Collaboration & Web 2.0


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How Course Web Design Impacts Student Engagement

When Instructure began analyzing the course designs for its higher ed customers, the LMS company discovered something about getting students to interact with the online elements of their courses.

EBSCO Adds 27 E-Book Sets for Academic Libraries

EBSCO has launched 27 new subject sets of e-books for academic libraries.

CSU Libraries Make Open Resource Textbooks Available to Students

Thirteen California State University libraries will take advantage of OpenStax College's collection of digital and print textbooks that can be downloaded for free or at little cost.

University of San Diego Launches Platform for Location-Based, Social Learning

Students and professors at the University of San Diego have a new way to share photographs, videos, interactive conversations and comments in real time.

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7 Tips for Harnessing the Energy of Social Media in Class

Social media can be a distraction for students — but used well, it can also invigorate teaching and learning with a relevant, immediate stream of communication. Here's how to make sure it's an asset, not a liability.



Iowa College Adopts New LMS To Move Beyond 'Managing' Learning

An Iowa college is replacing its legacy learning management system (LMS) in an effort to move from managing learning to improving it.

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How Digital Asset Management Makes Social Media More Effective at Baylor

Baylor University in Waco, TX, is the sixth most influential college on Instagram, according to College Atlas, and the university attributes this success to its digital asset management (DAM) solution. The technology enables Baylor staff to post professional photos to social media outlets within seconds, so people can easily follow academic and athletic news and events.

Blackboard Updates User Experience, Accessibility for Moodlerooms

Blackboard has updated Moodlerooms, its services for open source learning management system Moodle, with a new interface and improved functionality.

Free Collaboration Platform Updated with Student Workload Estimates

The latest release of Chalkup includes improvements to the user interface, a course calendar and a way for students to estimate their workload.

9 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2015

9 Ed Tech Trends To Watch in 2015

CT asked five IT leaders to identify the hottest trends in higher education technology today. From analytics to 3D printing, here's what should be on your radar this year.