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Report: Blended learning could hit or miss

Blended learning has the ability to transform education, according to a new report—but if certain guidelines and practices aren’t ensured, blended learning could become just another add-on to an archaic…

Obama to push for new ed-tech agency

President Obama will request fiscal 2012 funding for an educational technology agency within the U.S. Department of Education (ED) that would bring resources and funding to schools and colleges, while…

Online courses, still lacking that third dimension

When colleges and universities finally decide to make full use of the internet, most professors will lose their jobs, says Randall Stross for Digital Domain. …

Holocaust historical data goes digital

The world's largest collection of Holocaust documents is going digital, the Associated Press reports. …

Google makes ed-tech splash with apps marketplace

Google opened an Apps Marketplace for educators Jan. 25, creating an online repository filled with learning management system (LMS) software, web-based grade books, and other content that can be shared…

Future murky for virtual classrooms

Kalynn Greer, 16, can see success in her future now, thanks to an alternative education program that lets her learn online and outside of a classroom. But it's unclear what…

How Google’s leadership shakeup could affect education

Google Inc.’s announcement last week that co-founder Larry Page would replace CEO Eric Schmidt might be appealing to educators who long for the company’s free-wheeling days, but educational technology leaders…

In Florida, virtual classrooms with no teachers

On the first day of her senior year at North Miami Beach Senior High School, Naomi Baptiste expected to be greeted by a teacher when she walked into her precalculus…

States look to Indiana as a model for online instruction

Washington state could mimic Indiana’s successful model for online instruction if a state legislator’s proposed bill that would make online college classes more available to students there becomes law.…

Blackboard backs ed-tech standards

Common standards for online learning became more likely this week after Blackboard, Inc. announced that it would support an open database initiative that could make educational content usable on any…