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Editor’s note: A look at natural user interfaces, such as voice or gestures, and how they are being used to control computers. The development of these interfaces are rooted in cognitive science and based on constructivist views of learning as a process in which the learner actively constructs or builds new ideas or concepts based upon current and past knowledge or experience.

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Editor’s note: GoogleEDU is Google’s approach to learning which relies on data analytics and other measures to ensure it is teaching employees what they need to know.

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Editor’s note: An interesting infographic looking at how tablets are being used by teachers to enhance the learning process. Food for thought here for how tablets can be used for workplace learning.

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Editor’s note: Researchers from the McKinsey Global Institute lift the lid on the potential value to business of social technology – and that is the potential to vastly improve collaboration, communication and learning.

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Editor’s note: The Inquire intelligent textbook provides readers with the opportunity to query text they don’t understand. They are then taken to a Wikipedia-style page for more explanations. The future of textbooks . . . maybe.

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Editor’s note: The amazing story of a 15-year-old Jack Andraka who, in the face of his biology teacher’s disinterest went on to discover a cheap advanced cancer test. It’s a great story which lifts the lid on what motivates us to learn and how we can use the web to find what we need.

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Editor’s note: Salesforce has announced a new addition to its offering – Salesforce Communities. This feature will enable organisations to create communities which will help create and share information. Creating and sharing relevant content amongst peers and customers – is Salesforce and platforms like it the new intranet and LMS rolled into one?