Collaboration & Web 2.0


Microsoft Debuts Budget-Friendly Acer and HP Mixed Reality Headsets

Microsoft finally introduced two mixed reality (MR) branded headsets (in developer editions) this week in the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Offering Students Flexible Leasing for Surface Devices, Deals on Windows 10 PCs

Surface machines, which double as tablets or laptops, are available to students at a 10 percent discount through a new 24-month payment plan.

Report: Most Millennials Learn More from Technology than from People

The majority of millennials ages 18-34 (69 percent) say they learn more information from technology than from people, according to a new report from nonprofit leadership training organization Growing Leaders.

Hobsons Launches Tool to Schedule High School Counselor, College Admissions Visits

RepVisits is now available at no cost to all high school counselors directly within the Hobsons Counselor Community social network. It’s integrated into Hobsons’ Intersect platform that launched last month and the college and career readiness platform Naviance as well.

University of Miami Provides Free Access to Adobe Creative Cloud Software

Faculty, staff and students at the University of Miami now can utilize the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud software at no cost.



Colorado’s Online Professional Learning Platform Integrates Video Coaching

COpilot now offers video-powered PD through Edthena. Educators can use the platform to upload videos of their classroom instruction and then share those videos with coaches who can give timestamped comments categorized as questions, suggestions, strengths and notes.

Creators of Second Life Open Sansar Social VR Platform to the Public

Sansar empowers individuals, communities, schools, studios, corporations, brands and others to easily create, share and ultimately sell immersive 3D social experiences for consumers to enjoy on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows PCs, according to the company Linden Labs, which also created Second Life.

Social VR Platform AltspaceVR Says Goodbye

With around 35,000 active monthly users, AltspaceVR is shutting down due to financial difficulty.

Report: Cloud Eases LMS Migration, Leads to Market Change

A shift to the cloud is causing market change for learning management systems, according to a new report from education technology research firm e-Literate.

2017 Ed Tech Trends: The Halfway Point

Four higher ed IT leaders weigh in on the current state of education technology and what's ahead.

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