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Waters, John K. – T.H.E. Journal, 2010
Open source software is poised to make a profound impact on K-12 education. For years industry experts have been predicting the widespread adoption of open source tools by K-12 school districts. They're about to be proved right. The impact may not yet have been profound, but it's fair to say that some open source systems and non-proprietary…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Computer Software, Instructional Materials, Educational Technology
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Waters, John K. – T.H.E. Journal, 2009
In this article, the author talks about the 3D virtual world known as Second Life and its potential as a learning platform. In the last few years, many colleges, universities, and libraries have established resources in what has become the preeminent multiuser virtual environment. Today, more than 100 Second Life "regions" are used for educational…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Social Networks, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology
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Waters, John K. – T.H.E. Journal, 2009
In December, Microsoft announced a major security flaw affecting its Internet Explorer web browser. The flaw allowed hackers to use hidden computer code they had already injected into legitimate websites to steal the passwords of visitors to those sites. Reportedly, more than 10,000 websites were infected with the destructive code by the time…
Descriptors: Internet, School Districts, Computer Software, Web Sites