Authors

Tanya Roscorla

Managing Editor, CDE


Tanya Roscorla covers ed tech behind the scenes and on the legislative agenda. Likes: Culinary experiments, travel adventures, beautiful landscapes.

July 31, 2015

University Launches Online Master's Degree in Analytics to Fill Workforce Gap

The for-profit Capella University has created one of the nation's first online master of science in analytics programs with help from SAS, a top software analytics company.

July 30, 2015

In the Digital Era, 'Print Wikipedia' Project Explores the Value of a Book

A City University of New York faculty member leads a team that made Wikipedia printable and quantified the massive amount of data on the crowdsourced website.

July 22, 2015

Body Cameras in Schools Spark Privacy, Policy Discussions

Education leaders are figuring out how to create effective policies for administrators who will wear body cameras around campus.

June 24, 2015

North Carolina Uses Data Dashboard to Tackle Educator Quality

North Carolina looks for ways to collaboratively solve its educator supply, distribution and enrollment challenges with the help of a public data dashboard.

December 11, 2014

FCC Raises E-Rate Cap Despite Opposition

The new order went into effect after a 3-2 vote at a meeting on Thursday, Dec. 11, and means that next year, school districts are more likely to receive support for on-campus Internet connections.

November 20, 2014

States Step Forward to Act on Education Data

Top-level support for longitudinal data systems and policies has helped states make progress on recommended data actions.

November 7, 2014

Why Augmented Reality Enriches Student Learning

Augmented reality brings learning to life in schools.

October 23, 2014

Who Should Shoulder the Student Data Privacy Burden?

According to the Data Quality Campaign, it's the responsibility of state and school district policymakers.

October 6, 2014

Arizona State University, Starbucks Partner for Online Higher Education

Colleges can't continue doing the same thing they have been for years if they want to help more students graduate. And one university is thinking outside the box.

October 2, 2014

The Top 10 IT Issues in Higher Ed for 2015

University technology leaders sound off on the issues they will face next year -- issues that highlight three major trends.

September 30, 2014

3 Things Higher Education Should Know about Disruptive Innovation

Online learning presents both an opportunity and a challenge as technology shakes up higher education.

September 24, 2014

Wearable Tech Enables Video Feedback on Student Work

A business school goes high-tech with personalized video reviews of midterms, exams and group projects.

September 24, 2014

Wearable Tech Enables Video Feedback on Student Work

A business school goes high-tech with personalized video reviews of midterms, exams and group projects.

September 12, 2014

A National Look at Student Data Privacy Legislation

Governors have signed more than 25 bills into law that deal with student data privacy.

September 9, 2014

Social Media Class Tackles Political Campaigning

A fictitious town is the site of a political race that will give candidates a leg up on the competition if they use social media wisely.

August 27, 2014

California Shores Up Support for Computer Science Education

Computer science legislation is headed to the governor's desk as California educators call for an increased focus on computing.

July 30, 2014

U.S. Senate Ponders Student Data Privacy Bill

Two senators introduce a federal bill designed to protect student education records with an update to existing FERPA legislation.

July 29, 2014

Using Predictive Analytics, Adaptive Learning to Transform Higher Education

Seven universities are working on a year-long planning project to improve student success thanks to $225,000 grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

July 16, 2014

Can Analytics Help Colleges Graduate More Students?

Just over half of college students actually graduate in six years, but President Barack Obama wants 10 million more graduates.

June 27, 2014

Congress Urged to Update Student Data Privacy Law

Groups say 40-year-old FERPA law needs an update; software industry claims changes could stop innovation.

June 23, 2014

Technology Helps Bridge the Gap for California Immigrant Students

California is home to a third of the nation's English language learners, and with state policy changes, the education system has an opportunity to bring them up to speed.

June 19, 2014

6 Recommendations for Learning in the Digital Age

Technology, digital literacy and safe environments help drive learning principles that center around students.

June 11, 2014

4 Research Universities Fight for Open Digital Standards

The new Unizin consortium within Internet2 wants to make sure digital content and data aren't locked away in one technology tool.

June 5, 2014

Virginia Pilot Tackles School Broadband Challenges

The nonprofit EducationSuperHighway is working with Virginia on a project designed to bring digital learning to students at a lower cost.

May 30, 2014

Is President Obama's Wi-Fi Goal Realistic?

Cost estimates show that the Wi-Fi goal will take a major increase in E-Rate dollars.

May 27, 2014

Can Student Data Improve Learning Without Compromising Privacy?

Striking a balance when it comes to student data means creating an environment where technology and privacy work in tandem to maximize learning.

May 21, 2014

3 Significant Challenges in Education Technology Today

The K-12 Horizon Project identifies a number of challenges that educators face.

May 16, 2014

Kentucky Moves 173 School Districts to Electronic Transcript System

Both high schools and colleges in the state are able to handle transcripts more efficiently in the admissions process, which allows them to give students an answer faster.

May 14, 2014

6 Things to Expect from the Internet of Things by 2025

Experts share their thoughts on how connected devices, appliances and vehicles could affect everyday life down the road.

