News, blog posts, and articles that caught our eye this week:
- How do education institutions use social media? Higher ed experts Cheryl Slover Linett and Michael Stoner analyzed three years of data and summarized their findings in a white paper.
- Twitter will change the look for profile pages: The new page will include a header image (similar to the cover photo on Facebook) and some other major layout changes.
- Why print student newspapers if students are digital natives? A recently published article raises the question why most student media is still printed if the audience is more active in the digital world.
- Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives his first interview since the IPO: Zuckerberg talks mobile, IPO, and what the future holds for Facebook.
- Numbers for the 5-month old online education company Coursera go through the roof: Coursera now reaches 1.3 million students, and offers more than 200 free classes from 33 different schools, including Lausanne based EPFL. In related news, Stanford University has just recently launched another online platform called Class2Go. It is an open-source platform, allowing teachers to work on the platform to fit their needs.