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House panel explores ed tech’s value

A panel of educational technology experts spoke before the members of the House Education and Labor Committee June 16, stressing the importance that technology plays in the classroom as well…

Facebook a key to college marketing

Universities are attracting students with coordinated, well-funded social networking campaigns, bringing their campus marketing message to sites such as Facebook without pushing teenagers away with an authoritative approach in an…

Schools suffer despite stimulus funding

The nearly $100 billion for education in the federal stimulus package is helping school districts staunch the bleeding as the recession gashes their operating budgets. But though state and school…

Project makes digital video more accessible

A new partnership will expand the availability of closed captioning (CC) and audio description (AD) in multimedia educational content--giving students who are hearing or visually impaired, are English language learners,…

‘Storm computing’ gathers just beyond the cloud

Renowned futurist George Gilder first discussed cloud computing with colleagues nearly 20 years ago. Now, Gilder is looking beyond the cloud and predicting a new kind of network that could…

Stimulus funds to advance national standards

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is offering federal cash incentives to achieve one of his top priorities: developing national standards for reading and math to replace a current hodgepodge of…

Firm offers video college tours

To narrow down her choice of colleges, high school senior Augusta Jahrsdoerfer did what students have done for generations: take tours of the schools she was interested in. But rather…

Duncan: Students, not banks, on ED’s agenda

U.S. Education (ED) Secretary Arne Duncan told eCampus News on June 12 he will work with private lending companies as the Obama Administration pushes for a direct federal student loan…

Duncan: Use tech to leverage change

To avoid being caught short when stimulus money runs out, school officials should use the short-term federal funding to upgrade technology and improve the tracking of student data, U.S. Education…

Schwarzenegger: Printed texts are old school

In the state that gave the world Facebook, Google, and the iPod, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says forcing California's students to rely on printed textbooks is so yesterday. Key words: online learning,…