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Digital copiers pose security threat

Although stolen laptops and computer-savvy hackers are frequently the focus of school security discussions, information retained when sensitive documents are photocopied poses another very real, although often overlooked, security threat…

Educators hope Ning stays affordable

Ning, an online social network that lets members create groups on any topic, says it soon will "phase out" its free service, forcing educators to find other alternatives or pay…

Every child needed to boost economy

At a time when the global workforce demands more science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals, education stakeholders worry that today’s students aren’t answering the call. …

Disney turns its focus to curriculum

Readers might associate Disney with its slew of animated features over the years. Now, the company is hoping educators will think of it as a provider of educational technology as…

Are today’s students addicted to social media?

University of Maryland students who went 24 hours without TV, cell phones, MP3 players, and laptops reported symptoms you might expect from someone struggling with substance abuse, including an “unbearable”…

Universities look toward data to stabilize enrollment numbers

University of Kansas officials are considering working with a data-mining company to pinpoint strategies to keep students enrolled after a recent report showed that 28.7 percent of freshmen from the…

Solar power making a comeback among schools

Web surfers requesting a Google Earth view of the Athenian School in Danville, Calif., are greeted with an image of what school officials call the "solar A"—a mass of 1,300…

Survey: ‘Digital natives’ need more IT support

A recent survey shows even tech-savvy college students require more campus IT support than you might think.…

Panel: Cell phones have much potential in classrooms

Teachers are finding creative ways to include mobile phones in instruction in an effort to bridge the divide between the technologies children use at home and what they use…

Virtual Symposium examines worldwide growth of online access

Distance learning, open courseware, eBooks, wikis, and many other innovative technologies have forever affected education by connecting any topic in any discipline to any learner in any place. Drexel University's…