Collaboration & Web 2.0


U Michigan Large-Course Writing Toolkit to Add Automated Text Analysis

A team of educators at the University of Michigan is getting closer to releasing a new version of a writing program intended to implement writing-to-learn pedagogies in large enrollment courses. The enhanced edition of M-Write, expected in fall 2017, includes the use of automated text analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a student's writing submission.

U of Michigan Awarded Google Grant to Expand After-School Robotics Program

More students in Detroit Public Schools will be participating in after-school programs in science and engineering, thanks to a $250,000 grant from Google to the Michigan Engineering Zone, a makerspace project of the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

U of Washington-Madison Twitter Account Up and Running After Hack

The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M) yesterday morning had its Twitter account (@UWMadison) hacked by an unauthorized user. The account, which has about 160,000 followers, published four tweets before UW-M staff became aware of the breach.

Blackboard Releases Accessibility Tool

Blackboard is rolling out an accessibility tool that it plans to make available for all major learning management systems.

5 VR Trends to Watch in Education

What virtual reality gadgets and tools can educators look forward to in the near future? The ed tech strategists behind Digital Bodies share their observations, highlighting a few products to be on the lookout for.



Fashioning a Framework for Maker Education

Jaclyn Gerstein will be presenting at two sessions during the ISTE conference: “A Framework for Maker Education: Frontloading and Reflecting on Maker Experiences,” on Sunday, June 25; and “Design Thinking and Universal Design for Learning for Makerspaces, STEM and STEAM” on Monday, June 26.

Prysm Launches Collaboration Solution for Meeting Rooms

Prysm, a digital workspace platform, Tuesday unveiled a new system that can turn any meeting room into a multi-purpose collaboration space.

Blackboard Kicks Off First Hackathon for Developers and College Students

Education technology company Blackboard today launched its first-ever hackathon event called “Hackboard,” open now through mid-June.

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.

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