Tweetables: This Week’s Top News That’s Fit to Share

Haven’t been keeping up with your edtech news lately? Fear not! Technapex presents “Tweetables,” our roundup of the week’s top shareable #edtech articles.

Justices Weigh Race as Factor at Universities
Conversations about political and social questions of education often lead to the concept of affirmative action. You may have seen on the news the story of Abigail Fisher’s ongoing legal fight surrounding the University of Texas’ affirmative action policy. From an educational standpoint, it’s worth keeping yourself informed about this ongoing story. Supreme Court Justices are currently on the case.

College Degrees Bring Lifetime Financial Rewards, Census Says
Well, this is good news. The U.S. Census Bureau examines the link between income and educational attainment. Turns out it’s good to have a degree. But keep in mind the fluctuating nature of higher education as startups and universities explore alternative, technology based models.

Who’s Investing in Ed-Tech? Tech Investors and Their Education Portfolios
Ms. Watters over at Hack Education provides a “by no means complete” list of technology investors in education companies. It’s a good look into the money flow and up-and-coming startups making waves in the education technology industry. Thanks, Audrey.

What’s Worth Investing In? Criteria for Choosing Technology for Learning
And to drive the point home, MindShift writes about what investors might wish to explore in a market worth at least $7.5 billion. Blogger Tina Barseghian offers a list of questions that came out of last June’s ISTE conference.

Why the Microsoft Surface Tablet Matters to College Students
Yesterday we wrote about the emerging educational apps produced for Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system. The company’s new tablet entry, the Surface, might prove useful for college students and educators.

  • #surface #windows8 New Microsoft technology’s place in the lives of college kids.

Grantoo Nabs $1.7M, Steals EA Canada CTO To Help Students Pay Tuition By Playing Social Games
Here’s a neat startup that gamifies the otherwise-unpleasant process of paying tuition. TechCrunch reports on Grantoo and the interesting concept catching the attention of investors.