Collaboration & Web 2.0


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Creative Applications of Moodle's Choice Activity

Moodle experts Tim States and Emmett Dulaney show how courses can be enhanced with interactive exercises using the Choice activity.

Collaboration Spans Academics and IT at Olin College

Olin College of Engineering is a standout for its focus on collaborative, interdisciplinary, project-based learning. But its innovative approach is not limited to academics -- the institution's IT department has developed a similar philosophy to serve its unique student population.

Moodle 2.6.2 Update Resolves Security Issues, Fixes Minor Bugs

Three Moodle updates were released over the weekend, addressing security issues and bugs and adding some minor feature enhancements.

Penn State Researchers Collaborate with 16-Tile Visualization Wall

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University's Huck Institutes of Life Sciences have a new tool to visualize and collaborate on data thanks to the recent installation of a 16-tile visualization wall.

OTOY Offers Free 3D Rendering Software for Students

Students can now access OTOY's OctaneRender 3D rendering software, including OctaneRender plugins for Blender and Autodesk's 3ds MAX (and, shortly, Maya), for free.



Dragon Dictate for Mac 4.0 Adds Pre-Recorded Audio File Transcription

Nuance Communications has released Dragon Dictate for Mac 4.0. The latest update adds transcription capabilities, allowing for speech-to-text conversion from pre-recorded audio files.

ARM University Program Ships Lab-in-a-Box

ARM's University Program has begun shipping Lab-in-a-Box, a set of equipment, software and teaching resources for use in engineering courses. The ARM University Program provides ARM tools free of charge "to support teaching, laboratory work and educational research projects."

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Boundless Rewrites the Textbook

Post-lawsuit, this alternative to established players is ready once again to push ahead in its goal of dismantling the textbook industry as we know it.

Kaplan Online Students To Hit Online Bookshelf for Texts

Kaplan University's online program will be using digital content supplied by Ingram Content Group.

Marist Launches The FOLD Online Learning Community with Style at New York's Fashion Week

Marist College has launched a student-driven online collaborative learning environment called The FOLD (Fashion Online Learning Domain).