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Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2009: No. 3

The economic stimulus package approved by Congress in February included $7.2 billion to help bring broadband internet access to more citizens. It also required the Federal Communications Commission to create…

Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2009: No. 4

The federal stimulus package approved by Congress in February included $650 million designated specifically for education technology. That doesn't include billions more for other programs, such as Title I and…

Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2009: No. 5

Online learning might prove disruptive to education, but it also helped many schools avoid a disruption to the learning process as hundreds of schools closed temporarily amid swine-flu outbreaks in…

Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2009: No. 6

Although technically it was published in 2008, "Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns," by Clayton Christensen, Curtis W. Johnson, and Michael Horn, made a…

Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2009: No. 7

In October 2008, Google settled a lawsuit with the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers over its extensive book-scanning project, and a federal judge was expected to approve…

Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2009: No. 8

It might not be on par with the infamous platform wars between Microsoft and Apple that have spanned three decades--at least, not yet--but the rivalry between technology giants Microsoft and…

Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2009: No. 9

Despite the growth in internet safety education over the past year, one alarming trend continued to get worse: "sexting," or the act of sending explicit photos or text messages via…

Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2009: No. 10

In November, the Federal Communications Commission proposed new rules stating that schools and libraries receiving federal e-Rate funding would have to submit proof they've implemented web-safety education programs along with…

Video game teaches students fiscal skills

A new video game designed to help students learn to manage their money tries to make the dullness of balancing a checkbook look more like the thrill of driving for…

Free online university gets high first marks

University of the People, one of the newest members of the free online education arena, is adding academic heft with credentialed faculty and advisors, and nine out of 10 students…