Collaboration & Web 2.0


Microsoft Lets Students Crowdsource Their Next Computer

Microsoft is launching a new service that lets students crowdsource funding for their next computer for school. As part of the offering, Microsoft is chipping in on the price and providing students with free software.

University of Oxford Launches Online Community Aimed at Global Problem Solving

The Said Business School at the University of Oxford has launched an online community for students, faculty, and alumni called Global Threats and Opportunities: Oxford, connecting the business school with researchers and faculty across the university to examine one global issue per year.

ConnectEdu integrates with Canvas LMS

ConnectEdu will integrate CoursEval, its online course evaluation software with, Canvas, Instructure's open, cloud-based learning management system.

Blackboard Set To Test-Drive e-Textbook Integration

Blackboard has collaborated with Vital Source Technologies to launch a pilot program to test e-textbook integration with its Blackboard Learn learning management system.

Adobe Connect Mobile 2.1 Expands Virtual Classroom Support

Adobe has released Connect Mobile 2.1, an update to the conferencing and collaboration tool for iOS and Android.



Why Is This CIO on Twitter?

One of Twitter's most prolific CIO users shares his tips for getting the most out of the platform. Plus, 8 other tweeting CIOs weigh in.

Moodle 2.5 Adds Open Badges Support, Bootstrap Theme

Moodle HQ has released Moodle 2.5, a major update to the widely distributed open source learning management system.

The Rise of eText

A discussion of eText and how higher education institutions can prepare for a shift from print to digital course materials and textbooks.

Jenzabar Launches eLearning LMS with Synchronous Collaboration, In-Forum Grading

Jenzabar has released the newest version of its learning management system, Jenzabar eLearning (formerly eRacer), with synchronous collaboration tools and the ability to grade from within discussion forums.

Developers Encouraged to Create LTI Apps with $250 Awards

A new initiative to encourage development of Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) applications for education will reward developers with "bounty" money. The program is sponsored by a group of education technology vendors and the IMS Global Learning Consortium.