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As a new concept called "clean tech"--alternative energy, more efficient power distribution, and new ways to store electricity, all with minimal impact to the environment--gains footing in the business world,…

Online courses often pricier for students

Fees imposed on college students who take online classes can be more than $1,300 at some schools, according to a new survey claiming that internet-based education is often more costly…

Students starting to flock to Twitter

New research suggests that more young adults and teens -- normally at the cutting edge of technology, but initially slow to adopt Twitter -- are finally coming around to the…

FCC moves closer to net neutrality

University IT officials concerned that corporate control of the internet would mean that only major schools could afford premium web access lauded the Federal Communication Commission's step Oct. 22 toward…

Duncan calls for overhaul of education schools

The Obama administration is calling for an overhaul of college programs that prepare new teachers, saying they are cash cows that do a mediocre job of preparing teachers for the…

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…