21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Sierra College Maker Space Fosters Student Innovation

The community college in suburban Sacramento has partnered with Hacker Lab to give students an opportunity to put to work the academic concepts they learn in their classes.

Western U To Create Virtual Reality Learning Center

A health sciences university will be opening a new virtual reality learning center in its main library jammed with new technologies.

Knewton Launches Free Learning Content Platform

The service, which is officially in beta, has invited teachers, parents and students to set up accounts. Any of those users may add learning content — instructional text, video lessons, quizzes and assessments — and make it available to everybody else.

Research Uncovers MOOC Cheating Strategy

Researchers from MIT and Harvard University have uncovered a new cheating scheme specific to MOOCs.

OpenStax Releases 3 New Free College Textbooks

Three new free textbooks have been added to the inventory within Rice University's OpenStax College collection.

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E-Texts and the Future of the College Bookstore

With digital content available in multiple formats for nearly all instructional materials, college and university bookstores are facing multiple challenges to provide the content desired by students and faculty, to reduce the cost of instructional content and to compete with multiple retail sources for this content.

Ball State University: Addressing the E-mail Glut

What if your university sent more than 50 million e-mails to its 20,000-plus registered students? How could your students keep up? At Ball State University, developers are piloting Campus Hub, a new service to help students identify and act on the most important messages from their institution.

Google Classroom Gains New Features

Instructors can now use Classroom to initiate question-driven discussions and to reuse assignments, announcements or questions from previous classes.

MIT Selects MITx Grant Program Recipients

The Office of Digital Learning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has selected eight projects to receive funding through the first MITx Grant Program.

HBX Intros HBX Live Virtual Classroom

Harvard Business School's HBX digital learning initiative today launched a virtual classroom designed to reproduce the intimacy and synchronous interaction of the case method in a digital environment.