Monthly Archive: July 2012

eBook Review: Kno – Follow Up

We last checked in on Kno in October and if you haven’t already read the initial review, I recommend a quick return as the first review covers the general process of buying your book and accessing basic features of the Kno platform. But now it’s nine months later and as with anything in the technology world, things don’t wait for a calendar year to change before they do. So I checked back in on Kno I and found some pretty cool new features. (more…)

College Tuition Continues to Rise

According to a study by the National Center for Education Statistics, average tuition and fees for a full-time undergraduate attending a four-year college increased substantially from 2009/10 to 2011/12. The increase for a public institution was 9% in state and 6% out of state. Nonprofit institutions reported a 4% increase. For-profit institutions reported no change. (more…)

Massive Open Online Courses

My search through Open Education Resources is opening my eyes to the quality and quantity of information available. Earlier I discussed the 500 Free Online Course from Top Universities . It’s fair to say that those resources triggered greater curiosity in me and I have started to dig deeper in order to see what other free courses are available and the quality of the listings and content. (more…)

Stats and Facts on Investing in the Education Technology Sector

Ever wonder who’s investing in education? What trends are taking shape and how things changing in terms of financial backing? Well, the world of ed-tech is not nearly as hot as some other industries when it comes to capital and investments, but that’s not to say that it isn’t growing and full of potential. (more…)