How social norms can be exploited by social media scammers

Social media platforms are great hunting grounds for crooks. This is where we connect with our friends or people with whom we have something in common. This is precisely what scammers exploit: our relationships and the trust that exists between friends or acquaintances. From an early age, we are taught …

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AtlasRTX Partners with Instructure to Provide AI-Powered Digital Assistant Serving Over 30 Million Students

PARK CITY, Utah– AtlasRTX â„¢ (www.atlasrtx.com), a leading AI-powered digital assistant SaaS solution that creates sophisticated real-time experiences, today announced a successful partnership with Instructure (www.instructure.com ), a global education technology company that supports over 30 million students, to seamlessly engage parents, teachers and students via web chat in over …

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Optimistic bias, risky behavior and social norms: why students struggle to assess pandemic risks

Following the devastating second wave of COVID-19 in the country, it is clear that in addition to vaccines, to control the epidemic, behavioral restrictions are essential. The government has resorted to numerous restrictions such as lockdown, ban on social gatherings, closure of offices, restriction of public transport, restriction of intra-border …

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The development of the social rules of the BJP

From conservative to radical, the party’s position on marriage and population control evolved in two distinct phases: one when in power, the other when not. The subjectsFeast of Bharatiya Janata | Conservatives | Hindutva The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has evolved over the years in unusual ways, from conservative on …

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Instructure launches new collective Edtech program for its community of over 500 global partners

“Our continued investment in working with our industry partners makes our learning platform stronger, our customers more successful, and teaching and learning easier,” said Tara Gunther, Vice President of Partnerships at Instructure. “Our learning platform is open, flexible and extensible, which is why we partner with hundreds of like-minded companies. …

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Instructure unveils its ‘Edtech Collective’

Instructure, the edtech company behind the Canvas learning management system, hopes to further stimulate collaboration among its more than 500 partner companies through social features and listings on its website. An announcement Wednesday formalized the “Edtech Collective,” which refers to Instructure’s efforts to strengthen the community among edtech companies. These …

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Social norms influence the will to protect the climate

Credit: public domain CC0 People contribute very little to climate protection because they underestimate the willingness of others to contribute. This is the central finding of a new study by behavioral economists Peter Andre, Teodora Boneva, Felix Chopra and Armin Falk, members of the ECONtribute Cluster of Excellence at the …

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Challenging Negative Social Norms – The Hindu

India reaches demographic milestone on World Population Day, but roadblocks remain In these troubled times of the COVID-19 pandemic, World Population Day on July 11 brings positive news – India has entered an ideal demographic zone that will continue for another two to three decades. Half of India’s population is …

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Dot: when social norms trump the law

A World Bank (WB) study, released last week, found that even though dowry has been illegal in India since 1961, dowry payments in rural Indian villages have not only persisted but also remained stable over the of the last decades. The analysis is based on data from the 2006 Rural …

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How to get a free cash advance without a credit check

7 free and low cost cash advance apps 1. Boro Characteristics You can access a loan of up to $2,000 at an interest rate that depends on your credit score. Repayment must be complete within 12 months. You don’t need to have direct deposit set up or a job. But …

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Instructure to Acquire EesySoft to Help Educators and Students Improve the Adoption of Educational Technology

Instructure acquires EesySoft and launches “Impact by Instructure” to help teachers and students better adopt edtech Tweet this “As we move into a post-pandemic era, districts and schools are under increased pressure to measure the return on investment and the positive impact of their technology investments,” said Steve daly, CEO …

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How companies navigate post-pandemic social norms

A handshake or a nudge? Mask yourself whenever you feel sick? As daily case rates in northern Michigan tend to drop and vaccinations reach more people, what social behaviors developed during COVID-19 will persist after the pandemic? For business owners, Nikki Devitt, president of the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce, …

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Instructure’s Canvas integrates with Classcraft for driving

SHERBROOKE, QC and SALT LAKE CITY, UT — June 8, 2021, June 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Classcraft, a K-12 learning company focused on student engagement and behavioral initiative support, has partnered with Instructure to integrate into its popular learning management system, Canvas. UNESCO’s recent Global Education Monitoring Report shows …

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Instructure canvas integrates with Classcraft to drive

SHERBROOKE, QC and SALT LAKE CITY, UT – June 8, 2021, June 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Classcraft, a K-12 learning company focused on motivating students and supporting behavioral initiatives, s ‘is teamed up with Instructure to integrate with its popular learning management system, Canvas. UNESCO’s recent Global Education Monitoring …

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5 times the series defied social norms (and 5 times not)

The hit sitcom, Friends focuses on group dynamics of 6 characters going through everyday life and working for social stability. Their daily activities featured a variety of social interactions and subsequently reflected changing cultural and social norms. RELATED: Friends: 10 Most Relevant Moments From The Show Take, say, Sandra Green …

