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Free videos explore the science behind the Olympics

Teachers looking for ways to incorporate the Olympic Winter Games into their instruction have a new resource they can use: NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, has teamed…

What Bill Gates is learning online

It’s no surprise, really, but it turns out Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates is a strong supporter of the open-courseware movement that has swept through higher education in the…

Technology gives kids constant media access

Educators face a growing challenge in trying to compete for their students' attention with near-constant access to entertainment media outside of school, a new study suggests.…

Microsoft calls for cloud-computing regulations

A Microsoft official argued Jan. 13 that the U.S. Congress should create rules and regulations for cloud computing, a burgeoning technology that has gained traction among schools and colleges. …

Grant-giving continues despite financial limitations

Some grant-giving entities have had to make adjustments in their award programs owing to the economic downturn, affecting both educators and students.…

Online college for union members in the works

The National Labor College will make about 20 online courses available for the AFL-CIO's 11.5 million members next fall in an effort to help workers adapt to a job market…

Report details coming trends in campus technology

Open scholarly content will become more commonplace in higher education in the next year as online universities and textbook companies organize and harness the internet's mass of educational material, according…

Has Google developed the next wave of online education?

Combining text, audio, and video chat with features like drag-and-drop documents and interactive polls, Google Wave is a free web program that could add unprecedented depth to student interaction, many…

Volunteers honor MLK Day by helping schools with technology

To help meet schools' technology needs, several educators and web professionals volunteered their expertise during the Martin Luther King Day Technology Challenge on Jan. 18.…

Schools weigh in on national broadband plan

To help provide broadband access to more citizens, the Federal Communications Commission should expand the eligible uses of e-Rate discounts to include after-school programs and community centers, many school leaders…