Collaboration 2.0
Web 2.0 Strategies for Education


  • HTML5: The Web Beyond Web 2.0

    The implications for HTML5 technologies on learning are profound. As technologies become more "intelligent" and requirements shift away from the manual skills needed to use them, teaching and learning can focus more clearly on the processes of thinking and application.More


  • Statewide Support for K-12 Online Learning Grows

    States and districts have increased their support for online K-12 education programs. Twenty-five states now run statewide online initiatives, according to new research from the Center for Digital Education (CDE) at policy and research firm e.Republic. That's up from 15 states running such initiatives a year ago.More
  • Nationwide Classroom Video Conferences Commemorate 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission

    Seizing an opportunity, and an occasion, to bring students from all over the United States together using technology it helped pioneer, NASA this week is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing with a full school week of interactive video conferences to share the event's history with students.More
  • Educator Use of Social Networking Lags Behind Interest

    The final results of an extensive nationwide survey on educator use of social networking were published last week, and it appears that more than six educators in ten are at least interested enough in the growing medium to register on one or more sites. What this will mean in the long run for the impact of social networking on education, however, is far less clear.More
  • Elluminate Adds Advanced Privacy Options to Education Social Network

    Elluminate has announced the introduction of private versions of its nascent education social network, LearnCentral.More
  • GoingOn Shares New Community Platform for Educators

    San Francisco start-up GoingOn has launched its open source community platform for educational institutions at Educause 2009. GoingOn Community bundles social networking, collaboration, and publishing technologies into an online service that allows educators to deploy an institution-wide network of user configured communities built around specific courses, programs, activities, or interests.More
  • Partnership Releases Educators' Guide to Integrating 21st Century Skills

    The Tucson-based Partnership for 21st Century Skills has announced the release of its Milestones for Improving Learning and Education (MILE) Guide, a resource designed to aid schools and districts in fully and effectively integrating 21st century skills into policy and curricula.More
  • SoftChalk Authoring Software To Work with Equella and Merlot

    SoftChalk is partnering with two companies, The Learning Edge International and Merlot, in integration projects for its e-learning content authoring software.More
  • 17 Institutions Join IBM Cloud Academy

    IBM has launched Cloud Academy, an online resource and collaborative forum for campus IT professionals, educators, and researchers in K-12 and higher ed. Cloud Academy is designed to help academic institutions with their cloud computing initiatives and related professional development and to provide a forum for sharing best practices.More