Collaboration & Web 2.0

Universities Move to Flat-Rate Textbooks

Course materials management company Rafter today announced new agreements with several colleges and universities to deploy Rafter360, technology that provides both print and digital textbooks through a flat-rate model.

Not Your Mother's Portal — A New Architecture to Access Campus Info

The traditional campus portal has long served us well to navigate and link to what we need. But today's students have grown up in a culture of mobile devices, finding what they need with simpler search protocols, usually with just one click. So is it time to dump the portal and invest in more up-to-date technology?

U Michigan Library Adds Video Streaming Service

The University of Michigan is one of the newest institutions to adopt a service that delivers streaming video to colleges and universities.

Southwestern Michigan College to Use 3D Visualization in Science Classrooms

The college in Dowagiac, MI, will install Sensavis's The 3D Classroom software in every classroom of its newly renovated science center.

New Text Messaging Platform for Student Support

A new text messaging platform allows students to connect with faculty and staff via two-way text message communications.

InFocus Debuts Digital Whiteboard for Small Group Collaboration

The new DigiEasel is a 40-inch digital whiteboard that can be used in smaller classrooms or meeting spaces.

Why We Should Build Classes Around Mobile Tech

A University of Maryland communications professor sees mobile technology as key to engagement, learning and student success.

Mobile Journaling App Helps Students Document Field Learning

Tying together timelines, note-taking, geolocation and multimedia, The Traveler provides a cutting-edge mobile journaling experience for students working in the field, starting with the ability to record and visualize their pathways.

Google Adds Collaboration Features for Classroom and Docs

The company's free LMS now allows instructors to push Web sites to a room full of students, and the productivity suite has new templates, tools and capabilities.

Cengage Intros MindTap Apps for Digital Content

Education publishing company Cengage Learning has launched native mobile app editions of its digital content platform, MindTap.