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Campus Technology: “As smartphones become ubiquitous, educators debate how to take advantage of their unique strengths for learning while minimizing their disruptive influence.”

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Wired Campus: “Elsevier, the global publishing company, is responsible for The Lancet, Cell, and about 2,000 other important journals; the iconic reference work Gray’s Anatomy,along with 20,000 other books—and one fed-up, award-winning mathematician.”

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Wired Campus: “A football-field-size computer room at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been sitting nearly empty for months, waiting for parts, in a stalled effort to build what researchers are calling the ‘Hubble telescope of supercomputers.’ IBM, the original supplier, abruptly withdrew from the project last summer just as it was to deliver racks of computer servers, forcing the university to shop for new parts for the unique project.”

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ReadWriteWeb: “Contrary to an Associated Press report implying otherwise, teens are not shutting down their Facebook accounts in favor of Twitter.”

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Chronicle of Higher Ed: “In academe, the game of how to win friends and influence people is serious business. Administrators and grant makers want proof that a researcher’s work has life beyond the library or the lab.”

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Grading OERs for Class

Campus Technology: “Social-networking tools and learning analytics can help educators evaluate OERs.”

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ZDNet Education: “Hardware is only a tiny part of the problem we need to solve to get educational resources into kids’ hands (both literally and figuratively) at scale.”

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