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Up Next, Entire Science Classes Via Twitter

Over at Periodic Tabloid, Tom Tritton blogs about highlights from a recent conference on science education, where leaders attempted to offer solutions to "the dismal state of science education." Better use of the Internet was a common thread among suggestions, and one of Tritton's favorites was from an associate professor who realized that "students who skipped his organic chemistry lectures performed just as well as those who diligently attended." The prof decided to make the best of the situation by developing "rich content for all students using the online virtual world Second Life."

 

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