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Carnegie Mellon Uses Social Networking to Tap Collective Intelligence of Online Study Groups

May 3, 2011

screen capture of the salon menu 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. Full Story

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