Collaboration & Web 2.0


Blackboard Partners with ReadSpeaker for Text-to-Speech Tech

ReadSpeaker has partnered with Blackboard to make its text-to-speech technology more available to students around the world.

Penn State Opens Maker Commons

Penn State students and faculty all over the world can now design and 3D print their own materials at a new 3D printing lab known as the Maker Commons.

Research Tool Expands the Definition of Search Query

A Boston-based nonprofit, the Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence, has introduced a research tool called Epi-Search, that can allow researchers to write queries of scholarly materials as long as 10,000 words.

Student Quiz Accommodations in Canvas and Moodle

Canvas and Moodle are currently two of the most popular learning management systems, and both offer the ability to make adjustments to quiz functions within the course without compromising the overall structure of the course. In this article, we will examine how to do so and offer some tips on situations where they are relevant.

Gale Expands Online Archives, Adds Digital Humanities Tools

Gale is expanding and rebranding its digital archive program, Gale Primary Sources, in an effort to better meet the needs of digital humanities and text and data mining.



Once More with Insight: USD Students Get a Personal Assistant Mobile App

After too many years watching students struggle with the transition to college, mobile application developers at the University of San Diego are excited to watch this year's freshmen get organized and get ahead with a highly customized USD personal assistant mobile application.

University of Adelaide Deploys Tech for Active Learning

Australia's University of Adelaide is redesigning its teaching and learning model, using technology from Echo360 to promote active learning in the classroom.

7 Things Higher Education Innovators Want You to Know

Experts weigh in on the challenges of student success and the need for innovation in higher ed.

How to Go Textbook Free

The University of Maryland University College is the largest institution in the country to go "commando" on textbooks. As of this academic year undergraduates don't have to lug them around or spend a dime on them — and the benefits don't end there. Here's how UMUC achieved an amazing goal.

Ohio State U, Oak Hills Local SD Partner on Digital Content Evaluation

SpotOn, an initiative of Ohio State University, has partnered with Oak Hills Local School District to offer professional development in the evaluation of digital content.

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