Police officers in Indiana recently asked high-school students to teach them about popular social media platforms, including Snapchat. The tutorial also included information about apps that were unknown to the officers, such as Monkey and Houseparty.
Wichita State University saw enrollment in online classes double in 2013 after developing a successful digital-marketing plan for the courses. Online Executive Director Mark Porcaro says three key components made the plan work, including understanding workforce trends and aligning degrees to industry demand.
Many public-school facilities are in desperate need of upgrades, and one estimate puts the annual cost of repair and maintenance at $145 billion. Lawmakers are now considering a proposal that aims to fix a loophole in the tax code and allow schools to take advantage of historical preservation tax credits.
Young students may get an academic boost from using iPads to learn, according to a two-year study of primary and nursery-school students in Northern Ireland. The study reveals a boost in engagement and motivation, plus improvements in English, math and communication skills.
Colleges and universities must strike a delicate balance between protecting data and providing open access to information, ESET security researcher Lysa Myers writes. Myers shares three tips for securing campus networks, including taking a full inventory of all data and physical assets.
Educators can create virtual learning experiences by using online discussion boards for students and free apps that provide lessons and simulations, educational consultant Matthew Lynch writes in this blog post. Lecture capture technology also can be used to reinforce lessons and boost student interaction, he suggests.
Mobile ransomware attacks increased globally during the first quarter by 253%, with the US hit the hardest, according to a report from Kaspersky Lab. This article outlines four ways users can better protect themselves, including doing regular scans on devices to check for infection.
It takes courage to buck the pressures of social media and post real, unaltered images of oneself online, teenager Sarah Kendrick writes in this commentary. Kendrick urges her peers to ditch image-editing tools and embrace the beauty of their imperfect, natural selves.
Professional development was an important factor in a New York school district's successful rollout of a one-to-one program, asserts Peter LaMoreaux, the district's instructional technology specialist. In this commentary, he describes the rollout.
In this blog post, Barbara Haeffner, director of curriculum and instructional technology at Meriden Public Schools, describes how her district implemented a blended-learning program in just two years. She shares three ways officials helped make the implementation a success.
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