'Online Ivy' Minerva Project launches genius grant-like prize for educators

'Online Ivy' Minerva Project launches genius grant-like prize for educators

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New Much like the MacArthur Foundation’s genius grants recognize talented individuals for their creativity, a new prize from startup Minerva Project wants to honor educators for excellence and innovation in teaching. The San Francisco-based company, which last year grabbed headlines with a $25 million seed round for its plans to bring...
'Online Ivy' Minerva Project launches genius grant-like prize for educators
                                       

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Here's What Furious Sellers Are Saying About Amazon's New Fees (AMZN)

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Amazon, the most publicly respected corporation in the U.S., is generating some hate mail. The e-commerce giant has been hiking fees for its third-party sellers over the past year-and-a-half, according to a Reuters report. Amazon takes a cut of every sale made on its site; these fees are used to...
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Bizarre Trend: Journalism Professors Using Klout Scores As Part Of Students' Grades

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We've raised questions in the past about the relevance of "Klout" scores. If you don't know, Klout is one of a few companies that try to measure "influence" online by looking at your social media activity. The whole process seems kind of silly, but for whatever reason, once you put...
Bizarre Trend: Journalism Professors Using Klout Scores As Part Of Students' Grades

This World Teachers' Day, Google celebrates educators who make a difference

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Every one of us has had a teacher or educator that spent that extra bit of time with us or helped us get through school. It was that person who never gave up and spent those extra precious minutes of their day before, during, or after school to help you...
This World Teachers' Day, Google celebrates educators who make a difference

More Colleges Team With For-Profit Web-Based Educator

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As the demand for online learning continues to grow, another 17 prominent universities Wednesday joined Coursera, a company that hosts free Internet-based college classes....
More Colleges Team With For-Profit Web-Based Educator
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