Collaboration & Web 2.0


iSpring QuizMaker Gets Customizable Design, HTML5 and Flash Output

iSpring Solutions has updated QuizMaker, its assessment creation tool. Version 7 adds support for HTML5 output and also includes branching support and new customization options for test presentation.

Hacking the Classroom: Purdue U's Approach to Augmented Learning

Informatics Director Kyle Bowen explains how Purdue U is once again "hacking the classroom" by tying together the disparate apps and devices students bring with them, all in an effort to improve the ways in which technology can enhance teaching and learning.

iPad Annotation Tool Expands PDF Manipulation Capabilities

An update has been released for Branchfire's iOS-based annotation tool for students and teachers, iAnnotate.

Plato Courseware Expands Career Technical Education Offerings

Online learning solutions provider Edmentum has launched eight career technical education courses for its Plato Courseware online learning curriculum, with 24 more CTE courses to be released in 2014.

Edvance360 LMS-SN Gets Support for Digital Badges

Edvance360 LMS-SN has added support for digital badges through integration with Credly, a credentialing and badging service.



CourseSmart Adds Interactive Content, Flexible Rental Options

Following on the heels of its recent announcement of Subscription Packs, CourseSmart, a provider of digital course materials, has announced the availability of interactive content and flexible rental options.

WVU Parkersburg Moves Online Degree Programs to OpenClass

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is transitioning its online degree programs to a new platform and is restructuring and enhancing up to 220 of its courses with e-learning content and assessment.

Report: The Future of Collaboration Is Cross-Platform

By 2016, most collaborative technologies will be available across devices, from Web browsers to desktop software to native smart phone and tablet apps, according to a new report.

Moodle Gets Security Patches, Feature Improvements

Three updates have been released for the open source learning management system Moodle for the 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5 branches. The minor updates include security patches, bug fixes, and small functionality improvements.

Assessment Tools for MOOCs

Assessment Tools for MOOCs

As MOOCs are made available for credit, credible--scalable--assessment options are essential. CT looks at the options.