Collaboration & Web 2.0


Altius Education Launches First Beta Course for Helix

Altius Education has debuted its first course for the Helix platform, a learning environment that takes a narrative, storytelling approach to online education, matching students' interests with the information being taught.

Jenzabar Unveils Jenzabar Social

Jenzabar, a provider of software, strategies, and services for higher education, has launched a new solution that designed to help colleges and universities leverage Facebook as a communications tool.

Echo360 Captures LectureTools

Echo360 this week completed its acquisition of education technology developer LectureTools.

Campus Wide Clicker Implementation: A Faculty Choice

Iowa Central Community College implemented student response systems campus wide this fall. The initiative originated from the interests of faculty, and the college has kept faculty choice as the key factor in the deployment and use of the clickers in any course or program. Here, CT asks Jennifer Condon, the dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences, about the progress of the clicker initiative and lessons learned.

McGraw Hill Highlights Adaptive Study Technology

McGraw-Hill Education has made its LearnSmart adaptive study tool available for purchase by students for the first time. The company is previewing its new adaptive study solutions this week at the Educause 2012 conference in Denver, CO.



Mediasite EX 6.1 Gains User-Generated Content Module, MP4 Support

Sonic Foundry is previewing an update to its Mediasite EX Webcasting and streaming media suite, incorporating a range of workflow and content creation enhancements.

Video Tool Adds Integration with Blackboard Learn

Students using Blackboard Learn can now view high definition video from the LMS on their PC and Mac computers or mobile devices running iOS.

Pearson Adds Mobile App, Social Media Integration to OpenClass

Pearson will be showcasing three solutions this week at Educause 2012 designed to foster personalized education and access to Open Educational Resources (OER).

Netop Student Response System Turns Mobile Devices into Clickers

Netop has released a Web-based student response system that allows students to use their mobile devices as clickers.

McGraw-Hill Education Launches E-Book Program for Higher Ed

McGraw-Hill Education has announced its new Digital Learning Partnership Program, an e-book program for colleges and and universities, which will launch this week at the Educause 2012 conference in Denver.