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A 12-Dimensional Classification Schema for MOOCs


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12 dimensions! seems complicated but its quite easy to understand. 

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In the last 30 seconds there were 1,565,880 Facebook likes

In the last 30 seconds there were 1,565,880 Facebook likes | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
From tweets to likes, see how fast data is generated every second on the internet in this interactive visualization.

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After watching this I can't understand why access to the internet isn't free.

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

"Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. Helping students to pay attention is a primary concern of training professionals, so here are some optimal methods to win the attention game in eLearning."


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I like this! Engagement rules 

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 18, 2:29 PM

For more resources on Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 19, 9:26 AM

What is it that help students pay attention?

* Problem solving

* Comparisons

* Visuals

* Questions

* Emotions

* Stories

* Contrast

* Controversy

* Brevity

* Lists

Jon Altuna's curator insight, July 19, 1:30 PM

Thank you!!

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How to be a Google Power User - Infographic

How to be a Google Power User - Infographic | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
The most viral images on the internet, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

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Very helpful

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 8, 5:39 PM

Do you use Google? Do you understand the ins and outs of Google? If not, you may find this lengthy infographic of interest. It provides a visual representation of many of the tricks to searching, helping you find what you are looking for more quickly. Consider sharing this with students and colleagues.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 8, 11:30 PM

This is power we can use.

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Gamification is about Design, Not Technology

Gamification is about Design, Not Technology | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

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I completely agree 

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Best Apps and Websites Featured at ISTE

Best Apps and Websites Featured at ISTE | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
At the 2014 ISTE conference in Atlanta, Georgia, last week, Common Sense Media staff and Graphite Certified Educators presented a series of engaging, informative, and hands-on lightning-fast sessions. These 15-minute workshops showcased practical and engaging ways to use specific...

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15 minute workshops, is that enough time or is it just the right amount. This review of the conference has some very good apps to try.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 10, 5:51 PM

Are you looking for "practical and engaging ways to use specific technology tools to enhance student learning"? You might want to check out this link from graphinte (a part of Common Sense Media). There are 23 workshops that were each 15 minutes in length and covered 3 apps, games, websites or Common Sense Media resources. Below are some of the workshops.

* Best Elementary ELA Common Core Apps and Websites (also one on Math   and one on Science Apps and Websites as well as one for middle/high school in the same three areas).

* Ready for Research - Best Websites Across K-12

* Formative Assessment Tools to Rock Your World

* Digital Passport: Digital Safety Games for Kids (This is a free game from Common Sense Media that is great for students in grades 3 - 5.)

* Digital Citizenship + PBL = Cool Programs for Teens

You will find many great resources that may be of use to you during the next school year. Have fun exploring!

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 14, 7:06 AM

I couldn't attend the conference....but here's some interesting information about a wide variety of apps.....

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How To Get Into The 'Flow' In Your Classroom

How To Get Into The 'Flow' In Your Classroom | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
The best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray. – Robert Burns How many times have you planned out a lesson, been excited about how awesome it would be, and had it go totally awry? We’ve all been there. While it is a pain when it happens – especially since the planned out …

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Flow or ad-lib, you need a very deep toolbox to take advantage of these opportunities. 

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 15, 10:34 PM

This IS a place we want to be as educators.

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The digital degree

The digital degree | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
FROM Oxford’s quads to Harvard Yard and many a steel and glass palace of higher education in between, exams are giving way to holidays. As students consider life...

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I can't help but think that this is a political choice not an economic one. Can we, as a society afford education?

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Mobile Game Design Essentials - PDF Free Download - Fox eBook

Mobile Game Design Essentials - PDF Free Download - Fox eBook | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
Mobile Game Design Essentials PDF Free Download, Reviews, Read Online, ISBN: 184969298X, By David Nolte, Dr. Claudio Scolastici

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I'll give it a go, can't be that hard can it?

