Collaboration & Web 2.0


Building a Sense of Community in MOOCs

Building a Sense of Community in MOOCs

MOOCs' massive class sizes can breed a sense of isolation, but they also offer unique opportunities for student interaction and collaboration.

CourseSmart Subscription Packs Provide Flat Fee for 6 E-Books

CourseSmart has unveiled an e-book service called Subscription Packs that allows students access to e-textbooks for a discounted flat fee.

Virtual Classroom Platform Offers Free Academic Memberships for Instructors

WizIQ is making its distance learning platform free for college and university instructors.

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.

It Takes A Community

There's good reason to step back--even when things are ticking along smoothly--and examine where we really stand in the world of broadband technologies. As comfortable as we might be when things seem to be working, there are visionary leaders who are reminding us that we could do better.



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.