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5 Lecture Capture Hacks for More Engaging Videos

The best flipped courses provide students with compelling, interactive learning content to hold their attention outside of class. Here are five ways to take lecture videos to the next level. 

Gale Tackles Digitizing of Arabic Source Materials

Educational publishing company Gale is getting off the ground with a new multi-year project to digitize Arabic primary sources and reference materials.

Report: More Students Opting To Rent Course Materials

The number of students who are choosing to rent their course materials is on the rise and their use of digital course materials is also increasing, according to a new report from OnCampus Research.

Private Honors Program Spreads Presence in 2 Year and 4 Year Colleges

A program offered at several community colleges to help students succeed through the first two years of college said it has grown to 50 four-year institutions as transfer options since its launch in 2012.

Flipping with MOOCs

For a Better Flip, Try MOOCs

Innovative faculty are running MOOCs and flipped-format on-campus courses on the same schedule and having the two groups interact online — with interesting results.



The Changing Cost of Open Source

The Changing Cost of Open Source

At one time higher ed wanted community-built software because of the $0 price tag; now many universities are paying somebody else to keep open source projects moving forward.

New Partnership Lets Instructors Pick Student To Sell Class Notes to Classmates

College instructors can now pick a Cengage Learning Scholar to share their class notes and study materials with their fellow classmates — for a price.

Researchers Help Online Workers Act on Grievances

While the Internet may be wildly successful at bringing like-minded people together, it can be less effective at helping people gather together to act on shared grievances. A group of researchers undertook a study to try to understand the barriers that prevent online workers from taking collective action.

Chalk & Wire Update Aims To Improve LMS Integrations

Chalk & Wire has updated its ePortfolio Connect Server in an effort to improve integration of its assessment platform and major learning management systems.

Internet2: Buildign  community for innovation

Internet2: Building a Community for Innovation

It takes a community to innovate — CT talked with Florence Hudson about her new role as Internet2's senior VP and chief innovation officer.