Collaboration & Web 2.0


Follett Introduces New Tool to Bridge Gap Between OERs, Content and Technology

Follett, a provider of education technology, services and content, this week is rolling out a new tool, Collections by Destiny, which will allow librarians, teachers and curriculum staff to share free or purchased resources across a district, schools or between users.

Report: Colleges And Universities Should Offer More Alternative Credentials

Younger students are more interested in alternatives to traditional degree offerings, such as microcredentials, certificates and other short-term opportunities, according to a new report from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) and Blackboard.

zSpace Expands CTE Offerings with Auto Training Program

zSpace, a Silicon Valley-based mixed reality education company, unveiled at ISTE new additions to its career and technology education (CTE) applications. The interactive GTA Virtual Automotive Training courses use zSpace’s mixed reality environment to give students hands-on experience with all the essentials of auto mechanics.

Veative Launches Educational VR Headset with Interactive Controller

VR Learn currently offers more than 500 content modules in biology, chemistry, physics and math. The company expects to bring the number of available modules to 700 by mid-2017 and 1,100 by the end of the year.

E-Portfolio Tech to Help U Georgia Students Showcase Skills

Students at the University of Georgia can now highlight both academic skills and co-curricular work in a comprehensive e-portfolio.



Fixing the Textbook Model

Indiana University's Brad Wheeler explains how his institution is ditching the college textbook and replacing it with digital alternatives that are accessible to students from day one.

University of Michigan Commercializes Gameful Learning Tool

A "gameful" instructional tool created at the University of Michigan is now available for purchase by K–12 schools and universities across the country.

Top Hat Launches Courseware Online Marketplace for Higher Ed

The marketplace aims to take on textbook publishers by offering students a more affordable and engaging option for courseware than traditional textbooks. Higher ed instructors can utilize the marketplace to flip their classrooms, launch hybrid courses, gamify lessons and amplify student comprehension and engagement with digital, dynamic educational content created by other educators.

ClearScholar Deploys Content Targeting Tech in Mobile Platform

Student engagement and safety platform ClearScholar Friday launched a new feature set for institutions that leverages student data to deliver targeted content to individual students. ClearScholar Align, as the solution is called, works by combining data from disparate college systems to build individual student “personas" that enable administrators to broadly and narrowly deliver content to students.

Instructure Partners with Cerego to Bring Adaptive, Personalized Learning Tools

Instructure today revealed a new partnership with Cerego, bringing the latter’s advanced personalized learning platform to the Canvas learning management system.

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