21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


U Arkansas Works To Expand Online Reach

Not even a month after Wichita State University said it was teaming up with Blackboard to create a new approach for delivering student services, the University of Arkansas announced that it would be working with the education technology company to analyze the marketability of its online degree programs.

Community College Uses Gaming To Bring Real-World Relevance to Courses

Lambton College is developing a pilot program to test out gaming in six of its courses — including first-year math, electrical circuits, and hair removal — to see if the use of game-playing improves attendance rates and student engagement.

U Florida To Build Teacher Network To Support Middle School Math

A "design and build" shop for education at the University of Florida just received a $250,000 grant to build a teacher network to go along with a new tool introduced in 2013 to help students with algebra.

North Carolina State Research Says Online Gaming Expands the Social Life of Gamers

People who play massively multiplayer online games don't necessarily prefer the company of avatars to live humans. In fact, reports new research supported by the United States Air Force Research Laboratory, online gaming expands players' social lives.

4 Emerging Principles of Connected Learning

Mimi Ito, professor in residence in the departments of Anthropology and Informatics at UC Irvine, shares ideas for building stronger connections between formal and self-directed learning.

Dartmouth Computer Science Students Forsake Robotics for Nanocopters

Robotics are so 2013. Now students are building and deploying "nanocopters." At least they are in a Dartmouth University class led by Andrew Campbell.

U Hartford PR Students To Market Friendthem on Campus for Credit

Two teams of public relations students at the University of Hartford are vying in their class to promote the use of a higher education social networking service at their own university.

KeyLemon, SwissTeach Partner To Demo Facial Recognition for LMS

KeyLemon, a company that makes biometric identification tools, and SwissTeach have partnered to demo facial recognition on the latter's online learning management system (LMS), Global Teach.

Fort Hays Prof Honored for the Innovative Use of Tech in Engineering Ed

High altitude ballooning was the key to this year's college-level winner in an annual competition put on by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and Vernier, a company that sells scientific equipment for teachers.

New Online Resource for Spanish Language Help

Students taking high school or college-level Spanish language courses can now connect to tutors 24/7 via Tutor.com.