Collaboration & Web 2.0


Facebook on three mobile phones

Can Facebook Make Better Students?

A new study out of Baylor University's College of Arts and Sciences suggests the social network can improve some aspects of students' academic performance and, in large classes, create a sense of connectedness that promotes active learning.

Blackboard Integrates Discovery Content for Higher Ed and K-12

Two education companies — Blackboard and Discovery Education — are working to integrate their technology and content offerings for both higher ed and K-12.

Aspen U to Replace LMS by Fall

Aspen University has announced plans to replace its current LMS by the end of this year, motivated in part by the need for greater analytics tools and student engagement tracking.

Wharton Scales Up Collaboration in 70 Plus Classrooms

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is adopting new software in more than 70 classrooms to help students collaborate via mobile devices and built-in displays.

Saint Joseph's College Serving Online and On-Ground Students With Desire2Learn Platform

Saint Joseph's College in Maine is looking to track learning outcomes and increase retention and student engagement with Desire2Learn's learning platform.



Moodle dialog box for scorm integration

Extending Moodle with Camtasia Studio and SCORM

Moodle is a powerful LMS, there can be no doubt. Regardless of all it can do, however, there are times when you want a student to do something completely different and yet continue to use Moodle as your interface. When those situations arise, you can turn to the features of the SCORM package to make this possible.

Nottingham Trent U Cuts Assessment Turnaround with Learning Platform

Nottingham Trent University has recently gone public with its attempts to improve its online assessment process with a private partner.

Instructure Launches Open Resource LTI App Catalog

LMS provider Instructure has launched EduAppCenter.com, an open resource Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) catalog that lets users incorporate more than 130 education apps into their own LMS or education environment.

Telling Your Story: Making Sense of Diverse Learning Experiences

A followup to our recent Q&A with Trent Batson, "Who Creates Coherence in the College Experience?" Here, we've asked Batson to explore the mechanism of the ePortfolio and how students use the narrative and create coherence by telling their story.

Tech-Enabled Journalism: 8 Ways Ball State is Rewriting the Story

Social media tools helped these young journalists get their stories at the Sochi Olympics.