Web 2.0
New Applications and Strategies for .edu

The Buzz

  • The Age of Obfuscation

    The usual criticism of new media in our culture is that the media is making us less able to write well, less inclined to read texts longer than a paragraph, less social or unable to concentrate. A far greater danger is obfuscation...


News and Products

  • Barnes & Noble To Release Free E-Textbook App in August

    Barnes & Noble is making a play to broaden its reach into colleges and universities. The bookseller will be introducing a free application specifically for higher ed that lets users manage all of their digital content on a computer.

  • Connect 2.0 To Add File Sharing, Expand Course Offerings

    McGraw-Hill Higher Education has unveiled an update to Connect, the company's Web-based teaching and learning platform for colleges and universities. To be released in the fall, Connect 2.0 will include improvements in some of the current features and will be expanded to include world language courses.

  • Blackboard To Expand Content Options

    Blackboard has teamed up with textbook providers McGraw-Hill, Follett, and Barnes & Noble to enhance the availability of educational content in Blackboard Learn, the company's flagship online learning management platform.

  • EMS Master Calendar Updated for Social Network Sharing

    Dean Evans & Associates has released a new version of EMS Master Calendar, its online calendar software. The application provides users in an organization access to a central calendar of events. Release 3.1 provides improved control of events imported from the company's scheduling system and tighter integration with social networking sites and other Web-based calendar programs.

  • Winthrop U Tackles Student Retention with Web-Based Alert System

    Winthrop University is adopting a new service to help improve student retention. The 6,500-student university, located in Rock Hill, SC, is adopting EducationDynamics' EarlyIQ, a Web-based alert program.

  • Recruiting with Twitter

    American University uses Twitter to communicate with prospective students, spread the news, and even handle complaints.