• CCIE vs. MBA

    Posted November 14, 2011 - 11:27 am

    When CIOs look to add talent to their staffs right now, who should they be recruiting: employees with deep technical skills or deep business skills? That's one argument raging in corporate IT departments over the benefits of hiring staff with technical certifications such as Cisco Certified Internet Expert (CCIE) or business degrees.
  • Self publishing textbooks online saves Minnesota school district $175,000

    Posted November 7, 2011 - 12:49 pm

    Faced with a bill for $200,000 for statistics textbooks for their 3,100 high school sophomores, teachers at Blaine High School northwest of Minneapolis decided to write their own digital textbook. Cost? About $25,000. Savings? About $175,000.
  • Will the Apple iPad dominate in K-12 education?

    Posted November 1, 2011 - 12:09 pm

    A new survey with a very small but interesting sample says 100 percent of schools are using Apple iPad in some way, but none are even testing Android tablets.
  • Chicago-area school district gives free iPads to freshmen

    Posted October 29, 2011 - 8:08 am

    Freshmen in a Chicago-area school district now have a reason to be excited about coming to school: Free iPads.
  • Should tech pros get an MBA?

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 2:47 pm

    Technical experience combined with business acumen is an appealing package, particularly for senior IT management roles such as CIO and IT director. But earning an MBA is no golden ticket for IT pros, staffing experts caution.
  • Stanford offers free AI course, 60,000+ sign up

    Posted August 17, 2011 - 11:57 am

    Sebastian Thrun (head of the Google robotic car project) and Peter Norvig (author of a leading textbook on the subject and director of research at Google) are heading up the free class given through Stanford.
  • Cursive vs. keyboard

    Posted July 14, 2011 - 12:33 pm

    The perennial hot topic of cursive writing has raised its smooth connected head once again. Should schools drop cursive and replace that training with keyboarding?
  • Computer skills force out need for cursive writing in schools

    Posted July 13, 2011 - 3:42 pm

    Keyboard typing and messaging are the way of future no doubt but at the cost of cursive writing? That seems to be the trend as Indiana this week became one of a number of states that no longer require cursive to be taught, but rather require typing skills instead.
  • Smartphone adoption by demographic group

    Posted July 11, 2011 - 4:23 pm

    There's a correlation between education, income and smartphone ownership. Can you guess what it is?
  • Computer science enrollments rebound, up 10% last fall

    Posted April 12, 2011 - 6:13 am

    For the third year, computer science enrollments have increased, ending the precipitous decline in enrollments that followed the bursting of the dot-com bubble in 2000-2001.
  • 10 vital stats about iPad enterprise adoption

    Posted April 3, 2011 - 6:32 pm

    Getting the straight scoop on iPad enterprise adoption isn't as easy as it seems.
  • Move over, Dr. Soong: Girls can build apps too

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 12:49 pm

    In Google's New York offices, a group of high school girls are learning to develop Android apps and start their own businesses thanks to the first East Coast Technovation Challenge. The 12-week program pairs high school girls from New York public schools with volunteer mentors to introduce them to high-tech entrepreneurship.
  • Top student charged with fixing grades for cash

    Posted March 7, 2011 - 2:19 pm

    A Nevada student who gave the opening address at his high school graduation last year has been charged with breaking into his school district's computer system and bumping up his classmates' grades for a fee.
  • For-profit tech colleges: Can employers trust them?

    Posted March 7, 2011 - 11:27 am

    IT-oriented colleges such as University of Phoenix, DeVry, Kaplan, and others have come under fire for high costs and deceptive practices
  • 2009 recovery plan keeps funds flowing for IT training

    Posted January 31, 2011 - 3:51 pm

    The $19 billion aimed at digitizing health records masked a potentially more important fund -- money to train 50,000 to 100,000 new IT people for healthcare.
  • State of the Union to highlight science education

    Posted January 25, 2011 - 6:25 pm

    But where's IT in the mix?
  • K-12 schools lack computer science classes

    Posted January 10, 2011 - 10:55 am

    An ACM report paints a 'pretty bleak' picture of the state of computer science education in K-12 schools.
  • iTunes U makes free education a growing reality

    Posted November 1, 2010 - 9:41 pm

    Attending the best scholarly lectures used to require access to high profile academic institutions (and a lot of money). Apple's often overlooked iTunes U brings you lectures, presentations, and now texts from the world's top universities for free.
  • How telepresence and Internet 2 changed Boston schools

    Posted October 19, 2010 - 4:49 pm

    Thanks to the advent of videoconferencing set up by Internet 2 connectivity, schools are now utilizing video services that help students learn more interactively.
  • Stopping the Technology Brain Drain

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 9:27 pm

    Two contributing factors are the way we teach -- or fail to teach -- IT to high-school students, and the uncertainties of the domestic job market.
  • Gaming Skills Become a College Course

    Posted August 29, 2010 - 8:58 pm

    Problem-solving skills used in one of -- if not the most -- popular real-time strategy games of all time are not unlike those used in the 21st Century real world. At least that is the song that the University of Florida is singing.
  • Japanese role-playing textbooks, new chapter in edutainment

    Posted May 26, 2010 - 11:39 am

    Japanese news outfit Asahi reports that Namco Bandai -- the Japanese role-playing game powerhouse behind the Tales series -- and textbook publisher Gakko Tosho have a partnership to produce textbooks laced with JRPG elements. The new textbooks in development for math, science, and language arts will hit classrooms as early as next spring.
  • Apple repeats iPod Touch back-to-school deal

    Posted May 26, 2010 - 11:02 am

    For the third year in a row, Apple today kicked off its annual back-to-school promotion, offering rebates of up to $199 toward the purchase of an iPod Touch or another iPod when bought with a qualifying Mac.
  • Cell phones taking hold as a teaching tool

    Posted May 12, 2010 - 5:53 pm

    "You've got a classroom full of students walking in with a computer in their pocket," said one California teacher. "Why would you not use it?"
  • Apple's iPad has a niche in a lot of professions

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 10:36 am

    Most iPad owners will most likely use their shiny new tablet to read books and magazines, watch movies, TV shows and YouTube videos, and do typical Internet tasks like check e-mail and surf the Web. But what about putting it to use in different business situations? Does it fit in at work?
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