Collaboration & Web 2.0


Digital Learning Day is Feb. 23. Heres How to Celebrate

The annual Digital Learning Day, started in 2012, gives educators an opportunity to collaborate with peers, share ideas, try out new digital tools, celebrate education innovation and play a role in the transformation of their own schools and communities. Digital Learning Day 2017 is Thursday, Feb. 23.

Casio Releases New Projectors

Casio America, Inc. is releasing three new projectors: the new 4K, ultra HD, 5,000-lumen, lamp-free XJ-L8300HN, due in June, and the XJ-UT351W and the XJ-UT351WN ultra-short-throw projectors, available this month.

Ellucian Drops Support for Competency-Based Education Platform

Citing insufficient market demand for full competency-based education solutions, Ellucian has decided to stop supporting the Brainstorm CBE platform.

Top Hat Secures $22.5 Million to Challenge College Textbook Industry

The Canadian education technology startup is looking to go head-to-head with Pearson, McGraw-Hill and other American textbook publishers with its own cloud-based platform.

6 Ed Tech Blogs You Should Be Reading

These sites offer a variety of perspectives on the trends and technologies impacting higher education.



Students Across the Globe Learn About Augmented Reality — From Each Other

Students at two geographically distant universities create and examine augmented reality artifacts in a project-based learning collaboration.

U of Florida Advises Students to be Wary of Employment Scams

Following a warning issued by the FBI’s Crime Complaint Center, the University of Florida has released resources for students to educate and protect themselves against malicious internet activity.

Udacity Releases Self-Driving Car Simulator Source Code

The company has followed through on its promise last September that it would open source the software from its Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree. Udacity has released the source code to its self-driving car simulator, which teaches users how to use deep learning to clone driving behavior.

Washington Rep. Intros Bill to Expand OER Use at 6 Institutions

Representative Melanie Stambaugh, who residents on Washington State Legislature's House Higher Education Committee, has proposed a bill that would award $100,000 grants to six colleges and universities to expand their use of open educational resources (OER).

A Low-Cost, DIY System for Distributing Course Materials

A parallel learning object distribution system can give programs at small regional institutions a competitive edge — and offer students anywhere, any time access to the course materials they need to succeed.

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