T.H.E. News Update :: August 1, 2007

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News & Issues

e-Learning Market to hit $52.6 Billion by 2010

With an already strong foothold in the enterprise sector, e-learning is advancing in K-12 and higher education teaching environments, according to San Jose, CA-based market researchers Global Industry Analysts, which project the global e-learning market to surpass $52.6 billion by 2010....

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Education Market, Notebooks Help Propel Apple to Record Quarter

Apple last week held its third-quarter conference call to discuss financial results with investors. During the call, the company for the first time revealed initial sales for its newly introduced iPhone. It also announced record results for the education market and the Mac as a whole, along with positive growth for iPods....

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ClassLink Releases Free ClassSync

K-12 software developer ClassLink has released a free version of ClassSync, the company's Active Directory synchronization tool....

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Boyertown District Expands Site with Dynamic Information

Boyertown Area School District has upgraded its district site with the help of hosting firm Media Fusion Technologies (MFT). The new site includes dynamically updated information, details on all individual schools, and calendar listings, in addition to other new community-related and district-related features....

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DigiLore kicks Off Software Grants

Ed tech provider DigiLore has launched a new grant program for both K-12 and higher ed institutions. The grant, according to the company, is designed to support United States Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings's call for "a more accountable higher education system that includes a stronger accreditation process with more information about the quality of colleges and universities."...

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Blackboard To Give Away $25,000 Greenhouse Grant for Virtual Worlds

Learning management provider Blackboard is expanding its "Greenhouse" initiative into the area of immersive virtual learning. Through a new program, called the Greenhouse Grant for Virtual Worlds, a single recipient will receive a $25,000 for the integration of virtual worlds into teaching and learning....

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This article originally appeared in the 08/01/2007 issue of THE Journal.

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