As I read through the links about students not understanding probability and statistics, I thought back to my high school and college education. I remember some probability in high school but not mush, and I took math every year. I was not math genius, but did ok. In college I had to take a statistics class, and everything went well for the first 1/2 of the class then I hit a wall snd had to get lots of help. I remember thinking research was probably not for me, if only because of the statistical analysis. It would appear there are options on the web, and if you can enter all your data onto a online stats analyzer you may be able to get help with all that math.
Networking has always been important, but with the ability to use technology to network, it has been made easier. Sites like LinkedIn walk you through the process of getting you professional person out to the world. Once you get linked to a few people it can really grow. Using facebook, and youtube or internet forums can work as well, but you have to be careful to be professional with these sites.
Even though technology has created some new ways of networking, good old face to face talking to colleagues is still important. I highly recommend being part of you national and state associations for your profession and attend meetings. You will meet and get to know a lot of professional peers by being involved with your association.
Seams to me that they are very similar. They look a little different and Linked in is set up to be a little more professional. It would appear that if you want an online way to connect with other professionals Linked in is they way to go. Linked in asks you lots of questions and gives you the chance to share things that you may not have thought to share, creating a complete profile of who you are professionally.
Hear is a video from memorial weekend, my uncle found a little mud with his RZR.
When I was assigned to read about Web 2.0, I thought what is that? I had no idea what it was let alone that I use it all the time. The ability for users to post questions and get information from other users is amazing. any time I have to try and fix something around the house or on my car. chances are someone else has had the same problem and posted the answer or asked someone else to solve the problem for them.
Once I had to change the battery on a car I used to own, I could see the battery, but I didn't know how to get at it. there was a plastic cover that did not seam to have any fasteners. I went on line and not only found that answer but found a video showing how to do it. Just rip it off by the way it snaps in and off no problem.
At my high school we use schoology with our ipads for content deliver to our students. Any student can ask me question through an assignment when at hoe or at school, and I send answers back to them using my Ipad. I think it will continue to be used in education, and classes are going to become more and more online.