Two universities have found image sharing site Pinterest useful in very different ways—one in documenting a political convention, the other in sharing objects from its library archives. Both have succeeded in engaging students. See how.
The Open Academic Analytics Initiative, an NGLC grant recipient, is seeking to engender an ecosystem for learning analytics based on open source technologies. Its research includes scaling factors for learner analytics, the portability of predictive models among different types of academic institutions, and intervention strategies that leverage Open Educational Resources. Marist College, the lead institution on the grant, has partnered with two community colleges and two HBCUs to accomplish OAAI goals.
Students at Saybrook University will soon be able to take classes through Facebook.
In an effort to grow its online learning program, a New York university will deploy a new learning management system across its 24 colleges and institutions, including its growing continuing education program.
Unimpressed by the digital textbooks their students are using more and more, these two profs have set out to augment learning with small but potent mobile apps.
An innovative sandbox at Bentley University encourages students to explore careers and other opportunities utilizing today's collaborative technologies.
South Carolina's Coker College has selected a new learning management system as part of an effort to improve enrollment and retention.
Five business schools have recently gone public with their decision to implement the same new learning management system because it complements the schools' emphasis on educational innovation.
Udemy, a company that has more than 4,900 courses online, many of them for free, has launched an iPad app that allows students to view videos and related resources on their mobile devices.
Internet2 and Educause have introduced a new electronic content pilot project for higher education targeted for a spring 2013 launch.