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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…

Microsoft, ePals team up on collaborative tools

In a move that could spur more widespread use of online tools for communicating and collaborating within K-12 education, software giant Microsoft Corp. has announced a strategic partnership with ePals.…

Employee in webcam spying flap: Teen had no expectation of privacy

A school technology official at the center of a webcam spying scandal says the Pennsylvania student suing her employer should not have had any expectation of privacy, because he took…

Data analysis tool offered to colleges free of charge

Faculty and students on 200 campuses nationwide will have free access to advanced data management and analytics software via cloud computing beginning in the fall 2010 semester, after business software…

Students soon could learn with handheld 3-D devices

Thanks to new developments in handheld technology, students soon could have glasses-free 3-D displays in the palms of their hands.…

Survey: Teens’ cell phone use may cause tension with parents, schools

Teenagers have embraced text messaging as their main form of communication, but mobile phones are often a source of tension with parents and schools, a new survey found.…

Health education gets a federal boost

Backed by a campaign launched by First Lady Michelle Obama earlier this year, some schools are using the same technologies that have many kids glued to their cell phones and…

Supreme Court hears text-messaging privacy case

The U.S. Supreme Court appears likely to rule against public employees who claimed a local government violated their privacy by reading racy text messages they sent through their employers' account.…

Colleges appeal to students with green policies

Small private colleges and large research universities alike have adopted green policies in recent years in an effort to trim energy bills, encourage sustainability, and lure environmentally conscious students to…