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Go Back to School on the Web

Education is expensive--unless you use a free independent-learning site such as Khan Academy or Open Yale Courses on your free time. But if your spare time is limited, you’ll want to choose one academic site that’s best for you.

6 Tips for Smart Back-to-School Spending on Tech

Got a college-bound kid? Here's how to equip your digital student without breaking the bank account.


Visual Thesaurus: Useful for Everyone, Essential for Word Nerds

Central to this Visual Thesaurus Web-based software is a graphical synonym finder that’s fun, useful and educational.

Little Voice Commander Gets Toddlers to Interact With PCs

Work on a toddler's vocabulary, pronunciation--and early computer skills--with Little Voice Commander.

Open University Launches Business-Led IT Degrees

Open University has launched two new computing and IT degrees that it says will make students ready for business on graduation.

Business Video: Get Ready for the Surge

Video traffic is expected to grow from 50% of all Internet traffic today to 90% by 2013.

Students Can Improve Writing With WordQ + SpeakQ

It won’t write papers for us, but WordQ and its SpeakQ plug-in take some of the pressure off struggling student writers.

Old-School Indeed: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 25th Anniversary Edition Reviewed

One of the most venerable typing tutors, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing celebrates its quarter-century mark...but it didn't invite widescreen monitors to the party.

Relief Central

This free app is highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn more about the nations of the world.


Dictionary .Net Looks Up and Translates Words the Google Way

Small popup application Dictionary.Net looks things up on Google so you don't have to.