Blackboard today announced the acquisition of Fronteer, a UK-based educational products and services company whose flagship Ally software helps institutions and instructors make course content more accessible.
Thanks to a new partnership announced at the Educause 2016 conference, Blackboard Learn users will now be able to collaborate on documents using the cloud sharing platform Dropbox. As part of the integration, users will be able to upload documents to Dropbox, share them with others and collaborate in a secure environment.
Follett has partnered with DubLabs in an effort to make it easier for students to access course materials.
GEMS Education and Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab (Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment Lab) are collaborating to develop a STEM-based learning laboratory and robotics curricula for pre-K–12 students worldwide.
Is the distinction between online learning and campus-based instruction disappearing? Asking faculty to move their courses online may be deceptively simple. That's why co-authors Judith Boettcher and Rita-Marie Conrad have refined a list of 14 best practices based on core learning principles to help faculty succeed in creating effective online courses.
Internet2, an advanced technology community of research and educational organizations, has expanded its partnership with D2L to offer a customized version of D2L's Brightspace learning management system to more than 300 Internet2 member institutions as part of Internet2's NET+ portfolio.
The mobile app that allows access to the open source learning platform has launched a new version, 3.1.3, that makes it easier to use in areas with little or no web access.
It wasn't enough that yakkers had to add personal handles and profiles starting last August. That made their posts less about saying whatever was on their mind in complete anonymity and more about finding and connecting with others in their current geographic locations. Now users of mobile app Yik Yak face the ignominy of being truly discoverable.
MIT Connect has arranged 500 lunch meetings in the last year for 1,000 graduate students interested in meeting new people.
Motivis Learning, a New Hampshire-based ed tech company, is launching a new learning relationship management (LRM) system, which is a next generation, cloud-based software platform for educational institutions.