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Exactly who is using Twitter?

Pew Internet Director Lee Rainie and Lead Research Specialist Aaron Smith recently published a report about the social media phenomenon Twitter. The full report is available online at http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Twitter-Update-2010/Findings/Overview.aspx  The...

Class size versus teacher quality

A recent research project undertaken by the Grattan Institute in Melbourne, Australia revealed that teachers are more important than class size.  Over the past few decades, Australia has spent a...

Are you an active participant?

In my class, I asked my students to complete a web-based reflective writing task. Web-based reflective writing consists of two key components: individual expression and collaborative connection.   In practice,...

Google Instant: Visually and functionally dynamic

  On September 10, 2010, Google released its ‘Google Instant’ service that shows results as you type. Google claims Google Instant is better and faster. Technically, you can save one...