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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills
Teaching digital literacy is about more than just integrating technology into lesson plans; it’s about using technology to understand and enhance modern communication, to locate oneself in…
Do Google Chromebooks Threaten Apple’s Dominance in Education?
Schools that have purchased Chromebooks versus iPads point to low cost and minimal maintenance requirements as the primary selling points.
Dorm Wi-Fi a Selling Point for Many Universities
Colleges and universities fit dorms with new wireless networks in bid to attract students.
Iowa School District Adds Wi-Fi to Buses
Cardinal Community School District officials say the goal is to transform school buses into locations for learning, by adding wireless Internet and bringing focus to educational apps.
Comcast Offers Up To Six Months of Complimentary Internet Service And An Amnesty Program For Low-Income Families
Internet Essential Kicks Off Back to School Season in Georgia with Nationwide, Complimentary Six-Month Offer, Discounted Computers and Free Digital Literacy Training for Eligible Families. Comcast…
Cook County Helps Close Digital Divide for Low-Income Families
Comcast announces expansion of a new program, “Internet Essentials Learning Lab,” to help close the digital divide in Cook County.
At Rural Libraries, Young and Old Connect to Learn and Teach Digital Literacy Skills
Effingham Library’s “Connecting Generations” Program Matches Teens and Seniors for Computer Training DECEMBER 20, 2012 – Nancy lives in an assisted living community and wants…
Center for Digital Inclusion is Established at the University of Illinois
The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) is proud to announce the establishment of the Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The…
Chicago Public Schools, Microsoft, United Way team up to provide ‘digital literacy’
Mary Ann Moore-Lockhart says her two sisters didn’t know a mouse “is not something you catch in a trap’’ until they got computer training at a new Parent Engagement Center at…
Mayor Emanuel, CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, Microsoft and United Way Announce the Opening of 12 New Parent Engagement Centers in CPS
Centers Are Being Piloted in 12 Schools As Part of the Administration’s Focus on Encouraging Parental Involvement in Their Children’s Education; Pilot Is A Collaboration with Microsoft,…
A New Era of Learning
West Prairie High School students, teachers adapt to use of iPads in class
Seniors Earn Diplomas from Connected Living Computer Training Program
The commencement ceremony was much like any other graduation. The graduates marched to their seats in the converted common room where friends, family, and fellow residents greeted them with…
Uncovering Broadband and Education Opportunities in Springfield
While many Sangamon county students are enjoying summer vacation, local educators gathered on a June afternoon to discuss the high-speed internet needs, assets, and technology programs in their…
Southeast Central eTeam plans for busy Spring
The Southeast Central eTeam is slated for an active Spring with events scheduled throughout the 13-county region. The team convened March 22 at Lakeland Community College in Mattoon to discuss…
Libraries as building blocks for learning and careers in local areas across illinois – and the nation
Education is FCC National Broadband Plan National Need #3. Libraries are local community anchor institutions focused directly on learning, working alongside schools, museums, cultural and social…
Push to bring faster broadband to college towns; PCI chairman Charles Benton attends
Partnership for a Connected Illinois chairman Charles Benton attended a meeting with Google and more than 50 other companies in Chicago on Monday, aimed finding funding for faster broadband for 37…
This week on the Illinois Channel: SIU President Glen Poshard shares insights on how broadband may shape higher education in Illinois
From Southern Illinois University in Carbondale: we hear an address by SIU President Glenn Poshard where he shares his insights as to how broadband…
New Grant Opportunity: Digital Media for Learning in Libraries and Museums
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation identifies YouMedia as a model for libraries across the nation. The foundation’s new grant program, in conjunction with the federal Institute…
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