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Social media is classy 

Photo credit: Amit Agarwal of Digital Inspiration Using an Oregon middle school teacher as a case study, Mashable has put together a compelling list of why schools should move with the social media current and not against it. Teachers who want to engage in the use of social media with their students will find this …

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Social media at work 

A recent video has caused some uproar in eLearning communities web-wide. It’s called, “Organizations should ban social media.” It is, of course, not to be taken seriously. Seriously. In fact, the reason it is becoming so popular is because of its obviously outlandish claims like, “social media is a fad” and “employees will goof off.” …

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The Future of Civics Education 

Pairing big city governments with Web 2.0 talent will change the way municipalities will do business. With a healthy infusion of technologists' skills and sensibilities, some city operations could end up looking more like those of a start-up than of government. At least, such is the hope of Code for America, an incipient venture that …

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We Want More Women Writing Our Code 

The Digital Divide no longer longer brings to mind the same concerns about the haves v. have-nots it once did. Increasingly, investigations into disparities in internet access focus on the types of access that characterize different demographic groups' ways of connecting to the web. Disparities in access, though widely referenced, only tell one part of …

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Know Your Audience (The Twitter Mistake) 

When creating higher education materials (learning environments, admissions information, document archives, etc.) is important to know how students are accessing the Internet , what types of sites/tools their using and the context of use for those sites.  An admissions director at Bloomfield College found this out the hard what happens when we ignore the media …

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University Control of Student Creativity 

The British student who created a dating site for college libraries, FitFinder, has been fined and sanctioned by his university. The tool allowed users to send messages to attractive (fit) students they spotted in the library. Within a month, the website had presence at over 30 libraries. Some of the content was deemed vulgar by …

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Kickstarter Revisted 

In a previous Trends in Ed post, I mentioned how a group of students were using Kickstarter to get funding for their project. It turns out that the social fundraising tool the students are using might be even more interesting the project itself.

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NYU Students to Create New Social Network 

A group of NYU students is creating an open-source alternative to Facebook in response to recent privacy and security issues.

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Google Apps in Ed 

Google Apps aren't new, but their uses in education are becoming more widespread. See how one state is setting a precedent of tech use within (and outside of) the classroom.

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A new social learning platform offers interactions, gaming, and dinosaurs 

Curatr is a new social learning platform inspired by the Natural History Museum (of London). It's based on a learning-by-exploration premise that is world's apart from a learning management system.

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Ning Cuts Free Service 

On May 4 Ning will switch to a new revenue model and phase out free sites.

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