May 9, 2014

Tech Tools Lag Behind Competency-Based Learning

A study highlights how competency-based learning is changing in New Hampshire schools.

May 6, 2014

Google Tackles Classroom Management with New Tool

The Classroom platform is designed to get rid of busy work and free up more time for teaching.

April 29, 2014

5 Reasons Why Emergency Operations Are Going Virtual

Emergency managers from universities and city agencies say virtual emergency operations centers are the way of the future.

April 9, 2014

4 Big Data Challenges that Universities Face

University presidents grapple with how to advance research in an era where big data and big science place increasing demands on networks.

April 3, 2014

Internet of Things Pilot Stars University Electric Cars

Connected cars that make you smile will help university researchers discover real applications for the Internet of Things.

March 25, 2014

Tech Class Takes Chocolate to Market

3-D printing and design software help eighth-graders launch chocolate companies from their classroom.

March 11, 2014

Internet-Enabled Education Will Provide Universal Access to Knowledge, Futurists Predict

Internet-enabled learning will open up even more access to education for people around the world by 2025.

February 25, 2014

Laura McCain Patterson -- 2014 GT Top 25 Winner

CIO and associate vice president, University of Michigan

February 13, 2014

IT Internship Lands Community College Students in the Governor's Chair

An internship in a Washington state department gives students hands-on experience and interesting tasks to put on their resume.

November 5, 2013

Technology Initiatives Could Kickstart Student Success

Mobile devices, student tech teams and blended learning have education leaders excited this school year.

November 5, 2013

Mobile Devices Pose Education Challenges and Promise

Education leaders are tackling mobile devices and blended learning challenges head on as they prepare students for college and careers.

September 11, 2013

Baltimore Tech Center Teaches Students How to Learn about STEM

A nonprofit group turns a former city rec center into a tech center for students that teaches them STEM skills in a hands-on way.

September 9, 2013

Google Glass Prompts Experiments in Journalism Schools

Journalism has been late to the game with many technologies. But professors are trying to change that with Google Glass.

August 28, 2013

Facebook App Connects College Students with Sober Drivers

Three Texas universities are promoting a Facebook-integrated app that the Texas Department of Transportation created to cut down on drunk driving accidents.

July 31, 2013

Kentucky Education Groups Unify Transcript Request System

Kentucky schools and universities work together to digitize and standardize the transcript request process.

July 23, 2013

Chief Innovation Officers Make Their Way Into Schools

Education needs a complete makeover, some say, and chief innovation officers can help.

July 17, 2013

Student Record Exchanges Meet the Digital Age

School districts and states work together to make sure students receive appropriate instruction when they move out of state.

July 16, 2013

STEM Labor Shortage: Myth or Reality?

Professors, trade organizations and technology companies weigh in on this question as the U.S. continues to push for more STEM graduates.

July 5, 2013

Using QR Codes to Enhance Learning

One school in Iowa uses QR codes to make learning more interactive for students.

June 24, 2013

Connected Cars Take Research Universities on a Test Drive

The Internet of Things, sustainability and transportation combine in a big data research project featuring four universities across the U.S.

June 10, 2013

Why Iowa State Adopted a Cloud Phone System

Iowa State IT leaders share the benefits of adopting technology across multiple universities.

May 16, 2013

Drone Journalism Takes Off in Missouri

A Drone Journalism Program explores the ethics and applications of drones in science reporting.

May 10, 2013

3-D Printer Powers High School Projects

A class learns about math and science with the help of a 3-D printer.

April 22, 2013

STEM Cloud Pilot Could Level Technology Playing Field

A Maryland county works with the private sector to address technology equity challenges in science, technology, engineering and math education.

April 17, 2013

Digital Public Library of America Opens Access to Resources

A new platform will aggregate digital resources from libraries, museums and historical societies across the country.

April 15, 2013

CDE Honors School Districts for Technology Prowess

An annual survey from the Center for Digital Education highlights exemplary school districts that integrate technology into teaching and learning.

April 4, 2013

Kentucky Moves 173 School Districts to the Cloud

Kentucky's big moves in cloud computing show confidence in the reliability of private clouds.

February 28, 2013

John Letchford -- 2013 GT Top 25 Winner

CIO, Massachusetts

February 20, 2013

STEM Tops Education Agenda in Chicago

A partnership between Chicago and the Navy is the city's latest effort to equip students for high-tech jobs.

February 15, 2013

President Obama Hangs Out with Citizens, Discusses STEM

The fireside hangout sparked conversations about science, technology, engineering and math, as well as software patents.

February 12, 2013

Cloud Adoption Increases as More Educators Use Cloud Services

K-12, higher education and government move faster into the cloud because their employees already use it, a new survey says.

February 6, 2013

Digital Town Hall Promotes Digital Learning

Education leaders and policymakers share their ideas about improving schools with technology.

