Databases, student debt, HE social media

  • The Ten Most Amazing Databases in the World | Popular Science
    “The 10 most amazing databases in the world do more than store knowledge. They provide researchers with new ways to solve long-cold crimes, predict economic recessions, measure your love life, map the universe and save lives.”
  • Young Adults See Student Debt as Growing Unmanageable, Poll Finds – Chronicle
    “Young adults agree that college is becoming increasingly unaffordable in today’s economy even as it is becoming more important, according to a recent poll released on Wednesday by Demos and Young Invincibles, two research and advocacy groups.”
  • Confusion reigns as student fees fear takes hold
    “The communication of student fees has been described as a “national scandal” as a poll shows 59% of people in England feel they have little or no understanding of the new finance system. The news comes as thousands are expected to hit the streets today to protest about rising tuition fees. Many wrongly believe they cannot afford to go to university.”
  • 16+ Universities Dive into Google+ Brand Pages – Mashable
    “Since Google+ launched brand pages Monday, universities across the world have wasted no time setting up pages for their communities to follow. Interestingly, their early approaches have differed greatly. While some view the page as an advertising tool to perspective students, others are expressing school spirit and engaging with their student body.”

Author: Terry Madeley

I work with student data and enjoy reading about art and design, data, education and technology.

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