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Ebola speeds up educators' embrace of tech in Sierra Leone, Liberia

The University of Sierra Leone turns to online learning while nonprofit Rumie sends tablets to Liberia

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Computer Scientists Say Meme Research Doesn't Threaten Free Speech

Five of the nation's top computing research organizations defended a research grant to study how information goes viral, fending off claims that the government-funded effort could help create a 1984-type surveillance state.

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Schools Keep Track of Students' Online Behavior, But Do Parents Even Know?

While schools have always collected data on students, the digital era has expanded it to the point where privacy experts say it is now out of control - and many parents are not even aware of it.

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30 Ways Google Glass Could be Used for Education (and 2 Reasons it Won't)

An online learning organization published 30 examples of why Google Glass could be a valuable tool for education, but it overlooked two obvious reasons why the wearable computer isn't (yet) suited for the average student.

Google wastes no time refining Classroom

The first set of upgrades arrives only two months after the release of the classroom assistance app

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Computer Engineering Degrees Pay Off Big Time

Computer engineering majors are some of the highest paid workers, according to new data analyzed by the Brookings Institution.

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Steve Wozniak: Engineering Matters

Steve Wozniak's love of engineering appears to be as bright today as it was when he built Apple's first systems.

15 GOTO Schools for the Best Programming Jobs

LinkedIn data reveals which schools have the most graduates working as software developers for the most desirable employers

Microsoft and other firms take pledge to protect student privacy

Fourteen companies have promised not to sell student data or use it for advertising

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President Obama Honors Standout Computer Scientists With National Medals

Computer scientists who made breakthroughs in areas such as software architectures and database management systems were among those named National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners today by President Barack Obama.

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Google Takes Drive to School With Unlimited Cloud Storage for Educators, Students Alike

Unlimited storage is a generous gesture that just might rope kids and campuses into the Google ecosystem, too.

Why Microsoft Bought Minecraft: To Lure Kids to Science

Microsoft never really did a great job explaining why the company spent $2.5 billion on Mojang, the creator of Minecraft. Satya Nadella, Microsoft's chief executive, finally did: as a learning tool.

Intel teams with Indian firm to launch 'Eddy' tablet for children

Eddy holds out the promise of keeping children away from TVs and smartphones

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Is Social Media Reviving or Killing Our Classrooms?

Social media can wreak havoc when students become distracted in the middle of class. Some educators have gone so far as to ban social media in the classroom, but others says that learning to control social media is part of the...

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10 Best Mobile Apps for Students

These educational aids will turn your phone or tablet into your best study buddy.

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Broadband and the Future of Learning

High-speed broadband networks will not only accelerate learning, but they will also enable students to acquire the skills that they need to flourish in a post-industrial society.

Heading Back to School? Try These 11 Terrific Tech Tools.

We've found some cool devices for your academic adventures, including innovative ways to power your smartphone, a tiny but powerful portable speaker and a new app that helps you share your notes.

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L.A. Cancels iPads-in-the-Schools Program: A Failure of Vision, Not Technology

The Los Angeles school system canceled its iPad deployment because administrators weren't ready for the technology, not because the technology wasn't ready for students.

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The Best Educational Software for Students

We give you 10 great productivity programs that are perfect for students. They'll help you improve your schoolwork, study more efficiently, and manage your hectic schedule.

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