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Slick Cash Loan offers personal loans with no credit check for urgent needs

Slick Cash Loan helps people meet their urgent financial needs with its no credit check personal loans. GLENDALE, CA., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Slick Cash Loan, the company borrowers rely on when they need cash urgently, has announced that people can meet their unexpected financial needs with its no …

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Instructure Announces New MasteryView Assessments to Help Schools Assess and Treat COVID-Related Learning Loss

Instructure MasteryView assessments measure learning loss for schools in reliable and valid ways designed by curriculum experts Tweet this “Students, teachers and parents have experienced enough disruption already, so how we approach the assessment of learning loss in the coming months is critical,” said Mitch benson, Product Manager at Instructure. …

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Respect social norms in a context of changing trends

FROM THE EDITORIAL OFFICE: We are educated people who know social etiquette well, but most of the time it’s always the “educated” people who do the dumbest things. Now tell me, should we just focus on expanding our knowledge and wisdom? If you say yes, you must remember that knowledge …

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Online learning | March 2021: ASU, Harvard, Bloomberg, Pearson, Instructure, Biden…

[ Newsletter format  |  Click here to subscribe ] MARCH 2021 – NEWSLETTER #41 | Latest news at IBL News | News in Spanish initiatives • Is Coursera’s Freemium Push worth it? Analysts review the company’s IPO prospectus • ASU Creates Virtual Center to Provide Career-Related Services to Students • Live-Voice Chat Clubhouse, …

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Social norms of the Erewhonians

By Pamela Bedore, Ph.D., University of Connecticut In Erewhon, Samuel Butler uses the most attractive generic features of utopia with a lot of satire. There are a lot of social norms to choose from to think about exactly how Butler constructs his satire in Erewhon, but let’s focus on three: …

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Challenging and Changing the Harmful Social Norms Contributing to Violence Against Women and Girls: Progress Report and Lessons from the Enough Campaign 2016-2019 – Global

Author: This report is a summary of a longer report researched and written by Dr Adrienne Wiebe – independent consultant, with contributions from Bethan Cansfield and Chara Poucha. The global Enough campaign aims to challenge and change the social acceptance and prevalence of VAWG / GBV (violence against women and …

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New social rules make competition harder for smaller players: experts

The new rules for social media intermediaries could increase compliance costs for gamers, making it difficult for small businesses to compete with bigger giants like Facebook, according to industry watchers. The new rules, announced last week, distinguish between “social media intermediaries” and “major social media intermediaries” with 50 lakh of …

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Apex Learning Expands Partnership with Instructure to Streamline Access to Digital Curriculum

“This partnership with Instructure will continue to personalize the learning experience for students and streamline teaching for educators.” – Chris Porter, CEO, Apex Learning SEATTLE (PRWEB) February 18, 2021 Apex Learning, a recognized leader in digital curriculum, has announced an expanded partnership with Instructure, an education technology company and the …

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Instructure sells its corporate platform bridge to UK company for $ 50million

IBL News | new York Instructure Inc, the owner of Canvas LMS, quietly sold their enterprise LMS for businesses this week. Bridge based in london Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), which operates two platforms: PeopleFluent and BreezyHR. The London Stock Exchange (RNS) news service said the acquisition amount was $ …

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Instructure to sell Bridge for $50 million and exit corporate learning market

Where Instructure planned to go with Bridge, its learning management system for businesses and enterprises, has been an open question for more than a year, when the company was still publicly traded. On a call with investors in October 2019, former CEO Dan Goldsmith expressed his disappointment with the company’s …

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Social norms can save lives

With nearly 2.4 million dead from Covid-19 and more than 100 million people infected, the end of the pandemic remains a distant prospect in many countries, even those with sufficient stocks of vaccines. Nonetheless, it is clear that some countries have done a much better job of containing the virus; …

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It’s good not to be well: Malaysian singer Abigail tackles social norms and stereotypes in her debut single ‘Status Quo’ (VIDEO) | Show biz

Rocketfuel Entertainment’s newest artist Abigail makes her debut with “Status Quo”. KUALA LUMPUR, February 9 – The first single from singer Abigail titled status quo has an underlying post the 21-year-old would like to share. Addressing social norms and stereotypes is the topic highlighted by the latest addition to the …

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Instructure announces immersive player available free of charge for Canvas users

SALT LAKE CITY, February 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Today at the 15th Global Education Partners Summit (GEPS), Instruct announced that Immersive reader, a Microsoft learning tool, is now generally available in the Canvas learning management system. The feature is free to all Canvas customers on any Canvas Pages …

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The advantages of loans without a credit check

