Collaboration & Web 2.0


U Scranton, Canisius Push Differentiated Instruction with LMS Migration

In an effort to support personalized learning, the University of Scranton and Canisius College, two schools in the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, are migrating their LMS to Desire2Learn Learning Suite.

Moodle LMS Gets Boost from Google Summer of Code

With the end of the latest Google "Summer of Code," the open source learning management system Moodle has added several new plugins and feature enhancements thanks to student coders.

Moodle Looks for QA Testers for Release 2.6

Moodle is looking for quality assurance testers as developers gear up to release version 2.6 next month.

McGraw-Hill Education Launches Adaptive Math Placement Platform

McGraw-Hill Education launched the company's first adaptive math placement platform at the Educause 2013 conference in Anaheim.

Jenzabar Revs Social Media Platform for Higher Ed

Jenzabar released the latest version of Jenzabar Social at the Educause 2013 conference in Anaheim last week.



Auburn U Pharmacy School Uses Video Collaboration for Distance Learning

Auburn University's Harrison School of Pharmacy has implemented a video collaboration solution to enable distance learning and lecture capture, as well as remote pharmacy services for underserved areas.

Blackboard Integrates Virtual Classroom, Releases Free Student Response System

At the Educause 2013 conference Wednesday, Blackboard revealed several new e-learning tools, including an integrated virtual classroom for Blackboard Learn, an updated mobile learning app, and a free student response system designed to work with phones, tablets, and traditional computers.

50+ Percent Off! The Walmart of Education

No, it's not about forcing the little guys out of business! Calvin College Senior Instructional Designer Daniel Christian explains a strategy that, with the use of technology, he hopes would result in a 50 percent or more savings to students on a higher education.

Lectora Releases Cloud-Based Lectora Express LMS

Lectora has released a new learning management system designed for rapid deployment, Lectora Express.

Instructure To Award $100,000 in Education Innovation Grants

Instructure, the maker of the Canvas learning management system and the Canvas Network MOOC platform, is awarding $100,000 in grants to K-12 and higher education institutions.