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Can Facebook Make You Smarter?

Sarah Cargill on the GettingSmart blog features a new infographic from the clever folks at OnlinePHD.org showing the impact of Facebook on higher education.  Some tidbits: 1) College who are actively engaged Facebook are more likely to graduate 2) Less … Continue reading

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Onsite and Online learning: A Meaningful Distinction Any Longer? in WCET Frontiers

From Trent Batston for WCET Frontiers: The presumption that students in a completely online course cannot have the real-life social interactions and informal learning opportunities is, ironically, an unreal argument.  Imaginatively designed courses leverage the experiences learners have wherever they … Continue reading

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Free is Free: Popular Standford ComSci & Entrepreneurship Classes

With barricades blocking the registrar’s offices at UC Davis & Berkeley, online education may be the only way some of us get to class this spring.  Just in time, Stanford has put some of its most popular entrepreneurship classes online…for … Continue reading

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Massive Eduventures Study Confirms Student Demand for Hybrid Learning

There is no lack of anecdotal information on the rising demand for — and value of — blended learning.  Eduventures has recently backed this up with solid research on the mismatch beween student demand and available programs: [T]he Eduventures survey … Continue reading

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Google Cloud Connect Review

Howard Chan, an education technologist in San Diego, provides a “first look” review of Google Cloud Connect.  Cloud Connect plugs into your MS Office programs (Windows only), and allows you to instantly share versions with colleagues.  What isn’t clear is … Continue reading

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The 6%ers: Startup Veterans Launch K12 Incubator

A new group has joined the K12 Incubator club, ImagineK12. Like Startl, they are providing guidance and seed funding in exchange for a 6% stake in participating ventures. From Techcrunch: The company is called Imagine K12. Like Y Combinator it … Continue reading

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