A loan without a credit check is a popular choice among people with bad credit who wish to acquire a loan. There are times when you will need extra cash for an emergency, but you will not be able to get a traditional loan due to the poor state of …

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Participatory research toolkit for measuring social norms (December 2020) – Global

Overview Participatory research methods enable and encourage participants to discuss complex and sensitive topics in an engaging way that can complement traditional research methods. In this participatory research toolkit for measuring social norms, nine participatory tools are presented and an explanation of what each measures is given. Examples of how …

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Violations of social norms stretch the imagination

Source: Tyler Merbler / Wikimedia The past few months have been rich in extraordinary events: a US president attacking the legitimacy of a US election, senators and congressmen refusing to certify an electoral vote, an armed insurgency on Capitol Hill. News commentators have called these events “unimaginable,” which is a …

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Appearance, social norms keep students away from Zo

ITHACA, NY – When the semester moved online amid the COVID-19 pandemic last spring, Cornell University instructor Mark Sarvary and his faculty decided to cheer – but not to force the students to turn on their cameras. It did not turn out as they had hoped. “Most of our students …

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How social norms deepen the digital gender divide

As a parent, would you want your daughter to fall behind your son? Does its potential remain untapped? Most likely not. Yet this is the case for many adolescent girls in Bangladesh, whose parents – often unwittingly and with respect for traditional gender norms – handicap their potentials by preventing …

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Instructure acquires Certica Solutions to personalize each student’s learning

Instructure today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Certica Solutions, an industry leader in K12 assessment and analysis, and a long-time partner of Canvas and MasteryConnect. With this acquisition, Instructure will provide the complete and open set of tools educators need to improve student outcomes by bringing …

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Instructure and Partners Urge Biden / Harris Administration to Address Ongoing Problems Affecting Nation’s Education System

SALT LAKE CITY, December 17, 2020 / PRNewswire / –Today, Instructure announced that it has been joined by Concentric Sky, Nearpod, Unicon and Zoom in urging the new Biden administration to ensure sufficient funding for education, achieve equity in matters education and to address the lingering problems that impact our …

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What might social norms look like in the future

TORONTO – While no one knows for sure what a post-pandemic world will look like, one expert expects society to return to its social norms almost immediately when the day comes. Steve Joordens, professor of psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough, told CTV News Channel that although Canada is …

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Social norms can influence mask use behavior

To mask or not to mask – and which mask to use? With public health advice on masks in the United States confused by political coverage, clarity around the use of masks is increasingly important, especially as the western United States struggles with the double crisis of smoke from forest …

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How have new social norms emerged as COVID-19 has spread?

As COVID-19 spread across the world, it became clear that different countries were responding to the virus differently. Penn’s Cristina Bicchieri, who studies social norms and their evolution, wanted to understand how a national response had affected individual behaviors. “We decided to do a study in nine different countries, including …

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Instructure Launches Canvas Certified Educator Program — THE Journal

Teacher training Instructure Launches Canvas Certified Educator Program By Dian Schaffhausen 10/14/20 Structure enters the Certified Educator business. This week, during its virtual client conference, CanvasCon online, the learning management system company has announced the Canvas Certified Educator program. To earn the degree, candidates will complete a series …

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Instructure Intros Canvas Certified Educator Program – Campus Technology

Professional development Instructure Intros Canvas Certified Educator Program By Dian Schaffhauser 10/14/20 This week at Instructure’s virtual customer conference, CanvasCon Online, the learning management system company announced the Canvas Certified Educator program. To earn the degrees, applicants will take a series of courses designed to improve their understanding and use …

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Instructure announces the winners of the Canvas Educator of the Year 2020 award and scholarship winners

Each winner is committed to providing students with meaningful learning experiences, regardless of how they learn this year. Tweet this “Each winner is committed to providing students with engaging learning experiences where and as they learn this year,” said Melissa Loblé, Director of Customer Experience at Instructure. “I admire their …

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new social rules lead to new types of stigma

During containment, we saw how the pandemic was causing new forms of social solidarity. In addition to the applause for caregivers and rainbow imagery, just staying home was a demonstration of a collective responsibility to protect vulnerable people. It was a sacrifice for the “greater good”, to which everyone adheres …

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Social norms can influence consumption of risky foods

Who can make you eat pink burgers or raw chicken? Your future in-laws, research shows. Even if you know and think that eating certain foods is risky, social norms governing the eating situation may make you eat them anyway. Social norms, such as the expectation to be polite and to …

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Instructure appoints Steve Daly as general manager

“Canvas is at the heart of enhancing the educational experience for students and teachers by simplifying the way they interact when learning,” said Daly. “For years, I have watched Instructure and its passionate employees who have a love for education embedded in their DNA. I look forward to learning from …

