Five for Friday

This latest instalment in our occasional “Five for Friday” column gathers some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been reading lately.

Making graduate employment data public

As of 2017, the New Zealand government will require the country’s universities to start publishing data about the employment status and income levels of their graduates.

MOOC admissions

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is launching a pilot project through which students who successfully complete a series of free online courses will improve their chances of admission to an MIT master’s programme.

Video delivers the best ROI

Some estimates have it that nearly three-quarters of all Internet traffic in 2017 will be video, as video content increasingly becomes a key driver of clicks and audience engagement.

Free college for all

As the US presidential race continues to heat up, momentum is building for recent proposals to expand free public education in the US to include two years (or more) of higher education.

The Twitter killer

Is Facebook out to get Twitter? The two companies have been shadowing each other’s strategies for years but the odds may now be tilting in favour of Facebook and its massive financial and engineering resources.



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