Collaboration & Web 2.0


This Flipped Class Is Studying Biology with a $10 Microscope and a Smart Phone

Take a smartphone, add $10 worth of plywood and Plexiglas, a bit of hardware, laser pointer lenses and LED click lights from a keychain flashlight and you have a DIY microscope worthy of use in college classes. At least, that's the idea of an instructor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology who is adding the do-it-yourself technology in her biology lab courses.

Mississippi Community Colleges Deploy Analytics to Reduce Online Dropouts

The Mississippi Community College Board has adopted a tool from an education analytics company in an effort to reduce dropouts among students in online courses.

Wayne State University Academica Portal

Rethinking the Campus Web Portal

Wayne State University is rolling out a homegrown portal focused on real-time, two-way communication and better anticipating users' needs.

2 Great Techniques for the Flipped Classroom

2 Great Techniques for the Flipped Classroom

Inspire more student engagement in a flipped class with these two pedagogy-driven methods.

Boundless To Add Open Textbooks

Boundless, which already publishes free textbooks that use repurposed free and open source material, is now allowing educators to publish their open educational resource textbooks via its authoring platform.



Google Classroom LMS now live

Google Rolls Out Free LMS for Apps for Education

Google's free learning management system, Google Classroom, is now in full release and is being made available today to all Apps for Education customers.

iPad Course Delivery Platform Lets Users Customize Multimedia Lessons

A new mobile course delivery platform, Junction, has just launched for iPad. The app and corresponding service lets educators create or customize courses using materials such as text, video, and online learning resources.

Helix Education Makes LMS Platform More User-Friendly for Instructors

Improvements to the Helix LMS are intended to allow instructors to spend more time interacting with students and less time on "back-end" technology.

NEC Takes DisplayNote Software to the Cloud

NEC Display Solutions of America is making its NEC DisplayNote Software available in the cloud.

Michigan State U Adopts Unified Discovery Service

Michigan State University has deployed a new discovery service to provide a single entry point to most of the resources in its libraries.