Collaboration & Web 2.0


Quizlet Adds Mobile Studying Features

The user-generated consumer learning platform now allows students to scan their notes with their phones and create custom study sets.

U Nevada Reno Workshops Help Students Create VR Content

A university library in Nevada is hosting a set of immersion events that combine theory with practice. The University of Nevada, Reno has hosted virtual reality sessions for the last couple of years, ever since it opened @Reality, a 640-square-foot VR and augmented reality studio in the campus' Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center in 2017.

Open Source App Teaches Physics of Magnetic Fields in AR

Wearing headsets, students can visualize how the magnetic field works in two or three dimensions by manipulating virtual bar magnets with their fingers and watching how compass needles respond to this invisible phenomenon.

NSF Funds STEM Reskilling Courseware Research

The National Science Foundation has announced five awards to universities to develop and study open source platforms to train and reskill workers in STEM fields.

New Resource to Provide Starter Kit for Teaching Data Science

The University of Pennsylvania, IBM and the Linux Foundation are developing an open source starter kit to help any institution in the world launch its own data science program.



Purdue Begins Transition to D2L Brightspace

Purdue University recently announced a major learning management system change: By the start of the fall 2020 semester, the entire university system will move from Blackboard Learn to D2L Brightspace.

Instagram Leads for Student Recruitment Outreach

Students are increasingly turning to social media to learn more about colleges and universities. And Instagram specifically is driving that growth, according to a recent survey by EAB Enrollment Services.

Social Communications May Boost STEM Success

A small study out of the University of Texas, El Paso recently explored whether social communications can help boost the outcomes of students in particularly challenging STEM courses. The bottom line: There was a link between heavy usage of social software and better grades.

Houston CC System Expands OER Use Across All Campuses

In an effort to increase the use of open educational resources across its nine campuses, the Houston Community College System is partnering with OER provider panOpen.

Perceivant Adds Courseware Access, Notifications to Mobile App

Education technology company Perceivant has updated the mobile app that works with its digital courseware. The newest version of BearTracks enables students to access courseware from the mobile application and receive push notifications.

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