Web 2.0
New Applications and Strategies for .edu

The Buzz

  • Let Faculty Off The Hook

    Early adopters may wonder why other faculty seem so slow to incorporate technology in their courses, but there are actually many external barriers to adoption, including long-held expectations by students and their parents, the endurance of classrooms designed as lecture spaces, and several other standing elements like existing syllabi, textbooks, and even the need to fulfill tenure requirements.


News and Products

  • New Book Examines Web 2.0 Concepts and Applications

    A new book on Web 2.0 Concepts and Applications was published this past week by Course Technology as part of the popular Shelly Cashman series of introductory IT texts.

  • Wilfrid Laurier U Expands Use of Desire2Learn

    Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario just signed a five-year agreement to implement the Desire2Learn Learning Environment across the entire university, replacing its legacy WebCT learning management system.

  • IBM Researching Mobile Device Accessibility with Universities

    IBM will be working with two universities to explore the creation of an open, common user interface platform for mobile devices. The software developed by IBM, the National Institute of Design of India in Bangalore, and the University of Tokyo's RCAST, the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, will be made available as open source.

  • Da-Lite Links Lecterns to iPhones and iPods

    Da-Lite has introduced a new accessory for its lecterns that allows an instructor to deliver presentations directly from an iPod or iPhone. The new universal iPod dock accessory can be recessed into the reading surface of any Da-Lite lectern.

  • Autodesk Offers Free Game Development Curriculum

    Autodesk has introduced free curriculum to teach post-secondary students how to develop games. The "Vehicle for Games" is a free, 16-week Web-based course with hands-on training for the entire game development pipeline, from concept art to creating an engine-ready asset.