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Collaboration & Web 2.0


WizIQ Updates Virtual Classroom Plugin for Moodle

Ed tech developer WizIQ has released an updated version of its virtual classroom plugin for the open source learning management system Moodle 2.3.

Bringing the (Virtual) World to AP Lit

A Georgia high school teacher is giving her AP Lit students a taste of the "real world" virtually. She's using Skype to create modern-day field trips to help them make connections between classroom learning and the outside world while also meeting curriculum requirements.

Blackboard Takes Mobile Apps to the End User

This fall, faculty and students will no longer need access to a Blackboard institutional license to use Blackboard mobile applications--as long as they're willing to shell out $5.99 for the software or pay an annual subscription fee of $1.99.

Florida Virtual School Adopts New Communication Portal

Students and teachers at Florida Virtual Schools will soon be able to connect with each other from their preferred devices and communication channels.

Blackboard Web Conferencing Software Update To Include iOS Support

Blackboard has updated its Web conferencing application to add mobile support, user-oriented improvements, and tighter integration with learning management systems, including Moodle.

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Free for Education

Microsoft today formally released Office 365 for Education and announced plans to begin migrating Live@edu customers this summer.

ePals Enhances Global Learning Network

ePals Corporation has announced a new version of its social learning network, ePals Global Learning Network, at the ISTE 2012 conference in San Diego.

New US Teacher Union, UK Company Project Enables Teachers to Share, Access Resources

A US teachers union and a UK company have partnered to create an online community where educators can share and access learning resources.

Educators Create Learning Playlists at MentorMob U

New learning playlist platform, designed for educators, includes collaborative and social learning tools as well as metrics to gauge resource effectiveness and user progress.

New Social Site Learnist Aims to Become 'Pinterest for Educators'

Online test prep company Grockit has launched a new social learning site, Learnist, which it likens to "the Pinterest for educators and students." With it, users can collect and pin content from around the web, like YouTube videos and websites, onto boards organized by theme or lesson.