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Nevada renews commitment to statewide one-to-one program

The state passed a bill that will continue to fund Nevada Ready 21, a robust digital learning initiative. edscoop

Download Report: THE STATE OF BROADBAND 2017: BROADBAND CATALYZING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

This report explores the current status of broadband around the world, and how it is contributing to development purposes. Following on from this introduction, Chapter 2 explores global trends in broadband connectivity and technologies, Chapter 3 explores developments in policies and regulation, Chapter 4 explores the important applications of broadband for sustainable development, while Chapter 5 […]

China: Research could suffer as internet controls tightened

Chinese internet restrictions, known as the ‘great firewall of China’, have often been an issue for Chinese academics who find their access to overseas research restricted. They have become more concerned as new internet controls – particularly on virtual private networks or VPNs, which circumvent national censorship of the internet – look set to be […]

FCC nominees pressed on E-rate program during Senate hearing

E-rate, the government program to help schools and libraries access the internet, was one of the main topics of Wednesday’s hearing. Ed Scoop

Why You Should Worry About Losing Net Neutrality

Do you use the Internet? Then you have some work to do—right now. The new FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is leading a dangerous effort to roll back net neutrality rules that keep Internet service providers (ISPs) from engaging in data discrimination, like slowing down Internet speeds for some content and charging a fee for “fast […]

Here’s how the internet’s net neutrality day of action is unfolding

Today, some of the world’s biggest internet companies and activist groups are coming together to protest the FCC’s proposed rollback of net neutrality protections. Google, Twitter, and Reddit have weighed in, as have groups like Mozilla and the ACLU. The Verge

Net Neutrality Battle

“Net neutrality” is an innocuous term for a concept that’s invoked heated debate both inside and outside academe. The idea that service providers must treat all internet data the same — regardless of who’s using what content, or how — has fierce proponents and critics, with the former championing the free exchange of ideas and […]

House favors adding state to online learning compact

BOSTON — The $40.3 billion budget that cleared the House last week includes language higher education officials say will make it easier for colleges and universities to offer online learning programs. Lowellsun.com

Berkeley Will Delete Online Content

Starting March 15, the university will begin removing more than 20,000 video and audio lectures from public view as a result of a Justice Department accessibility order. Inside Higher Ed

Barriers and Opportunities of E-Learning Implementation in Iraq: A Case of Public Universities

Although the implementation of e-learning initiatives has reached advanced stages in developed countries, it is still in its infancy in many developing nations and the Middle East in particular. Recently, few public universities in Iraq have initiated limited attempts to use e-learning alongside traditional classrooms. However, different obstacles are preventing successful adoption of this technology. […]