Collaboration & Web 2.0


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.

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.