Collaboration & Web 2.0


What To Change About Teaching and Learning in 2015

As we head into a new year, we naturally consider opportunities for change. Here, CT asks Penn State's Kyle Bowen where educators might place their development efforts for 2015.

D2L Updates Brightspace with Game-Based Learning Service

D2L has updated its Brightspace learning management platform with improved support for end users and game-based learning.

Cengage Learning Partners with Cerego on Memory Management for Psych Students

Cengage Learning has partnered with Cerego on an integration targeted specifically at helping psychology students understand and apply large quantities of data and complex concepts.

Cornell Taps Blackboard Internet2 NET+ Package for Learning, Analytics and Content

Cornell University is rolling out Blackboard's Internet2 NET+ learning, analytics and content offering, a suite of tools the institution helped create as a member of the Internet2 community.

WebAssign Adds Integrations with Canvas, Brightspace

WebAssign has partnered with Instructure and Desire2Learn in an effort to make it easier for students to access WebAssign course content through the companies' respective learning management systems, Canvas and Brightspace.



Admissions Officers Check Social Media Pages, Students Don't Care

Two surveys find respondents saying admissions officers are more likely to check applicants' social media activity but that students aren't worried about what they'll find.

Rafter Launches Books in Tuition Service

Rafter, a company that specializes in course materials management, has launched Rafter360, a new service that promises to deliver all class materials to a student upon registration for a course.

Youngstown State U Deploys New LMS with Custom Rostering Tool

Youngstown State University will deploy a new learning environment along with an auto-rostering tool built specifically for its needs.

Penn State Researchers Tackle Social Network Privacy Gaps

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University's College of Information Science and Technology and the University of Kansas have partnered in an effort to reduce the gap between perceived and actual privacy for users of social networks.

San Diego State Slashes Its Transcript Evaluation Time

San Diego State Slashes Its Transcript Evaluation Time

San Diego State University has reduced its transcript evaluation process from eight weeks to two days, even during peak periods, by implementing a new scanning process that automatically reads and records transcript data faster and more accurately than before.