Tech tools and MOOCs: This week's most read education news
This week, Facebook and edX announced plans to launch a pilot online education program in Rwanda. Meanwhile, Google announced its latest foray into the space with a MOOC on surveys, research, and data. Student data also made headlines as MITx and Harvardx announced the release of MOOC user data, and the federal government released guidelines for the storage of data by vendors working with schools.
Be sure to check out our look at 15 cool tech tools from the Education Industry Association's Ed Tech Demo Fair and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts.
- 15 cool tech tools we saw at EIA's Ed Tech Demo Fair: From professional development platforms to those getting students up to speed on Common Core material, these ed tech tools caught our eye.
- Facebook, edX team up to release education app abroad: A pilot program in Rwanda will provide educational material on smartphones.
- MITx, HarvardX release trove of MOOC data: The constantly updating database comes with tools to visualize the information.
- Government releases guidelines on student data: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says keeping information secure is a priority.
- Google announces data-crunching MOOC: The search engine's course aims to teach the public about surveys and research.
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