Donated computers run my labs, but they bring with them a host of problems.
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Chris Dawson is a freelance writer, consultant, and policy advocate with 20 years of experience in education, technology, and the intersection of the two.
Although overall cheating is low, the numbers are on the rise, with mobile phones a key enabling technology. Can edcuation keep up?
Who figured North Carolina for the hotbed of education technology vision? Two of three schools winning a competition for edtech vision hail from the Tarheel state.
The US Court of Appeals upheld a three-year prison sentence for a Pennsylvania school district IT manager for receiving some $2 million in kickbacks related to the federal E-Rate program.
Easy to use, loaded with information, the blogosphere offer real audiences to students, connection and education to teachers.
I just read Wikipedia's Wales on education: Openness leads to critical thinking and while I agree that 'collaborative knowledge' encourages critical thinking, I do not believe that Wikipedia is necessarily a good example of that. Academia has a long tradition of peer review from which the concept of collaborative knowledge surely comes but, with the peer-review model comes accountability.
A panel considering the impacts of No Child Left Behind is pushing for a national testing standard, motivated by reports that states are dealing with low test scores by making tests easier.
hough it's too early to tell how it will all shake out, prospects are looking up for preservation of at least some of the education technology funding slated for budget cuts by President Bush.
The BBC has launched an ambitious network of websites, at a cost of 150 million pounds, aimed at bringing interactive teaching to British schoolchildren.
Federal annual reporting requirements force schools to dumb down tests, moving from essay exams to multiple-choice tests.