Collaboration & Web 2.0


50+ Percent Off! The Walmart of Education

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.

Instructure To Award $100,000 in Education Innovation Grants

Instructure, the maker of the Canvas learning management system and the Canvas Network MOOC platform, is awarding $100,000 in grants to K-12 and higher education institutions.

U Bedfordshire Building Researcher Repository with Social Networking

Technology experts at the University of Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom are launching a site specifically for academics that will act as a research repository with social networking features.

Desire2Learn Offers Alternative MOOC Platform, Integrates New Tools

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.

Updated Quiz Maker Suite Adds Improved Drag and Drop, Quiz Management

ProProfs has updated Quiz Maker, its online assessment creation suite, with a range of new tools and enhanced user features.



Business Students School Bank Execs on Social Media

A new reverse mentoring program through the University of Miami School of Business Administration aims to give bank executives a practical education on social media and digital technologies.

Khan Adds Personal Tutoring To Help Identify Skills Gap

Khan Academy has added a new personal tutor feature designed to help students figure out where to start their lessons and to know when they have mastered the concepts.

iSpring QuizMaker Gets Customizable Design, HTML5 and Flash Output

iSpring Solutions has updated QuizMaker, its assessment creation tool. Version 7 adds support for HTML5 output and also includes branching support and new customization options for test presentation.

Hacking the Classroom: Purdue U's Approach to Augmented Learning

Informatics Director Kyle Bowen explains how Purdue U is once again "hacking the classroom" by tying together the disparate apps and devices students bring with them, all in an effort to improve the ways in which technology can enhance teaching and learning.