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Archive for November, 2011

Wired Campus: “Three University of Pennsylvania students who recently dropped out to start an upstart course-management system today unveiled their software, called Coursekit, after having raised more than $1-million in venture capital.”

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Campus Technology: “Seven out of 10 undergraduate students attending the University of California, Riverside don’t buy textbooks, preferring to rent them, rely on instructor-provided materials, or go without.”

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Campus Technology: “The movement toward creating and using open education resources–OERs–has been percolating for years, and a vast amount of open materials for education is now easily accessible for online course developers to incorporate in their designs.”

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ProfHacker: “When folks blog about their research or their teaching, though, they can make that work visible, even if it’s work they either can’t or don’t intend to sustain forever. To at least some extent, then, even abandoned blogs are sometimes a perverse illustration of the platform’s strengths.”

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An iPad Lover Plays With Fire, Part 2

TechNewsWorld: “In comparing an iPad 2 to a Kindle Fire, one has to consider more than just the hardware and software differences. Both tablets are also highly integrated with two competing content ecosystems: iTunes and Amazon. Both offer gobs of content, but they’re slightly different in how they have customers access and view it all.”

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Top 10 Social Web Products of 2011

ReadWriteWeb: “Almost every Web product these days has some kind of social element. But to make this list, the product has to have social networking or community building as a core part of its offering. So without further ado, here are our top 10 Social Web products of 2011:”

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Top 10 Consumer Web Products of 2011

ReadWriteWeb: “Our annual Best Of series continues with the top 10 Web products that revolutionized old services and created new ones this year.”

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