Collaboration & Web 2.0


iPad Annotation Tool Expands PDF Manipulation Capabilities

An update has been released for Branchfire's iOS-based annotation tool for students and teachers, iAnnotate.

Plato Courseware Expands Career Technical Education Offerings

Online learning solutions provider Edmentum has launched eight career technical education courses for its Plato Courseware online learning curriculum, with 24 more CTE courses to be released in 2014.

Edvance360 LMS-SN Gets Support for Digital Badges

Edvance360 LMS-SN has added support for digital badges through integration with Credly, a credentialing and badging service.

WVU Parkersburg Moves Online Degree Programs to OpenClass

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is transitioning its online degree programs to a new platform and is restructuring and enhancing up to 220 of its courses with e-learning content and assessment.

CourseSmart Adds Interactive Content, Flexible Rental Options

Following on the heels of its recent announcement of Subscription Packs, CourseSmart, a provider of digital course materials, has announced the availability of interactive content and flexible rental options.



Report: The Future of Collaboration Is Cross-Platform

By 2016, most collaborative technologies will be available across devices, from Web browsers to desktop software to native smart phone and tablet apps, according to a new report.

Moodle Gets Security Patches, Feature Improvements

Three updates have been released for the open source learning management system Moodle for the 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5 branches. The minor updates include security patches, bug fixes, and small functionality improvements.

Assessment Tools for MOOCs

Assessment Tools for MOOCs

As MOOCs are made available for credit, credible--scalable--assessment options are essential. CT looks at the options.

McGraw-Hill Connect Update Aims to Personalize Learning

MH's latest release includes an updated gradebook as well as features for identifying at-risk students and automating classroom tasks.

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.