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Universities save much-needed cash with the help of technology

An analytics system designed to manage risks and improve security has saved the University of California’s 10 campuses and five medical centers more than $160 million since 2006, officials announced…

Will $99 Moby tablet swim or sink?

In a development that it claims will be a game-changer in education, technology company Marvell has announced the prototype of a $99 tablet computer that students can use to surf…

Use multiple news channels to reach ‘on-the-go’ consumers

School officials need to share information via a variety of media platforms in order to reach today’s “on-the-go” news consumers, a new study suggests.…

Journalism students turn to Wikipedia to publish stories

College students know the online resource of which they dare not speak: Wikipedia, the voluminous internet encyclopedia demonized by many in higher education—and a resource that two University of Denver…

Reading scores hold steady on nationwide test

The reading scores for fourth- and eighth-grade students on a national test held mostly steady last year, continuing a stubborn trend of minimal improvement across most racial, economic, and geographic…

Pennsylvania establishes first statewide Digital Learning Library

In a groundbreaking effort to give educators and students free access to standards-aligned digital media content, Pennsylvania has announced the launch of its Digital Learning Library (DLL), which aims to…

Class in 140 characters or less?

Most colleges and universities aren't yet capitalizing on the social networking and Web 2.0 tools that keep today's digital natives motivated. It's time to unleash that potential, the authors say.…

Schools beef up security for web applications

K-12 schools and colleges are adding extra layers of security to web applications that are being used for everything from eMail service to group assignments. The extra security is particularly…

House boosts college aid for students in need

Riding the coattails of a historic health care vote, the House on Sunday also passed a broad reorganization of college aid that affects millions of students and moves President Barack…

Survey: Women, minorities need STEM encouragement

The science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) industry should make every effort to work from the top down to encourage women and minorities to pursue careers in those fields, according…