Audrey Watters

Audrey Watters is a journalist specializing in education technology news and analysis. She has worked in the education field for the past 15 years: as a graduate student, college instructor, program manager for an ed-tech non-profit. Although she was two chapters into a dissertation in comparative literature, she decided to eschew the professor track for a different path, and she now happily fulfills the one job recommended to her by a junior high aptitude test: freelance writer. She has written for Edutopia, MindShift, O'Reilly Radar, ReadWriteWeb, and The Huffington Post, in addition to her own blog Hack Education.

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Most Recent Articles

December 12, 2011
Facebook is piloting "Groups for Universities," allowing students to create their own groups for their classes, dorms, and parties -- groups that are restricted to those with their school's .edu email addresses.  
December 6, 2011
Data from Google show what types of degrees and programs people are searching for.
December 5, 2011
Google Scholar Citations allow scholars to track how frequently their journal and book articles are cited. But the program, which just opened to the public, has a few problems.
November 29, 2011
Another LMS has launched this week -- Coursekit.  What does this mean for the future of the LMS?
November 28, 2011
A look at a new development project from CUNY Academic Commons -- "Commons in a Box" -- which will allow universities to create their own academic networks.
November 22, 2011
One of the big trends for 2012 is sure to be educational data and analytics. As the year draws to a close, Knewton, Pearson, Grockit and now EverFi are all making their moves to build learning algorithms and student data models.
November 21, 2011
As more and more educational content -- textbooks and course materials -- is available digitally, what's the future of the local campus bookstore? Will it adapt?
November 17, 2011
Will Amazon's new Kindle Fire be a hit on college campuses? Is it the next hot new educational tablet?
November 15, 2011
Yesterday marked the deadline for the first round of submissions for the 2011 DML Competition.  This year's topic:  designing badges for lifelong learning. How will these badges, part of Mozilla's Open Badges Project, affect higher ed?
November 9, 2011
A recent story in The New York Times highlights the high attrition rate among STEM majors.  Will universities change the way these fields are taught? Or will students interested in STEM just turn elsewhere (off-campus perhaps) to learn?

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