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Scholars debate etiquette of live-tweeting academic conferences

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Scholars debate the etiquette of live-tweeting academic conferences.

Kinsey Institute app debacle highlights privacy hazards around new research method

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Kerfuffle over release of Kinsey Institute sexual research tool highlights the opportunities and hazards of app-based data collection.

Liberal arts college explore uses of 'blended' online learning

Bryn Mawr experiments with artificially intelligent teaching software, says "blended" online learning might reinforce, rather than undermine, mission of small, residential colleges.

Timeliness in mind, Princeton press plans to roll out new book in e-chapters

In an attempt to be more timely and relevant, Princeton plans to publish early chapters of forthcoming book on 2012 election in electronic form, free.

McGraw-Hill, WGU announce deal that would shift accountability to content provider

Western Governors U. says it will pay McGraw-Hill for course content based on how well students do with it. Pearson is also using the model.

Report: Robots stack up to human professors in teaching Intro Stats

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Machine Learning

In a study spanning six public universities, students taught statistics mainly through software learned as much as peers taught primarily by humans. And the robots got the job done quicker.

Senate bill hopes to speed up technology licensing process

Commercialization offices are fighting a Kauffman proposal that would let researchers take potential commercial ideas to any technology transfer partner, not just their home institution.

Report: Barriers to the rise of artificially intelligent tutors at traditional universities

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Online Education

Report identifies potential barriers to the widespread adoption of "machine guided" learning software at colleges and universities.

Colleges ponder the pros and cons of Pinterest as a marketing tool

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Colleges consider the pros and cons of Pinterest, the fast-growing, image-based social media website, as a marketing platform.

Large study shows little difference between human and robot essay graders

In the most comprehensive review to date of automated essay grading software, U. of Akron researchers find little difference between grades of robot and human readers.

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