Web 2.0
New Applications and Strategies for .edu

The Buzz

  • Web 2.0's Foundation of Sand

    A major share of creativity and innovation in our country, both from our universities and elsewhere, occurs “on” the Web. But what is built on the Web has no ribars in its foundation, indeed, often no physical foundation--such as offices--at all.


News and Products

  • 3 Colleges Take Campus Calendaring Social

    Bay State College, Bryant & Stratton College, and Newbury College have signed three-year renewals with DormNoise, which recently upgraded its calendaring service to integrate with Facebook.

  • Ball State U Updates Production Studios to Digital

    As part of a classroom renovation project, Ball State University has upgraded its video production systems. The teleplex initiative includes a transition to digital production in its three classroom studios that handle production services for distance learning courses.

  • Brief: Utility Converts Books to EPUB Format

    Assistive technology developer Don Johnston Inc. has released a new tool that allows users to convert electronic books to the EPUB format, used by Android and iOS devices, among other electronic book readers and tablet devices.

  • Adobe Connect 8 Improves Accessibility, Expands Collaborative Tools

    Adobe this week launched Connect 8, an update to the company's Web conferencing tool designed for online teaching, group collaboration, and remote meetings and presentations.

  • Media Tablet Growth To Be Driven by iPad

    Tablet devices, driven by Apple's iPad, will climb to more than 19 million units sold worldwide this year, most in the United States, according to IT research and market analysis firm Gartner. That figure will grow to more than 200 million units in 2014.

  • On-Premises Wiki Platform Goes Free

    eTouch has launched a free, on-premises edition of its wiki and collaboration management tool, SamePage.