Collaboration & Web 2.0


Students More Likely to Read Alerts that Deliver Good News and Comparisons with Peers

Students love to hear good news about how well they're doing in their courses or how their performance — good or bad — compares to other students in the class, according to a research project undertaken by Blackboard's analytics and research team.

Blackboard Intros Mobile App for Instructors

Blackboard today unveiled Blackboard Instructor, a mobile app designed to help faculty manage their courses, engage students and complete course-related activities inside and outside the classroom.

Acrobatiq Adds New Course Authoring and Analytics Capabilities

An upgrade to Acrobatiq's adaptive learning and analytics platform boasts enhancements to the Acrobatiq Smart Author digital publishing application as well as improvements to the Acrobatiq learning analytics engine.

Major Coding Bootcamps Going Out of Business

Two major coding bootcamp operators, Dev Bootcamp and The Iron Yard, are shutting down, citing the lack of a viable business model for a nascent market.

Kahoot! Adds $10 Million in Funding, Launches Mobile App

Kahoot!, the popular game-based learning platform, has added $10 million of funding to its series A financing round, the company said Wednesday. A group of new private investors from Norway, where Kahoot! is based, led this series A extension funding round, joining current investors Microsoft Ventures, Creandum and Northzone.



Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Gains $780,000 NSF Grant for VR Water Project

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) was recently awarded a $784,218 grant through 2020 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project focused on developing a virtual reality (VR) educational curriculum for water management.

D2L Brightspace Summer17 Brings Efficiency, Data Access

D2L is rolling out a number of enhancements to its Brightspace learning management system with a new Summer17 release.

MIT Research: Put People Together for Greater Collaboration

If you want to get people to collaborate more, stop emphasizing virtual meetings and find ways to get them together in physical ways. That's what Massachusetts Institute of Technology found in a recent study among its researcher population.

Zagg Introduces Wired Keyboard for iOS Devices

Zagg, a Salt Lake City-based mobile device accessories company, today has introduced a wired keyboard for all Apple iOS devices with a Lightning connector.

3 Nebraska Campuses Join Unizin

The University of Nebraska system has expanded its membership in the Unizin Consortium, with the University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska Medical Center joining Unizin founding member University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the nonprofit consortium.

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