Collaboration & Web 2.0

Broadband, Social Networks, and Mobility Have Spawned a New Kind of Learner

Students are different today because of technology. Every educator knows this, of course, but this change is about much more than agile thumbs, shriveling attention spans, and OMG'd vocabularies.

CoSN Invites 13 Districts To Develop Digital Media Best Practices

The Consortium for School Networking, a professional association for educators, district officials and technology professionals, has selected 13 school districts to take part in an effort to develop digital media best practices in K-12 education to encourage innovation.

ePals Acquires Children's Literature Publisher

ePals, a provider of educational technology products, will acquire Carus Publishing, the parent company of Cricket Magazine Group, Cobblestone Publishing, and Open Court Publishing.

edWeb Launches Free Learning Community Focused on Common Core Implementation and Action Learning Systems have partnered to create a free online professional learning community for K-12 educators to learn about implementing Common Core State Standards.

Super Star Launches Goal Setting Platform for Schools

Super Star Learning has released a school edition of My Dream Machine, the company's social goal setting and achievement platform.

Science Social Network Adds Economic, Financial Sections, a social network that publishes links to breaking science news contributed by its 64,000 international users, has added economics and financial science sections to its Web site.

Microsoft Touts Live@edu Stats, Prepares for Move to Office365 for Education

Microsoft has revealed that Live@edu, the company's free, hosted collaboration and communications service for education, now has more than 22 million users, a 100 percent increase in the past year.

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."

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