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Is There a Second Life for Virtual Worlds?

Some say the virtual real estate bubble has burst, but next-gen technologies and niche applications may breathe new life into virtual environments.

4 Ways to Make the Most out of Virtual Worlds

Virtual worlds like Second Life may have lost some luster in recent years, but educators and technologists say they still have value for higher ed. Here are four ways to make virtual environments work for you.

Yet Another Mix of Tech and Media: EduTone Buys Global Grid for Learning

A new deal between Cambridge University Press and education technology vendor EduTone is the latest to blend access control infrastructure with actual digital media. California-based EduTone is purchasing the Press' UK-based Global Grid for Learning, a digital content aggregation business.

Putting a Student Face on the State Authorization Regulation

Each state has its own regulations pertaining to education services offered in their state by out-of-state institutions. Some distance education providers will not be able to comply with every state's regulations, choosing instead not to serve students from those states where they find it too difficult or impossible to obtain the state's authorization. WCET and the University Professional and Continuing Education Association recently surveyed institutions regarding their approaches to state regulations--concluding it's the students who may suffer.

 Kno Textbooks for iPad 1.6.1 adds support for zooming and rotating 3D objects.

Kno Adds Khan Academy Resources to E-Textbooks for iPad

E-textbook developer Kno has released Textbooks 1.6.1 for iPad, bringing new multimedia resources to the textbook reader, including videos from Khan Academy, and adding new support for interactive 3D objects.



'Narrate, Curate, Share': How Blogging Can Catalyze Learning

The framework for a new program-wide blogging initiative at Virginia Tech's Honors Residential College encourages students to "narrate, curate, share" their stories of learning. This fall, the College will integrate blogging into its traditional program as a means to foster self-aware learners and promote digital citizenship.

SoftChalk 7 Adds HTML5, Mobile Functionality

Ed tech developer SoftChalk has released an update to its authoring suite for education, SoftChalk 7, and launched a premium version of its learning object repository, Connect Plus.

McGraw-Hill Campus To Make Resources Available Through Any LMS

McGraw-Hill Higher Education will launch McGraw-Hill Campus, a service that allows schools to integrate the company's course solutions with any learning management system at no additional cost. It will be available July 21.

IT: A Turbocharger for Mass Higher Education

We have moved away from a defining model of scarcity and can expect fundamental change in the availability and delivery of higher education in the US.

Quo Vadis, LMS? Trends, Predictions, Commentary

A panel of leading technologists, educators, and vendors discusses the future of the LMS and the innovations needed to make it integral to 21st century learning.