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D2L Releases Summer16 Edition of Brightspace

Desire2Learn, or D2L, today launched the Summer16 release of Brightspace, its popular cloud-based learning management system, with a new user interface optimized for mobile devices.

Bringing 'Voice and Choice' to Students

As superintendent of Pennsylvania's Central York School District, Michael Snell is spearheading an effort to tailor the student experience through mass customized learning and an "ecosystem" that combines technology and in-person interaction while moving away from seat time as a measure of accomplishment.

ProQuest Upgrades RefWorks with New Organizational Tools

ProQuest has launched a new version of its reference management system, RefWorks, in an effort to simplify and improve research and collaboration workflows.

Symbaloo Debuts Lesson Plan Creator for Personalized Learning

Symbaloo, a resource management platform for curating and organizing online educational resources, has introduced its new Lesson Plan creator tool.

Lifeliqe Creator Allows Educators to Create Their Own 3D Content for Free

Lifeliqe, a platform for interactive, educational 3D, virtual reality and augmented reality, today launched Lifeliqe Creator, a program that gives teachers the power to create and publish interactive presentations and e-books that integrate 3D models, rather than 2D images.

Preview: RobotLAB to Unveil Robotics Curriculum at ISTE

RobotLAB will announce a new robotics curriculum for K-12 during the ISTE 2016 conference taking place next week in Denver.

Washington School District Scratches the ‘Itch’ to Teach Coding

Teachers in Washington are implementing ITCH, a coding resource platform from Ucodemy that has ready-to-go lessons and instructional videos.

President Unveils New Initiatives During National Week of Making

President Obama has proclaimed this week a National Week of Making, unveiling a number of new initiatives, including a project involving more than 1,400 schools, almost 1 million students and all 50 of the United States.

Smithsonian Launches Learning Lab to Create, Share Resource Collections

The Learning Lab offers tools for creativity, personalization and publishing, and will eventually evolve with user input.

Beyond OER: K-12 Needs An Open Standard for 'Deeply Digital Lessons'

OER – open education resources are a boon to K-12. But OER is a start, not an end. As K-12 moves to fully 1-to-1 and blended learning, K-12 needs to go beyond digitized versions of paper-based lessons (and proprietary formats) and develop an open standard for the "deeply digital lesson."

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