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New OECD report slams computers — and actually says why they can hurt learning

By Cathie Norris and Elliot Soloway

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) just released a comprehensive study of the use of computers in the classrooms in 70 countries. The data in the study looked at the performance, in 2012, of 15 year-olds on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test. The test asks questions in science, reading and mathematics. Answering these questions requires thinking...

Top Management Degrees publishes 2016 Top 50 Best Online MBA Super Ranking

Online business education and career guide Top Management Degrees has published a meta-ranking of the 50 best online MBA programs.

The 2016 Online MBA Super Ranking brings together the most respected MBA rankings from US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Financial Times, and Quacquarelli Symonds, while also taking into consideration each program's estimated cost and the average early career salary of graduates. MBA programs making the list offer the highest quality and reputation with the highest return on investment.

The ranking lists Indiana University Bloomington's Kelley School of Business as #1,...

Pianist performs free concert as part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days

Most people remember Daniel Pearl as the Wall Street Journal’s South Asia Bureau Chief based in Mumbai, India, who was kidnapped and assassinated by terrorists in Pakistan while working on a story about Al-Qaeda.  Before turning to journalism, though, he was trained as a classical violinist.  In October more than 2000 concerts in over 80 countries will commemorate his life and use the power of music to reaffirm a commitment to tolerance and humanity.

Pianist Nathan Ryland, a native of Richardson, will play works by Beethoven, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff as a part of this network of concerts on Friday, October 9, at 7...

Peace standing tall

UNT International, which serves University of North Texas students from other countries, unveiled a 10-foot-tall “peace pole” on Monday, the United Nations World Day of Peace. The limestone pillar has seven sides bearing the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in English, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Korean and Thai — the top seven languages spoken by UNT students. The pillar stands in front of Marquis Hall, UNT’s newly renovated 1936 building, which was dedicated Monday as the headquarters of UNT International.

Students learn ins and outs of Constitution

by Jenna Duncan

As hundreds of students walked through the doors of the auditorium at the University of North Texas, each received a free pocket-sized U.S. Constitution.

Then they listened as representatives from the Liberty Institute, a nonprofit that is “committed to defending and restoring religious liberty across America,” and the American Civil Liberties Union, a nonprofit that defends individual rights, spoke about First Amendment protections and religious freedom.

The discussion, sponsored by the Honors College and Department of Political Science, was held so students could learn different perspectives...

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