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Free online courses teach tech skills

Concerned about the state of computer-science education in the U.S., the Computer Science Teachers Association and IBM have teamed up to create free lesson plans and other resources…

Schools urged to teach ‘spatial literacy’

The National Research Council, which advises the federal government on critical issues in science and technology, has issued a report calling on schools to incorporate "spatial literacy" into their curricula.…

Gathering SCORM could transform eLearning

An emerging set of standards for ensuring the interoperability, accessibility, and reusability of digital instructional materials will have an enormous impact on eLearning. The standards' creators say they…

“Constructing the Future, Challenging the Past: Excellence in Learning, Teaching, and Leadership.”

The first day of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Annual Conference and Exhibit Show kicked off Saturday, April 1, with a full schedule of sessions, exhibitor workshops,…

Discovery launches homework tool

Recognizing that today's students spend much of their free time online, the education division of Discovery Communications has created a new web-based learning service for students to use…

Georgia school displays iPod ingenuity

Though campuses across the nation have begun transforming iPods into educational tools, few schools have embraced the technology as much as Georgia College & State University, where faculty are using…

Symposium explores open technologies

At an international symposium on open-source technologies for education, participants agreed that open technologies can boost students' real-world skills by allowing them to collaborate in, and assume more…

Air Force pilots cyber security course

Looking to bolster student interest in computer security, a Catholic high school in Rome, N.Y. has launched a first-of-its-kind program designed to empower students to avoid the pitfalls…

States erratic on IT literacy

Among its other goals, the federal No Child Left Behind Act says that all students should be technology literate by the end of the eighth grade. Yet, nearly four years…

Web site aims to be research ‘storehouse’

A new internet research tool called Digital Universe aspires to be a more authoritative version of Wikipedia. If successful, it could provide scholars and students with one more option for…