Collaboration & Web 2.0


FIRE Launches Online First Amendment Library

Contents include a database of 900 Supreme Court cases dealing with First Amendment issues, which will expand as the court continues taking case.

Mixed Reality: From the Design Lab to the Professions

An update on Oklahoma State University's recent expansion of its Mixed Reality Lab and how the inclusion of mixed reality in the curriculum at OSU is impacting design students.

World Affairs Council Honors Blackboard for Global Commitment to Education

The World Affairs Council-Washington, D.C. has honored Blackboard with a Global Education Award, recognizing the ed tech company’s commitment to education worldwide.

Why the Switch to OER Is Easier Than You Think

Taking into account library articles, web links, videos, simulations and more, many courses are already using a number of open education resources — and the move to full OER doesn't necessarily mean a total revamp, according to research out of Excelsior College.

Barnes & Nobles Education Launches OER Courseware Platform

Barnes & Noble Education has released a new platform designed to make it easy for faculty to find and use open educational resources.



South Dakota College Students Use Pokemon Go to Teach STEM to Fourth Graders

Did you know that Pikachu, Squirtle, Eevee and Mewtwo can help teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts to elementary school kids? The popular Pokémon Go characters are part of a project at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, SD. Juniors in a technology in education class used the smartphone-based augmented reality game late last month to teach local fourth graders concepts such as photosynthesis, gravity and the transformation of electricity.

WebAssign, Perfection Learning Partner on Precalculus Resources

WebAssign, a provider of online instructional tools, and Perfection Learning have teamed up to offer enriched precalculus content.

Hodges U Turns to Private Partner to Reduce Course Material Costs

Hodges University has selected a private partner to develop and implement a new course materials strategy in an effort to reduce costs for students.

E-Mail Gets Archivist Attention

The preservation of digital messages is the challenge being taken up by a new consortium of universities, companies and other organizations.

Report: How Instructors Use the LMS Influences Student Interaction in Class

A recent study by Blackboard examined how learning management system (LMS) use in courses influences student activity in the LMS as a kind of proxy for overall course design.

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