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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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Top Five Rules for Email Etiquette

Top Five Rules for Email Etiquette | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Simple rules will help you avoid looking like an amateur in the world of e-business communication.
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Brian Chesky of Airbnb, on Scratching the Itch to Create

Brian Chesky of Airbnb, on Scratching the Itch to Create | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
A chief executive says he has embraced the fact that “I’m constantly going to be in uncharted waters.”
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Apple's Jony Ive Has Harsh Words for Xiaomi

Apple's Jony Ive Has Harsh Words for Xiaomi | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
In a rare public appearance, Apple’s head of design talked about Apple’s design process and remarked bluntly in response to a question involving the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi.
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8 cutting-edge technologies aimed at eliminating passwords

8 cutting-edge technologies aimed at eliminating passwords | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
From electronic pills to digital tattoos, these eight innovations aim to secure systems and identities without us having to remember a password ever again
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Tip for creating a not so "weak link":

Dennis O'Reilly suggests creating a system that both allows you to create complex passwords and remember them.

 

For example, create a phrase like "I hope the Giants will win the World Series in 2013!" Then, take the initials of each word and all numbers and symbols to create your password. So, that phrase would result in this: IhtGwwtWSi2013!

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Should professors be told why they were denied tenure? @insidehighered

Should professors be told why they were denied tenure? @insidehighered | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
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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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Cloud Computing Is Forcing a Reconsideration of Intellectual Property

Cloud Computing Is Forcing a Reconsideration of Intellectual Property | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The technology industry has fought bitterly over patents and other property rights in recent years. Could the fast-moving changes brought on by new kinds of technology make those fights less important?
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The Future of Engagement Is Big Data Plus Big Emotion

The Future of Engagement Is Big Data Plus Big Emotion | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
In a marketing landscape fueled by technology and consumer-driven behavior, brands need to combine big data plus big emotion to engage with audiences.
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Five things adults get wrong about their teenage kids

Five things adults get wrong about their teenage kids | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Wisdom from a YA author.
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Microsoft researchers create a secure haven in the cloud

Microsoft researchers create a secure haven in the cloud | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
To ensure trusted cloud operations, Microsoft Haven uses a new type of virtual machine and a set of new Intel chip security calls
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