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Social Networks Provide New Lessons in Learning
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Social Networks Provide New Lessons in Learning

University of the People  is hoping to use the power of social networks to expand education. The non-profit, California-based endeavor comes from Israeli entrepreneur...

High-Tech Manikins Educate Nurses at Clinical Simulation Lab
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High-Tech Manikins Educate Nurses at Clinical Simulation Lab

"I feel like I could die." This desperate-sounding utterance from a patient would grab the attention of nurses and caregivers on any hospital floor or in any ER...

Tech Ed: Women in It
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Tech Ed: Women in It

Microsoft developer Catherine Eibner recently hosted a Women in IT workshop at the annual Microsoft Tech Ed IT Forum in Queensland, Australia. It was the first...

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Hewlett-Packard Funds Purdue Work to Develop New Teaching Model

Purdue University has received a Hewlett-Packard grant to develop and test a new teaching approach designed to improve the academic success of underrepresented...

Can Video Game Testing Spark Interest in Computing Among Black Youth?
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Can Video Game Testing Spark Interest in Computing Among Black Youth?

Betsy DiSalvo with Georgia Tech's College of Computing is betting that young African American males' interest in video games can be tapped to generate a greater...

Purdue Receives $105 Million to Lead National Earthquake Engineering Network
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Purdue Receives $105 Million to Lead National Earthquake Engineering Network

The U.S. National Science Foundation awarded $105 million to a Purdue-led team to spearhead a center that will serve as headquarters for the operations of the George...

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Internet Address Run-Out: Is It Time to Panic?

Most Internet-based estimates show that IPv4 addresses are scheduled to run out by July 22, 2011. However, researcher Stephan Lagerholm has come up with an earlier...

Computer Games Make You More Efficient at Work
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Computer Games Make You More Efficient at Work

The Volvo Group has developed a computer game to teach the principles of lean production, a concept designed to increase the efficiency of working processes. In...

Arkansas Receives $3.3 Million Grant From National Science Foundation
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Arkansas Receives $3.3 Million Grant From National Science Foundation

The University of Arkansas has received a $3.3 million National Science Foundation grant to build and support a cyberinfrastructure and to train students and workers...

Mobile Phones Are Key to Learning of the Future
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Mobile Phones Are Key to Learning of the Future

In a speech entitled "Learning in a Technology Enhanced World," Open University of the Netherlands professor Marcus Specht will argue that mobile phones are one...

Computer Science Lacks Women, Minorities
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Computer Science Lacks Women, Minorities

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that few students are enrolling in computer science courses, particularly women and minorities. The BLS ranks...

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European Project Will Raise Interest in Scientific Study

Eight European universities, including the Technical University of Madrid, are participating in the European DynaLearn Project, which is designed to increase student...

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Iit Kharagpur Receives Charles Babbage Grant

Synopsys Inc. announced Wednesday (Sept. 9) that the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is the first institution of higher education in India to receive the...

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IBM Japan Giving ­niversities Taste of Cloud Computing

IBM Japan Ltd. is accelerating the proliferation of cloud computing at universities as part of a global strategy by parent company IBM Corp. aimed at attracting...

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Putting Computing in Education's Core

ACM has submitted comments on the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top Fund program that stress the need to ensure the level of support and attention...

Career Advice: High-Tech, Healthcare Best Choices For College Students
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Career Advice: High-Tech, Healthcare Best Choices For College Students

College students seeking careers in computer science and engineering have the best chance of being hired in the wake of the recession, according to a Challenger...

Welcome to 3-D Learning
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Welcome to 3-D Learning

The Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) is using three-dimensional (3D) technology to enable students to interact with the content covered in...

­tsa Wins $5 Million in Stimulus Funds For New Interdisciplinary Center
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­tsa Wins $5 Million in Stimulus Funds For New Interdisciplinary Center

University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) researchers have received a five-year, $5 million National Science Foundation grant to establish the Simulation, Visualization...

Female High Schoolers Targeted For Math, Science Degrees By N.j. Colleges
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Female High Schoolers Targeted For Math, Science Degrees By N.j. Colleges

Rutgers University is among a group of New Jersey colleges that are working to get more women interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering...

Researchers Will Tap Social Media to Support Citizens in Emergency Response
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Researchers Will Tap Social Media to Support Citizens in Emergency Response

University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder) researchers have received more than $2 million from the National Science Foundation to investigate the public's use...
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