Collaboration & Web 2.0


Free Resources: Saylor Foundation Opens Thousands of Learning Tools to Colleges and Universities

The Saylor Foundation has opened its Media Library to the public, providing thousands of open educational resources, videos, articles, and full-length textbooks.

New Release of CourseMill LMS Adds Multiple Tweaks

A company with a learning management system (LMS) primarily used for professional development — but also in standard higher education classes — has updated the software to improve reporting and management.

cMOOCs: Putting Collaboration First

While the term "MOOC" brings to mind thousands of students viewing recorded lectures without much interaction, alternative models are fostering creativity and collaboration with peers.

The Price is Right: 11 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks

If you're committed to shifting your curriculum to e-textbooks, consider trying free first. Here are the best sites for digital books that won't cost your students a dime.

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.

CourseSmart Adds Analytics on Student E-Text Usage

E-textbook vendor CourseSmart has released a data analytics platform that has been in testing since last year.

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.