Archive for the ‘Government’ Category

Congressman, FCC commissioner (literally) answer students’ call on net neutrality

Jessica Rosenworcel and Rep. Paul Tonko videoconferenced with students from Bethlehem High School for a real-life lesson in civic engagement. edscoop

Download Report: Public Comments to the Federal Communications Commission About Net Neutrality Contain Many Inaccuracies and Duplicates

Public Comments to the Federal Communications Commission About Net Neutrality Contain Many Inaccuracies and Duplicates For the second time in less than four years, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering regulations regarding net neutrality – the principle that internet service providers must treat all data the same, regardless of the origin or purpose […]

How the net neutrality vote could impact colleges, students

Education leaders, librarians closely watching upcoming FCC vote on net neutrality and how it could impact learning. eCampus News

Indiana educators benefitting from state’s commitment to OER

Candice Dodson describes the work Indiana has done to promote openly licensed digital resources during an interview with EdScoop TV. edscoop

New Zealand revamping digital technology education in school curriculum

Schools will be expected to fully integrate the revised learning area into their curriculum by the start of the 2020 school year. OPENGOV

NYC broadband initiative looks to eliminate the homework gap

With this effort, every student in the city could have home access to high-speed internet by 2025. edscoop

Operation Phakisa Education: Why a secret? Mass surveillance, inequality, and race in South Africa’s emerging national e-education system

This paper investigates several human rights concerns with respect to the South African government’s secretive plan to transform basic education, Operation Phakisa Education. The first concern is the influence of digital surveillance on education and society by government and corporate institutions. This is evaluated in light of electronic foreign and domestic government and corporate surveillance, […]

Distance learning course fee hiked by 20 per cent in IGNOU [Indira Gandhi National University]

Across most courses, the fee increase will lead to students paying Rs 1,800-2,000 more per semester. The new fee structure has been uploaded in the university prospectus. The Indian Express

Massachusetts Commits to Digital Education and Lifelong Learning

Earlier this month, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said that he plans to establish a Commission on Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning. The intent of the commission is to sound the depths of the current state of employment and the Massachusetts workforce. Baker hopes the commission will provide insight on how to create conditions and incentives […]

Net Neutrality Rollback Concerns Colleges

Last week the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission published his plan to dismantle Obama-era regulations protecting “net neutrality” — the idea that all web content should be treated equally by internet service providers. Inside Higher Ed