Collaboration & Web 2.0


Instructure, Kimono Partnership Opens Up Canvas SIS Integration

Instructure has partnered with startup Kimono to integrate the latter’s interoperability platform into Canvas’ student information system (SIS), allowing for bidirectional SIS integration.

When Students Whine About WiFi on Twitter

The University of Georgia and Arizona State have turned to Twitter feeds to monitor just how satisfied students are with campus wireless. Here's what they've learned.

Indiana State U Integrates Lecture Capture, Video Management Tools Into LMS

Indiana State University has integrated an enterprise-grade video management platform from YuJa into its current learning management system, Blackboard Learn.

Blackboard Updates Learn with Accessibility, Mobile Features

Blackboard today rolled out a variety of updates to Blackboard Learn, the company's flagship learning management system.

Ed Dept. Names Finalists for Virtual and Augmented Reality Competition

The ED has selected five finalists in the EdSim Challenge, a national competition that aims to advance students’ career and technical skills with immersive, computer-based simulations. Finalists will each receive $50,000 and continue to develop their prototypes for a chance to win the $430,000 grand prize.



Study Finds Story Comprehension for Digital and Print Books Similar in Young Children

Researchers at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, in collaboration with Lakehead University, are saying that preschool-age children will comprehend a story in both digital and print formats if they enjoy the story’s content.

University of Hawaii Taps Pearson for Digital Access Program

The University of Hawaii System has streamlined students' access to affordable digital course materials through a Direct Digital Access partnership with Pearson.

USC Rossier School of Education Forges Partnership to Drive K–12 Research

The University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education Monday unveiled a new partnership with Project Tomorrow that will support the nonprofit education organization’s research and help drive future innovation in K–12 schools.

Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views

Y Combinator's 10-week MOOC called Startup School is a resource for anyone considering starting their own company. In its fifth week, the course already has more than 80,000 video views.

Indiana U Expands Active Learning Initiative

Indiana University's Mosaic Active Learning Initiative, a program launched in fall 2015 that supports faculty teaching, research and classroom design for active learning environments, has expanded to five of the institution's regional campus.

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