Educational Technology

January 28, 2014

Did Yale just squash the next Facebook?

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:41 am

By Jonathan Anker, HLNTV

Students created popular site to compare courses, but Yale objected to many of its features and shut it down. ┬áThis scenario might sound a bit familiar. Peter Xu and Harry Yu had created an online course catalog for fellow students to shop for classes with the benefit of sortable ratings and evaluations for both classes and professors. Over three semesters, 2,094 of Yale’s roughly 5,000 undergrads used their site, called Yale BlueBook+. The name was a spin on Yale’s official online course selection program, Yale BlueBook. Students were again using the brothers’ site last week to help select their classes when it suddenly went down.

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