21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


55% More STEM Students Fail Lectures Than Active Learning Classes

Traditional lectures are failing students in STEM disciplines. According to a new meta-analysis published this week, a staggering 55 percent more students flunk purely lecture-based STEM courses than flunk courses taught with some sort of active learning component.

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How To Duplicate or Copy Your Course in Instructure Canvas

Instructor Sicco Rood explains how to duplicate an existing course in Instructure Canvas or copy an existing course into a blank, empty course shell.

Are MOOCs Just Moneymaking Scams? Providers Challenged To Substantiate Grandiose Claims

Are online education providers serving the masses or just amassing wealth for themselves? That's the question the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education wants answered. The group today challenged the leaders of edX, Udacity and Coursera to a public debate "about the claims and promises being made by the online education industry about the quality of its higher education programs."

Moodle Legacy Versions Get Security Updates, Bug Fixes

On the heels of the release of Moodle 2.7, new versions of older Moodle branches have received maintenance updates to address bugs and security vulnerabilities.

Moodle 2.7 Gets Improved Interfaces, Accessible Text Editor, Conditional Activities

Moodle 2.7 has been released. The upgrade to the popular free and open source learning management system includes new themes with improved responsive design, a new accessibility-focused text editor and more.

Cengage Learning Teams Up With Matchpoint to Offer Career Guidance Tool

Cengage Learning has partnered with Matchpoint Careers to become the exclusive agent to market and sell Matchpoint's Career Positioning System (CPS) to higher education institutions.

Cengage Learning Integrates Big Data Tools from Celebrus

Cengage Learning, a provider of educational content, technology and services for higher education and K-12, has partnered with big data software provider Celebrus Technologies to capture data about users' interactions with Cengage's products.

7 Universities Partner with IBM on Cognitive Computing Courses

Seven universities in the United States have partnered with IBM to launch cognitive computing courses featuring cloud access to the company's Watson computer.

U Southern California Ed School Packages Teacher Training

The University of Southern California's education school has developed a set of online and blended training courses to help teachers develop their skills in working with diverse learners.

Zyrobotics Intros TabAccess for Assistive Tablet Access

Technology startup Zyrobotics has introduced a device called TabAccess, which is designed to help people with limited fine motor skills use Android and iOS devices.