Collaboration & Web 2.0


LoudCloud Updates Competency Ed Platform with Simplified Course Authoring, Expanded LTI Compliance

LoudCloud Systems has updated its competency-based education platform, Fastrak, with an improved user experience, simplified course authoring and "paths" for students and teachers, among other enhancements.

student blogging

Why Blogging Is Key to the Future of Higher Ed

A massive experiment at Virginia Commonwealth University involving 7,000 blogs could lead to a new view on how college students learn.

Ball State Students as Developers: Not Just Technology Users

Ball State University is known for offering its students not only the experience of using the latest technologies, but also the chance to develop them. CT spoke with Ball State University's Senior Software Engineer for Developing Technologies, Kyle Parker.

New Lightweight VR Glasses Offer 120 Hz Refresh, 110-degree FoV

A Chinese company will begin shipping virtual reality glasses this week that weigh 4 ounces, considerably lighter than other VR offerings.

Ruth Rumack's Learning Space Debuts Online Essay Coaching

Ruth Rumack's Learning Space has launched Essay Coach, an online resource designed to help students in middle school through college use critical thinking to write better essays.



Harvard School of Ed Launches Free Online Library of Student Work

The Harvard Graduate School of Education has launched the Center for Student Work, an online collection of exemplary student projects.

Virginia Pilots Statewide Open Textbook Initiative for Community Colleges

Virginia Community Colleges is piloting a new program to replace textbooks with open educational resources (OER) in designated programs.

Smart Intros Kapp IQ Collaboration Display

Smart Technologies is expanding its Smart kapp portfolio of collaboration displays with Smart kapp IQ, an ultra-high-definition 4k display that combines the original Smart kapp whiteboard functionality with multiway, multidevice collaboration.

IT-library collaboration

Getting IT and Libraries on the Same DAM Page

Despite being a strategic priority for IT, digital asset management has been a slow process at Smith College. Here's how IT and the library are working together to meet their DAM goals.

AWS Launches Free Educate Service for Academics

Amazon Web Services today debuted AWS Educate, a free service for educators and students that aims to prepare IT pros and developers for the cloud workforce.