August 2010 Archives

A U.S.District judge Monday ruled the lawyer pressing civil charges in the now-famous webcam incident deserves compensation from the district he's pressing charges against.

The move reflects increasing legitimacy given to some online institutions even by organizations previously wary of online learning.

The online learning association examined the virtual education components in the 19 finalists' applications for Race to the Top funds.

The social networking giant is suing a fledgling and yet-to-open teacher networking site over the use of 'book' in it's name.

Texas launches a free iTunes education channel, continuing a recent trend of government initiatives to organize digital education resources.

There's still time to register for our Unleashing Technology to Personalize Learning leadership forums on Oct. 5 in Washington or Oct. 8 in Boston.

Burley Elementary School in Chicago will be using iPads to help students answer abstract questions, refine their handwriting, and take audio notes.

Often ignored is the Web's potential to reshape the study of history and other humanities.

An investigative story by ABC news reports that for-profit online higher education giant University of Phoenix made false promises to several want-to-be teachers.

New York University will be developing video lectures to free up professors for more individualized instruction.

After the FBI and federal investigators decided not to file charges, the most relieved person may be the one who first foresaw trouble.

Lee County Public Schools in Fort Myers, Fla., recently released new guidelines on how teachers can use social-networking sites.

High schools interested in registering a five-member team for the national CyberPatriot III competition have until early October to enter the challenge's third incarnation.

We've seen a few interesting ed-tech stories pop up in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Texas this week.

A recent commentary on examines one researcher's experience integrating laptops into an urban 5th grade classroom with a constrained budget.

The U.S. Department of Education today unveiled a website allows users to selectively pull data to create comparative charts and tables.

Parents should take it upon themselves to determine the quality of online learning programs before enrolling their children, says an article in The Sacramento Bee

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced the funding for 126 new rural broadband projects in 38 states and in American Indian tribal areas.

Last week's changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act could have implications for both higher education and K-12 teachers and students.

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