Notes in the Margins: Super seniors, Googling, and crowdsourcing research

Crowdsourcing partnership brings a new audience to research The recent uptake of crowdsourcing has seen institutions and scholars engage the public in large-scale research ventures. (LSE / Impact of the Social Sciences)

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. (Edudemic)

Cal State ‘Super Seniors’ Targeted With Hefty Fees Officials at California State University, the nation’s largest four-year college system, can no longer afford to let students linger so long without collecting their diplomas. They want to start charging hefty fees that could almost triple the cost for students who have completed five years of full-time undergraduate work. (The Huffington Post)

‘Dollar signs in uniform’ Some for-profit schools take advantage of GI Bill veterans, wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars without educating them. (Los Angeles Times)

State’s Online University Graduates its First Students WGU Texas is a state-centric incarnation of Western Governors University, an online, non-profit university created by governors of 19 states, including Texas, in 1997. The brand has practically become synonymous with the increasingly popular notion of a go-at-your-own-pace, competency-based approach to higher education. (The Texas Tribune via