Wednesday, August 7, 2013

What's new in education

Justin Pope, AP, says the latest target of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists is education.

Money is being thrown at trying to get kids--and often adults--up to speed.

A big favorite is MOOCs--massive online open online courses (you can see what I did on those do far by entering MOOCs in the search box at the top of this site).

Another emphasis is education on the tablet or smartphone.

Classes and degrees can come from several universities.

MOOCs often don't result in a heavyweight degree, but can help you do your work, which translates into money.

Also--the two-semester "year" is on the way out. Arizona State, for one, has broken the year into six parts of six-seven and a half weeks.

The sacred cows are going to the slaughter! So MOO.

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