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UC energy savings could top $30M

The 10 University of California campuses expect to save $36 million in annual utility costs after a series of green initiatives that include replacing 500 energy-intensive computer servers at UC…

Geographic software helps teach critical skills

Thanks to a new statewide license, all schools in Arkansas will have access to geographic information system (GIS) technology--software the Arkansas Department of Education (DOE) hopes will continue to give…

New programs help English-language learners

As educational opportunities in the United States attract the families of students from across the globe, the need for effective methods in educating English-language learners (ELLs) continues to increase...…

Report names top threats to campus networks

Eight out of 10 colleges included in a recent study were deemed vulnerable to cyber attacks that could cost IT departments thousands, highlighting the security downfalls of decentralized campus networks…

R2D2: A model for using technology in education

The Read, Reflect, Display, and Do (R2D2) model is intended as a problem-solving wheel that represents phases of learning--from reading and exploration, to reflective writing, to visualization of the content…

Parents sue school for role in ‘sexting’ tragedy

The parents of a teenage girl who committed suicide after being harassed over an incidence of sexting, or sending explicit photos via cell phone, are accusing the girl's school and…

Report names top threats to campus networks

Eight out of 10 colleges included in a recent study were deemed vulnerable to cyber attacks that could cost IT departments thousands of dollars, highlighting the security downfalls of decentralized…

Can gaming change education?

As video games continue to permeate our culture, schools and students are increasingly interested in using video games for learning. This interest has prompted universities and neurologists to explore what…

New digital reader could rival Kindle

Five of the nation's largest publishers of newspapers and magazines plan to challenge Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle electronic-book reader with their own digital format that would display in color and work…

Principles for effective educational video game design

"Moving Learning Games Forward: Obstacles, Opportunities, and Openness," by Eric Klopfer, Scot Osterweil, and Katie Salen of the Education Arcade, an MIT research division that explores games that promote learning…