Collaboration & Web 2.0


OpenStax Releases 6th Free Textbook

OpenStax College, a nonprofit organization operating out of Rice University, has released its sixth free textbook in electronic format: Introductory Statistics.

Dartmouth Rolls Out New Learning Management System

Dartmouth College has selected Canvas, from Instructure, for campus-wide deployment, following an 18-month 18-month review and pilot program.

Brief: TechSmith Debuts Mobile App for Snagit, Camtasia

TechSmith's new mobile app enables users to export images and video from their handheld devices to their TechSmith desktop program.

Note-Taking App Upgrade Released for Apple, Android and Windows 8

MetaMoJi has released version 2.0 of its Note Anytime app for Apple, Android and Windows 8 devices.

Student-Built Augmented Reality Tour Shares Black Paris

A professor of Africana studies who has maintained a longstanding virtual environment to teach his students about the Harlem Renaissance recently took a trip to Paris with a group of students to create an augmented reality tour of sites related to famous black expatriates.



Print Your Own 3D Learning Objects

Print Your Own 3D Learning Objects

As 3D printing grows in sophistication, the technology is moving from cool trick to learning tool.

3 Keys to Fostering Community Online

3 Keys to Fostering Community Online

A sense of isolation is a leading cause of dropout among online students. CT looks at proven strategies for building an inclusive, collegial atmosphere in online classes.

Lane CC's Award-Winning Faculty Development Program for OER Adoption

The high cost of traditional textbooks has been recognized as a likely roadblock to student success and is one of the reasons institutions are looking at the adoption of open education resources. But converting a course for OER can be a challenge for instructors. Lane Community College's OER Faculty Fellowship program offers both incentives and support for faculty adoption of OER. The college's ongoing OER adoption work of five years earned it a WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award this fall.

Barco Expands ClickShare Collaborative System with New Base Unit

Barco has unveiled a new base unit for its ClickShare wireless collaborative presentation system.

OverDrive Launches Streaming Video Service for Schools

Schools and libraries will soon have a new way to access and stream video, at no charge, directly to computers and mobile devices.