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What will MITx teach us?

Last month, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced MITx, saying “MITx will offer a portfolio of MIT courses through an online interactive learning platform that will: organize and present course material to enable students to learn at their own pace feature interactivity, online laboratories and student-to-student communication allow for the individual assessment of any student’s

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Social Media and the Professional Woman

My email box is full these days of messages encouraging me to attend seminars about how to leverage Social Media in my professional life.  Wikipedia observes that “A common thread running through all definitions of social media is a blending of technology and social interaction for the co-creation of value.” What of value is being

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How much structure is enough? And when is there too much?

Probably from the dawn of record-keeping, there has been a tension between maintaining written records in highly structured, or relatively unstructured formats.  Now that we are having so many conversations in written form, the question looms large in social media. It’s much easier to write in a stream of consciousness fashion than it is to

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Structured Online Social Learning: A Trojan Horse for Informal Online Social Learning?

There’s a lot of chatter these days about social learning, and different interpretations of what does, and what does not comprise social learning. Here at Q2, we figure “social learning” is any kind of learning done directly from other people. While we give a nod to the reality that authors are people, and so learning

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