how to build and launch rockets virtually; another look at the realities of free tuition programs; and more!
Come explore #FOECast (‘FOE' = Future of Education): “Let's Dream Together”
New Future Ready Schools Guide to Blended Learning
Increasingly, “Free” Tuition programs come w/ many obligations, requirements, strings attached (example: NY State program is pretty sure to turn funds back into loans for well > 50% of Ss when they don't maintain min GPA or graduate)
Online Course Enrollment Sees (Continued) Relentless Growth (I hope we're doing our best to grow quality and completion rates as well!)
Why we still need to know things in the age of Google
Higher ed’s role in raising social awareness of dangerous misuses of technology
Tech's Ethical ‘Dark Side': Glad to see Harvard, Stanford and Others Want to Address it!
Nice, balanced article by former Sec of Ed M. Spellings: The Perils of Trashing the Value of College
Rocket Science 101 – Build and Launch Virtual Rockets:
Lumina foundation reports that we're slowly approaching 50% of Americans aged 25 – 64 having at least one post-secondary credential
Fire Tech Camp Model ‘Future' Of Tech Education
Why This Tech Executive Says Her Plan to Disrupt Education is Different