Social Media Academics

Networking tools make learning an integrated experience
Implications - Going beyond today’s teaching tech is social media aimed at the classroom. From virtual internships to Twitter scholarships, social media tools and sites applied to education appeal to the modern day student—and teacher—who requires more than just a textbook or computer. This person is used to a constant stream of information, especially from peers, and as such, demands more integrated and interactive academic tools.
SCORE: 3.1
Mild Top 6 Examples: 18,794 Total Clicks Oct 10 - Jun 11
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Tuitionless Ivy League Education - Open Culture Brings Classes to Your Desktop for Free
SCORE: 7.2
Viral 13,262 Clicks Pub: May 12, 11
Tuitionless Ivy League Education
Open Culture Brings Classes to Your Desktop for Free
Open Culture is an innovative education model that brings classes from the top international schools to your computer for free. The Open Culture platform brings together classes from Berkeley- and Harvard-caliber… [More]
Blog-Subsidized Studies (UPDATE) - $10,000 Granted for the 4th 'Blogging Scholarship' Award
SCORE: 3.3
Warm 977 Clicks Pub: Oct 1, 10
Blog-Subsidized Studies (UPDATE)
$10,000 Granted for the 4th 'Blogging Scholarship' Award
College Scholarships is offering up to $10,000 to the most impressive student blog in its fourth straight year of the 'Blogging Scholarship' award. Targeted at college students, this prize caters to a… [More]
Live Webcam Networking - ViDoBounce Offers Students an Easy Way to Meet People Around the World
SCORE: 3.6
Mild 1,044 Clicks Pub: May 3, 11
Live Webcam Networking
ViDoBounce Offers Students an Easy Way to Meet People Around the World
Have you always wanted to meet people in your college or around the world as easily as possible? ViDoBounce, a recently launched website from a Bishop's University freshman, just filled that need. ViDoBounce… [More]
Virtual Internships - Toolwire Learning Environments Boast the First-Ever Online Interns
SCORE: 1.6
Untested 1,044 Clicks Pub: Feb 7, 11
Virtual Internships
Toolwire Learning Environments Boast the First-Ever Online Interns
Although Toolwire's virtual internships might sound strange at first, when you consider that thousands of people log dozens of hours a week tending digital farms on Facebook, then suddenly they don't… [More]
Academic Check-In Badges - Foursquare for Universities Program Now Availabe at All Global Campuses
SCORE: 1.1
Untested 1,346 Clicks Pub: Feb 1, 11
Academic Check-In Badges
Foursquare for Universities Program Now Availabe at All Global Campuses
After getting a plethora of requests from students all around the world, Foursquare is finally satisfying their campus check-in needs with the new Foursquare for Universities program. Foursquare’s collegiate… [More]
Twitterific Cash Scholarships - KFC Giveaway of $20,000 to the Best High School Tweeter
SCORE: 1.1
Untested 1,121 Clicks Pub: Nov 23, 10
Twitterific Cash Scholarships
KFC Giveaway of $20,000 to the Best High School Tweeter
This fast food brand is getting in the social media game of contests and prizes. Introducing a KFC giveaway of $20,000 to the best high school tweeter. Who would have thought that a student could win a… [More]