LinkedIn: the times they are a-changin’ (part 2 – mentions)

After announcing the changes to their search tool, LinkedIn has added ‘mentions’ to their status updates. This gives LinkedIn users the ability to mention or tag another LinkedIn user in a post, they way they do in Twitter with the @’name’ feature. When the user types a name in the … Read the rest

Florida Community Colleges get high marks in the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

At a time when many people debate the quality of education Florida students are receiving, this recognition is evidence that many of our community colleges are making the grade. The Aspen Institute recently announced the winners of the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Santa Barbara Community College (CA) … Read the rest

Massive Open Online Courses – There Is a New World Unfolding

Following up on his 2005 book “The World Is Flat”, columnist Thomas Friedman has spent a lot of time and energy tracking the progress of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and their impact on traditional colleges and universities. When Friedman recently visited Coursera, founded by two computer scientists from Stanford, … Read the rest

Protecting Your Online Reputation (part one):

Protect your wi-fi connections If you’re like a lot of people, you use public wi-fi service offered by locations like Panera Bread. Unfortunately, some miscreants hang around public wi-fi sites using software tools to capture your passwords and other security information. When someone else has access to your account, it’s … Read the rest