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BYU lifts YouTube ban

Brigham Young University, the Mormon church school where students agree to live a chaste and virtuous life, has lifted its almost three-year policy of blocking students' access to YouTube. Key words:…

Project seeks to measure ed tech’s value

An ambitious new research project aims to revolutionize education by showing that well-implemented technology initiatives can save states money after an initial investment. Key words: school technology implementation, school budgets, education,…

LEDs light up InfoComm 2009

School administrators, teachers, and professors were among thousands at the InfoComm audio-video conference in Orlando June 15-19, where technology vendors unveiled the latest in digital signage hardware and software and…

Digital games: Playing for learning and health

Video game researchers gathered June 23 to discuss ways gaming can help address the gaps in U.S. students' educational performance, while also helping to improve their health. Key words: educational gaming,…

Cheaper eBook reader challenges Kindle

With the popularity of electronic reading devices on the rise, and a handful of colleges set to pilot Amazon.com's Kindle DX this fall, a new eBook reading device from New…

Cheaper eBook reader challenges Kindle

With the popularity of electronic reading devices on the rise, and a handful of colleges set to pilot Amazon.com's Kindle DX this fall, a new eBook reading device from New…

Feds simplify financial aid form

The Obama administration on June 24 announced its first steps toward making it easier to apply for federal college aid, and technology is playing a key role in the simplification…

Carnegie Corporation: ‘Do school differently’

Urging the nation to "do school differently," a new report recommends a set of concrete actions for federal, state, and local education leaders to take to transform math and science…

Former college QB battles video game maker

A former college quarterback is suing video game company EA Sports and the NCAA for using his image in a popular video game without his consent in a case that…

Dueling curricula put copyright ed in spotlight

A clash over education materials from two copyright awareness organizations has thrust copyright education in the national spotlight, while giving educators and students some new resources for understanding how copyrights…