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January 17, 2013

College Enrollment in Online Courses Continues to Rise, Study Shows

A new report shows that a total of 6.7 million college students have enrolled in at least one online course, but higher education institutions remain slow to adopt new forms of virtual education, such as MOOCs.

January 17, 2013

Demand for Education Software, Digital Products Is Growing

The market for education software and digital products grew by 3.5 percent over the most recent year and now stands at $7.7 billion, a new analysis reveals.

January 14, 2013

Ideas Put Forward for Reaching English Learners Through Technology

A number of individual programs, and school and district strategies, have shown technology's potential to help English language learners, a new paper contends.

January 10, 2013

Quarrelling Over K12 Inc.

The for-profit education provider K12 Inc. is the subject of two papers that draw very different conclusions about the virtual program's merits.

January 03, 2013

High Schoolers Use Chat Rooms to Reach College Admissions' Officers

An online site connects students and high school counselors with college admissions staff, who provide information on financial aid, admissions standards, and campus life.

December 31, 2012

2012 Rewind: E-Textbooks, Tablets, Common Core, and More

The push for accountability in virtual education, rapid growth of blended learning, and experimentation with open education resources were also top trends in 2012.

December 17, 2012

U.S. State Department Unveils Online Game, and Web Site, to Teach English

The U.S. Department of State has developed an online game, Trace Effects, designed to help students abroad learn English and understand American culture.

December 13, 2012

Districts Look to Insure Tech Devices, Ask Families to Help With Costs

One Minnesota district has arranged to insure the Apple iPad tablet computers it gives students, while asking families to pick up part of the cost.

December 11, 2012

Mobile Apps Collecting Personal Information From Children, Federal Report Finds

A report by the Federal Trade Commission says many mobile devices and games today aimed at children fail to disclose to parents the personal information they are collecting.

November 28, 2012

Ten Prominent Universities Band Together to Expand Virtual Education

Unlike massive open online courses, these virtual college courses plan to feature smaller groups of students and transferable college credit.

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