December 2010 Archives

With youths in America continuing to struggle with obesity, perhaps fitness is an area whose education potential we are tremendously underselling.

Before rampant speculation about 2011 commences, let's take stock of the big ed-tech trends this past year.

Check out the supplemental events and materials being released about online learning in January on

While games and simulations have great potential to improve science education, the research needed to achieve that potential is limited, says a new report.

Panelists from the White House, Department of Education, and private sector groups talk about how the U.S. can use technology to improve schools.

The Georgia Charter School Commission approved a new K-12 virtual school and increased per-pupil funding for virtual school students on Thursday.

The Berkman Center for Internet and Society intends to construct the open, distributed network with funding from the Sloan Foundation.

The Scantron Corporation has recently scooped up the Bellevue, Wash.-based GlobalScholar, an education data management system.

About 92 percent of librarians who purchased e-books for professional purposes received funding from their schools, compared with 30 percent of teachers.

The nonprofit online safety group will team with the telecommunications company to offer its digital literacy curriculum and other online resources.

The group's new report offers a look into connectivity challenges across the country, and particularly in Colorado, Indiana, and North Carolina.

Researchers from Boise State University have released a follow-up report to the 2008 edition of "Going Virtual!," which is about the needs of online teachers.

Academic publisher Pearson this week has announced the creation of a new curricula for teaching middle schoolers math, and teaching teachers to lead online courses.

Here are some interesting themes that have emerged from the Big Ideas Fest in California this week.

The Big Idea Festival, focused on transforming the educational system through methods that include increased savvy technology use, can be listened to online.

If you know of an instructor that should be considered for the second annual award, check for more information at the websites of iNACOL or SREB.

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning has released the third edition of its report on virtual education in Canada.

A new group headed by former Govs. Jeb Bush and Bob Wise suggests a move away from seat time, and a reconstruction of funding and payment models.

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