At the Educause 2013 conference Wednesday, Blackboard revealed several new e-learning tools, including an integrated virtual classroom for Blackboard Learn, an updated mobile learning app, and a free student response system designed to work with phones, tablets, and traditional computers.
Lectora has released a new learning management system designed for rapid deployment, Lectora Express.
No, it's not about forcing the little guys out of business! Calvin College Senior Instructional Designer Daniel Christian explains a strategy that, with the use of technology, he hopes would result in a 50 percent or more savings to students on a higher education.
A consortium of Chinese universities will launch the country's largest online learning portal, XuetangX (SchoolX), using the edX platform.
An Arizona recording arts school aims to give students real-world broadcast production experience.
In a two-year pilot project, led by the Rochester Institute Technology, Rwandan high school students are taking part in a geographic information systems curriculum that puts them in the role of scientist as they collect and analyze data using Android-based phones and tablets.
A coalition of faculty groups has declared war against online learning, particularly massive open online courses (MOOCs), because it said it believes that the fast expansion of this form of education is being promulgated by corporations — specifically for-profit colleges and universities and education technology companies — at the expense of student education and public interest.
The Museum of Modern Art will begin offering digital badges for completion of "Catalysts: Artists Creating with Sound, Video, and Time," a six-week online course about the history of multimedia art at the museum.
Desire2Learn has introduced a new all-encompassing version of its flagship offering, Learning Suite, and has also launched a service for delivering MOOCs that integrates with the learning platform.
ProProfs has updated Quiz Maker, its online assessment creation suite, with a range of new tools and enhanced user features.