Collaboration & Web 2.0


Federal Site for Free Education Resources Grows and Gets Mobile Facelift

A site for accessing freely available education materials from public agencies has just been revamped for the third time in its lengthy history to include a cleaner interface and many more listings. The Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE) helps educators, students, and others find digital teaching and learning resources maintained by the federal government.

PBS LearningMedia Adds Premium Tier for Educational Resources

PBS and its member stations are adding a new premium tier to the PBS LearningMedia service.

New OER Exchange Opens with 680,000 Free Learning Objects

Educational technology company Pearson has launched its OpenClass Exchange for instructors. Out of the gate, the new open education resource (OER) catalog will include links to 680,000 instructional and learning items.

App Center Gives One-Click Access to Canvas LMS Extensions

Instructure has formally launched a new tool that allows users to add third-party extensions to its flagship LMS, Canvas, with a single click.

Camtasia Studio Adds Chroma Key Support, Video Cropping

TechSmith has released version 8.1 of is video capture and editing suite, Camtasia Studio.



Blackboard Validates Mozilla Digital Badges

Mozilla's Open Badges initiative has received the official nod from educational technology company Blackboard, which has integrated digital badges into its learning management systems Blackboard Learn and CourseSites.

Crestron Develops Microsoft Lync-Based Conference Room Solution

Crestron has unveiled Crestron RL, its new Lync-based group collaboration solution for conferencing.

Texas Instruments DLP Debuts Multitouch Technology Prototype for Classrooms

Texas Instruments (TI) DLP has unveiled a multitouch technology prototype capable of turning any surface into a fully interactive touch screen for multiple users.

AcademicPub Customizes Library Content for Colleges, Universities

SharedBook has added new features to AcademicPub Content Library that allow colleges and universities to customize content for their libraries.

ShareStream Improves Video Tool for Sakai CLE

Online video platform developer ShareStream has unveiled Version 2.0 of its video tool that integrates with the open-source Sakai Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE). The ShareStream Video Tool is available now.