Collaboration & Web 2.0


Online Platform Hosts Interactive Music Activities

Music students now have online access to a music theory workbook--previously only available in print--that offers more than 600 interactive exercises.

U Louisville Life Sciences Researchers Seek Wider Collaboration with Knode

The University of Louisville in Kentucky has signed on to use an online service currently in beta for connecting up with people in research and development.

'Mothership Project' Looks To Sync Multiple LMSes Across Campuses

Edvance360 is testing new learning management system cloning technology that the educational software company said will be of great interest to schools that want to standardize curriculum across multiple campuses.

SchoolTutoring Steers Students through Science and Math

A company with a national tutoring service is testing out a new program it has developed specifically to help high school and college students who want to focus on disciplines in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Ellucian Releases Colleague Intelligent Learning Platform for Blackboard Learn

Ellucian has released the latest version of its integration solution, Colleague Intelligent Learning Platform, which enables educational institutions to manage information from Colleague by Ellucian and their learning management system (LMS).



California University Deploys Open-Source LMS

A California university has implemented a new open-source learning management system after completing a review of the campus' needs.

Putting Pinterest to the Test

Two universities have found image sharing site Pinterest useful in very different ways—one in documenting a political convention, the other in sharing objects from its library archives. Both have succeeded in engaging students. See how.

Opening Up Learning Analytics for the Community College

The Open Academic Analytics Initiative, an NGLC grant recipient, is seeking to engender an ecosystem for learning analytics based on open source technologies. Its research includes scaling factors for learner analytics, the portability of predictive models among different types of academic institutions, and intervention strategies that leverage Open Educational Resources. Marist College, the lead institution on the grant, has partnered with two community colleges and two HBCUs to accomplish OAAI goals.

Graduate Institution to Offer Classes Through Facebook

Students at Saybrook University will soon be able to take classes through Facebook.

City University of New York Adopts New LMS To Expand Online Learning

In an effort to grow its online learning program, a New York university will deploy a new learning management system across its 24 colleges and institutions, including its growing continuing education program.