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Professor plans to market interactive teaching tool

Students at Oklahoma City University soon might find it harder to zone out during class, while others will have few excuses for missing a lecture: Bob Greve, professor of information…

Technology links museum to students in high-def

Through the internet and video conferencing technology, representatives from Carnegie Museum of Natural History's distance learning initiative have appeared on large television screens in elementary, junior high, and high school…

Tanking property values might halt new Broward schools construction, technology

Throw the Broward County, Fla., school district's five-year construction and technology plan out the window, district financial staff told school board members at a March 24 workshop, reports the Miami…

Texas Tech study finds flaws in plagiarism detectors

Teachers who use computer programs to fight plagiarism should do so with a heaping dose of skepticism, reports the Dallas Morning News. …

Apple sued for promoting iPhone as an eBook reader

An overseas communications firm is suing Apple for promoting its iPhone handset as a touch-screen digital book reader, a concept it claims to have patented over seven years ago, Apple…

NASA and Microsoft to make a universe of data available publicly

NASA and Microsoft Corp. have announced plans to make planetary images and data available via the internet under a Space Act Agreement, reports FOXbusiness.com. …

Lessons from the most successful schools abroad

Education trends from abroad are gaining cachet as political and educational leaders strive to bring American schools in line with the demands of the 21st-century global economy, reports the Christian…

Talk of stimulus funds ignites net neutrality debate

Consumer advocates are reigniting a debate over net neutrality by insisting that the government require recipients of the $7.2 billion broadband stimulus package to adhere to special rules to ensure…

Texas school board set to vote on challenge to evolution

The Texas Board of Education will vote this week on a new science curriculum designed to challenge the guiding principle of evolution, a step that could influence what is taught…

University of Virginia deleting most computer labs

The University of Virginia plans to close most of its public computer labs by the summer of 2011, citing a need to save money, reports the Roanoke Times. …