Collaboration & Web 2.0


Collegefeed Career Marketplace for Students and New Grads Launches Beta Program

Collegefeed, a new social site designed to connect students and recent graduates with employers, has begun its beta launch, which is open to students and new grads from the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, and Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley.

Building Classroom Communities with Google+

A Georgetown professor uses Google+ to transform a classroom full of students into a community of learners. See how.

Thinking Big: Tools, Resources, and Strategies to Bring Big Data to the Classroom

In a Q&A with Mark Frydenberg, Bentley University's Senior Lecturer in Computer Information Systems, we explore how big data is increasingly flourishing all around us, and what that means for instruction, for the academic disciplines, and for IT in higher education.

Moodle Gets Quick Fix to Server Access

Moodle HQ has released Moodle 2.4.3 one week after the release of version 2.4.2. The update addresses a regression that accidentally made its way into 2.4.2, preventing teachers from accessing server files in some circumstances.

Native App Provides Complete Moodle Accessibility to Mobile Learning Devices

Users of the open-source learning management system Moodle will now be able to access course information and other features from their mobile devices.



Facebook Users Sharing More Personal Information Online

Facebook users are sharing less personal information publicly and more privately, but despite attempts to protect their privacy on the site, they often unwittingly end up sharing personal details with third-party apps and advertisers, according to a new study published in The Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality.

Panopto, Top Hat Monocle Team Up On Interactive Learning Tools

Joint venture aims to provide instructors with tools they can use to gauge learner comprehension and create an engaging classroom environment.

Blackboard Collaborate Adds Learning Tools Interoperability Support

Blackboard Collaborate has added support for Learning Tools Interoperability specifications. The move makes the online collaboration platform available from any LTI-compliant learning management system.

ShareStream Integrates Video with Desire2Learn's Learning Environment

ShareStream recently unveiled a new version of its video extension for teaching and learning that integrates with Desire2Learn's learning management system, Learning Environment.

Sharing Google Docs Gets Easier for Canvas Users

Canvas users will be able to share Google Docs with groups of individuals more quickly following Instructure's update of its learning platform as the result of an update to the system.