Collaboration & Web 2.0


Mobile in and Out of the Classroom

A history professor at the University of Texas at Arlington is improving class performance by encouraging the use of mobile devices.

Blackboard Releases "Ultra Experience"

Blackboard, which produces Blackboard Learn 9.1, has gone into "general availability" with the new "Ultra Experience." It has also announced considerable enhancements to 9.1, provided in what it is now calling the "Original Experience."

Blackboard Unveils Moodlerooms 3.0

Blackboard introduces Moodlerooms 3.0, with enhancements designed to improve teaching and learning experiences for teachers, students and administrators.

New Dashboards Link Student Engagement to Performance

Echo360 and Instructure are teaming up to provide faculty and advisers with real-time analytics that link student engagement to academic performance.

Using Kinect Sensors and Facial Recognition in the Classroom

A Carnegie Mellon project is experimenting with inexpensive sensors and facial recognition technology to help improve instruction.



ProQuest Adds 30 Million Pages to Digital Historical Collections

ProQuest is adding almost 30 million pages of digitized materials to its Historical Collections program this year.

Top 7 Campus Technology Stories in June

From gamification to makerspaces, here's what was trending on our website last month.

Digital Content Management Platform Adds Student Usage Analytics

An application that helps colleges identify and catalog online resources has added analytics functionality designed to help instructors understand how much students are "engaging" with the digital materials.

Shindig Video Chat Now Integrates with Canvas

Shindig today announced its integration with Canvas by Instructure, bringing the former's video chat platform to the learning management system. 

Illume Learning Launches Free Database of Teaching Materials

The company bills its course creation tool as the world’s largest database of teaching materials available to instructors in higher education.

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