Wednesday, April 29, 2009

College Recruiters are Twittering Too.

College recruiters are now using Twitter & Facebook to review applicants. As with anything online, you have to be careful with your words and pictures. You don't want to miss out on a scholarship because you posted something that the recruiter may find offensive. Be careful what you tweet. What you tweet today may come back to haunt you tomorrow.

Professors Who Tweet

College professors are now using Twitter to supplement their classroom experience. They can have students who follow them on Twitter to get more indepth information about a news topic or she can post links to additional reading material. Is this the future of learning? Interesting. Read more here

Thursday, April 16, 2009

New Google Scholarship

Google just announced a new scholarship for students with disabilities who are pursuing university degrees in the field of computer science in Canada or the U.S. They are doing this in conjuction with Lime. Lime is a not-for-profit organization that brings together global corporations and people with disabilities. Scholarships will be granted for the 2009–2010 academic year, and recipients will be invited to attend an all-expenses-paid retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View in 2010. Go here for details:

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Future of College Education

What is the future of college education? I believe the future is already upon us. The Web will make the college experience into something different, something we are already seeing with social networking sites. The future of higher education is online, where education is open to everyone. Will we continue, in the future, to command students to leave their cities to relocate to site in a lecture hall to learn from an instructor. Now I know college is more than that and I also know that part of the college experience is being on campus and getting to meet peers and create life long relationships. But that is now beginning to happen with social networking sites.

Many colleges are also putting courses online. YouTube has even seen the benefit of online learning by creating an education channel that shows video from various universities such as MIT and Yale. Check it out at This may even help you choose a college to attend.

Change takes time, but change a'comming.