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ZDNet Education: “Steve Loflin, the founder and executive director of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), certainly hopes so. I had the chance to talk with Steve recently about his group’s efforts and their goals of rewarding and mentoring students who find success while taking full personal responsibility for their actions.”

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ZDNet Education: “As Larry Dignan notes, any products from OLPC have more value as conversation starters than as actual products, but what interests me most about the XO-3, regardless of whether it actually becomes more than vaporware, is the platform. It will be running on a Moby Tablet from Marvell, a $99 device that has already been shown in prototype; again, Larry called it out as a potential educational game changer while I was concerned with its mainstream viability as a Linux device.”

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Wired Campus: “People who prefer print books over e-books may still want extra digital material to go with them. That’s the idea behind Sorin Matei’s project, Ubimark, which embeds books with two-dimensional codes that work as hyperlinks when photographed.”

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eCampus News: “Higher ed launches certificate programs for students seeking an in-depth look at the many uses of social networking.”

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ProfHacker: “Though I’m convinced of the value of making sure my students learn some skills in using digital tools, I encounter two difficulties. First, students don’t always see the value. Second, they often lack confidence both in their skills, and in their ability to solve any technical problems they might encounter.”

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ReadWriteWeb:”The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) recently released its report on ‘Teachers’ Use of Educational Technology in U.S. Public Schools: 2009.’ While 97% of those teachers surveyed said they had access to computers in the classroom, the ratio of student to computer was more than 5 to 1. And while 94% of teachers responding indicated they used the Internet often, most of them – 66% – said they used it for ‘research.'”

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Geeky gift guide for grads

ZDNet Education: “Not only is the recession coming to an end, so you might stand a chance of getting a job, but great tech toys abound, some of which aren’t just toys but are must-haves for students headed to college and college grads headed for the real world.  Here’s my essential gift guide for that geeky grad in your life.”

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