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Ed-tech showcase inspires lawmakers

Ed-tech showcase inspires lawmakers

U.S. senators, students, and education-technology experts gathered on Capitol Hill last week for an event that highlighted the benefits of technology in K-12 and higher education. From robots to earthquake…

Site simplifies text for students with disabilities

A new national online database is making it easier and quicker for college students with print-related disabilities, including blindness or dyslexia, to obtain the alternative textbooks they need for their…

Protecting kids or free speech: Where to draw the line?

Controlling what children see on TV, online, and in other electronic media requires a delicate balancing act between the First Amendment rights of content providers and the desire to protect…

FCC solicits e-Rate comments

As part of its efforts to develop a National Broadband Plan, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comments about how the e-Rate program can be improved to meet the…

New 21st-century skills guide available

Updated MILE Guide measures schools' policies and practices regarding 21st-century skills -- and offers advice on implementation …

Keynoter: Make higher ed more accessible

Colleges should consider accrediting web-based programs offered at free or low-cost online schools, making higher education more widely available to populations with little access to post-secondary classes, a former official…

FCC proposes web-safety education rules

e-Rate applicants would have to certify that they are teaching students about internet safety, according to a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking …

Are international rankings unfair to U.S. colleges?

The United States spends more money on higher education than any other country, and its elite institutions are the world's best. But overall, conventional wisdom says, the system is wasteful,…

Copyrights blocking scholarly works

Stanford law professor and activist Lawrence Lessig told a gathering of campus technology chiefs Nov. 5 that restrictive copyright laws are "destructive of science and education," because academia has adopted…

Ubiquitous cloud computing by 2019?

George O. Strawn has seen higher-education technology grow exponentially since the late 1960s, so a future campus that operates entirely on cloud computing where students have access to PCs that…