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Plagiarists beware: Cyber sleuths are on the case

Scientific fraud appears to be far more common in medical research than previously thought, according to a brand-new report. To help combat the problem, researchers at the University of Texas…

Economic crisis calls for changes in the textbook industry

The current economic crisis is proving to be a game-changer in many industries--and textbook publishing, particularly in higher education, is certainly not immune, writes educational technologist Rob Reynolds in the…

Debate arises between proponents of ‘core knowledge’ vs. ’21st-century skills’

A small group of outspoken education scholars is challenging the assumption that students need to be taught 21st-century skills, saying the push for these skills is taking a dangerous bite…

District wants to provide wireless network to poor students

The Plano, Texas, school district is looking for a way to close the digital divide between poor students and their peers. School officials envision a wireless internet network that would…

Lingering questions could affect broadband stimulus allocation

Federal regulators have some critical decisions to make in the coming weeks that could determine whether the $7.2 billion in stimulus funds designated for broadband will create the optimal number…

Facebook named in cyber-bullying suit

A Long Island, N.Y., teenager has sued Facebook, some of its users, and those users' parents in a lawsuit that alleges the teen was traumatized through cyber bullying on the…

Catholics are urged to give up texting for Lent

Roman Catholic bishops in Italy are urging the faithful to go on a high-tech fast for Lent, switching off modern appliances such as iPods and abstaining from surfing the web…

Obama nominates net neutrality backer as FCC chief

As expected, President Barack Obama on March 3 nominated Julius Genachowski--a lawyer, techie, and former venture capitalist--to head the Federal Communications Commission, Wired reports. …

Amazon unveils free Kindle application for iPhones

You might not have the latest $359 Kindle electronic book reader from Amazon.com, but if you own an iPhone or iPod Touch, a new application will let you access the…

UPenn course syllabi soon will be online

University of Pennsylvania students registering for fall classes later this month can base their selections on more than just paragraph-long descriptions on Penn InTouch: During advance registration, professors from Penn's…