Most Read Education News of the Week: New e-textbooks, Coursera and Tutor.com
The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas brought big news for education this week, as McGraw-Hill announced new plans for e-textbooks with its SmartBook rollout. That post, along with Coursera's new certificate offerings and IAC's Tutor.com acquisition topped our readships charts.
Get caught up on those stories, as well as stress sources for professors and research sources for students at the links below:
- McGraw-Hill introduces adaptive SmartBooks to e-textbook market at CES—Just in time for spring, the new e-books will keep tabs on what students are learning.
- Coursera unveils fee-based certificates—As MOOCs monetize, Coursera plans to offer "Verified Certificates" for as much as $100.
- OKCupid owners go after teacher-student matching with Tutor.com acquisition—IAC will look to improve the site using its tech and algorithm knowledge from other services.
- 10 stress sources for university professors—In a response to a fellow columnist, Forbes' David Kroll lists his reasons why being a university professor isn't "the least stressful job of 2013."
- The top 10 Internet sources college students use for writing may depress you—Paper mills and cheat sites still make up nearly a quarter of sources, according to Turnitin.
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