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Schools give Windows 7 favorable reviews

With Microsoft's Windows 7 launching Oct. 22, two school leaders who have tested the new operating system say it improves on many of the features that were problematic with Vista,…

Schools make their case for broadband grants

Colleges and universities have applied for tens of millions of dollars in federal stimulus grants designed to expand broadband internet access, arguing that university IT infrastructure makes campuses worthy recipients.…

The rise of the globally connected student

Today's students are the first globally connected citizens, able use their computers and cell phones to connect to all regions of the Earth and contribute to a global discussion through…

iTunes U evolving into teacher resource

iTunes University's role in higher education has changed from a platform for lecture videos to a source for homework, quiz, and lesson ideas for professors in search of new ways…

Free digital resource centers coming soon

An effort is under way in several states to create digital teaching resource centers that are aligned with state education standards and connected with student data systems, so teachers can…

Students, schools turn to virtual college fairs

As college fair season kicks into high gear, a growing number of students, parents, and colleges will be turning to virtual college fairs as a way to save money and…

State targets student-teacher communication

Beginning next month, Louisiana public schools will be required to document all electronic communication that occurs between teachers and students. The new law will even require tracking exchanges initiated by…

8-state cyber consortium gets $2.7 million grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.7 million grant to an eight-state consortium of technology centers and community colleges that is working to block cyber attacks and stop the…

Google to launch site for selling books online

Google Inc. is launching a new online service that will let readers buy electronic versions of books and read them on such gadgets as cell phones, laptops, and possibly e-book…

Cisco positioned for bigger education role

Cisco's purchase of leading videoconferencing company Tandberg could be a boon for K-12 and higher-education officials willing to pay for a high-quality online meeting space, but technology experts expect free…