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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?

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Editor’s note: While Yammer and Microsoft get to know each other, the enterprise social network has agreed a deal with online training company Mindflash to deliver its training content. This is just one of a set of developments at Yammer – expect more to come soon.

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Editor’s note: Experience can affect how we make decisions. It can short-circuit the decision-making process based on us defaulting to what past experiences tell us. The upshot is new ideas don’t get far. A useful article to consider when looking at how experience can impact on learning, creativity and innovation.