From Texas, the idea of a $10,000 bachelor’s degree has spread like an Internet meme to governors in Florida and Wisconsin, a state legislator in California, and some national online colleges. But the growing attention to the bargain-basement bachelor’s degree isn’t just an indication of how an idea can quickly take hold with the public and lawmakers. The idea itself has become a kind of Rorschach test for how people view American higher education, what they think its role should be, and whom or what they blame for its shortfalls.
Google shared some amazing statistics on who’s using their technology today: More than 400 universities are recording their lectures and/or full courses and posting them online using YouTube Edu
The entire staff of the Philippines Department of Education will soon be using Google Apps
More universities around the world are seeing the value of Google Apps for education, including schools in Poland, Spain, the Netherlands, and Africa
Over 500 schools and districts are now using Chromebooks this fall
Seven of the eight Ivy League universities, along with 72 of the top 100 US universities are now using Google Apps for Education