The Department of Education proposed regulations to make sure institutions that offer online education are monitored and legally authorized by states. There are more than 5.5 million distance education students, and almost 3 million exclusively online students the department is hoping to protect by improving oversight. […]

Instead of taking a trip across town to the local apple farm or petting zoo, today’s students are heading halfway across the globe to explore the pyramids or walk along the Seine River–all through the magic of virtual reality. A Common Sense Media report found that 96 percent of K-12 teachers feel that education technology increases student engagement, so it’s not a surprise that VR technology is garnering a lot of attention.






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Dustin Parsons, a fifth-grade teacher at Pine Haven Elementary School in Bauxite, Ark., will speak at the Democratic National Convention tonight. He has given his students a lifetime of skills by teaching with technology.






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Partnership with industry is essential for government technological success, according to congressional and industry leaders at a panel hosted by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation during the Republican National Convention.






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The Democratic National Convention, which meets in Philadelphia this week to nominate the party’s presidential candidate, released its party platform that deals with technology issues including broadband, open Internet, privacy, education, and cybersecurity.






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This summer we’ve been taking a look at TED Talks that everyone should watch over break–from teachers and parents to college students. This week, we have top TED Talks that parents should watch before the next school year.






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The Republican Party platform, released during the convention in Cleveland that chose Donald Trump as the nominee, explains the party’s views on technology including broadband expansion, net neutrality, cybersecurity, education, and health care.






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No one has attended an introductory physics lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 15 years.
In the fall of 2001, MIT opened its first classroom under the Technology Enabled Active Learning initiative. The university has been using this active learning system for its introductory physics classes ever since.






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The summer might be halfway over, but there’s still plenty of time for school administrators to prepare for the next school year. One way to prep for September is to check out some TED Talks that share new tips, best practices, and inspiring stories for administrators.






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The National Education Association released a policy brief earlier this year outlining best practices for securing student data. A top concern highlighted by the NEA is that Federal legislation regarding student data has not kept pace with technological advancements.






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Members of Generation Z might still be in middle and high school, but they are already thinking about college. Barnes & Noble surveyed Generation Zers, who shared their thoughts on everything from how they prefer to study to their thoughts on education technology.






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Office of Personnel Management Director Beth Cobert announced the first Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy to address the pervasive problem that government agencies face in recruiting and retaining a sufficient cybersecurity workforce.






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Education technology is no longer a weekly computer class or a game of Oregon Trail on a rainy day. Instead, technology is fully integrated into the classroom. But is this increase in ed tech resulting in students spending too much time in front of screens?






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Games in the classroom–is it a fad or is it here to stay? A recent report from Project Tomorrow, a global education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education, found that that in 2015, 48 percent of teachers used games as a part of instruction–up from 23 percent of teachers in 2010.






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K-12 schools are increasingly turning to the cloud to store, manage, and process data. However, cloud adoption is not without its hurdles and concerns. CDW-G recently released a new infographic, “K-12 Cloud Possibilities,” that highlights the strides schools have made in moving to the cloud, as well as the obstacles still in their way.






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Full-time virtual charter school students show weaker academic growth compared to students of traditional public schools. A new report calls for policy reform for full-time virtual charter schools to hold these schools accountable, and produce better results for their students.






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