This week, questions arose regarding the Los Angeles Unified School District's massive $1-billion iPad deployment and Google launched a new analytics MOOC. The federal government's shutdown disrupted business as usual for the U.S. Department of Education, simultaneously posing a threat to funding for some programs.
Check out Education Dive's look at 10 popular MOOC instructors with brilliant Twitter accounts, Hollywood's least believable campus administrators and more in this week's top news posts.
- 10 popular MOOC instructors with brilliant Twitter accounts: Check out how they interact with their students and wider audiences. You might get some ideas.
- 4 lessons L.A.'s iPad rollout can teach everyone: For better or worse, the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1-billion device deployment sets an example for anyone hoping to follow suit.
- 10 of Hollywood's least believable campus administrators: Whether they're antagonists, sidekicks or love interests, top campus officials just don't seem to get a fair shake on the big screen.
- Government shutdown: How does it affect higher education?: Most faculty and students shouldn't see many effects — at least at first.
- Google launches an analytics MOOC: The tech giant is taking yet another foray into online learning with its latest course on data-driven decision-making.
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