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Open-content learning portal debuts

A new online content resource center, formally launched March 9 by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), will make more than 8,000 classroom materials available…

Data dump

Sure, compared to what's been happening with the Walter Reed Medical Center, Scooter Libby, the FBI, and U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, the problems ringing U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings…

Blackboard launches free social-bookmarking service for academia

Blackboard launches free social-bookmarking service for academia

Blackboard recently announced the launch of Scholar, a free social- bookmarking web site aimed at connecting faculty and students, as well as enhancing teaching and learning, at higher-education institutions worldwide.…

Web fuels ‘democratization’ of knowledge

Following MIT's lead, a growing number of colleges and universities are posting entire course materials online, free of charge. Schools that have jumped on this trend say they want to…

Engineering field has designs for women

To spark an interest in engineering among girls, computer maker Lenovo sponsored a 24-hour webcast that brought together female engineers, teachers, students, and others from around the world. A common theme…

Open-content learning portal debuts

A new online resource gives teachers and students free access to more than 8,000 digital learning materials. Educators and students can add tags, ratings, reviews, and comments to help others quickly…

Open-content learning portal debuts

A new online resource gives teachers and students free access to more than 8,000 digital learning materials. Educators and students can add tags, ratings, reviews, and comments to help others quickly…

Wikipedia to seek proof of credentials

AP also reports that, following revelations that a high-ranking member of Wikipedia's bureaucracy used his cloak of anonymity to lie about being a professor of religion, the free internet encyclopedia…

Open access to public TV content sought

The Association of Public Television Stations is spearheading a project that aims to digitize and preserve public TV programming. Under the plan, students, teachers, researchers, and others would have access…

Middle school teacher blends tech and biology

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that for the past three years, Bryan Osborne begins his computer-literacy classes by asking students to find the best place to plant a milkweed plant…