New Data on Online Learning Roughly two-thirds of-three American K-12 schools currently have students taking either online or blended courses and another 21% plan to introduce online courses over the next three years.
Mr. Gates Goes to Washington Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft Corporation, went to Capitol Hill last week to tell legislators that they need to strengthen K-12 education if they hope to see America retain its competitive edge.
Teachers Rewarded for Innovative Technology Use A class of deaf elementary school students will soon be receiving video iPods that their teacher will use to record sign language support for homework.
Korea Opts for Digital Textbook The Korean Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development has announced plans to support the development of a digital textbook as the primary content delivery mechanism for its educational system.
How Much Is Too Much? In a new white paper, high tech research and consulting company IDC reports that some 161 exabytes — or 161 billion gigabytes — of digital data were created during 2006.