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Teaching Intangibles With Technology

European and Israeli researchers have developed an education system that focuses on teaching students critical thinking, social interaction, discourse, rhetoric...

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More and More, Schools Got Game

Teachers are increasingly incorporating video games, virtual reality, and simulations to improve education. Business and science classes are starting to use sophisticated...

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Information Architecture For Digital Libraries

The libraries of the 21st century will be Web-based, but the technologies, standards, and architecture that future digital libraries will use are still being defined...

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New Years Honours - Dame Wendy Hall

ACM President Wendy Hall, a computer science professor at the University of Southampton and a former head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science, has...

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The 9 Hottest Skills For '09

Even with a struggling economy and record unemployment, certain IT skills will be in high demand in the coming year. Programming and application development will...

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Wanted: More Science and Math Teachers in the ­s

During the next decade U.S. schools are expected to need at least 200,000 new science and math teachers, and many districts already face shortages. In at least...

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Stimulus Could Boost It Job Prospects

The overall outlook for IT employment in 2009 is mixed, but some analysts say the U.S. federal economic stimulus package could add IT positions. Compared to jobs...

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ACM Wants Computer Science in on Obama's K-12 Education Plan

The Association for Computing Machinery has called on the incoming Obama Administration to re-think the way that computer science is taught in the K-12 public education...

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Virginia Tech Is Building an Artificial America in a Supercomputer

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University researchers have created a virtual America, modeling the lives of approximately 100 million Americans, using...

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E-Learning Can Have Positive Effect on Classroom Learning, Scholar Says

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign professor Caroline Haythornthwaite says traditional classroom education techniques could be improved by examining e-learning...

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Professional Development Key to Improving Math Achievement

Teachers have a greater impact than new textbooks or computers when it comes to raising math scores, according to a comprehensive research review by the Johns Hopkins...

Upwardly Mobile
From Communications of the ACM

Upwardly Mobile

Mobile phones are bridging the digital divide and transforming many economic, social, and medical realities, particularly in developing nations.

Making a Difference
From Communications of the ACM

Making a Difference

The Grace Hopper Celebration featured technical talks, workshops, networking events, and lively discussions about increasing the number of women in computer science...

Collaboration of Soloists Makes the Best Science
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Collaboration of Soloists Makes the Best Science

For the success of a major research university, which is better: large, well-funded laboratory empires with many investigators working toward the same end, or the...

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Learning By Blogging

European researchers have created software that links student blogs and other social software tools into a virtual collaborative learning environment. The three...

Professor's Work Erases Technological Barriers
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Professor's Work Erases Technological Barriers

University of Washington computer scientist Richard Ladner is working with people with disabilities to help them get more out of technology. Ladner has launched...

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It Sector Adds Jobs Despite Economic Turmoil

New statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor show that the IT profession may be stronger than the rest of the job market. Although 240,000 jobs were lost nationwide...

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A Future Without Programming

Do-it-yourself applications development is on the rise as business users increasingly turn to codeless programming tools to create applications. "We also haveView...

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It Security Education Continues to Evolve

IT security and cyberforensics are two areas with a critical need for more workers, writes Purdue University professor Eugene Spafford, chair of ACM's US Public...

It Salaries Take Tiny Leaps
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It Salaries Take Tiny Leaps

Salaries for information technology (IT) professionals have essentially stalled, reveals Computerworld's 22nd annual Salary Survey. The survey, based on responses...
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