T.H.E. News Update :: February 25, 2009

Spotlight

  • Signs of a Significant Disruption in the Traditional Textbook Model

    Indiana has redefined the meaning of word "textbook," opening the way for individual districts to adopt learning materials beyond state-approved, paper-bound books. And it's not alone in its quest to expand options for educators. Florida, Virginia, and Texas are also implementing or considering implementing their own changes to the traditional textbook model. Are we seeing significant encroachments on the old way of doing business? More

News & Issues

  • Google Apps for Education Coming to Moodle

    Google Apps Education Edition is coming to an open source learning management system near you. Moodlerooms, a Moodle partner, is launching a new enhancement to the open source LMS in collaboration with search giant Google to provide access to the application suite using a single sign-on. More
  • Colorado District Deploys WiFi Across 50 Campuses

    Poudre School District in Colorado has deployed WiFi arrays across all of its campuses as part of a larger technology-driven learning initiative. The deployment spanned 50 schools spread across nearly 2,000 square miles. More
  • Safari 4 Speeds JavaScript, Adds iTunes-Like Cover Flow

    Apple has released a public beta of Safari 4, introducing several new end-user features, along with built in developer tools and a new JavaScript engine called Nitro. More
  • Blackboard Finds Mass Notification Encourages Parental Engagement

    Education technology company Blackboard reported that its Connect-ED mass notification service is now able to send messages to one out of five student households, reaching parents of 11 million K-12 students in the United States. More

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