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Archive for February, 2011

Wired Campus: “A Reed College professor made an unusual discovery in October when searching for himself on Google. A Web site for an unaccredited college called the University of Redwood appeared to have repurposed much of the material from Reed’s Web site. For example, the list of faculty Web sites on Redwood’s site is identical to the list of faculty Web sites on Reed’s site.”

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ReadWriteEnterprise: “Google Cloud Connect is a Microsoft Office plugin released today by Google. It has been available for testers since November, but it is now generally available. It syncs a user’s Office docs with their Google Docs, and adds a toolbar for sharing documents right into Office.”

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Wired Campus: “Dear University Leaders: You might want to think twice before clicking ‘send’ on your next e-mail.”

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Wired Campus: “A survey of students at the University of New Hampshire found high rates of texting during class, and plenty of guilt about the behavior.”

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Educause: “The enormous reach of social media threatens to disrupt the balance between free speech and privacy. How should the law protect people when harmful gossip and rumors are spread about them on the Internet? In this free hour-long web seminar, ‘The Future of Reputation—Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet,’ EDUCAUSE Live! welcomes Daniel Solove, distinguished writer and scholar, to discuss some possible answers.”

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ProfHacker: “If we blog or use Twitter or Facebook under our given names, the words we write are attributed to us, and they can be easily misunderstood.  If we blog or tweet under a pseudonym, the work isn’t directly linked to us as individuals, but it can be linked to our friends and followers.”

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Campus Technology: “Discussions of technology strategy and planning for new media at colleges and universities are informed by many factors of higher education culture and the way its core constituents–faculty and students–work and learn. One rapidly evolving area is online assessment, whether for fully online programs or for blended learning environments. Here, learning designer Judith Boettcher examines online assessment strategies beyond the traditional end-of-term paper.”

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