Collaboration & Web 2.0


WebAssign Adds 23 New Math Texts

WebAssign, a provider of online instructional tools, has added 23 new online math textbooks from publishers including Cengage Learning, John Wiley & Sons, OpenStax College, W.H. Freeman and Worldwide Center of Math.

e-portfolio mistakes to avoid

4 Common E-Portfolio Mistakes To Avoid

Electronic portfolio projects have great potential to impact learning, assessment, and professional development. Yet expanding e-portfolios campuswide and sustaining the program isn't easy. Here are four pitfalls to watch out for.

Open Pedagogy: Connection, Community, and Transparency

In a Q&A with CT, Virginia Commonwealth University's Associate Director for Online Learning Innovation Tom Woodward examines the "blend of strategies, technologies, and networked communities that make the process and products of education more transparent, understandable, and available to all the people involved."

Blackboard Integrates Chegg Learning Services

Blackboard has partnered with Chegg to integrate the latter's self-directed learning services with its teaching and learning environment.

Remote-Learner Launches Fully Supported Moodle Service on Microsoft Azure

Remote-Learner, a Moodle partner that provides Moodle services and support, has released a fully supported, Microsoft Azure-certified Moodle service through the Azure Marketplace.



The Quest for Data that Really Impacts Student Success

As colleges and universities accumulate more and more information from campus systems, researchers are looking for ways to turn big data into learning insights.

Code School Launches Free App for iOS

Code School, a company that provides learning resources for aspiring coders, has launched a free app for iOS devices.

WizIQ Rolls Out New Cloud LMS

The new WizIQ LMS enables teachers to create assignments and tests, track course activities and, in the case of for-profit instruction, publish courses on a WizIQ network.

Retention Software Makes It Easier for Students to Request Help

The newest release of Starfish’s student retention software, its fifth version, features a streamlined interface as well as new ways for acting on data, online help for students, and options for making it easier to communicate with groups of students.

In Yearly LMS Count Canvas Gains, Blackboard Learn Loses

Even though support for the Angel learning management system will not officially end this month, plenty of institutions are apparently seeing the writing on the wall and jumping ship anyway. According to data compiled by Edutechnica.com, Angel has lost 39 institutional customers in the United States. During that same period Blackboard also lost 31 Blackboard Learn LMS customers. The only clear winner during the year has been Instructure, which gained 66 new institutional users, nearly making up the loss for the other two learning management systems (LMS).