Jun 28 2013

Google Glass in a Classroom? It’s True, and Very Cool

Here’s a roundup of the best higher ed stories this week.

This is part of our series of weekly roundups curating the best higher education technology news, articles and resources from around the web. Use the hashtag #higheredreads to suggest an article.

“Students Taking Online Courses Jumps 96 Percent over 5 Years”

That’s really impressive but not necessarily surprising. The 2013 College Explorer is loaded with great information. Here are a few other numbers that stood out:

  • 85 percent of college students own laptops
  • 73 percent of college students use smartphones for games (Editor’s note: This sounds like an opportunity!)
  • Most college students take notes with a pen and paper
  • The most popular social networks on campus are Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Read more on Campus Technology.

Finally, Google Glass in the Classroom

Our friends at EdTech: Focus on K–12 have been at ISTE 2013 this week. They interviewed a high school teacher about his use of Google Glass in the classroom and STEM’s role in a 21st-century classroom.

The Best of EdTech

If you missed anything from EdTech this week, you missed a lot. Here are some of the best stories we published:

Send us a tweet at @EdTech_Highered to suggest stories for next week.

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