Collaboration & Web 2.0


MindEdge and Cognii Taking an Adaptive Approach to Essay Assessment

MindEdge and Cognii Taking an Adaptive Approach to Essay Assessment

Online training and courseware provider MindEdge is partnering with Cognii, which specializes in assessment technology for essay-type answers, to use adaptive technology with multi-concept assessment.

Brief: ConnectYard Partners With Pearson for Student Engagement

ConnectYard has partnered with Pearson to integrate its social engagement platform with Pearson LearningStudio.

Instructure Expands to London

Instructure is bringing its Canvas virtual learning environment to the United Kingdom.

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Formatting Cells Based on Date Ranges in Google Sheets

In our first tutorial on Google Sheets, we looked at extending the software's default conditional formatting options through the use of formulas. That solution is good for a limited range of dates, but it might get cumbersome in spreadsheets that span longer periods, since each possible date requires a unique formula.

Who Creates Coherence in the College Experience?

Higher education leaders are investing in strategies and technologies that can help make a college experience more relevant. But what will allow students to make sense of their own education, connect it with their priorities beyond the classroom, and finally put learners in charge of their own learning?



Change the Homework, Improve Student Achievement

A new study from Rice and Duke researchers identified a relatively non-invasive approach to improving student achievement — one that doesn't involve gutting the curriculum or reinventing pedagogy. The researchers found that implementing subtle, technology-based changes to homework resulted in improvements in student performance on tests.

Wichita State Expands Blackboard Work To Create One-Stop Shop for Student Services

Wichita State University has begun expanding its adoption of Blackboard products and services to provide better support for students, faculty and staff and put in place "the necessary infrastructure" for enrollment growth and support of accreditation activities.

Canvas LMS Adds Learning Mastery Gradebook

Instructure's Canvas LMS has added a new gradebook designed to help teachers keep track of students' concept mastery.

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Extending Conditional Formatting in Google Sheets Using Dynamic Date Calls

Google Sheets, the spreadsheet tool that's part of the Google Apps productivity suite, lets users format cells based on certain conditions, including the date contained in a cell and how far away that date is from the present. But the options available through the Conditional Formatting dialog are limited. Here's a way around those limitations.

Smart Updates Offerings for Microsoft Lync Room Systems

Smart Technologies has updated its offerings for Microsoft Lync Room System to add a new room size, premium services and to offer more collaboration capabilities.