Network neutrality: A tangled web

"These details are important, but the noise about them only makes the omission more startling: the failure in America to tackle the underlying lack of competition in the provision of internet access. In other rich countries it would not matter if some operators blocked some sites: consumers could switch to a rival provider. That is because the big telecoms firms with wires into people’s homes have to offer access to their networks on a wholesale basis, ensuring vigorous competition between dozens of providers, with lower prices and faster connections than are available in America. Getting America’s phone and cable companies to open up their networks to others would be a lot harder for politicians than prattling on about neutrality; but it would do far more to open up the net." | 0 Comments

Top 25 Web 2.0 Sites for Education

"Web 2.0 is a term that describes the second generation of the web and its collaborative and evolving nature. I've compiled a list of my favorite web 2.0 sites for education, focusing strictly on sites that have an educational portal//instance. What I mean by this is that each site has a section for teachers or a way of controlling the content that students produce. This can be done by educational accounts, monitoring by teachers, filtering, or other means. Most of these sites are free but may offer more services via paid subscription." | 0 Comments


Microsoft OneNote Goes Mobile

"Onenote has been around for eight years now, is widely disseminated through Microsoft Office, and is a robust note taking application. If your campus uses Microsoft products, as mine does, and if you have a PC, chances are you have it on your office computer. Students can buy the entire Office suite for just $80, which is an incredible deal, especially since most of them will end up in Microsoft environments after graduation and they will benefit from being familiar with its software." | 0 Comments


Has Online Learning's Quality Kept Up With Its Growth?

"As online learning rapidly expands, we asked a half-dozen thinkers to address the question of quality. We also asked them to assess the quality of online-learning programs in general, and to discuss any issues that especially concerned or encouraged them. Here's what they had to say." | 0 Comments

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