“Most students’ use social media, but not necessarily in a way to learn or to connect in meaningful ways. Blogs, Twitter, Instagram all of these programs work on the iPad and can be used to allow students to learn from each other and to share their learning with others. These tools allow them to take REAL action in the REAL world.”
The Slate catchy headline for this is “The Amazon of Higher Education” and the article promises to be a closer look at how one four-year college has made a big business model around online education. Watch this space for more discussion of SNHU; this is a subject we’ll be watching closely.