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New U.S. Chief Technology Officer Named
March 9, 2012

The White House announced this afternoon that Todd Park, currently the chief technology officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has been appointed as CTO for the federal go…

Congressional E-Learning Caucus Taking Shape
February 6, 2012

Last October, U.S. Representatives Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Jared Polis (D-CO) announced the formation of the Congressional E-Learning Caucus. This body is intended to serve as a commu…

DQC National Data Summit 2012
January 20, 2012

On Wednesday, the Data Quality Campaign (DQC), a collaborative program to advance the use of data to improve educational outcomes that is supported by over 50 organizations nationwide, hoste…

NFB and Penn State resolve U.S. Dept. of Justice civil rights complaint
October 11, 2011

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Pennsylvania State University announced today the resolution of the NFB's civil rights complaint lodged with the U.S. Department of Justice ag…

"Linked open data" the key to the humanities' future?
September 28, 2011

Inside Higher Education posted an interesting article this morning on the increasing interest in and potential of the digital humanities (…

Google Apps accessibility improvements, Sept. 21 webconference
September 19, 2011

My colleague, Joan Cheverie, blogged on Friday about Google's announcement that day of its accessibility improvements to some of the key elements of Google Apps for Education. You can view J…

U.S. Department of Education Appeals State Authorization Ruling
September 9, 2011

Yesterday, September 8, the U.S. Department of Education notified the federal district court in Washington, D.C., that it plans to appeal the court's ruling overturning the portion of the d…

Getting the “Right” State Authorization
September 2, 2011

How might the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) state authorization regulations factor into the process of getting state authorization for online/distance learning programs, even after…

New U.S. Dept. of Ed. Site on State Authorization, Gainful Employment, and More
September 2, 2011

The U.S. Department of Education has created a new Q&A site regarding its program integrity regulations for federal financial aid programs (…