Collaboration & Web 2.0


GE Donates 3D Printers to Hundreds of Schools, Colleges

More than 400 schools and eight higher education institutions across the United States will receive free 3D printers, metal printing machines and other supplies retailed at hundreds of thousands of dollars. GE is donating the supplies to help students build skills in computer-aided design and additive manufacturing.

Maine Department of Education to Host VR Expo for Educators

The department is hosting an expo to familiarize educators with tools that facilitate immersive learning experiences.

ASU Global Freshman Academy Doubles Down on ALEKS Software for Math Courses

Arizona State University's Global Freshman Academy, an online program that allows students to try out first-year college courses for free and then opt to pay a fee for ASU credit, is expanding its use of McGraw-Hill Education's ALEKS adaptive software in its math courses.

Time to Redo NSF Research Centers in "Grand Challenge" Model

Approaches introduced by the X-Prize and Google's "grand challenges" have shown how "center-based" engineering research doesn't have to be the only way big problems get solved.

Higher Ed Security Org Uses DNS Database to Track Criminal Action

An organization that provides security services to the research and education community at large has gone public with its adoption of an historic DNS database service.



Schoology LMS Adds Office 365 Integration

Schoology added Microsoft Office 365 integration, allowing individuals to use Microsoft Docs, Slides, Sheets, etc. without leaving the learning management system.

Apple’s App Development Curriculum for Community College, High School Students Now on iBooks

Apple has released its first full-year course to teach college students how to design mobile apps using the Swift programming language.

Community College Leads OER Efforts at CUNY

A community college in New York City has taken on the challenge of showing the rest of the City University of New York system how to percolate open educational resources throughout its courses.

Jad Abumrad Reflects on Radio, Race, Technology and Education

Jad Abumrad doesn’t do things by the book, and he’s been rewarded for it. He’s co-host and creator of “Radiolab,” a popular public radio show that’s broadcast on more than 500 stations across the United States and has been downloaded as a podcast over 9 million times per month. He’s a 2011 MacArthur “genius grant” fellow, and his radio program won the George Foster Peabody Award in 2010 and 2015.

Self-Directed Learning: Exploring the Digital Opportunity

Following up on a Q&A article published two weeks ago, about how institutions can be informed by their "digital opportunities", Gardner Campbell considers why we should now explore our digital opportunities for self-directed learning.

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