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Microsoft opens its cloud to researchers

Researchers have until March 15 to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation that would grant access to Microsoft’s massive cloud-computing power for three years.…

Teens’ social media use on the rise, but fewer are blogging

The use of social-networking web sites among young Americans continues to climb—but fewer teens and young adults are blogging now than four years ago, and the number of those who…

How school leaders can keep education in the news

A recent study from the Brookings Institution says education isn't getting its fair share of national news coverage--and isn't getting the right stories reported when it does. …

Students use iPods, iPhones to grade Obama’s address

It's the stuff that makes political pollsters salivate: 30 Abilene Christian University students used iPhones and iPod Touches to respond to President Obama's Jan. 27 State of the Union address…

Report reveals spike in online course enrollment

The 2009 Sloan-C report on online education confirmed what campus officials have seen during the country’s economic downturn: Americans are flocking to web-based classes.…

New ed-tech tools and techniques mark FETC 2010

Free online tools that can save teachers time, new innovations that could make online learning more accessible, and keen insight into how educators can let students take responsibility for their…

FY11 budget plan folds ed tech into new program

President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2011 calls for sweeping changes to programs within the U.S. Department of Education, including a restructuring of federal education technology grants.…

CompassLearning bought by private investment firm

Educational software company CompassLearning has been purchased by Marlin Equity Partners, a move that CEO Eric Loeffel said will give the company greater flexibility in a fast-paced market that must…

Future of eReading might not be iPad, but Blio

Despite all the buzz about Apple’s iPad tablet and how it could be useful for reading electronic textbooks, a new software program on the way might hold even more promise…

Wireless mic frequency change could affect schools

Schools and colleges that use wireless microphones operating on the 700 megahertz (MHz) frequency band have until June 12 to change the radio frequency or buy new equipment, according to…