Stumbled across College2Startup this afternoon! Basically, it links college grads (aka "Talents") to start-up companies, all via a weekly newsletter, and... that's about it.
From an interview with Tolu Babalola (anyone else LOVE that name?!):
The key difference with College2Startup is that we start the interview process for you right from ...
I've begun my first mSchool course, "Grammar 101: Grammar Basics and Common Mistakes." I'm nervous about it for the following reasons:
1. Being a former English major, I may know a little more about grammar logistics than the average Joe, but that doesn't make me infallible... and it sure would be pretty embarrassing if my course on grammar was riddled with grammar mistakes.
2. I know it's a basic course, but I think I've already started too basic. There's so much to cover. Where do I go from here? Am I trying to create too much of my own content? Should I be adding more "resources"?
Here's what I got so far:
I didn't realize it, but when I stopped to write my blog post yesterday, I had also just finished up the “Show us what you know” section, and onto a “Workshop.” Apparently, Knewton thinks I need work with circles. Diameters, radii, circumferences, all that jazz. Awesome.
1. Cleaner and clearer user interface
2. Profile page
5. A little something we're calling "Vino & Vialogues"...
Read the latest Vialogues Blog entry for details.
edNovo.org hails its product, Gooru, as "technology for social transformation." (Looks like I won't be handing out any props for exceptional taglines today.)
The Ednode team has come to the harsh realization that Ednode is, uh, not actually very pretty. We've begun brainstorming, but we'd like to hear as many ideas as we can about what YOU think works and what doesn't.
So yes, we're asking for feedback. Here. For real this time. We need you. Ednode has got a long ways to go.
Last infographic from me for the week, I promise.
This is an illustration on how Twitter can maybe, just maybe, help boost grades in college. At any rate, there appears to be SOME kind of correlation. My only qualm is the spelling errors that show up toward the end...
“Has the holy grail of adaptive learning been discovered?” one journalist asks.
Without a doubt, you've heard of them already. Maybe you recently toured their offices, shook hands with members of their executive staff… perhaps you've even eaten their food.
When bloggers and educators get a whiff of Knewton's product and their higher-scores-or-your-money-back guarantee, they begin tossing around words like “pioneering,” “trailblazers,” “cutting-edge,” “innovation,” “game-changing,” and “sophisticated.”
So what is Knewton, and what makes this ed tech company stand apart from the rest?
Infographs are great.
Here's one about social media managers, and how rough their jobs can actually be:
This article from the eCampus News proposes that an inevitable result of the information age (or should it be called the communication age?) is that kids are going off to college without really leaving their parents behind anymore.