In this week’s EdTech News Roundup, check out articles about “smart” course recommendations, new student privacy safeguards, and why librarians might just be the future of campus computing.
A handful of colleges have begun using software similar to Netflix’s movie recommendation engine–except instead of recommending movies to watch, they’re helping students choose what courses to take. Read more about the pros and cons in this article from The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The U.S. Department of Education recently announced new measures to safeguard student privacy, while clarifying the laws around states’ sharing of school data. Read more in this article from EducationNews.
The UC system announced that it will borrow at least $2 million to build online courses–rather than relying on outside grants or donations, as university leaders previously stated. Read more in this article from The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The governor of Idaho signed into law Friday the centerpiece of a major education reform plan that shifts money from salaries to fund new technology and teacher merit pay. Read more in this article from eSchoolNews.
Read more about why the future of campus computing belongs to librarians in this article from Inside Higher Ed. Hint: technology experience, collegiality, and service orientation are all important factors.