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FSU Professor Introduces Klout-Based Grading

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A Florida State University professor who recently blogged about his intention to grade students based on their scores on the social media influence-measuring site Klout is drawing criticism from education technology experts.

Citing the "inescapable fact" that many firms are screening job applicants' Klout scores, FSU doctoral candidate Todd Bacile announced his social media-related grading plans for the electronic marketing class he is teaching at the university this fall. "I owe it to my students to introduce them to every and any concept that will help them land an internship or fulltime job," he wrote.