Higher Education

What Grade Do You Give Obama’s College Scorecard?

If you tuned in to President Obama’s State of the Union speech, you may have heard the President mention a College Scorecard to help consumers make better informed choices. If you’ve visited the site, we want to hear from you.  Take five seconds and complete the survey or add your comment to the post. What do… Read more »

Higher Education

One Stop Shopping for MOOC’s

We know how to operate in different timezones. Set a clock, add or subtract X amount of hours from your local time and do business. But what about different speedzones? For higher education, time moves at a different speed. There is the academic year. Committees meet, discuss, and plan. Votes occur. Action is slow to… Read more »

Higher Education

Coursera Starts Career Services

Who cares about accreditation if you can connect students with employers? This afternoon, Coursera launched career services, “with the goal of helping Coursera students find great jobs.” It’s an opt-in service for registered students. Once logged in, students can list their status from “actively looking for a position,” “not looking, but open to hearing about possibilities,” to… Read more »

Higher Education

One Flew Over the MOOC-oo’s Nest

“If you don’t watch it people will force you one way or the other, into doing what they think you should do, or into just being mule-stubborn and doing the opposite out of spite.” ― Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest This is a story about failure. It’s a story about learning and… Read more »


Learning More about the Saylor Foundation

In the last six months the buzz has been about Coursera, Udacity, Khan Academy, and edX, but what about the Saylor Foundation? If you want to learn more about the Saylor Foundation and the story behind the non-profit, check out “A Dot-Com Entrepreneur’s Wild Ambition: Drive Education Costs to Zero” published in the Chronicle of… Read more »

Higher Education

Dropbox Space Race

It’s 2012 and the Space Shuttle Endeavour recently crawled through Los Angeles. Think the space race is over? Not according to Dropbox. The service launched a marketing strategy in the form of a contest aimed at higher education. The prize is more space in your Dropbox account for registering a verified .edu address. You’ll also gain… Read more »