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Billionaires start $60 million schools effort

The New York Times reports that Eli Broad and Bill Gates, two of the most prominent education philanthropists in the United States, have already poured more than $2 billion into…

Wikipedia offers offline access

BBC.com reports that Wikipedia will sell nearly 2,000 Wikipedia articles via compact disc to enable people without an internet connection to access highlights of the web resource. The articles selected…

Robots tackle core of STEM education

Despite a renewed emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education to keep America globally competitive, many experts contend that students remain woefully ill-prepared in technology and engineering--the core…

Wanted: Single standard for open-content licenses

The movement toward open course materials for education has created something of a problem: Although a number of repositories have been set up to allow users to download sharable online…

“FORA.tv” streams lectures and speeches on a variety of topics

“FORA.tv” streams lectures and speeches on a variety of topics

Teachers hoping to spark classroom discussions on a variety of topics--from politics and current events, to recent developments in the field of science--can turn to FORA.tv, a new broadband site…

Student-created site helps learners master vocabulary

Student-created site helps learners master vocabulary

Created by a high school student in the San Francisco Bay Area, Quizlet is a free, web-based tool designed to help students learn and practice vocabulary. …

“C-SPAN Classroom” provides extensive coverage of the 2008 presidential race

“C-SPAN Classroom” provides extensive coverage of the 2008 presidential race

Teachers and students looking for information about the 2008 presidential campaign should visit C-SPAN Classroom, which allows users to closely track the issues and candidates shaping what promises to be…

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.…