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  • Kaplan Study: Gamification and Badging Succeed in the Online Classroom

    Kaplan University's School of Information Technology is expanding its gamification and badging efforts following positive results from a recently conducted pilot program.

  • Snapshot: College-Age Kids Come Well Equipped

    Americans of traditional college age are loaded up with personal devices and have the highest rate of ownership of mobile phones among all age groups, according to a new report released this week by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.

  • Android Will Extend Dominance over All Devices Through 2014

    Taking into account all end-user computing devices — traditional PCs, smart phones, and tablets — Google's Android is already by far the most dominant single operating system out there. In 2012, Android devices made up more than 22 percent off all device shipments worldwide. According to market research firm Gartner, its share will nearly double by the end of 2014.

  • Survey Finds Understanding, Support of MOOCs a Mixed Bag

    A public opinion survey conducted by Brodeur Partners of parents, students, alumni, donors, and employers in the United States regarding attitudes and understanding of massive open online courses has come back with mixed results, hinting that a full-fledged switch to MOOCs for the higher education experience may not be the wisest choice for colleges in the immediate future.

  • Critics Slam NCTQ Teacher Prep Review

    A recent report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) rating teacher education programs has been widely criticized by the education community.


  • Texting Generation More Likely To Read Books and Use the Library Than Older Americans

    In what might come as a shock to those whose prime occupation is bemoaning the literacy of the current generation of young adults, new research has revealed that Americans aged 16 to 29 actually read more books and use the library more than those aged 30 and up.

  • Classroom Technology Integration Relatively Unchanged in Last Year

    The level of technology integration in schools has remained relatively static over the last year and is still significantly lower than the ideal, according to the Software and Information Industry Association's (SIIA) sixth-annual national survey measuring progress toward building a framework that embraces technology and e-learning in United States educational institutions.

  • Federal Site for Free Education Resources Grows and Gets Mobile Facelift

    A site for accessing freely available education materials from public agencies has just been revamped for the third time in its lengthy history to include a cleaner interface and many more listings. The Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE) helps educators, students, and others find digital teaching and learning resources maintained by the federal government.

  • AAU Launches STEM Education Initiative at Eight Member Universities

    The Association of American Universities (AAU) has selected eight of its member institutions as project sites for a five-year initiative to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects.


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