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Moving Outside the LMS: Matching Web 2.0 Tools to Instructional Purpose
September 7, 2011

What considerations support the decision to either augment or replace an institution’s existing learning management system (LMS) with a cloud-based, Web 2.0 technology tool to suppor…

Privacy Considerations in Cloud-Based Teaching and Learning Environments
January 5, 2011

In this white paper, we outline the privacy issues relevant to using cloud-based instructional tools or cloud-based teaching and learning environments for faculty members and those supporting ins…

7 Things You Should Know About Privacy in Web 2.0 Learning Environments
September 7, 2010

New media, social networking, collaboration sites, image and video-sharing sites, wikis, and blogs offer tremendous teaching and learning opportunities to educators and students, but their use ra…

7 Things You Should Know About Backchannel Communication
February 9, 2010

Backchannel communication is a secondary conversation that takes place at the same time as a conference session, lecture, or instructor-led learning activity. This might involve students using a …

7 Things You Should Know About Collaborative Annotation
October 5, 2009

Collaborative annotation tools expand the concept of social bookmarking by allowing users not only to share bookmarks but also to digitally annotate web pages. Rather than simply pointing to part…

7 Things You Should Know About Microblogging
July 7, 2009

Microblogging is the practice of posting small pieces of digital content—which could be text, pictures, links, short videos, or other media—on the Internet. Microblogging offers a p…

7 Things You Should Know About VoiceThread
June 8, 2009

VoiceThread is a media aggregator that allows people to post media artifacts—which might be a document, a slide presentation, a video, or a collection of photos—for community feedba…

2009 Horizon Report
January 20, 2009

The annual Horizon Report is a collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). Each year, the report identifies and describes six areas of …

Collaboration Tools
August 21, 2008

Students use technology in natural ways that allow them to do what they want: communicate with anyone they want, in the time and space that suits them best. Easily accessible and user-friendly, c…

7 Things You Should Know About Ning
April 23, 2008

Ning is an online service that allows users to create their own social networks and join and participate in other networks. No technical skill is required to set up a social network, and there ar…