Monthly Archives: September 2006

Social Software for Teaching and Learning : Insights from Early Adopters

Where: University of Massachusetts, Amherst When: November 14, 2006 What: This NERCOMP workshop will consider how social software (weblogs, wikis, social networking websites, and virtual worlds) can alter and expand the dynamics of classroom and distance education interactions. Presenters will … Continue reading

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Professor Asked to Stop Selling His Lectures

Robert L. Schrag, a professor of communication at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, had been offering his students an MP3 copy of his lectures; the lectures were sold via an online company, Independent Music Online, for $2.50, with … Continue reading

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Microsoft creates future workers

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) — Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has famously called high schools “obsolete” and warned about their effect on U.S. competitiveness. Now, his company has a chance to prove that it can help fix the woes of public education. … Continue reading

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At $9.95 a page, you expected literature ?

Yesterday’s New York Times contains an article [2] by Charles McGrath investigating the custom essay and term paper marketplace. Using his real name and real credit card, he purchased 3 essays from commercial firms specializing in custom wiring. He then … Continue reading

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