21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Turnitin Releases Scoring Engine for Texts

Turnitin has launched the Turnitin Scoring Engine, a service designed to provide automated scoring of essays and short answer texts.

Reducing the Surface Area of Cyber Risk: IU's IT-28 Initiative

How can higher education institutions reduce their exposure to cyber risks? Speaking with CT from the Internet2 Global Summit in Washington, DC, Brad Wheeler, VP for IT and CIO at Indiana University and Paul Howell, Internet2's Chief Cyber Infrastructure Security Officer, examine IU's cyber risk mitigation policy.

U Maryland Opens MakerBot Innovation Center

The University of Maryland and MakerBot have opened a MakerBot Innovation Center at the university's A. James Clark School of Engineering to provide UMD students and faculty with access to 3D printers for prototyping, model-making and small-scale creative and manufacturing projects.

HBX Teaching Business Fundamentals to Amherst Students Online

Students at Amherst College can now go online to learn the fundamentals of business, through an arrangement with Harvard Business School's HBX online education initiative.

Research: Standing Desks Keep Students Better Tuned In

Children who stand at their desks instead of sitting stay on task better, according to a new research project by a team at Texas A&M University.

Knewton and HP Introduce Customized, Personalized Print Learning Materials

Designed to make adaptive learning materials available across print and digital platforms, the system will allow publishers to create personalized print chapters of textbooks, worksheets or assignments for schools that primarily rely on print textbooks. Students can learn using printed and/or digital adaptive content.

Count of Schools Going Outside To Launch Online Degree Programs Rising

Universities are increasingly turning to outside companies to help them launch new online degree programs. In fact, higher ed research and advisory firm Eduventures has identified at least 26 companies — known as "online program management (OPM) providers" — currently operating in this space. The data comes out of a series of reports Eduventures recently published for its member institutions.

Arizona State U, edX Partner on Global Freshman Academy

Arizona State University and edX have launched the Global Freshman Academy, a new program that allows students to complete their first year of college online for credit.

MakerBot App Now Turns 2D Images Into 3D-Printable Files

Designed for beginners who want to get started quickly with 3D printing, the new Shape Maker app allows users to transform sketches, photos and screen captures into files that can then be sent to a variety of MakerBot printers.

ProctorU Launches Multifactor Online Student Verification

Higher education institutions have a new tool to verify online student identities in a variety of settings, from attendance tracking and online testing to managing financial aid disbursements.