Collaboration & Web 2.0

Knewton and HP Introduce Customized, Personalized Print Learning Materials

Designed to make adaptive learning materials available across print and digital platforms, the system will allow publishers to create personalized print chapters of textbooks, worksheets or assignments for schools that primarily rely on print textbooks. Students can learn using printed and/or digital adaptive content.

MakerBot App Now Turns 2D Images Into 3D-Printable Files

Designed for beginners who want to get started quickly with 3D printing, the new Shape Maker app allows users to transform sketches, photos and screen captures into files that can then be sent to a variety of MakerBot printers.

CMU's Tepper Online Hybrid MBA: Equivalent to Onsite

Can an institution's new online offerings match the quality it has established over the years in its onsite programs? At CMU's Tepper School of Business, the Online Hybrid MBA is designed to be equivalent to its on-campus MBA programs.

IMS Global Unveils Digital Credentialing Initiative

IMS Global Learning Consortium has launched the IMS Digital Credentialing Initiative, an effort designed to promote the adoption, integration and transferability of digital credentials, such as badges.

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California's Online Education Initiative Pushes Forward on PD, Student Readiness

The California Community College Online Education Initiative (OEI), the state-sponsored project that aims to dramatically increase the number of students who earn associate degrees and transfer to four-year colleges, has come a long way since it was announced in the fall of 2013, according to the OEI's executive director, Patricia James.

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Resetting the Student Attention Clock

The length of time an average university student could concentrate on a task without becoming distracted back in 1973, according to a survey published at the time, was between 10 and 20 minutes. A 2006 survey by Diana Oblinger, current president of Educause, determined that the average student attention span had shrunk to around seven minutes.

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6 Tips for Creating a 'Mini' MOOC

There are ways to allow your institution to experiment with online courses, even if they're not intended to be "massive." An online program manager shares advice.

Stanford Prof Unveils 'Inspiring' Math Curriculum

A professor at Stanford's Graduate School of Education has launched a new free math curriculum designed to help engage students more deeply in math.

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Replacement Versus Transformation: Tips for Taking a Printed Work Digital

Jonathan Blake Huer, director of emerging technologies and media development at Ball State University, shares his checklist that faculty can use to help them transition their work from print to digital.

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Engaging Students with Active Learning

According to Perry Samson, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at University of Michigan, if your goal is to improve student outcomes, employ active learning techniques.