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Barnes & Noble unveils textbook rental service for colleges

Bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc. is launching a textbook rental program for college students, making it the newest entrant in a growing field, and officials at book rental services say…

New projectors make any wall an interactive whiteboard

In a move that could shake up the interactive whiteboard (IWB) market, two projector manufacturers have just released new products that can turn virtually any surface into an IWB.…

Google Docs upgrades storage to all file types

Users of Google Apps for Education now will be able to store photos, videos, and other media files on Google Docs, after Google announced an upgrade to its service.…

AFT: Education must change to move forward

Moving public education to a model that will better prepare students for today's knowledge economy, and one that will strengthen teacher development and evaluation, is critical to the nation's ability…

Going rogue: IT officials fight student-run web networks

Campus technology officials say there's only one surefire way to stop students from creating their own wireless internet connections in dormitories, thereby creating a security risk for computer users: provide…

Blindness groups, ASU settle lawsuit over Kindle

Two organizations representing the blind have settled a discrimination lawsuit against Arizona State University over its use of Amazon's Kindle e-reader device.…

Net-neutrality dispute heads to court

The Federal Communications Commission ran into a potential setback Jan. 8 in its push to draft rules that would require internet providers to give equal treatment to all data flowing…

Federal report details public K-12 tech use

While most American schools employ an education-technology leader either full or part time, 17 percent of districts surveyed in fall 2008 reported having no one in place to oversee the…

Study: Facebook isn’t a grade killer

Facebook could be a distraction that drags down grade point averages, or a popular online hangout spot that has no impact on college students’ academics -- depending on which university…

Study questions learning-style research

As educators struggle to define effective 21st-century instruction, one practice that many have viewed as fundamental to teaching and learning has come under new fire: catering to different learning styles.…