January 30, 2013

Chicago Pilot Aims to Enhance STEM Education

Mayor Rahm Emanuel facilitated a tech-centric pilot project that's part of a broader city effort to provide a world class education to all students, regardless of their neighborhood.

January 23, 2013

6 Ways to Address the IT Labor Shortage

Education and government insiders share their thoughts on how to fill the IT labor gap.

January 21, 2013

NYC Hosts Apps Challenge for Education

New York City's Gap App Challenge asks software developers to tackle problems in middle school math.

January 16, 2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown Spurs Online Education Action

A call to universities and course providers places online education higher on the agenda.

January 15, 2013

Colleges Create Social Media Degrees

With social media skills becoming increasingly relevant in government and the private sector, some colleges are taking notice.

January 7, 2013

3 Key Ingredients to a Data Science Degree

Universities need a data science degree, and these ingredients go into making it.

December 18, 2012

Twitter Addresses Data Analysis Skill Shortage with UC Berkeley Class

Professors and engineers team up to teach students data analysis skills.

December 4, 2012

Forensics Competition Challenges Student Cybersecurity Skills

A Maryland conference and challenge seeks to spark student interest in cybersecurity to fill a major workforce need.

November 26, 2012

Seven Tennessee Community Colleges Move to the Cloud

The state's Office of Information Resources is the centralized cloud hosting provider.

November 15, 2012

10 Universities Join Together to Offer Online Courses for Credit

Ten top universities in the U.S. will offer small undergraduate classes that provide the same quality as their on-campus classes.

November 1, 2012

What Will Higher Education Look Like in 25 Years?

Education experts discuss options like massively open online classes and affordable access to college.

October 31, 2012

States Look to Better Regulate Online Universities

U.S. states are collaborating on a plan to smooth out the regulation process for online universities and provide education access to students.

October 16, 2012

First University System Joins edX Platform

The University of Texas System plans to offer large online courses through the nonprofit, open source edX platform.

September 20, 2012

Should Students be Tracked with Radio Frequency ID Tags?

Privacy experts and school districts are at odds on the answer.

September 19, 2012

Tech Accessibility Makes Strides for Deaf, Blind Students

Schools for the deaf and blind have students with unique needs when it comes to technology. But certain tech advances are meeting these needs.

September 6, 2012

More U.S. Universities Enter the E-Textbook Fray

An e-textbook pilot expands to more than two dozen colleges and universities this fall.

May 18, 2012

What Could the Watson Supercomputer Be Used For?

Twenty-five students from the University of Rochester came up with ways to apply Watson technology to weather, mining and airport travel.

May 2, 2012

Girl Power: Delaware Promotes STEM Careers

'DigiGirlz' learn about science, technology, engineering and math at the Wilmington University-Dover Campus.

April 12, 2012

Cape Cod, Mass., Moves Forward with Broadband Network

Government agencies could share regional applications and GIS databases once an infrastructure project is complete.

April 9, 2012

Green Data Centers Are Becoming the Go-To Move for Energy Efficiency

As going green — and saving green — continues gaining popularity, IT departments are reducing energy costs in their data centers.

March 7, 2012

School Laptop Scandal Teaches Valuable Lessons

The Pennsylvania school district notorious for a webcam misstep doesn't want others to make its same mistakes.

March 1, 2012

3 Reasons Arlington County, Va., Started Building a Fiber Network

In a unique public partnership, Arlington County, Va., has taken the first big steps for a fiber-optic network that will support education, emergency management and other government use.

February 29, 2012

Bill Lindner

Director, Center for Academic & Professional Development, Florida State University

December 9, 2011

Certified Government CIO Program Provides New Venue for Collaboration

In Pennsylvania, the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s CIO certificate program provides a place for IT chiefs to collaborate on innovative solutions to common problems.

December 24, 2010

Delaware Builds Electronic Transcript Exchange System

By the 2011-2012 school year, the Delaware Education Department plans to pilot an electronic data exchange system for student records.

November 9, 2010

EdUnify Cultivates a Culture of Sharing Web Services

A new directory will make publishing, finding, organizing and combining Web services much easier.

May 7, 2010

University of California, Davis, Halts Gmail Pilot for Faculty, Staff

The University of California, Davis, stopped using Google's e-mail service because of privacy concerns about university research.

February 18, 2010

School District Spied on Students via Laptop Webcams, Lawsuit Claims

Parents filed a class action lawsuit against a district, board and superintendent in Pennsylvania alleging privacy invasion of children's actions at home.  

February 3, 2010

Six Emerging Technologies That Will Impact College Campuses

2010 Horizon Report list e-books and gesture-based computing among trends.

January 22, 2010

41 Runners Sign up for Race to the Top Education Funds, 11 Say 'No Thanks'

The applications for the first round of the Race to the Top are in; now the pressure is on.

January 20, 2010

Obama Pushes to Extend Education Stimulus Prizes

School districts could also be eligible to receive stimulus dollars from Race to the Top.

April 3, 2009

Stimulus Money Starts Flowing to Schools

Some grant money already headed to schools; states have to apply for $54 billion more.