Collaboration & Web 2.0


3 Ways to Improve Collaboration via the Cloud--for Less

Moving to the cloud can help schools boost collaboration among students, faculty, and staff--while still cutting costs. CT looks at 3 cloud-based tools that can make a difference.

Strategic Mobilization: A Model for the Future

Recognizing mobile technology's ubiquity and reach into students' lives, its rapid technical evolution, and its unique transformative potential for education, the Tennessee Board of Regents has included mobilization as an important part of its strategic plan. As Associate Vice Chancellor for Mobilization and Emerging Technology, Robbie Melton oversees mobilization strategies and initiatives for TBR. Here, Melton shares how she works to build and extend TBR's model for strategic mobilization.

CourseMill LMS 6.8 Updates Improve Information Tracking, Management

Lectora has released several new features and updates to its CourseMill learning management system, which allows instructors, students, and administrators to oversee, manage, track, and take online courses and curriculum.

Sacramento State Moves 50,000 Accounts to Office 365

Sacramento State University, part of the California State University system, is moving 50,000 accounts to Microsoft's cloud-based productivity and collaboration suite, Office 365. It's one of three universities that recently made the switch, Microsoft revealed at its annual United States Public Sector CIO Summit Wednesday.

PersonalWeb Adds New Features to Social Learning Platform

PersonalWeb has released a new version of its free social learning platform designed to allow individual students, groups, clubs, and organizations to upload and share information with each other in the cloud.



Stony Brook University

Devices to Spur Interaction

Can interactive devices go beyond simply jazzing up lectures and actually transform what happens in the classroom?

Echo360 Integrates with Canvas LMS

Echo360 will integrate its active learning platform and lecture capture solution with the Instructure Canvas cloud-based learning management system.

Collegefeed Career Marketplace for Students and New Grads Launches Beta Program

Collegefeed, a new social site designed to connect students and recent graduates with employers, has begun its beta launch, which is open to students and new grads from the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, and Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley.

Building Classroom Communities with Google+

A Georgetown professor uses Google+ to transform a classroom full of students into a community of learners. See how.

Thinking Big: Tools, Resources, and Strategies to Bring Big Data to the Classroom

In a Q&A with Mark Frydenberg, Bentley University's Senior Lecturer in Computer Information Systems, we explore how big data is increasingly flourishing all around us, and what that means for instruction, for the academic disciplines, and for IT in higher education.