On the Agenda – Week 27, 2013

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5 juli 2013 | How will American students cope with the doubled interest rates on student loans? Also in this week’s ‘on the agenda’, where in the world do people tweet most?

Take 1 – MOOCs

@HarvardBiz: A New Use for MOOCs: Real-World Problem Solving

@jhrees: “You’ve all got to work it out for yourselves!”

@DennisSchaeffer: Coursera under fire in MOOCs licensing row

Take 2 – Student Finance

@Esutwt: Spanish students that need public financial support in order to pay for their studies might be hit hard by reforms

@PareshKevat: New-Zealand, Fees up despite fall in international students

@YahooFinance: Interest rates on U.S. government-backed student loans doubled to 6.8% from 3.4% on Monday.

Take 3 – Social Media

@mmeckel: The digital demo. Social media make protests easier but not yet more effective

@NUexperts: Where in the world are people tweeting? NorthEastern researchers track over 275 million tweets with some cool results

@Thompoole: Can Social Media really drive sustainable change?

…and this week on ScienceGuideEU

@ScienceGuideEU: A growing group of young Europeans is neither working nor studying. Price tag: €153 billion per year.

@ScienceGuideEU: The post-2015 development agenda is broader but “remarkably silent on knowledge”, Bart Verspagen (UNU-MERIT) says.

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