Blackboard now has an Android app that includes information about Athletics, Courses, Directory, Library, Maps, and News. Blackboard makes me grumpy, but you can see via this video interview by Robert Scoble that Blackboard has a good mobile strategy, thanks to its acquisition of Terribly Clever.

Kno did promise its tablet would be "under $1000," and the company has announced the pricing for its new educational tablet: $599 for the single screen and $899 for the dual screen tablets. By comparison, the 64GB iPad costs $699 and the new 11" MacBook Air, at $999, can also boast the "under $1000" price tag.

From Steal This Idea, a great list of Open Educational Resources.

A report based on recent U.S. Census data shows that the "Digital Divide" persists. Even though 64% of U.S. households have high-speed internet, broadband adoptions still lags in poor, rural, and minority households. See my ReadWriteWeb story for more details.

Washington State has launched an Open Course Library in an effort to save money by relying on open source textbooks for the state's 81 most popular college courses. There's a good Seattle Times story on the project.

LibraryThing now has an Android app. Now I just need to remember my LibraryThing email and password so I can walk up and down my bookshelves and catalog with ease.

And to wrap things up here with a little moral panic, the AP reports that teens that text more have more sex and do more drugs.

Audrey Watters


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