The news today was that LinkedIn, the social network for professional relationships, added pages for universities and also started to accept highschool students as its members.
Me like! It serves the same purpose of bridging gaps between studies and also working life as I proposed in my MOOC post a while ago.
With MOOCs a highschool student can get a flavor of what and how they teach at universities. But as we know, there’s more to college life than what they teach. The buddies you hang out with can prove to be as important in your career, if not more.
Highschool classes break after graduation and students flock to different cities and countries to continue their studies. LinkedIn’s new additions enable these freshmen to kickstart their college life with people they already know – if only virtually.