Guru Round-Up: This Weeks Industry News

4EyesOnMe Takes Student Grading Data to a Whole New Level

4EyesOnMe taps into what’s becoming an increasingly important trend in helping make data accessible and actionable: visualizations and info-graphics. The idea is to take information from assessments and put it into a format so that teachers can more easily make a student’s progress understandable to parents. It’s also in a format too that students themselves can understand. The site plans on taking student data and turning it into personalized infographics for each family.”

Claim Your Textbook Spend on Your Taxes

“According to the National Association of College Stores“keeping track of their course material expenses could save college students and their families up to $2,500 annually.  Under The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and extended by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, a tax credit of up to $2,500 each year has been authorized for out-of-pocket higher education expenses for course materials, tuition, and fees for 2009 through 2012.  Forty percent of the credit is refundable”.”

Student Loan Debt Surpasses Credit Card Debt

“The amount of student loans taken out last year crossed the $100 billion mark for the first time and total loans outstanding will exceed $1 trillion for the first time this year. Americans now owe more on student loans than on credit cards, reports the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the U.S. Department of Education and private sources. Students are borrowing twice what they did a decade ago after adjusting for inflation, the College Boardreports. Total outstanding debt has doubled in the past five years — a sharp contrast to consumers reducing what’s owed on home loans and credit cards.”

Inkling Pushes Platform by Publishing Cookbook

The Professional Chef. The book is a textbook, one written by the Culinary Institute of America and used in culinary schools everywhere. But it’s also a cookbook that anyone can use. Cookbooks are, as a genre, an interesting blend of instruction manual and DIY learning tool.”

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