Collaboration & Web 2.0


Best Sources for Free Digital Textbooks and More

To help your students reduce the cost of their education, begin with open educational resources. Many of these textbooks won't cost them anything.

16 Open Learning Resources that Go Beyond the Textbook

The concept of "open learning" encompasses far more than what's found in a textbook. These sources provide other kinds of resources that will boost your students' learning.

Klaxoon Adds Dropbox Education Integration

Dropbox Education and Klaxoon have partnered to add Dropbox integration to Klaxoon's collaborative tools for teams.

Purdue Online Writing Lab Teams with Chegg

Purdue University will be working with Chegg, a company that produces online homework help among other lines of business, to amplify its Online Writing Lab services.

Arizona State Virtual Field Trips Deliver Interactive Exploration

"Virtual Field Trips," offers interactive experiences captured during actual expeditions with scientists doing current research. Some of the trips include adaptive feedback and adaptive pathways. The resources are already being used in high school and college classrooms to supplement lessons in biology, earth sciences, geology, anthropology and other studies.



Blackboard to Sell Its Transact Business Unit

Blackboard has announced the execution of a definitive agreement to sell its Transact business unit to private equity firm Reverence Capital Partners.

Future of Ed Tech Is Bright, According to Faculty Survey

In our latest Teaching with Technology Survey, nearly all faculty said they believe tech will play a positive role in education in the future.

Penn State Project Finds VR Better for Second Language Learning

While virtual reality has proven useful in helping people explore physical realms they can't visit, a study undertaken by a team of researchers at Penn State has found that it can also speed up second language learning among adults, as if they were immersed in the place where that language was natively spoken.

Educause Releases Preview of 2019 Horizon Report

Higher education I.T. association Educause recently released a preview of its 2019 Horizon Report, an analysis of the trends and technology developments that are likely to impact higher ed in the short-, mid- and long-term future.

McGraw-Hill Upgrades Adaptive Learning Engine

McGraw-Hill Education today announced SmartBook 2.0, an update to the adaptive learning engine for its Connect learning platform.

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