Collaboration & Web 2.0


OTOY Offers Free 3D Rendering Software for Students

Students can now access OTOY's OctaneRender 3D rendering software, including OctaneRender plugins for Blender and Autodesk's 3ds MAX (and, shortly, Maya), for free.

Dragon Dictate for Mac 4.0 Adds Pre-Recorded Audio File Transcription

Nuance Communications has released Dragon Dictate for Mac 4.0. The latest update adds transcription capabilities, allowing for speech-to-text conversion from pre-recorded audio files.

ARM University Program Ships Lab-in-a-Box

ARM's University Program has begun shipping Lab-in-a-Box, a set of equipment, software and teaching resources for use in engineering courses. The ARM University Program provides ARM tools free of charge "to support teaching, laboratory work and educational research projects."

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Boundless Rewrites the Textbook

Post-lawsuit, this alternative to established players is ready once again to push ahead in its goal of dismantling the textbook industry as we know it.

Marist Launches The FOLD Online Learning Community with Style at New York's Fashion Week

Marist College has launched a student-driven online collaborative learning environment called The FOLD (Fashion Online Learning Domain).



Drupal-Based Opigno LMS Released in Hosted Version

Swiss developer Connect-i has released a hosted version of its Drupal-based learning management system, Opigno.

Free and Low-Cost Learning Resources Fail To Gain Traction in Statewide Program

They're free. They're high-quality. So why aren't open educational resources catching on in the state of Washington, which launched and subsidized — with the help of the Gates Foundation — a statewide effort to provide free and reduced-cost learning materials to college students?

XanEdu Adds Lexile Framework for Reading and Writing to Higher Ed Literacy Suite

XanEdu, a  digital content delivery platform for higher education, has added EdSphere to its suite of literacy products.

Fidelis Debuts Personalized Learning Platform

A new online learning platform aims to put the student in the driver's seat of his or her own education.

GitHub Launches Education Service with Free Classroom Accounts

GitHub, the software development hub for collaboration and code hosting and distribution, has created a new service specifically for education.