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Study: Classroom computers boost face-to-face learning

Computers have been used for years to facilitate learning at a distance. Now, a new European Union research program shows that computers also can enhance collaborative, face-to-face learning and problem…

Should teachers, kids be digital ‘friends’?

With online social networks and similar tools rocketing in popularity, some teachers have started using these tools to build rapport, update students on classroom activities, and keep an ear to…

AT&T and Indiana University partner on BlackBerry deal

Indiana University has announced that it has entered into an agreement with AT&T, providing graduate students and staff in its Kelley School of Business with discounted BlackBerry smart phones, reports…

17 ways college campuses are changing

New online opportunities, increased use of "e-resources," and new teaching tools are among the 17 biggest differences between college today and college just 10 years ago, says U.S. News &…

YouTube increasingly less of an option in schools

Although there are an extraordinary number of good educational videos on YouTube, it appears the junk is on its way to overwhelming the good ... but ZDNet blogger Christopher Dawson…

Microsoft’s DigiGirlz Day helps girls tackle tech

During DigiGirlz Day at Microsoft's New England Research and Development (NERD) site in Cambridge, Mass., 177 high school girls recently programmed miniature robots, made musical Play-Doh, learned about internet safety,…

UI center provides software to help those with reading difficulties

Thanks to a free new software program, University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff who have difficulty reading online will now have help with BrowseAloud, reports Media-Newswire.com.…

White House launches open government initiative

The White House has invited ordinary Americans to contribute ideas on making government more open and has unveiled a new web site where raw federal data will be put online…

Google book-scanning pact to give libraries input on price

In a move that could blunt some of the criticism of Google for its settlement of a lawsuit over its book-scanning project, the company signed an agreement with the University…

L.A. Unified makes computer science accessible

With President Obama calling math and science education the key to good jobs in our future economy, Congress was told May 20 that a pilot program in Los Angeles schools…