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Articles by Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the eSchool News Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Laura interned at eSchool Media while attending UMD, and upon graduating, Laura was lucky enough to join the eSchool Media team. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, BYOD trends, equity in broadband access, and special education.

When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, boating, and rooting for the Terps.

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U.K. schools install facial recognition cameras to curb tardiness

In a controversial move that could make taking attendance a thing of the past, some U.K. schools are using cutting-edge cameras to scan students’ faces as they enter school, reports…

Despite rumors, MIT OpenCourseWare insists ‘no paywall’

Contrary to erroneous reports, MIT says it has no plans to implement a paywall for its free open courseware, ReadWriteWeb reports. "That is simply not under consideration," says Steve Carson,…

FCC seeks more info from Comcast, NBC

The Federal Communications Commission is requesting additional information from Comcast Corp. and NBC Universal as it reviews the cable operator's plan to acquire a controlling stake in the media company,…

Two eBooks cost more than Amazon hardcovers

Readers of eBooks might not be able to turn paper pages, lend their copies to friends, or file them away on living room bookshelves. But until now, they did have…

Education in a social world

Prior to the industrialization of education, the education model was centered around a single-room school house consisting of one teacher with many students throughout many grades. The teacher was a…

SROs: A great investment in campus safety

One of the best security measures any district can employ is a school resource officer (SRO)--a trained police officer assigned to a campus. If an emergency strikes, the officer is…

College yearbook collections, newspaper archives go digital

Colleges across the nation are making digital copies of old yearbooks, student newspapers, and course catalogs for researchers and alumni to access online, USA Today reports. LYRASIS, an Atlanta-based group…

McGraw-Hill Education buys lecture capture company Tegrity

McGraw-Hill Education has bought privately held Tegrity Inc., a lecture capture software company, as it continues to shift away from its traditional textbook publishing roots, Dow Jones reports. Terms of…

Ad group unveils plan to improve web privacy

As the debate over online privacy and advertiser access to users’ data continues, a group of the advertising industry’s largest trade organizations was to announce on Oct. 4 the details…

Toshiba unveils glasses-free 3D TV

Toshiba Corp. has unveiled the world's first high-definition, liquid crystal display (LCD) 3D television that does not require special glasses—one of the biggest consumer complaints about the technology, reports the…