Collaboration & Web 2.0


Facebook’s Developer Circles Draws Social and Online Learning Community Worldwide

Facebook last week at its F8 developer conference unveiled a program that aims to connect developers around the world and foster collaboration in computer science.

Research: Ordinary People Turn into Trolls Too

A research project coming out of Cornell University and Stanford University found that online trolls are made, not born. Oftentimes, their origins come from how a person is feeling at the moment and whether others are displaying troll-like behavior too, the researchers found.

Apple Swift Draws Support from Robotics, Drone Makers

Lego Education said it would be pairing Mindstorms Education EV3 with the Swift Playgrounds learning platform to allow students to program their Lego Mindstorms robots and other creations with motors and sensors.

Udacity Opens Up Access to VR Content Developer Program

The online learning company is letting users preview its upcoming virtual reality content developer nanodegree program — available for free use June 8 through June 11.

Shippensburg University Professor Named National Science Teachers Association President-Elect

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest professional organization promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, recently appointed Dr. Christine Anne Royce as the president-elect for the organization.



12 Colleges and Universities Strengthening K­-16 Student Success Through Community Collaborations

The Association of Public Land-grant Universities and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities have awarded 12 public universities $50,000 each in Collaborative Opportunity Grants to scale up existing partnerships with public and private community stakeholders.

Khan Academy Launches Financial Literacy Video Series for College Grads, Job Seekers

Online learning platform Khan Academy has added new, free education content that aims to teach new college grads, job seekers and young professionals how to manage their money.

7 Tips for Getting Started With VR/AR

Instructional technologists from Duke University and North Carolina State offer their advice on introducing virtual and augmented reality on campus.

New Room Management and Control System Connects Collaboration Tools

Next week at InfoComm 2017, Aveo Systems is introducing two tools — Mira Connect and Mira Portal — designed to make it easy to use collaboration products and rooms.

Handshake Recruitment Platform Doubles University Partnerships, Reaches 6 Million Students

Handshake, an online career network, Monday revealed that the company has more than doubled its college and university partnerships from about 170 institutions last year to more than 350 current partners.

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