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Fox eBook's curator insight, May 11, 7:41 AM

Chapter 1: Operating Systems – Mobile and Otherwise
Chapter 2: The Mobile Indie Team
Chapter 3: Graphics for Mobile
Chapter 4: Audio for Mobile
Chapter 5: Coding Games
Chapter 6: Mobile Game Controls
Chapter 7: Interface Design for Mobile Games
Chapter 8: Mobile Game Engines
Chapter 9: Prototyping
Chapter 10: Balancing, Tuning, and Polishing Mobile Games
Chapter 11: Mobile Game Design
Chapter 12: Pitching a Mobile Game

ZWEIGTECH's curator insight, June 13, 11:35 PM

eBook

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3 Key Concepts That Will Help You Understand Learning in the Digital Age

3 Key Concepts That Will Help You Understand Learning in the Digital Age | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
These three "gogies" of effective online learning will help you get a clearer picture of learning and eLearning in the digital age.

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Pretty soon there will be a "gogy" for everything including ...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 3, 10:06 AM

These might work well with mature learners, but there is still a role for pedagogy. Another key point is are these really separate concepts or is it more likely they overlap along with pedagogy?

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 4, 6:28 AM

Interesting new takes to consider.

Julie Bourguignon's curator insight, July 9, 2:34 AM

A variety of skills are needed to become a well-rounded individual. This supposes learning approaches tailored to facilitate acquisition of these skills.

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Instructional Design Models

Instructional Design Models | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
A popular hypertext index into the theory and
practice of instructional design by Martin Ryder. Models are grouped
according to philosophical approaches to instruction and learing.

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I like it, I like it 

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Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom

Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
Bring on the i. I just finished reading several books about intrinsic motivation. None of the research is new, so why aren't we incorporating intrinsic motivation into the classroom more? Here are ...

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Nice infographic, but drinking beer is not on the list

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Agisa Abdulla's curator insight, June 21, 8:44 PM

authentic learning can happen with intrinsic motivation

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, June 26, 11:34 PM

I love this break down! Which motivation technique inspires learners  the best? Can both be meaningful and why? Which technique do you feel Common Core applies most heavily?

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 2, 4:01 PM

ahhh...esse tal MOTIvo para AÇÃO... vale a pena conhecer mais a respeito para auxiliar os aprendizes a encontrarem o seu próprio caminho: interiormente ou exteriormente ?


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What Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report Means for the Future of Content

What Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report Means for the Future of Content | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

e upload less download Last week, Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers presented her Internet Trends report for 2014 at the Code Conference in California. Since we're fans of tl;dr analyses & content curation, though, here are some of the most important points from the first half of the report.


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Ally Greer's curator insight, June 4, 3:05 PM

Each and every stat that came out of this report is extremely interesting, to say the least. Meeker and KPCB have spent every year for the last 13 years analyzing Internet, social, mobile and digital trends and shaping the way marketers and businesses make decisions.


In the first half of her report, Meeker addresses a few important subjects, and I've taken some stats from the ones that are the most relevant to content marketing & the future of publishing. The three most notable sections here include mobile content consumption, information distribution, and community building.


In the world of mobile, Meeker finds that the most up-and-coming trend is tablets. While they do have the most room for growth, that doesn't always mean that they will be growing at the fastest pace; however they are. Ensuring that all content is mobile optimized is extremely important for marketers. It might seem like this isn't news at all, but the fact that 20% of content is being consumed at mobile and only 4% of ad budgets are allocated there demonstrates that it still isn't being taken seriously enough.


As far as promotion and distribution, the most important finding states that content that's shared on Facebook receives half of its referral traffic within the first 9 hours. This means that half of the people are going to click on your Facebook link have already clicked it within 9 hours. For Twitter, it's even less: 6.5 hours. Here we have a solid demonstration of the fact that social content needs somewhere to live besides just in Facebook and Twitter timelines. After a few hours, it disappears into the feeds and referral traffic to your site plummets. Simply sharing links on social media will become decreasingly effective as this trend continues, opening the door for sites like Scoop.it which give your social content a place to live and allow it to be rediscovered by a whole new community (over 1 million strong) as well as through search.


It's also worth noting that Meeker lists community as one-third of what she has dubbed the "Internet Trifecta." with the ever expanding number of consumers online, there is more of a natural human desire to connect with others through content. Marketers who provide context to the content they are creating and sharing are the ones who are able to increase connectivity within their communities of interest and grow stronger, more stable evangelism programs which lead, in turn, to brand loyalty.


