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Massive Open Online Courses in the Developing World | MIT Technology Review

Massive Open Online Courses in the Developing World | MIT Technology Review | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

"How a teacher in El Salvador became an advocate of massive open online courses, and why hardly anyone listens to him yet.

(...) While MOOCs could be an opportunity to improve education in poor regions, they’re also profoundly threatening to bad professors and to weak institutions."

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Is Stanford Too Close to Silicon Valley?

Is Stanford Too Close to Silicon Valley? | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

"Stanford University opened its doors in 1891. Jane and Leland Stanford said in their founding grant that the university, rather than becoming an ivory tower, would “qualify its students for personal success, and direct usefulness in life.” From its early days, engineers and scientists attracted government and corporate research funds as well as venture capital for start-ups, first for innovations in radio and broadcast media, then for advances in electronics, microprocessing, medicine, and digital technology."

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Available now: a guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities | Impact of Social Sciences

Available now: a guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities | Impact of Social Sciences | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
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