News tagged with technology

Days from 114th birthday, MN woman gets tech savvy
You're never too old for technology!
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.

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.

U.S. FCC asks if Broadband Should Mean Faster Internet Speeds

New FCC proposal would change how it measures high-speed Internet and require speeds of at least 10 Mbps to qualify as broadband.

Illinois beats U.S., lags neighbors in tech job gains
Illinois outpaced the nation in tech-job growth last year, but several of our neighboring states grew faster.
Agricultural Tech Links iPads, Tractors
Illinois tech firm brings technology to farming-- collecting and reporting data ranging from field productivity to a tractor’s levels of fuel, oil and coolant. 
Fishin' Buddies App Connects Chicago Youth With Nature
Fishin’ Buddies, a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing urban children to the outdoors through conservation and environmental education programs was awarded $49,000 through the Illinois Broadband Innovation fund to further its mission through mobile technology.
Governor Quinn Proclaims “Innovation Day” in Illinois
Governor Pat Quinn proclaimed today “Innovation Day” in Illinois while hosting an annual innovation forum at the Executive Mansion. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to foster innovation and drive Illinois’ economy forward. Innovation Day brings together the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC), the Illinois Innovation Council and members of the General Assembly to discuss the state’s progress in today’s growing innovation marketplace.
Carlinville Students Use Technology to Capture Stories of WWII Vets
Students at Carlinville High School are making a personal connection to American history thanks, in part, to an Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund Award.