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Engaging Online Crowds in the Classroom Could Be Important Tool for Teaching Innovation

April 29, 2013

screen shot of Mindswarms site Online crowds can be an important tool for teaching the ins and outs of innovation, educators at Carnegie Mellon University and Northwestern University say, even when the quality of the feedback provided by online sources doesn't always match the quantity. Full Story

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