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Faculty survey: Face-to-face beats online

Faculty survey: Face-to-face beats online | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
In a survey of attitudes about technology, faculty members generally expressed the belief that traditional courses are superior to their online counterparts.
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Talk MOOC to Me

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Four ladies, 45 minutes. Can it be done? We'll find out. The Penn State Design team looked at MOOCs, specifically the Epidemics MOOC at Penn State.

What's a MOOC? It's a Massive Open Online Course. But, what is massive? The average enrollment for a MOOC is 43,000, but it can greatly change based on course ...
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EdCast CEO: The multiversity can help fend off MOOC disruption

EdCast CEO: The multiversity can help fend off MOOC disruption | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
While his company utilizes MOOCs as an open resource, Karl Mehta says its platform doesn't require institutions to give up intellectual property and students to third parties.
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Of Course Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Fluent Mandarin

Of Course Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Fluent Mandarin | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg participated in a 30-minute question and answer session at Tsinghua University in Beijing on Wednesday, speaking fluent Mandarin.
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Campus IT bracing for 'Internet of Things' demands

Campus IT bracing for 'Internet of Things' demands | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The estimated 26 billion wireless devices in the "Internet of Things" is expected to put a strain on campus wireless networks, data centers, and IT security.

 

 
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Recruiters Are From Mars, Job Seekers Are From Venus

Recruiters Are From Mars, Job Seekers Are From Venus | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
This infographic examines some of the most common miscommunications between job seekers and recruiters.
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Frito-Lay Turns to Social Media to Pick New Chip Flavor

Frito-Lay Turns to Social Media to Pick New Chip Flavor | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
In the second "Do Us a Flavor" campaign, consumers in the U.S., U.K., and Canada submitted potential chip flavors, and used hashtags to vote for their favorite finalists.
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Universities Rethinking Their Use of Massive Online Courses

Universities Rethinking Their Use of Massive Online Courses | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Texas politicians have praised massive open online courses, or MOOCs, but academics are reassessing their role in higher education.
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8 Things Recruiters Notice About Your Resume at First Glance (and 4 Things That Don't Matter)

8 Things Recruiters Notice About Your Resume at First Glance (and 4 Things That Don't Matter) | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Quora user and recruiter Ambra Benjamin answers the question, "What do recruiters notice about your resume at first glance?"
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Best Tech-o-Lanterns 2014

Best Tech-o-Lanterns 2014 | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
We've updated our collection of cool, scary and fun pumpkin carvings from around the web, with social media and other topics trending hot.
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What's Really the Difference Between Facebook Pages, Groups and Profiles?

What's Really the Difference Between Facebook Pages, Groups and Profiles? | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Deciding between a Facebook Page, group or profile? We highlight the differences to help you understand when and how to use each one.
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How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.'s With Apple’s Siri

How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.'s With Apple’s Siri | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
How one 13-year-old boy with autism became B.F.F.'s with Apple's Siri
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The undue influence of US business schools

The undue influence of US business schools | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The latest ranking of business schools has just been released by the Princeton Review and a certain type of business school continues to dominate – American ones. Having earned their reputation over the…
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Rice University launches first AP MOOCs on edX

Rice University launches first AP MOOCs on edX | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The free course covers AP Biology and would soon be followed by courses from Boston University, MIT, and more.
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Times Higher Education analysis of impact of austerity on European universities @insidehighered

Times Higher Education analysis of impact of austerity on European universities @insidehighered | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
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Here's Why There's No Dislike Button on Facebook

Here's Why There's No Dislike Button on Facebook | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The "like" button's creator explains why the tech giant isn't likely to ever have a thumbs down.
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Benchmark Survey Finds a Continued Rise in Giving to Colleges

Benchmark Survey Finds a Continued Rise in Giving to Colleges | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The stock market’s recent volatility notwithstanding, the country’s improved financial outlook in 2013 contributed to a surge in donations to higher education.
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What Is 'Personalized Learning'? Educators Seek Clarity

What Is 'Personalized Learning'? Educators Seek Clarity | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Education technology advocates, philanthropies, and others are trying to create a clearer definition of what qualifies as "personalized learning," one of the most popular terms in education today.
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Social Mobility Index Rates Colleges by a New Measure -- Campus Technology

Social Mobility Index Rates Colleges by a New Measure -- Campus Technology | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
What do universities in Montana, New Jersey and Florida have in common? They hold rankings one, two and three, respectively, in a new "social mobility" index that measures the impact an institution has on helping lower-income students enter careers that promise livable earnings.
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Stanford’s Hennessy on technology, college ratings, sex assault prevention — and more

Stanford’s Hennessy on technology, college ratings, sex assault prevention — and more | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
John L. Hennessy, president of the elite university in Silicon Valley, talks with The Washington Post.
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32 Creative And Unique Business Cards That Stand Out

32 Creative And Unique Business Cards That Stand Out | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Looking for an innovative business card for yourself? Check out these 32 ingenious examples that are sure to leave a lasting impression. It’s interesting to see not just creative businesses like agencies, design firms and photographers using unconventional cards but also lawyers, doctors, finance professionals, etc. If cost is a concern, you can also create […]
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Your 10 Biggest Fears, According to Yahoo

Your 10 Biggest Fears, According to Yahoo | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The most searched phobias on Yahoo, including the fear of holes.
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Stephen Colbert Has a Mock Feud With Google Over Search Results

Stephen Colbert Has a Mock Feud With Google Over Search Results | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Stephen Colbert chided the search engine for getting his height wrong, a situation that highlighted challenges about the accuracy and sources of its information.
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How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.'s With Apple’s Siri

How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.'s With Apple’s Siri | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Gus: “Siri, will you marry me?”

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Siri: “I’m not the marrying kind.”

Gus: “I mean, not now. I’m a kid. I mean when I’m grown up.”

Siri: “My end user agreement does not include marriage.”

Gus: “Oh, O.K.”
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