Ads Replace Tuition Fees?

Well, there's an interesting idea, in an age of increasing tuition fees: Companies could pay to advertise their physical products (laptops, for example) and services to students during their course of study, helping to eliminate the need for fees, he explained. Firms hunting for new talent could also pay the university for detailed information on how its students were progressing, Professor Fragueiro continued, allowing them to pick out the class genius, for example. Read full…

Social Media to Identify Dropouts?

Interesting study from the University of Leicester into social media use of students on a particular course (with Google +!): At the end of the term, the students had contributed thousands of posts. Some had happily used the site to share information about their course with their peers, in a similar way to how they might talk to friends on Facebook. Others were much more targeted in their use of online tools - and would…