Sunday, January 6, 2013

10 Hottest Ed-Tech Stories of 2012

From the Chronicle of Higher Education, reporting on stories from its online version. The titles tell it all.

1. Stanford Professor Gives Up Teaching Position, Hopes to Reach 500,000 Students at Online Start-Up

2. Could Many Universities Follow Borders Bookstores Into Oblivion?

3. Minnesota Gives Coursera the Boot, Citing a Decades-Old Law

4. Khan Academy Founder Proposes a New Type of College

5. Elsevier Publishing Boycott Gathers Steam Among Academics

6. Coursera Announces Big Expansion, Adding 17 Universities

7. 3 Major Publishers Sue Open-Education Textbook Start-Up

8. Students Find E-Textbooks ‘Clumsy’ and Don’t Use Their Interactive Features

9. Now E-Textbooks Can Report Back on Students’ Reading Habits

10. Udacity Cancels Free Online Math Course, Citing Low Quality

And here are the three most popular Tech Therapy episodes:

1. Campus Leaders Drink Big Gulps of Technology

2. Giving Everyone at College a ‘Domain of One’s Own’

3. Why the Man With the Open-Source Tattoo Now Works for Blackboard


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