Category Archives: Education

New Vaccine Scare: Schools to Inoculate Students Against Fake News

Don’t believe it? Google it. Right now, there are undoubtedly thousands of students across the country desperately googling for quick facts and citations to drop into papers. In schools everywhere, librarians are tearing their hair out… how much time did … Continue reading

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The “bikini rule” in social media and what it all means for kids

Digital media educator Devorah Heitner, the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World sums up the challenge of growing up in the digital age with one rule. She calls it the “bikini rule.” In this … Continue reading

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Will BOTs Change Customer Service?

Last week Facebook made a major announcement.  They informed the world that they are getting into the bot business by unveiling a bot platform into Messenger.  This is just a few weeks after Microsoft unveiled bots into Skype.  Up until … Continue reading

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Social Media Is Changing the Education System

Five years ago when I was still in college, the professor of communication seminar was a pioneer in using social media to teaching. He created online discussion and shared the video he took in the class. The class did enjoy … Continue reading

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Internet for All: Global Internet Solutions and their Future Impact

Around 40% of the global population has internet access (Internet Live Stats). There are obvious benefits to increasing access that extend from increasing a buying market, to providing access to micro-loans to poor populations, to providing education to the world, and … Continue reading

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Your Scholarship Just Got More Social

Do you want to #BeADragon? Well the Admissions Office at Minnesota State University at Moorhead certainly wants you to attend and they are giving scholarships away just for tweeting! They recently launched a twitter contest to award 6 scholarships to … Continue reading

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