News and Politics


North Carolina Proposes Adding Over 1,000 New Teaching Jobs

In North Carolina, lawmakers have been embroiled in a battle over the state budget, with Democratic Governor Bev Perdue (pictured left) pitted against Republican members of the House and Senate...

Co-Ed Classrooms: Bad for Students?

Ask any parent – or teacher – if there’s a difference between boys and girls, and you’re likely to get a resounding yes. For years, educators and researchers have been addressing the differences between boys’ and girls’ brains...

Where the iPad and Education Intersect

In a recent article on the iPad, Apple legend Steve Wozniak has said he intends to purchase three of them. He also mentioned that he thinks the iPad will be “great for students.”...

From the Campus to the Future

Diana G. Oblinger the President and CEO of Educause has written a masterful essay on the purpose of higher education, where it currently stands and where it needs to move forward to be effective. I found the introduction to be the most powerful. I’ve paraphrased it below...

How Learning is Being Shaped By Technology

Tom Vander Ark has a column in the Huffington Post reflecting on how changes in technology have hit 15 crucial points, that “despite resilience, everything will change.” The five most important, in my opinion, focus on learning...

The Future of Teachers + Technology

The US Department of Education recently released a draft of the National Educational Technology Plan entitled Transforming Education: Learning Powered by Technology. It made an attempt at outlining the relationship education and technology should have in the coming years...