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Will Skype eclipse fee-based videoconferencing?

With school budgets continuing to shrink, many educators are turning to free or inexpensive software such as Skype, along with the web cameras that now come standard on most laptop…

Education groups rally support for EETT

Alarmed at what they see as a potential setback in federal support for education technology, several dozen state and national education groups and high-tech companies have sent letters to House…

Report highlights ed-tech lessons from abroad

Scotland and the Netherlands both invest significantly more federal money per student in information and communications technologies (ICT) than the United States, and they both view ICT as essential to…

Dell expands its Connected Classroom solution

A new low-cost netbook whose screen can be rotated so students can read electronic texts as if they were holding a traditional book is among the new technologies introduced by…

Ning stays free for educators, with restrictions

The social networking web site Ning will remain free for educators despite moving to a fee-based model this summer, the site announced May 4. But some education technology experts believe…

Augmented reality takes hold in classrooms

A small but growing number of schools across the nation are turning classroom lessons into engaging experiences with augmented reality (AR), a technology that overlays digital information on top of…

eBook restrictions vex users

As more and more eReading devices flood the market, users are beginning to feel the restrictions imposed by copyright and digital rights management (DRM)—restrictions that some fear could hold back…

Kagan’s nomination could bode well for education

Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama’s pick to fill Justice John Paul Stevens's seat on the Supreme Court, could become a voice for education rights, thanks to her background as an…

Feds turn to ‘crowdsourcing’ for educational innovation

Education technology advocates hope that a new national online community will inspire entrepreneurs and educators to team up in developing and funding innovative solutions to some of education's most persistent…

Free online curriculum expanding to middle grades

An online instructional resource for students in grades 8-12 that has been available to schools free of charge since December 2008 soon will include content for sixth and seventh graders…