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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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Enhanced eBooks could entice a new generation of readers

Is it a book? Is it a film? Is it a game? Or all three? Publishers and authors at the world's biggest book fair are battling to entice a new…

Viewpoint: Educational software games could leave poor children even poorer

The amazing progress of technology used in modern teaching resources herald huge advances in learning opportunities. But are the costs of the equipment that play the new educational games limiting…

One Laptop Per Child gets $5.6M grant to build Android tablet

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) organization has received a $5.6 million grant from hardware component maker Marvell to fund the development of an Android-powered mobile tablet based on a…

Apple challenges $625.5M patent-infringement award to Yale prof

Apple Inc. is challenging a federal jury's order that it pay $625.5 million in damages for violating the patents of a small technology company founded by a Yale professor, reports…

Michigan students prove vulnerability of online election site

University of Michigan students hacked a prototype voting web site and programmed it to play their fight song, prompting election officials to take the site down temporarily, reports the Associated…

Aiming to learn as we do, a machine teaches itself

Researchers are fine-tuning a computer system that is trying to master semantics by learning more like a human, reports the New York Times. Give a computer a task that can…

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…