Collaboration & Web 2.0


XanEdu Adds Lexile Framework for Reading and Writing to Higher Ed Literacy Suite

XanEdu, a  digital content delivery platform for higher education, has added EdSphere to its suite of literacy products.

Fidelis Debuts Personalized Learning Platform

A new online learning platform aims to put the student in the driver's seat of his or her own education.

GitHub Launches Education Service with Free Classroom Accounts

GitHub, the software development hub for collaboration and code hosting and distribution, has created a new service specifically for education.

Alma Launches Free Hybrid Learning Management and Student Information System

Alma has launched a free cloud-based student information system and learning management system. Availability of Alma in 2014 is limited to the first 500 schools to sign up.

EchoSystem Lecture Capture Tool Adds Android 4 Support, On-Air Checks

Echo360 has released an update to its flagship lecture capture tool, EchoSystem. The latest release, version 5.4, adds new support for Android 4.0 (or higher) and reduces storage requirements.



What Will Drive Technology Adoption in Colleges and Universities This Decade

The latest Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative has identified the top six trends that will drive changes in higher education for the remainder of this decade.

2014 NMC Horizon Report cover

The 6 Most Important Technologies To Impact Teaching and Learning in the Next 5 Years

Virtual assistants, flipped classrooms and "the quantified self" are three of the six technological developments that will have a significant impact on higher education within the next five years, according to the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition, released by the New Media Consortium and Educause Monday.

Kaplan EdTech Accelerator Accepting Applications for Mentor Program

Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, a program designed to foster startups focused on education technology, is accepting applications through May 5.

Blackboard Developing New Online Bookstore Right in the LMS

This summer, Blackboard plans to introduce a virtual bookstore accessible directly within the learning management system.

Taskstream Adds LMS Integration

New Enterprise Data Hub feature integrates Taskstream with Blackboard and Moodle systems.