Collaboration & Web 2.0

Blackboard Updates User Experience, Accessibility for Moodlerooms

Blackboard has updated Moodlerooms, its services for open source learning management system Moodle, with a new interface and improved functionality.

Free Collaboration Platform Updated with Student Workload Estimates

The latest release of Chalkup includes improvements to the user interface, a course calendar and a way for students to estimate their workload.

9 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2015

9 Ed Tech Trends To Watch in 2015

CT asked five IT leaders to identify the hottest trends in higher education technology today. From analytics to 3D printing, here's what should be on your radar this year.

Report: Facebook Use Affects GPA in Freshmen, Not Seniors

Facebook use has a negative effect on GPA for freshmen. For sophomores and juniors, it has a negative effect on GPA only if they're doing their schoolwork at the same time. For seniors, Facebook has no effect on GPA, according to a new study.

Amazon Unveils Kindle Textbook Creator

Amazon has launched a new segment of Kindle Direct Publishing, KDP EDU, targeted at educators and authors of textbooks and other educational content.

Smart Technologies Unveils Larger Digital Capture Board

Smart Technologies is introducing Smart kapp 84, a new digital capture board with roughly triple the surface area of the first-generation Smart kapp 42.

Smart Technologies Intros Notebook Activity Builder, Concept Mapping

This spring, Smart Technologies is releasing Smart Notebook 2015, the latest version of its collaborative learning software.

Microsoft Open Tech Integrates Office 365, Moodle

Moodle partner has teamed with Microsoft Open Technologies to integrate Office 365 with Moodle.

Research: Facebook Sharing May Increase Engagement in News

People who share news on social media may be more engaged, and for longer, with the news they share than those who read the news casually, according to researchers at Penn State University and the University of Connecticut.

WizIQ Launches Mobile Learning Platform

WizIQ is offering what it says is the first-ever live mobile learning platform that will allow teachers and students to interact in real time via their smartphones.