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New Platform Uses Social Features To Improve Online Education

[Mashable Article] Buried within platforms like YouTube, Facebook and Wikipedia lies valuable educational content that can reinforce classroom lessons, help self-motivated learners teach themselves new concepts, and upend the way that the world looks at education. But it’s hard to separate this content from the cat videos, ads and uninformed contributions that share the same platforms.

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Will "Sophia" Be a Game Changer for Educators?

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Today is "public rollout" day for Sophia, a brand-new online social teaching platform.

Judging from the reaction of educators at a January Minnesota Public Radio Forum in St. Paul, "Sophia"-- which is Greek for wisdom-- could be the perfect support structure for unleashing student learning in ways impossible just a few years ago. Sophia, at its core, harnesses Faceboo...

Site Taps the Teacher in Everyone to Provide Credible Academic Content for All

PRESS RELEASE:MINNEAPOLIS,March 7, 2011

Sophia, a first-of-its-kind online social teaching and learning platform that offers academic content to anyone, anywhere free of charge is now available in a public beta. The site (Sophia.org), which has been described as a mashup of Facebook, Wikipedia and YouTube focused solely on education, also lets educators supplement their teaching methods with to...

Social Teaching and Learning Platform Sophia Launches Its Public Beta

[Hacked Education Article]I hear a lot about the importance of “social learning” – the recognition that students’ collaboration on projects is something to praise, not a form of cheating to punish. But I hear little about “social teaching,” and the idea that that collaborative process of knowledge sharing and building involves both learning and teaching.

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