Notes in the Margins: Twitter, online presence and Texas' Top 10 entry rule

I’m an academic and desperately need an online presence, where do I start? Salma Patel has been on a whistle-stop tour of academic social media channels. Here she shares her simple, practical tips for academics who want to start engaging with the wider world through social media. (LSE / Impact of social sciences)

Study: Twitter Improves Student Learning in College Classrooms The social network may benefit college students by engaging them in course material. (U.S. News & World Report)

Education ‘must emerge as UK’s stock in trade’ Universities’ current charitable model of governance will prevent them from taking advantage of the higher education boom in emerging economies, David Willetts has argued. (Times Higher Education)

Students work to bridge gender gap in engineering fields Though disparity and inequity are still prevalent among science-related fields. (USA Today)

Texas’ Top 10 College Entry Rule Can Be Foiled by Reality A law that guarantees college admission to those in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class was designed to ensure that students in Texas get a shot at the same education, regardless of race. (The New York Times)