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Study: Students want more online learning

Despite a growing interest in online learning among students, the availability of online classes in K-12 schools and districts hasn't kept pace with the demand, according to a new report…

Microsoft tests free security software

In a move that could help keep higher-education campus networks safe, Microsoft Corp. released a beta test of a free computer security program on June 23 and is on track…

Audits frustrate e-Rate applicants

Opinions about the management of the federal e-Rate program have improved over the last year, a new survey suggests. But applicants continue to be frustrated by audits, and they'd like…

7 million YouTube hits make kids’ choir famous

A New York fifth-grade chorus has become a world-famous cyber phenomenon touted by top media outlets, celebrities, and politicians, thanks to the online video-sharing web site YouTube. Key words: YouTube, blogging,…

Rising enrollments require distance learning

Robert H. Messner, Jr. has watched faculty line up to use video-over-IP distance learning software at Delaware Technical & Community College, and as the school's chief technology officer, he sees…

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…