Collaboration & Web 2.0

Schoolwires Launches Social Learning Platform for Grades K-12

Schoolwires has released Nimbus, a hosted social learning platform developed to increase student and teacher engagement in grades K-12.

Lectora Online Adds Flash Games, Collaboration Tools

Trivantis has released a new version of Lectora Online e-learning software, which includes a lineup of features including additional Flash games, new characters, and collaboration tools.

Blackboard Nabs CerBibo, Ups Stake in Chinese Education

Blackboard has acquired CerBibo, a provider of higher education and K-12 online learning software and services in China. The move is designed to expand Blackboard's presence in Chinese education and to "simplify the process for bringing new products and investments to Chinese institutions."

Google+ Adds Pages for Organizations

Google has launched pages for Google+ to give organizations a presence on the social network. Previously, only individuals were allowed on the platform.

oneDrum Brings Real-Time Collaboration to Microsoft Office; Mac Version To Hit Beta Later This Year

A UK company has launched a free application that allows users to collaborate on Microsoft Office files in real time similar to the way they can with Google Docs.

ParentLink Enhances E-Mail Communications

ParentLink has released a new suite of e-mail tools for its communication platform designed to improve e-mail communications between schools and parents.

Skyping Science

Rural schools might have a low student-teacher ratio that urban educators envy, but they usually have fewer resources backing the educational process. One way in which some rural schools are expanding the depth and breadth of their resources is by utilizing cloud computing to tap the expertise readily found in higher education.

The Best Free Web 2.0 Tools for Schools

The term Web 2.0 has been around a while. Some may even consider it passe. Nevertheless, according to Steve Dembo, there's still something to say about the topic.

Skype Learning Lab Puts Global Perspective on U.S. History

A private school in Miami uses is using free technology to bridge geographical gaps between faculty and students.

NYC Schools Deploy Software To Boost Communication

One hundred K-12 schools in one New York City borough have deployed a Web-based software platform to ramp up communication with parents.

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