Collaboration & Web 2.0


University Consortium Reimagines Infrastructure for Digital Content and Data

Four major universities have banded together to create an infrastructure for digital learning. The work of the Unizin consortium, as it's called, will be managed under the auspices of Internet2 and will have three goals to start.

Sharing Instruction

Videoconferencing technology is allowing three institutions to pool instructional resources and make specialized courses available to more students

How To Make the Most of a Video Introduction for an Online Course

From an instructor's perspective, there is a great deal of thought that goes into the creation of a new course in Moodle — everything from the template and color scheme to the best way to relay contact information. One of the most important considerations, however, might also be one of the most overlooked: How do you greet the students?

Students at Clemson U Monitor Social Media for Collaborative Research

Clemson University in South Carolina has developed a Social Media Listening Center (SMLC) for real-time monitoring of online blog posts, tweets, status updates and other public social media communications. Students in the university's Creative Inquiry class use the SMLC for research projects, as do students in management, communications and other classes.

Atomic Learning Attains LTI v1.1 Certification

Ed tech training provider Atomic Learning has bumped up its IMS Global Learning Consortium Learning Tools Interoperability certification from v1.0 to v1.1 compliance.



Report: Students Expect Future Universities To Be Flexible, Accessible, Career-Oriented

Students expect universities to be more accessible, flexible and focused on jobs, according to a new survey commissioned by Laureate International Universities and compiled by Zogby Analytics.

Blackboard Learn Adds Professional Profiles for Students

Blackboard Learn has added professional profiles for students in an effort to help connect them with job and internship opportunities.

JoomlaLMS 1.3.2 Improves SCORM Compatibility, Adds AICC Compliance

JoomlaLMS has released an update to its learning management system. JoomlaLMS 1.3.2 is now compatible with Joomla CMS 3.2 and includes a number of functional improvements.

Exploring New Frontiers with Google Glass

In fields ranging from journalism to healthcare to social media, forward-thinking professors across the country are pioneering new digital frontiers with Google Glass.

Big Data: An Evolution in Higher Education's Technology Landscape

Big data has arrived in higher education, but it certainly is not leveraged to the extent that it could be or may soon be. What should we expect in the future?