Collaboration & Web 2.0


Google Adds Collaboration Features for Classroom and Docs

The company's free LMS now allows instructors to push Web sites to a room full of students, and the productivity suite has new templates, tools and capabilities.

Cengage Intros MindTap Apps for Digital Content

Education publishing company Cengage Learning has launched native mobile app editions of its digital content platform, MindTap.

A Better Way to Find the Right OER

By tapping into a free Web service that turns learning objectives into search terms, a DeVry professor is helping instructors identify the best open educational resources for their courses.

Survey: Most Students Prefer Traditional Texts over E-Books

Nearly three quarters — 72 percent — of college students prefer traditional textbooks to electronic versions, according to a new survey from Direct Textbook.

Knewton Launches Free Learning Content Platform

The service, which is officially in beta, has invited teachers, parents and students to set up accounts. Any of those users may add learning content — instructional text, video lessons, quizzes and assessments — and make it available to everybody else.



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E-Texts and the Future of the College Bookstore

With digital content available in multiple formats for nearly all instructional materials, college and university bookstores are facing multiple challenges to provide the content desired by students and faculty, to reduce the cost of instructional content and to compete with multiple retail sources for this content.

OpenStax Releases 3 New Free College Textbooks

Three new free textbooks have been added to the inventory within Rice University's OpenStax College collection.

Eastern Michigan U Runs Digital Engagement Clinic

The Center for Digital Engagement at Eastern Michigan University and Ann Arbor SPARK, a nonprofit organization that encourages and supports local businesses, collaborated to offer a digital engagement clinic over the summer.

Ball State University: Addressing the E-mail Glut

What if your university sent more than 50 million e-mails to its 20,000-plus registered students? How could your students keep up? At Ball State University, developers are piloting Campus Hub, a new service to help students identify and act on the most important messages from their institution.

Google Classroom Gains New Features

Instructors can now use Classroom to initiate question-driven discussions and to reuse assignments, announcements or questions from previous classes.