Collaboration & Web 2.0


OpenStax Microbiology Book in the Works

OpenStax College, the Rice University-based publisher of free, peer-reviewed textbooks, has partnered with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Press to produce a new introductory microbiology textbook.

Updated D2L Analytics Suite Captures Data From Apps, Content Publishers, LMSes and More

Released today, the newest version of D2L's Brightspace Insights analytics suite captures streamed student data from across a broad array of sources.

Echo360, Instructure Partner on Analytics, Course Creation

Teaching platform provider Echo360 is adding more functions to offer students and teachers via Instructure's Canvas learning management system.

The Ohio State University Rolls Out BYOD Student Engagement Tool

With a focus on creating an active learning environment in the classroom, The Ohio State University is deploying the Top Hat classroom engagement system to nearly 65,000 students and 7,000 faculty members.

New Interactive Whiteboard Allows Collaboration With 160 Users

Ricoh’s new Interactive Whiteboard D5510 offers a number of improvements over its previous model.



Canvas Integrates AspirEDU Retention Tools

AspirEDU and Instructure have partnered to integrate the former's student retention analytics tools with the latter's Canvas learning management system for joint customers.

AV trends

3 Key Trends in Campus AV Technology

With active learning environments on the rise, new AV systems support classroom collaboration.

Echo360 and Cengage Learning to Combine Course Materials With Engagement Tools

Echo360 and Cengage Learning are collaborating to combine textbooks and digital instructional materials with student engagement tools for the classroom.

Researchers Testing the Impact of Text Formatting on Learning

A four-year research effort at the University of California, Irvine will test out the impact of changing the formatting of text to help middle school students improve their reading and writing abilities.

Libelium Launches Internet of Things Resources for Higher Ed

Libelium, a provider of hardware and APIs for wireless sensor networks, has launched an initiative designed to support technical education focused on the development of the Internet of Things