Collaboration & Web 2.0


OpenStax Partners with panOpen to Expand OER Access

OpenStax's free, peer-reviewed textbooks will now be available through the panOpen platform.

A Moodle Plug-in for Gamified, Individualized Learning

North Carolina State University has developed a gamification tool that allows students to follow their own paths through coursework.

Students in MindTap Courses Can Now Use Microsoft Office Tools

Students using Cengage Learning's digital learning platform, MindTap, will now be able to access Microsoft Office while working on their courses in the platform.

Technology at The Starting Line: VCU's Great Bike Race Book

Earlier this academic year, Virginia Commonwealth University was faced with a huge logistical challenge — an international, world-class bike race would disrupt local traffic patterns and supply lines. But the university saw the event as an opportunity to offer students a week of mini-courses, using the race environment as a giant learning lab and tapping a range of technologies to support student work.

SoftChalk Updates Curriculum Authoring Platform with E-Book Creation Tool

SoftChalk has updated its digital curriculum authoring platform, SoftChalk Cloud, with a new e-book creation tool and publishing options, among other improvements.



Moodle Intros Full Support for Competency-Based Ed

Open source learning platform Moodle today released version 3.1, which introduces new features for competency-based education.

Ed Map Updates OpenVue and Curate To Support OER

Ed Map, an education technology company offering bookstore software and services, has added a new business model and expanded its content curation services for higher education institutions.

Knewton To Offer Adaptive Versions of OpenStax OER

Knewton has signed a deal with open educational resource provider OpenStax that enables the education technology company to use the organization's open educational resources as part of a new digital product line.

Colorado State U Taps Private Partner To Develop AI-Based Tutorials

Colorado State University is teaming up with a private partner in an effort to develop new learning and assessment tools.

4 Ways to Use Social Media for Learning

These four uses for social media in STEM courses focus on deepening student learning through better communication.

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