Collaboration & Web 2.0


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.

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.

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.

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.

Improving Dissertation Management at Liberty U

E-mail couldn't keep up with the communication demands of this university's fast-growing online doctoral program. So it turned to collaboration software for efficiency's sake and discovered it could help people connect better at the same time.

Desire2Learn Expands Support for Web Conferencing, Captioning

Desire2Learn has unveiled new capabilities for its flagship learning platform, including integration with several collaboration, communication, and accessibility tools.

Blackboard Updates Student Interface in Learn Service Pack 10

Blackboard checked in with 600 students through focus groups and interviews, surveys, and usability testing to come up with a number of new features that appear in the latest service pack update of its learning management system. Likewise, the company said it also worked with 600 educators to refine Blackboard Learn SP10.