Collaboration & Web 2.0


Print Your Own 3D Learning Objects

Print Your Own 3D Learning Objects

As 3D printing grows in sophistication, the technology is moving from cool trick to learning tool.

3 Keys to Fostering Community Online

3 Keys to Fostering Community Online

A sense of isolation is a leading cause of dropout among online students. CT looks at proven strategies for building an inclusive, collegial atmosphere in online classes.

Lane CC's Award-Winning Faculty Development Program for OER Adoption

The high cost of traditional textbooks has been recognized as a likely roadblock to student success and is one of the reasons institutions are looking at the adoption of open education resources. But converting a course for OER can be a challenge for instructors. Lane Community College's OER Faculty Fellowship program offers both incentives and support for faculty adoption of OER. The college's ongoing OER adoption work of five years earned it a WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award this fall.

Barco Expands ClickShare Collaborative System with New Base Unit

Barco has unveiled a new base unit for its ClickShare wireless collaborative presentation system.

OverDrive Launches Streaming Video Service for Schools

Schools and libraries will soon have a new way to access and stream video, at no charge, directly to computers and mobile devices.



Glip Offers 'Conversation Platform' Free to Educators, Students

Glip has made its conversation platform available for free to educators and students.

Technology: Change is How You Use It

Sally M. Johnstone, a true pioneer in the use of technology in higher education, joined a 25-year retrospective session at the recent WCET annual conference in Colorado, with panelists particularly reflecting on changes online learning. Below, CT asked Johnstone to share some of her own perspectives.

Courseload Joins Non-Profit Readium To Advance EPUB, Open Web Platform

Courseload, a provider of e-textbooks and digital resources for higher education, has joined the Readium Foundation, a non-profit consortium that seeks to advance EPUB and Open Web Platform publishing.

Google's Book-Scanning: Education Community Responds to Fair Use Ruling

Higher ed library leaders commend last week's court decision to dismiss the long-running lawsuit between Google and The Author's Guild over Google Books.

Moodle 2.6 Released

Following six months of development, Moodle HQ has released a major update to the open source learning management system Moodle.