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Carnegie Mellon Uses Social Networking to Tap Collective Intelligence of Online Study Groups
May 3, 2011
Taking their cue from social media, educators at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a social networking application called Classroom Salon that engages students in online learning communities that effectively tap the collective intelligence of groups.
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