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Wired Campus: “The IBM supercomputer known as Watson already has an impressive résumé, having beaten two of Jeopardy’s most famous champions. But it is lacking in college experience.”

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Helping Faculty Leverage Social Media

Campus Technology: “Mobile and social apps can address a range of instructional challenges, if faculty can be persuaded to adopt them.”

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Student Crowdsourcing on Campus

Campus Technology: “Frequently, however, the adult staff-members and administrators have put themselves in charge of turning most ideas into decisions for the campus, even though it’s really the students being served. The use of crowdsourcing within idea generation can turn that tradition on its nose by allowing students to share their ideas, letting other students decide which ones have the most merit, and then implementing the best among them.”

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Turn Your Phone Into a Scanner

ProfHacker: “About 18 years ago, when I bought my first scanner, I had a vision of keeping paperless research files. But it wasn’t really feasible then, given the hardware I had to work with and the time it would have taken me to scan documents.”

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ProfHacker: “Remember playing text-based computer games? Depending on your generation (and your fondness for nostalgia-inducing computer games), the words ‘You are likely to be eaten by a grue’ may or may not resonate, but for players of Zork and other classic games they are hauntingly familiar.”

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Wired Campus: “With PowerPoint presentations, YouTube videos, and online portals, technology is playing an increasingly important role in college classrooms and lecture halls. But are those technologies improving learning?”

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Chronicle of Higher Ed: “Open access isn’t just for scientists. Opening up research is an idea that appeals to more and more humanists and social scientists. The trick has been how those fields can support the open sharing of research.”

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