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New social network aimed at improving education

IT company IBM and Brockenhurst College in the UK have created a private social network to help give staff a better understanding of their students and tailor lessons to them.

Students can use the system to find out more information about their course, watch videos and chat with others at a sister college in China.

The network can also monitor social media - with consent - to see if students might be underperforming or struggling.

BBC Click's Spencer Kelly finds out more.

Watch more clips on the Click website. If you are in the UK you can watch the whole programme on BBC iPlayer.

  • 19 Sep 2014
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