Collaboration & Web 2.0

Cengage Delivers Online Learning Platform

Ed tech developer Cengage Learning has launched a new online learning platform. Called MindTap, the platform is designed to work across devices--traditional computers, smart phones, and tablets--to deliver coursework, learning management, and a range of educational materials.

Desire2Learn Campus Life Takes Communications Mobile

Desire2Learn has released Campus Life, a new mobile communications and collaboration tool for education.

CoSN Launches Mobile Initiative, Online Community

The Consortium for School Networking has launched, an online community of practice designed for sharing strategies and ideas to provide access to online communities in K-12 schools. The organization has also launched a new mobile learning initiative aimed at overcoming the barriers to mobile device adoption in K-12 schools.

Cisco Launches Cross-Device Unified Communications App

At the Enterprise Connect 2011 trade show last week, Cisco debuted Jabber, a unified communications application that brings together presence, instant messaging, voice, video, voice messaging, desktop sharing, and conferencing into a single, consistent interface on PCs, Macs, tablets, and smart phones, including iPhone and Android.

Cisco TelePresence Now Connects to Homes

Cisco is extending its umi line of video communication and collaboration tools so that home users will be able to connect with businesses using TelePresence.

Walter's Publishing Launches Browser-Based Yearbook Software

Walter's Publishing recently launched Pictavo, a Web-based application that integrates yearbook design functions with collaboration and project management features.

Vidyo Appliance Records Video Conferences

A new $9,500 appliance from Vidyo provides for a kind of personal telepresence by letting users Webcast and record their video conferences.

Portland District Moving to Hosted Web Apps

Portland Public Schools in Oregon, the largest district in the state, will adopt Microsoft's Live@edu for its 8,500 staff members and teachers and at least some of its 47,000 students starting in fall 2011.

Cisco Unveils New Video Collaboration and Communication Tools

Cisco has debuted an array of new and enhanced video collaboration and communication tools to help organizations capture and share lectures, training sessions, meetings, and other events online.

Free Social Networking Platform for Educators Enters Beta

A new education-based social networking site,, has launched in beta form. The site provides a free service for collaborative blogging and networking among teachers and students.

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