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Americans Feel Better Informed Thanks to the Internet

Rather than crushing them with too much information and making it hard to find useful material, most Americans say the internet and cell phones have brought benefits in learning, sharing and diversifying the flow of information into their lives. Pew Research Internet Project

December 14, 2014 | Daily News

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Tracking what students grasp

Socrative mobile quiz app saves teachers time and offers real-time data on student comprehension of material. MIT

December 13, 2014 | Daily News

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10 Online Learning Trends to Watch in 2015 [#Infographic]

Amid the shifting sands of online education, which trends can we expect to set the tone for e-learning in the year ahead? EdTech Focus on Higher Education  

December 13, 2014 | Daily News

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FCC approves $1.5B E-rate increase

The Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 11 voted to increase funding to the federal E-rate program by $1.5 billion. The additional funding comes from a consumer telephone bill increase of $1.90 per year. eSchool News

December 12, 2014 | Daily News

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Unique LMS emerges for developing countries

Windows 8.1 and Android-based LMS developed for emerging markets to revolutionize the education industry eCampus News

December 12, 2014 | Daily News

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Impact of Multi‑media Tutorials in a Computer Science Laboratory Course … An Empirical Study

Higher education institutes of North America, Europe and far-east Asia have been leveraging the advances in ICT for quite some time. However, research based knowledge on the use of ICT in the higher education institutes of central and south-east Asia is still not readily available. The study presented in this paper explores a variant of […]

December 8, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, K-12, Research

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Rethinking Low Completion Rates in MOOCs

Completion rates in free online courses are low—to critics, laughably so. But exactly how low are they? The answer might be a matter of interpretation. Wired Campus

December 8, 2014 | Daily News

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Download eBook: Stanford’s Precourt Institute and KQED launch new e-book series on climate change

The new four-part iBooks Textbook series, Clue into Climate, and an accompanying iTunes U course can be downloaded for free on iPad. Stanford University  

December 7, 2014 | Daily News

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What Internet Users Know about Technology and the Web

American internet users’ knowledge of the modern technology landscape varies widely across a range of topics, according to a new knowledge quiz conducted by the Pew Research Center as part of its ongoing series commemorating the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web. Pew Internet Research Project

December 7, 2014 | Daily News

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Nature journals now free, as open access model gains steam

The public now has unprecedented access to dozens more research journals, including the prestigious Nature, as publisher Macmillan announced that 49 of its titles will be available through a free content-sharing model starting Tuesday. GIGAOM

December 7, 2014 | Daily News