Collaboration & Web 2.0


Eastern Michigan U Runs Digital Engagement Clinic

The Center for Digital Engagement at Eastern Michigan University and Ann Arbor SPARK, a nonprofit organization that encourages and supports local businesses, collaborated to offer a digital engagement clinic over the summer.

Ball State University: Addressing the E-mail Glut

What if your university sent more than 50 million e-mails to its 20,000-plus registered students? How could your students keep up? At Ball State University, developers are piloting Campus Hub, a new service to help students identify and act on the most important messages from their institution.

Google Classroom Gains New Features

Instructors can now use Classroom to initiate question-driven discussions and to reuse assignments, announcements or questions from previous classes.

Adobe Updates Captivate and Debuts LMS

Adobe has entered the learning management system market with the introduction of Adobe Captivate Prime. The company has also released an updated version of Captivate, its e-learning authoring tool.

Box Ramps Up Reach into Higher Ed

Several institutions have signed on as new customers for Box, which provides content collaboration through cloud storage.



Ball State Achievements team

Achieving Student Success Through Gamification

To improve retention and outcomes for Pell grant students, Ball State University developed a mobile app that uses gamification to incentivize positive activity outside the classroom.

The Move from Course Management to Course Networking

Pioneer-developer Ali Jafari's foundational work on LMS platforms has, for nearly two decades, found its place among the world's most successful learning management systems. But Jafari's more recent designs have taken a distinct turn towards more social, networked, and engaging learning environments.

Going Back to School: Pearson's Redoubled Focus on Education

With the sale of its interests in the Financial Times and The Economist, Pearson is doubling down in its primary business: education. In this interview, North America President Don Kilburn lays out just what the company is focused on right now.

South Mountain Community College team

Tracking Students to Improve Tutoring and Support

At South Mountain Community College, a homegrown Learner Support System gathers data on students' usage of campus resources, streamlining the tutoring process and improving outcomes.

College Outreach Program Adopts Online Resource for College Prep

Florida's Hillsborough Community College has adopted a digital test prep service for use in an outreach program designed to help economically disadvantaged middle and high school students pursue college educations.

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