So, how does this all translate into what content marketers can do to keep up? Here are three simple tips.

1. Don't publish that blogpost or send that newsletter until you make sure it will look good on mobile devices. This is no longer an option.

2. Use content curation tools to create a hub for your social content. Just throwing it into the Internet without context or a place to live isn't going to cut it anymore. 

3. Empower your readers and customers with content through which they can connect. Create brand content that's easily accessible, findable, understandable and shareable to form relationships and assist in the buying cycle.

Brian Fanzo's curator insight, June 4, 3:19 PM

Change is happening and content must provide value and stand out from the noise but more importantly be timely! 

Kai Bösterling's curator insight, June 15, 1:42 PM
The best & most successful types of content are "uploadable, shareable, and findable." [Mary Meeker] #Quote #ContentMarketing
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The 15 Punctuation Marks in Order of Difficulty - Infographic

The 15 Punctuation Marks in Order of Difficulty - Infographic | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why you can't figure out when and where to stick a comma? It's probably because commas, by far, have more rules and applications than any other punctuation mark. But why do so many people use the semicolon incorrectly? Comparatively, it should be one of the easiest punctuation marks to master. And why doesn't anybody seem to use the en dash?

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Finally an infographic tool I can use!

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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, June 11, 11:10 AM

I still need this!?!

Chad C. Rogers's curator insight, June 20, 6:12 AM

Of note. 

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New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed

New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

"Teaching students that intelligence can grow and blossom with effort – rather than being a fixed trait they’re just born with – is gaining traction in progressive education circles. And new research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential."


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You can learn to be smarter, 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 16, 7:58 PM

How can we help nurture a growth mindset? New research has been published shows that providing as little as "30-minute online intervention can spur academic gains for many students, particularly those with poor grades."

Learn more about the programs that were offered and about the gains that struggling students made based on the online intervention.

Carol Dweck is known for her research on growth mindset and this post provides up-to-date information that may make you consider creating a short presentation and discussion with students about the value of hard work and effort as well as various study techniques. It is important to remember that students of all ages need to be educated that they are able to learn.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 17, 1:34 PM

New research on mindset. Definitely worth a read! 

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, July 17, 2:05 PM

Thx Beth Dichter!

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Easy Portfolio | e-Portfolio Tool for Students & Teachers

Easy Portfolio | e-Portfolio Tool for Students & Teachers | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

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this looks very flash

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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, July 8, 12:13 AM

on your phone

why not use scoop it?

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Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

"We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population are visual learners, images are clearly key to engaging people in eLearning courses."


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MULD

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Progressive training's curator insight, July 9, 4:24 AM

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 9, 11:55 AM

Visual learning is an important part of learning in any platform. 

Pere Arcas's curator insight, July 14, 12:55 AM

Now we need powerful visual creators of contents for education.

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Breathe New Life into Your eLearning Courses: 5 Helpful Mantras to Live By

Breathe New Life into Your eLearning Courses: 5 Helpful Mantras to Live By | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
The following five helpful mantras provide refreshing ideas for creating eLearning courses that go beyond a conventional approach.

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coool

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 10, 4:44 PM

Once again SHIFT Learning has published an article that focuses on eLearning, but is applicable to face2face learning. The five mantras that are discussed work in either location. What are they? (All are quoted below):

* Think visually.

* We don't remember data, we remember stories.

* Design smarter, not harder.

* Visual clutter is the evidence of a failed search for clarity.

* Leave your learners feeling inspired.

Additional detail is provided in the post and an additional resource is shared in three of the five areas listed above.

Julie's curator insight, July 16, 1:30 AM

Perfect creative way to present it !

OOHMMMMM

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, July 16, 1:03 PM

Genial, me encanta.

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Beyond assessment - recognizing achievement in a networked world - by Stephen Downes

ePortfolios and Open Badges are only the first wave in what will emerge as a wider network-based form of assessment that makes tests and reviews unnecessary. I…

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badges and e-portfolios are a great idea but do they work in reality?

