Collaboration & Web 2.0


When Portals Retire — What's Next?

At the University of Delaware, an ERP system upgrade led to the retirement of their legacy portal. The search was on for a portal replacement. Joy Lynam explains how the university replaced the portal with a search-based solution called OneCampus — ultimately modernizing the experience of finding campus resources for users.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas Melds Operational Intelligence with Learning Analytics

For several years, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has used Splunk Enterprise to monitor the efficiency of its IT infrastructure and to help identify potential issues. Now, the institution is tapping into the analytics platform for academic research, mining data from the learning management system to better understand how students learn.

Online Learning Consortium, Tyton Partners Launch Courseware in Context

The Online Learning Consortium, in collaboration with Tyton Partners, has formally released the Courseware in Context Framework.

55 Percent of Faculty Are Flipping the Classroom

Our first-ever Teaching with Technology survey gauged educators' use of the flipped classroom model, blended/online teaching environments and more.

A Location-Aware App for Exploring the Library

To help users access rich information resources on campus, the University of Oklahoma Libraries created a mobile app with location-based navigation and "hyperlocal" content.



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Oculus Working on Standalone, Wireless VR Headset

Facebook’s Oculus division is working on a standalone version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset, with no wires and no connection to a PC, according to comments made Thursday by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Google Renames Apps for Edu, Adds 'Machine Intelligence'

Google has changed the name of its popular service Google Apps for Education to G Suite for Education. With this change comes several new features that have been added to some of the apps included in G Suite. These features use “machine intelligence” to facilitate and add more functionalities to Google Apps.

MoodleCloud Expands BigBlueButton Web Conferencing Options

MoodleCloud, a hosted service for the open source Moodle LMS, is giving schools the ability to purchase more user licenses of BigBlueButton as an add-on to the service.

Curricula Provider Great Minds Suing FedEx Over OER

The curricula provider Great Minds is suing FedEx in New York City federal court, arguing that the delivery, printing and photocopying company should compensate the education organization for the money FedEx makes from requests from schools to copy materials that Great Minds created and makes available for free, on an open license.

Avila U Taps Private Partner to Manage Course Materials

Avila University has adopted a course materials solution in an effort to save students money.

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