Collaboration & Web 2.0


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, Diipo.com, has launched in beta form. The site provides a free service for collaborative blogging and networking among teachers and students.

Middlebury College Takes Language Program Online for Younger Students

In a Web 2.0 world the drill and practice that makes up much of the standard fodder for many online language courses seems quaint. But a start-up promises to immerse high school students online in the same way that certain successful programs do face to face through video, audio, and avatars plunked down into foreign settings.

Developers Partner for K-8 Social Learning Platform

Online developer Everloop and educational publisher i-Safe are teaming up to launch an online social platform targeted toward K-8 students and their teachers.

Free Meeting App Goes Mobile

Software developer LogMeIn has launched a mobile version of its free meeting and screen sharing system, join.me, for Apple iOS-powered devices, including iPhone and iPad.

ETG Launches Free Project Management Site for Teachers

Newcomer Enter The Group has launched a hosted service designed to bring groups of teachers and students together to manage classroom projects.

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