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Peer assessment for massive open online courses (MOOCs)

Peer assessment for massive open online courses (MOOCs) | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
Peer assessment for massive open online courses (MOOCs)

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Can thousands of students get online at the same time?

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, July 15, 10:23 AM
Abstract

The teach-learn-assess cycle in education is broken in a typical massive open online course (MOOC). Without formative assessment and feedback, MOOCs amount to information dump or broadcasting shows, not educational experiences. A number of remedies have been attempted to bring formative assessment back into MOOCs, each with its own limits and problems. The most widely applicable approach for all MOOCs to date is to use peer assessment to provide the necessary feedback. However, unmoderated peer assessment results suffer from a lack of credibility. Several methods are available today to improve on the accuracy of peer assessment results. Some combination of these methods may be necessary to make peer assessment results sufficiently accurate to be useful for formative assessment. Such results can also help to facilitate peer learning, online discussion forums, and may possibly augment summative evaluation for credentialing.

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A Guide & Infographic for Mobile Learning Implementation

A Guide & Infographic for Mobile Learning Implementation | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

CoSN has just published a "guide provides key information and tips to educate and support administrators interested in implementing mobile learning. It addresses common questions from administrators including...:


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Nice outline

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 29, 6:00 PM

Is your district considering mobile learning? If so this guide and infographic may be helpful as you begin the planning. Both are available free of charge. The guide provides best practices, resources and outlines. The infographic is split into three sections.

* Planning

* Implementing

* Continually Improving

Within each section you will find:

* A Common  Mistake

* What to Do

* Pitfalls

You may find that the infographic provides sufficient information or you may want the detail included in the guide. Links to both are found in the post.

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11 Strategies for Managing Your Online Courses


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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, July 14, 5:03 AM

Another find today. Need to explore later. 

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Abundance 360 and Exponential Technologies (2014)

Armed with exponential technologies like artificial intelligence, 3D printing and cloud computing, today's entrepreneurs are poised to create abundance. This...

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Very big leap from chipping away at a rock to Artificial intelligence!

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

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great site for stuff to think about and stuff to use

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Donna Bownds's curator insight, June 27, 7:09 AM

Great when planning PD

Carlos Lizarraga Celaya's curator insight, July 12, 8:53 AM
Professional Learning

Professional learning that is relevant, collaborative and future focused can have a highly positive impact on teacher quality. Here you will find resources that develop an understanding of effective professional learning as well as access to free online learning modules.

KCenter SKEMA's curator insight, July 18, 1:56 AM
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Australia has published an in-depth professional learning toolkit that has resources that many teachers may find helpful (not just those in Australia). This link shares a range of activities that will enhance your professional learning, including sections on:

* The Essential Guide to Professional Learning which has three sections: Evaluation, Leading Culture and Innovation. Each of these areas has a downloadable resource. The one for Evaluation discusses  the rationale for evaluation, evaluation design, examples of effective data collection method, effective evaluation of professional learning (with a great visual on how the evaluation should measure the impact on students, the individual practitioner and the organization, as well as how it improves the professional learning program, the professional learning outcomes and the sustained impact), and much more.

* One visual from the Essential Guide to Professional Learning: Leading Culture is shown above. The image looks at the many ways adults learn. As with the one on evaluation the resource provides a list of questions one should consider and then explores ways to build holistic learning cultures.

Find some time to explore this resource and share it with others in your building. You might also check out the short video that looks at innovation. You can also find it on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6ZifjWftc8

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RAIT: A Balanced Approach to Evaluating Educational Technologies (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

RAIT: A Balanced Approach to Evaluating Educational Technologies (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
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A very helpful evaluation tool, if IT departments actually evaluated the pedagogical implications of technology rather than be swayed by technolust. we may get better outcomes for students and teachers 

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2014 Impact Report: Achieving Impact Together

2014 Impact Report: Achieving Impact Together | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
The 2014 Singularity University impact report is now available. Learn how SU drives positive impact for billions of people through three focus areas: Education, Innovation and Community.

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Cool name

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