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Giving Credibility to the Shadow Education System

Adaptive Path Assists Twitter in Work Flow Design

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I don’t what much I can say about this revelation at Quora besides: I had no idea that Adaptive Path did this kind of work. Josh Elman describes in the Quora question, “What was the step that Twitter added to its new user flow that caused a >20% increase in conversion?”:

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Monday Beginning: Learning is Multi-Modal

Dean Shareski goes to educon and comes away from the event noting that conversations have started to be more about communication on multiple devices, in multiple types of settings, between multiple people. Conversations still depend on an exchange of ideas between people, but it looks as though knowledge sharing has many other routes to transferal. What could this mean for educators? Leave your thoughts in the comments section. And click to read more posts after the break.

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Noli Novak: Illustrator, Wall Street Journal

Today Douglas Crets interviewed a Wall Street Journal Illustrator, Noli Novak, and asked about her job, her training and the meaning of the stipple art “hedcuts” found in the paper and online editions.

You are familiar with the Wall Street Journal, founded July 8, 1889 by reporters Charles Dow, Edward Jones and Charles Bergstresser and recently purchased by Rupert Murdoch for US$5bln.

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photos courtesy WSJ through a Google Image search

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A Teach for America for the Inside

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from Afreeman.org A kid stands in the Bronx

Wendy Kopp has done a remarkable thing with building Teach for America into an international enterprise. Graduating seniors, the bulk of whom come from Ivy League schools, give back to the world by serving as teachers in some of the poorest districts in Read the rest of this entry »

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