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Free online tools simplify research

Mohan Singh once had the painstaking job of compiling bibliographic information for a college professor, so finding a web-based program that collected and inserted research citations with the click of…

Avg. school district IT director makes $87,898

Despite the slumping economy, technology personnel working in public school district central-office positions saw a 2.1-percent increase in average salary over the past year, with district-level technology directors earning $87,898…

Survey shows untapped potential for campus IT

More than 90 percent of college students use social-networking services such as Facebook and Twitter, but only 28 percent say they have used these tools in a course during the…

Students spread the Google gospel

Boise State University senior and self-described Google fanatic Taylor Bell landed his dream job this semester when the internet mega-site hired him as an ambassador, charged with evangelizing Google's array…

Obama launches new STEM initiatives

President Barack Obama on Nov. 23 announced the launch of several nationwide programs to help motivate and inspire students to excel in science and math, including a grassroots effort called…

Revised Google Book deal disappoints many

College and university library officials are largely disappointed with Google's decision to exclude non-English books from its digital library in a concession to critics of a proposed legal settlement, saying…

Competition seeks ways to transform learning

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced a $2 million open competition for ideas to transform learning using digital media. Key words: MacArthur Foundation, educational technology, school…

More states have education data systems

According to a new report, every state is on track to have a longitudinal data system that follows the progress of individual students from preschool through college by 2011, thanks…

Leaked eMail stokes climate-change debate

Students' Social Security numbers and other personally identifying information aren't the only data that campus IT administrators must secure, as an embarrassing and likely politically motivated security breach last week…

Schools protest Kindle’s setup for the blind

Amazon's Kindle electronic book reader can read books aloud, but if you're blind it can be difficult to turn that function on without help. Now, two universities say they will…