Collaboration & Web 2.0


Udacity Releases Self-Driving Car Simulator Source Code

The company has followed through on its promise last September that it would open source the software from its Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree. Udacity has released the source code to its self-driving car simulator, which teaches users how to use deep learning to clone driving behavior.

Washington Rep. Intros Bill to Expand OER Use at 6 Institutions

Representative Melanie Stambaugh, who residents on Washington State Legislature's House Higher Education Committee, has proposed a bill that would award $100,000 grants to six colleges and universities to expand their use of open educational resources (OER).

A Low-Cost, DIY System for Distributing Course Materials

A parallel learning object distribution system can give programs at small regional institutions a competitive edge — and offer students anywhere, any time access to the course materials they need to succeed.

Apple Releases Education Bundle With Video, Audio Editing Tools

Apple has introduced the Pro Apps Bundle for Education, available for K–12 and higher ed institutions, which includes Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X and other video and audio editing tools for a third of the collective price.

CUNY to Cut Textbook Costs Through Online Bookstore Service

The City University of New York is turning to online bookstore provider Akademos to help address the rising cost of textbooks.



Online Courses Marketplace Launches Live, Affordable Tutoring Service

TakeLessons, an online marketplace for finding and vetting instructors, earlier this week introduced an affordable way for learners of all ages to receive live instruction from real teachers over the internet.

Study: Course Feedback Helps Underperforming Students Most

Dashboards that report on course progress are more motivating for underperforming students than for those who are doing well, according to a new study from the University of Michigan and Blackboard.

Top Fears Shutting the Door on Open Education

Fear and anxiety can keep many educators from embracing open educational resources and open pedagogy. Here, "open" proponents explain common concerns.

Dropbox Intros New Products for Teamwork

Dropbox today introduced several products and business packages designed for collaboration and teamwork.

Apple, UC Berkeley, Arizona State U, Others Join Board for Partnership on AI

The consortium Friday announced that the head of advancement for the AI chatbot Siri would be joining its leadership team, as well as six other individuals who are working to advance artificial intelligence research.

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