Collaboration & Web 2.0


Nitro Introduces Student Loan Affordability Calculator

The NitroScore online calculator ranks college and major choices based on a student’s predicted ability to repay student loans after graduation. Families can compare schools, financial aid offers and majors to find an affordable option.

McGraw-Hill Connect Gets D2L Brightspace Integration

D2L's Brightspace LMS now has direct integration with McGraw-Hill's homework management and e-learning tool, Connect.

Indiana U Students Save $3.5 Million Through Digital Textbook Program

Indiana University is out with a numbers update for its eText initiative that delivers digital course materials to students: eText has grown 56 percent over the previous academic year and saved students $3.5 million to date.

Podcast Series Explores Impact of OER

A new podcast series examines all things open educational resources (OER) — from the changing role of content in the classroom to how OER is being used in courses and its impact on students.

3 Keys to Introducing Virtual Reality in E-Learning Courses

Virtual reality (VR) has found its way into the educational space, and by all indications, it’s here to stay. Since VR glasses can be obtained for as low as $10 apiece, cost is becoming less of an issue. Here are three guidelines toward introducing VR in e-learning courses.



University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, HEC Paris Launch Master’s Degrees on Coursera

The two institutions have teamed up with online learning company Coursera to launch online master’s degree programs in accounting and entrepreneurship.

Dell Expands Thin Client Lineup With Quad-Core Wyse 3040 Model

Dell has added a new model to its entry-level thin client series that enables light multi-tasking in a highly secure, easy to manage and space-efficient design.

Excelsior College to Expand Online Writing Lab

Thanks to a two-year, $300,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation, Excelsior College is expanding the reach of its Online Writing Lab, a publicly available interactive website designed to help students improve their writing skills.

An Open Invitation to Innovation: Lone Star College-University Park

From its founding in 2012 with an "Invitation 2 Innovate" (i2i), to the premier this week of a new conference on open innovation, Lone Star College-University Park has innovation in its DNA. Here, CT speaks with the college’s chief strategist for innovation and research.

Arizona State U Launches Open, Adaptive Lessons on Space Exploration

Arizona State University has created a free series of digital lessons, simulations and virtual field trips designed to teach science through space exploration.

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