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Wired Campus: “In early 2010 Todd Bacile started hearing from companies about a new measure they were using to help decide whom to hire: the Klout score, a number that calculates a person’s online influence based on his or her presence across various social-media networks.”

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Wired Campus: “The social-news site Reddit has slowly grown a spin-off ‘university’ where anyone can offer free courses, and two professors at University of South Florida’s Honors College are trying the system to turn courses they’re teaching this fall into Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOC’s.”

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And so the flipping begins

Casting Out Nines: “The semester for us has gotten underway, and with it the flipped-classroom introduction to proofs class.  This class has gotten a lot of interest from folks both at my institution and abroad.”

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ProfHacker: “Undoubtedly Twitter is a powerful communication tool. However, using Twitter in the classroom presents challenges.”

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The Chronicle of Higher Ed: “On the one hand, I was being told I was among the best of the best teachers. On the other hand, many students told me I was a failure online.  So where did I go wrong?”

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TechNewsWorld: “Google’s ‘don’t be evil’ mantra may not fit comfortably with its stance on privacy and testing experimental cars on open roadways. That could arguably be considering more negligent than evil, but recently I’ve run into something that truly appears to be evil, that appears to destroy people, and where Google appears to intentionally place the resulting burden on you and me. Let’s talk about evil this week.”

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Campus Technology: “McGraw-Hill Higher Education is making a digital study application previously marketed only to institutions and classes available directly to students.”

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