Although similar, macro- and micro-blogging differ from one another in important ways. Recognizing those distinctions can help instructors find new ways to engage learners and improve outcomes.
During the Spring 2013 Semester, students at MassBay Community College will be able to take a three-credit hour course on Practical Python Programming that incorporates online course materials and instructional tools developed at MIT and made available through edX. Through its partnership with edX, MassBay will examine how courses developed at a premier research and teaching institution like MIT can be leveraged effectively by community colleges.
eInstruction has unveiled a new piece of software designed to simplify formative and summative tests in higher education. The software, Wave, connects the institution's LMS with classroom clickers and other devices.
Instructure has released Canvas for Android, a free app that allows students and faculty to access the company's learning management system from Android mobile devices.
Adobe Systems has just entered the online design portfolio business with the purchase of privately held Behance.
Marian University in Indianapolis has completed its implementation of a new learning management system to serve students, faculty, and staff.
Music students now have online access to a music theory workbook--previously only available in print--that offers more than 600 interactive exercises.
The University of Louisville in Kentucky has signed on to use an online service currently in beta for connecting up with people in research and development.
A company with a national tutoring service is testing out a new program it has developed specifically to help high school and college students who want to focus on disciplines in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Edvance360 is testing new learning management system cloning technology that the educational software company said will be of great interest to schools that want to standardize curriculum across multiple campuses.