Collaboration & Web 2.0


8 Free Collaboration Tools for Educators

Ready for some classroom collaboration? Check out these free apps that instructors can use to get students engaged, on task, and working together.

A Tech Sandbox for Collaborative Learning

The Computer Information Systems department at Bentley University (MA) transformed an old computer lab into a collaborative learning space known as the CIS Learning and Technology Sandbox. Matt Somma, a senior at Bentley and tutor in the Sandbox, explains the rationale behind the transformation.

App-ology Accepted

At the Tennessee Board of Regents, examining and disseminating mobile apps have become a new discipline.

Microsoft Lets Students Crowdsource Their Next Computer

Microsoft is launching a new service that lets students crowdsource funding for their next computer for school. As part of the offering, Microsoft is chipping in on the price and providing students with free software.

University of Oxford Launches Online Community Aimed at Global Problem Solving

The Said Business School at the University of Oxford has launched an online community for students, faculty, and alumni called Global Threats and Opportunities: Oxford, connecting the business school with researchers and faculty across the university to examine one global issue per year.



ConnectEdu integrates with Canvas LMS

ConnectEdu will integrate CoursEval, its online course evaluation software with, Canvas, Instructure's open, cloud-based learning management system.

Blackboard Set To Test-Drive e-Textbook Integration

Blackboard has collaborated with Vital Source Technologies to launch a pilot program to test e-textbook integration with its Blackboard Learn learning management system.

Adobe Connect Mobile 2.1 Expands Virtual Classroom Support

Adobe has released Connect Mobile 2.1, an update to the conferencing and collaboration tool for iOS and Android.

Why Is This CIO on Twitter?

One of Twitter's most prolific CIO users shares his tips for getting the most out of the platform. Plus, 8 other tweeting CIOs weigh in.

Moodle 2.5 Adds Open Badges Support, Bootstrap Theme

Moodle HQ has released Moodle 2.5, a major update to the widely distributed open source learning management system.