An application that lays additional class collaboration functionality on top of Google Apps for Education has added mobility features to its iOS version and hinted at an Android edition.
A California university is experimenting with student engagement in a science class using a special writing surface, a studio audience and a streaming media site. Now, the institution is considering adding a second set-up just like it and others in the California State University system may follow.
Linfield College Online and Continuing Education in Oregon has introduced two new online certificate programs: Wine Marketing and Wine Management.
Lone Star College's Tomball campus has added technology from TEKVOX that allows small student groups to work together and share their computer screens.
Smart Sparrow has launched an instructional design platform that allows faculty to create their own adaptive courseware.
Instructure Canvas has a new lecture capture and video solution in its Open LTI App Collection.
Penn State's One Button Studio has changed the meaning of "video literacy," giving students and instructors the tools to create professional-looking videos without technical assistance.
IBM is promoting its Bluemix cloud platform in multiple ways among academics and trainers. That includes development of cloud curricula, skills training for women returning to work and summer camps for high school girls.
Hughes Network Systems, a provider of broadband satellite solutions and services, has launched a new suite of products for educational institutions, including high-speed satellite Internet access, digital signage, distance learning and managed wireless networking.
A new Web-based learning management system allows for teaching and interactive presentations to be delivered online with an emphasis on assessment.