Informative, inspiring, or just plain interesting education and digital technology content from across the web, posted on Twitter over the past week and collected here to share with our blog readers.
This week in the wrap … what happened to the promise of data analytics in higher ed? EDUCAUSE take a look. MOOCs get a big boost. Looking at VR in the classroom from two different angles. Business partners with education to create a new digital tech cert. A new opportunity for teachers and students from the NSF. A great look at how to get more flies with honey when it comes to raising cybersecurity awareness (good guidelines for teaching in general). And more to explore!
Analytics, Interrupted: Progress on data and analytics has stalled. @EDUCAUSE is working to produce an analytics statement advocating for these important efforts in #highered
Five DIY Virtual Reality Projects for Students
#MOOC Platforms' New Model Draws Big Bet From Investors: investment of roughly $165 million in Coursera & FutureLearn suggests open course providers have found a viable business mode.
As K-12 VR use grows, researchers consider impact on children. While long-term effects remain unclear, experts recommend limiting time, ensuring immersive media experiences are “positive, productive and safe.”
Excellent piece from EDUCAUSE: “The Human Nature of Cybersecurity”, by understanding cognitive biases and shortcuts, we can better engage people to improve cybersecurity awareness, behavior, and culture.
Another step forward for business taking non-degree credentials seriously … Businesses and universities team up on a new digital technology credential
EDUCAUSE Says Universities are in Technology Transition & They're Right
NSF Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers Funding Opportunity
UB op-ed: 5 things I don’t want to miss at UB Tech: Great breakout sessions, networking w colleagues, powerful keynotes, and more!