Online Enterprises Gain Foothold as Path to a College Degree

Harvard and Ohio State are not going to disappear any time soon. But a host of new online enterprises are making earning a college degree cheaper, faster and flexible enough to take work experience into account. As Wikipedia upended the encyclopedia industry and iTunes changed the music business, these businesses have the potential to change higher education. | 0 Comments


Google Inspires Excitement Hesitation in Instructors

Google+ has become the fastest growing social network in history, in part because of its unique circles interface and video chat feature. Some instructors in higher ed see it as a great new collaboration tool, while others are still worried about privacy on the network. | 0 Comments


Textbook Developer Adds YouTube Videos to E-Books

A set of educational videos made by a nonacademic in his bedroom closet are now part of a line of college e-textbooks.
The upstart textbook publisher Kno Inc. announced on Friday that its digital textbooks will incorporate links to videos by Khan Academy, a nonprofit video library that grew out of Salman Khan’s popular instructional Youtube videos (produced in his home “studio”). That collection has grown to more than 2,400 free videos online, featuring Mr. Khan’s voice with accompanying notations on a digital blackboard. | 0 Comments

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