Collaboration & Web 2.0


MindMixer Updates Site, Interface To Boost Engagement

Online communities platform MindMixer has redesigned its Web site and user interface with the goal of helping its clients increase user engagement.

Box Targets Education With Expanded Partner Network

Cloud content management service provider Box inks new partnerships in an effort to broaden its reach to the K-20 education market.

Turning Business Students Into Better Employees

Today's employers are looking for graduates with polished soft skills -- creative problem solvers who can work well with others, communicate effectively, and adjust quickly to shifts in the business environment. See how one Illinois institution is using Web-based collaboration tools to foster these important skills in business students.

Using Technology to 'Turbo' Through Accreditation

How can you minimize the time faculty are pulled away from teaching during an accreditation review period? Learn how Johnston Community College leveraged their existing classroom management technology to streamline the process.

University of Pennsylvania Unifies Learning Management System Deployment

The University of Pennsylvania has launched an effort to unify its four undergraduate schools and 12 graduate and professional schools under one campus-wide learning management system.



Kaplan Acquires Grockit Test Prep

Kaplan has acquired Grockit's social learning platform and test preparation assets. In related news, Grockit has changed its name to Learnist.

Florida State College Faculty Vote Against New LMS

Following a pilot program to test a new learning management system, faculty at Florida State College at Jacksonville have voted to stick with their existing LMS.

2013 Innovators Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology

The Research Network allows people to find other individuals on campus studying similar topics and form their own groups to collaborate around specific subjects.

2013 Innovators Liberty University

Liberty University

Liberty U's Dissertation Portal provides Ph.D. candidates with an individual secure site to post their progress and collaborate with peers.

Pilot Program Finds Cost Is the Primary Factor Behind E-Textbook Adoption

Cost is the main reason why colleges and universities are shifting from paper to electronic textbooks, according to a new report from the Educause Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR). Other motivating factors behind e-textbook adoption include availability, portability, functionality, and innovation.