July 2010 Archives

One congressman has introduced legislation to address the discrepancy between the demand for workers in computer science fields and the supply of qualified candidates.


CoSN released a report Wednesday pushing for the educational use of newly developing Learning Content Management Systems.


The U.S. Department of Justice is considering creating regulations that would require websites to become more accessible to people with disabilities.


The SREB and iNACOL have announced the three finalists for their first-annual National Online Teacher of the Year Award.


A second student is suing a suburban Philadelphia district after hundreds of secret photographs and screen shots taken by the student's school-issued laptop.


The Associated Press moved a few really interesting stories focusing on the ed-tech world during the last 24 hours.


Colleges and universities across the country are working hard to increase IT offerings in order to meet student and faculty demand, according to a new survey by CDW-G.


Obama Administration officials say they will encourage, but not mandate, states and districts to use federal funds to innovate with technology.


The technological challenges of rural schools aren't uniform, explain three state superintendents at a rural ed-tech conference.


Arne Duncan announced an initiative to create a National Learning Registry to help organize digital educational resources for teachers and students.


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be headlining tomorrow's National Rural Education Technology Summit in downtown Washington.


Massachusetts education officials are considering enrollment caps for virtual public schools, while Georgia officials are reconsidering a funding formula for virtual charters.


A recent court decision affirming the right to keep personal e-mail messages sent from work computers private is the latest development in a long-debated issue.


A couple interesting ed-tech notes from Campus Technology this week: Twitter as a student recruiting tool and iPads for global health research.


A new document outlines the major issues faced by virtual schools and the special education students they serve.


Education giant Blackboard recently announced the acquisition of Elluminate and Wimba in a deal expected to be worth $116 million.


The Pew Research Center describes Millennials as confident, self-expressive, liberal, upbeat, and open to change.


The grant-funded statewide online learning initiative in Tennessee held its annual conference last month.


Large school districts such as Boston, Chicago, and New York City are embracing online credit recovery options for students.


The Consortium for School Networking has released an updated guide aimed at improving superintendents' technology leadership.


A coalition has submitted formal documents to the Federal Trade Commission recommending modernization of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.


Common Sense Media, which recently unveiled a digital citizenship curriculum, says issues of digital responsibility transcend social and economic classes.


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