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Open Education Resources: Feedback from the Social Web

Do you have lingering questions about the instructional validity of incorporating free educational materials in your online courses? Michael Cottam, Rio Salado College's associate dean over instructional design and new program development, helps shed some light on how open education resources may be better evaluated in the future so that course developers can leverage open resources more effectively.

From Great Expectations to a New Pragmatism

Changing the perception of IT's role can lead to more productive campus conversations.

Desire2Learn Adds Integration with CourseSmart Digital Resources

Desire2Learn has struck a deal to make digital course materials from CourseSmart available to its learning management system customers as a new addition to its Partner Network.

Digital Visual Asset Management Beyond the Library

DAM: Academics can now curate and maintain image collections that will complement their institution’s digital assets.

Cloud-Based Mobile Solution Targets Early Learners

Hatch unveiled its new cloud-based mobile technology for early education, iStartSmart Mobile, that delivers interactive learning activities and progress monitoring tools in a tablet device.



SULA: Real World Learning in the Entertainment Capital for Media Industry Students

CT asked media industry pioneer David Tochterman about a unique LA Semester program based at Syracuse University’s West Coast-Los Angeles campus that gives entertainment media students real-world, onsite exposure to the entertainment industry capital while using new media to model professional communications and industry trends.

Blackboard Supports Sharing of Digital Learning Objects

Education technology company Blackboard wants to open up. This week at Educause, a prominent higher education IT conference taking place in Philadelphia, the company said it will support the publishing, sharing, and consumption of educational resources across its platforms.

Cengage Will Partner with Moodlerooms, Unicon for Tighter Integration

Cengage Learning has announced it will partner with Moodlerooms and with Unicon on open source learning projects. Both partnerships are designed to increase functionality for the respective learning platforms through Cengage's new service, Mindlinks.

A Survey of the Electronic Portfolio Market Sector: Analysis and Surprising Trends

Trent Batson's recent survey of ePortfolio technology providers shows that there's a move in the ePortfolio marketplace now, from its earlier concentration on institutional assessment portfolios to the inclusion of a wider range of products that support student-centered as well as institution-centered portfolios--opening up the potential for new learning designs.

Info Sciences Students Get Free Access to Digital Library Resources

A major publisher of research and reference resources for libraries and schools is teaming up with a company that has two magazines for librarians to support future librarians with a bunch of free stuff.