T.H.E. News Update :: April 29, 2009

News & Issues

  • The 21st Century Learning Imperative

    For Steven L. Paine, state superintendent of schools for West Virginia, 21st century learning is not an option; it's a necessity for students who must go out and compete on a global level. "Students deserve it. The world demands it," he told an audience at the FETC Virtual Conference & Expo, held Thursday. And to make it happen, he said, changes need to be made in the way we assess students and in the way we develop teachers. More
  • Students as 'Free Agent Learners'

    There's a significant disconnect between students and educators when it comes to perceptions of technology in K-12 education, according to Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow. Evans discussed results of the latest Speak Up Survey Thursday afternoon at the FETC Virtual Conference & Expo. Among the findings: There's a trend toward students using technology to take hold of their own educational destinies and act as "free agent learners." More
  • Leaders Tackle Stimulus Package Funding for Education

    Education technology leaders came together at the FETC Virtual Conference & Expo Thursday to provide perspectives on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and how stimulus package funds can be accessed for education. More
  • Database Publisher To Launch Comprehensive Metadata Resource

    Seeking to give libraries and their patrons the ultimate launching pad for online research, EBSCO has announced its plan to create the Discovery Service, a library search engine. More
  • MI Districts Join Renewable Energy Purchase Initiative

    Clean Green Energy (CGE) announced that eight more high school districts in Michigan's Upper Peninsula have signed long-term power purchase agreements for integrated renewable energy systems at their schools as part of the Project EverGREEN Schools program. More
  • CDW-G Launches Tools To Assess Virtualization Needs

    Is your data center ripe for virtualization? New assessment services from CDW Government (CDW-G) have been launched to help answer just that question. More