Feds still troubled by Google Books deal
February 5th, 2010

The U.S. Justice Department still thinks a proposal to give Google the digital rights to millions of hard-to-find books threatens to stifle competition and undermine copyright laws, despite revisions aimed…


Microsoft opens its cloud to researchers
February 5th, 2010

Researchers have until March 15 to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation that would grant access to Microsoft’s massive cloud-computing power for three years.



‘Kindle killer’ might not be iPad, but Blio
January 31st, 2010

Despite all the buzz about Apple’s iPad tablet and how it could be useful for reading electronic textbooks, a new software program on the way might hold even more promise…


Obama: College affordability a key priority
January 28th, 2010

Education is one of the few areas of the federal budget that would not see a spending freeze, if President Barack Obama gets his way this year—and making college more…


Interest in hybrid courses on the rise
January 26th, 2010

A growing number of schools now offer what's known as “hybrid” courses, which mix an online experience with traditional classroom learning.



What Bill Gates is learning online
January 22nd, 2010

It’s no surprise, really, but it turns out Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates is a strong supporter of the open-courseware movement that has swept through higher education in the…