In an effort to enhance the learning experience using photos and other images, software developer Vertus has donated about 200 licenses for its software Play With Pictures to Old Rochester Junior High School and Senior High School of Mattapoisett, MA.
- By Scott Aronowitz
Florida Virtual School this week rolled out a series of courses based around a new educational game called Conspiracy Code.
IBM has released Lotus Quickr 8.2, an update to the company's collaborative learning tool. The new version is focus mainly on feature improvements for Lotus Quickr services for Domino but also includes improvements to connectors for Quickr services for WebSphere Portal.
In an effort to deliver collaborative tools and create a stronger Web presence for its stakeholders, Evergreen Public Schools in Washington is moving its Web presence onto the Schoolwires platform.
Elluminate has rolled out a new version of its Elluminate Learning Suite, a collection of collaborative software tools for education.
The United States Department of Justice is apparently taking an interest in Blackboard's recent acquisition of Angel Learning. DOJ has been asking questions about the controversial buyout, according to Blackboard's chief rival in the commercial LMS space, Desire2Learn.
Curriculum technology developer RM Education has released new versions of RM Easiteach for Mac OS X and Windows.
If there's one thing that teachers know how to do, it's create engaging learning environments with limited resources. Take Nancy Trollinger, an eighth- and ninth-grade math teacher who recently came upon an excellent way for struggling learners to pick up complex algebraic concepts: peer tutoring ... with a little technological twist.
- By Bridget McCrea
Indiana University is the latest institution to join YOUniversityTV.com, a Web site intended to help high school seniors with their college selection process. The site, which launched in April 2009, is free for users and features a Second Life-like virtual environment.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
More schools have begun streaming their graduations on the Internet, to provide a means for people who can't attend the ceremony in person to watch while it unfolds.
- By Dian Schaffhauser