Cost is the main reason why colleges and universities are shifting from paper to electronic textbooks, according to a new report from the Educause Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR). Other motivating factors behind e-textbook adoption include availability, portability, functionality, and innovation.
Desire2Learn has integrated its newest acquisition, Wiggio, into Learning Suite, to enable students to more easily manage file sharing, group messaging, scheduling, and task management.
i>clicker is bringing its student response system to Android and iOS devices, as well as traditional laptops and desktops.
Moodle HQ has released minor updates to the open source learning management system Moodle. The latest updates (available for the 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5 branches) fix security flaws and bugs and also include minor functionality enhancements.
At Union County College, an adaptive learning strategy helps college bound students prepare for success in college-credit bearing courses over the summer--potentially avoiding developmental ed courses when they enter college in the fall.
Atlas Learning has unveiled a free cloud-hosted interactive app that allows teachers to make slide decks available to students on any computer or device in real time. LiveSlide, which will be available in August, also provides interactive tools to engage students in the classroom.
Lectora is kicking off a private beta of a new cloud-based, on-demand learning management system, Lectora Express LMS.
Teachers using Questionmark OnDemand to create and deliver exams can now make assessment data available to students via LTI-compliant learning management systems.
A site for accessing freely available education materials from public agencies has just been revamped for the third time in its lengthy history to include a cleaner interface and many more listings. The Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE) helps educators, students, and others find digital teaching and learning resources maintained by the federal government.
PBS and its member stations are adding a new premium tier to the PBS LearningMedia service.