close this bookVolume 11: No. 03
View the document1) NSF news
View the document2) Other opportunities
View the document3) Technology news
View the document4) Robotics
View the document5) Education
View the document6) Journal calls
View the document7) Philosophy
View the document8) Satire
View the document9) Art and simulation

Federal spending on educational technology will be $2.8B in 2001, up more than 3,500% from $23M in 1993. [eSchool News, 26Dec00. Edupage.]

US schools are struggling to accommodate huge enrollments in IT courses. Problems have arisen at some schools because fewer students dropped than the administration expected. Online courses are helping to meet the demand, though lab resources may be a problem. [Potomac Tech Journal, 27Nov00. Edupage.]

UMBC and Britain's Open University are offering an online MS is information technology, said to be the first alliance to offer an entirely online degree program. [Washington Post, 13Dec00. Edupage.]

International Computer Science Conventions and Natural & Artificial Intelligence System Organization (ICSC/NAISO Operating Division Canada) hosts conferences in AI, CS, and manufacturing. The company is merging with ITSTransnational in Holland. . [Nadine Gisler , comp.ai.fuzzy, 03Dec00.]

If you're in need of K-12 education jokes, try , , , , , , , or . [Jerry Taylor, net-hap, 05Jan00.]

----- A professor stood before his class of 20 senior organic biology students, about to hand out the final exam. "I want to say that it's been a pleasure teaching you this semester. I know you've all worked extremely hard and many of you are off to medical school after summer. So that no one gets their GP messed up because they might have been celebrating a bit too much this week, anyone who would like to opt out of the final exam today will receive a 'B' for the course." There was much rejoicing amongst the class as students got up, passed by the professor to thank him and sign out on his offer. As the last taker left the room, the professor looked out over the handful of remaining students and asked, "Any one else? This is your last chance." One final student rose up and took the offer. The professor closed the door and took attendance of those students remaining. "I'm glad to see you believe in yourselves." he said. "You all have 'A's." -----