At the Educause 2013 conference Wednesday, Blackboard revealed several new e-learning tools, including an integrated virtual classroom for Blackboard Learn, an updated mobile learning app, and a free student response system designed to work with phones, tablets, and traditional computers.
No, it's not about forcing the little guys out of business! Calvin College Senior Instructional Designer Daniel Christian explains a strategy that, with the use of technology, he hopes would result in a 50 percent or more savings to students on a higher education.
Lectora has released a new learning management system designed for rapid deployment, Lectora Express.
Instructure, the maker of the Canvas learning management system and the Canvas Network MOOC platform, is awarding $100,000 in grants to K-12 and higher education institutions.
Technology experts at the University of Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom are launching a site specifically for academics that will act as a research repository with social networking features.
Desire2Learn has introduced a new all-encompassing version of its flagship offering, Learning Suite, and has also launched a service for delivering MOOCs that integrates with the learning platform.
ProProfs has updated Quiz Maker, its online assessment creation suite, with a range of new tools and enhanced user features.
A new reverse mentoring program through the University of Miami School of Business Administration aims to give bank executives a practical education on social media and digital technologies.
Khan Academy has added a new personal tutor feature designed to help students figure out where to start their lessons and to know when they have mastered the concepts.