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Social norms in the age of social distancing

“One for all! All for one.” – Alexandre Dumas With nearly four billion people in some sort of lockdown, we now live in a completely different social environment than we did four months ago. And our daily choices – staying at home, wearing masks, limiting our purchases, etc. – all …

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Social norms can spread like a virus

Social norms change as potential beachgoers stay at home. A view of empty Santa Monica beach in … [+] sunset due to the new type of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Santa Monica, United States, March 27, 2020. Anadolu Agency via Getty Images For 90% of Americans now ordered to stay home …

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‘Quarantine Shaming’: US Navigating Radical New Social Norms | Chicago News

In this file photo from March 17, 2020, a marquee outside the Lake Theater & Café in downtown Lake Oswego, Oregon, reminds people to practice social distancing and stay home when sick . (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File) The president of the Arizona Asian Chamber of Commerce didn’t see much of …

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‘Quarantine shaming’: US navigates sweeping new social norms amid coronavirus

‘Quarantine shame’ – calling those who don’t follow social distancing rules – part of a new and surprising reality for Americans who must navigate a world of rapidly changing social norms in the age of COVID. -19. As schools close and shelter-in-place orders spread across the United States, the divide …

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Navigating new social norms to curb the spread of COVID-19

The president of the Arizona Asian Chamber of Commerce didn’t mind attending a small dinner at a local restaurant to strengthen the business and bring other leaders together to discuss how to help Asian-American restaurants devastated by the coronavirus. That was, at least, until he brought it up on Instagram. …

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US Navigates Radical New Social Norms

There is a new type of social policing that has grown almost as quickly as the viral disease that spurred its arrival. It’s called “midlife shame,” calling out those who leave home for daily activities or who violate social distancing rules. And it’s part of a new reality for Americans …

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Changing social norms in times of pandemic

Source: Katarzyna Modrzejewska / Pixels Hours after planes crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, the government took swift action. All thefts have been grounded and the President, Police Commissioner and Mayor of New York have issued regular, factual and clear updates. When the airports opened two days …

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Coronavirus: Australia’s new social rules

Australians should stop shaking hands and stay 1.5 meters from each other at all times under tough new rules from the federal government to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Expanded ‘social distancing’ guidelines for handling the pandemic come on top of a legal ban on mass gatherings of 500 …

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“Takeover bid” underway as Thoma Bravo seeks to acquire Instructure

Thomas Bravoa private equity firm, start its so-called “tender offer” to buy shares of Instructure, the publicly traded provider of the Canvas learning management system, for $49 each directly from shareholders. If Thoma Bravo acquires all the shares, he would pay around $2.01 billion. Shareholders have until midnight March 21 …

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Instruct CEO to step down and board approves new private equity deal

Instructure, the publicly traded company best known for its Canvas learning management software that is a market leader among colleges, made two big moves Tuesday in its drive to sell to a private equity firm. On the one hand, CEO and board member Dan Goldsmith announced that he would resign …

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Instructure announces leadership transition

SALT LAKE CITY, February 18, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Instructure (NYSE: INST) announced today that Dan Goldsmith informed the Board of Directors of his intention to step down from his duties as CEO and member of the Board of Directors. Goldsmith will remain with the Company until March 6 …

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Economists discover the power of social standards

February 6, 2020 ohVER LE Women of the previous generation made substantial economic gains, although progress on other social equality measures has been uneven. Their average level of education has caught up with that of men in both rich and poor countries. Indeed, in most rich countries, the share of …

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Investor advisory firm opposes sale of Instructure

An influential investor advisory firm recommended that Structure shareholders vote against a proposal to take the publicly traded learning management system provider private for about $2 billion, according to an article from Reuters. Institutional Shareholder Servicesalso known as ISS, reportedly said in a memo to clients that “the conduct of …

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Using social norms to drive positive health change

Oill-intentioned efforts to help others often backfire, but we can learn from our mistakes. Vaping has caught national attention with news that it can be deadly, but many Americans are still buying e-cigarettes. And despite large-scale public health campaigns advocating vaccination, the United States is experiencing outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. …

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Instructure lays off around 100 people as it urges shareholders to support the sale

Learning management systems provider Instructure has laid off up to 100 full-time staff as the listed company nears a key shareholder vote on a proposed sale to a private equity firm . The restructuring primarily affected employees who worked on Instructure’s Bridge product, an LMS tailored for enterprise learning. Instructure …

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As Instructure changes ownership, academics worry about protecting student data

The impending $2 billion sale of one of the world’s largest learning management systems to a private equity firm has raised questions about what happens to the wealth of student data held in company course. More than 50 people working in colleges have signed a public letter calling on Instructure, …

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