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BU student’s song-swapping trial begins

A Boston University graduate student was "a kid who did what kids do" when he swapped songs through file-sharing networks like Kazaa, his lawyer said July 28 as his copyright-infringement…

Ten tips for boosting eCommunication

Award-winning eSchool News columnist Nora Carr offers 10 tips for boosting your eCQ (eCommunications Quotient) during the new school year. Key words: ecommunication, ecommunications quotient, tips, education, technology…

Web program a winner for college athletes

A new web-based information system, called myPlaybook, aims to demystify the NCAA's drug policy for college athletes and help them make good choices. Key words: myPlaybook, NCAA, college sports, Elon…

$5 billion carrot for schools overhaul

Dangling the promise of $5 billion in grants, President Barack Obama on July 24 pressured states to embrace his ideas for overhauling the nation's schools -- ideas that include performance…

Scholars try tuition-free online colleges

Online universities are charging little or no tuition for access to a wealth of college curriculum, and advocates say the free web-based classrooms may expand higher education to the developing…

The rise of digital textbooks

As schools shift to 21st century learning in a time of budget crunches, digital textbooks in classrooms are on the rise. To help educators and administrators efficiently implement digital texts,…

Kindle pilot is discriminatory, advocates charge

Some legal experts say groups advocating on behalf of blind students have a strong case with their lawsuit against Arizona State University (ASU). The suit claims using the Kindle DX…

Experts split on ‘Kindle in Every Backpack’

Education experts are split after a recent proposal published by some influential members of the Democratic Party suggested the government provide electronic reading devices to every student in the United…

Gates: U.S. ed has no choice but to improve

The U.S. must improve its educational standing in the world by rewarding effective teaching and by developing better, universal measures of performance for students and teachers, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates…

A ‘singular’ approach to higher education

Singularity University students catch on quick, a fact proven this month when one student secured a domain name, launched a web site, and turned a profit all during an hour-long…