Collaboration & Web 2.0


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3D Printing Heats Up on Campus

More than just a toy for engineers, 3D printing is beginning to move from experimental tech to multi-disciplinary learning tool.

Research: How Twitter Is Shaping the Common Core Debate

The continued unraveling of the Common Core makes for compelling drama — at least that's how a research project has begun presenting it.

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Social Homework Platform Aims to Boost Student Engagement

Three Cal State Long Beach physics professors developed a new tool for making large lecture courses more interactive.

Why You Now Need a Team to Create and Deliver Learning

Institutions that use a team-based approach to creating and delivering education content and learning experiences will differentiate themselves and succeed, even as the pace of change — both in technology and in the disciplines — accelerates, says Daniel Christian, a senior instructional designer at Calvin College.

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How Course Web Design Impacts Student Engagement

When Instructure began analyzing the course designs for its higher ed customers, the LMS company discovered something about getting students to interact with the online elements of their courses.



EBSCO Adds 27 E-Book Sets for Academic Libraries

EBSCO has launched 27 new subject sets of e-books for academic libraries.

CSU Libraries Make Open Resource Textbooks Available to Students

Thirteen California State University libraries will take advantage of OpenStax College's collection of digital and print textbooks that can be downloaded for free or at little cost.

University of San Diego Launches Platform for Location-Based, Social Learning

Students and professors at the University of San Diego have a new way to share photographs, videos, interactive conversations and comments in real time.

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7 Tips for Harnessing the Energy of Social Media in Class

Social media can be a distraction for students — but used well, it can also invigorate teaching and learning with a relevant, immediate stream of communication. Here's how to make sure it's an asset, not a liability.

Iowa College Adopts New LMS To Move Beyond 'Managing' Learning

An Iowa college is replacing its legacy learning management system (LMS) in an effort to move from managing learning to improving it.