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Researcher: College CIO shortage on the horizon

Wayne Brown’s seven years of research has identified a wide swath of campus technology officials eager to become chief information officers someday. They’re just not quite sure how.…

Educators respond to national ed-tech plan

While many school stakeholders say there's a lot to like in the new National Education Technology Plan, others are concerned about what they see as a fundamental conflict between the…

Adobe’s Creative Suite 5 targets 21st-century skills

Adobe Systems Inc. has updated its multimedia design and publishing software with the April 12 release of Creative Suite 5 (CS5), which contains new curricula, a certification program, and learning…

Syllabus digitization takes hold on college campuses

College students’ online calendars immediately can reflect any changes to their class schedule, test date, or homework due date, thanks to web-based course syllabi that alerts class members any time…

Author: ‘iGeneration’ requires a different approach to instruction

Today’s middle and high school students learn much differently from students just a few years older—and that's mainly because they’ve never known a world without the internet or cell phones,…

Survey: School budget cuts even worse next year

Although the economy has begun to rebound, K-12 education leaders say they are still facing serious budget shortfalls for the coming school year that threaten their ability to implement new…

Changing fonts could help schools save money

A Wisconsin university expects to save up to $10,000 a year by making a small change in computer users’ habits: Changing the fonts in the documents they print.…

New design technique allows software to run faster

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new approach to software development that will allow common computer programs to run up to 20 percent faster and possibly incorporate…

New program to recognize Online Teacher of the Year

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) have teamed up on a new awards program that will recognize an outstanding online teacher…

Teen’s suicide after repeated bullying sparks debate

A teen’s suicide in bucolic Western Massachusetts has resulted in several of her former classmates being charged with crimes ranging from disturbing a school assembly to civil-rights violations, harassment, and…