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Science of the Invisible: On Science and Social Media – An Academic’s Viewpoint #SoNYC

Science of the Invisible: On Science and Social Media – An Academic’s Viewpoint #SoNYC | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Scoop.it

Six months ago, concerned about the sustainability of FriendFeed, I switched our student network to the newly available Google+, and have not looked back.

 

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Are You Going To Adopt Google+ for Professional Learning/Networking? Why or Why Not?

Are You Going To Adopt Google+ for Professional Learning/Networking?  Why or Why Not? | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Scoop.it
I'm still getting to grips with Google+, and came across a link to this helpful post about it via @AJCann on G+. It's well woth a read.

What we're witnessing with the hype and geek love swirling around Google+ follows  a well established pattern identified by Gartner analysts called hype...
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Why Lehigh (and every other) University needs to be on Gplus. Now. | @JeremyLittau

So is Google + a great white knight for education? I'm still to be convinced and particularly given that google say they have rights to use anything you post up in G+. I can certianly foresee problems in medical education. I'm not dismissing it yet, but I tried to +1 this article thinking it would add it to my G+ stream and it doesn't - so what's the point of the G+ button that everyone is tweeting about overtaking the tweet button. Big deal it's over taken the twitter button what's the use if no one sees it!

Anyway moving on it was interesting to see someone else say that the only advantage Blackboard has over other tools is the gradebook.
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