21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


25 Programs To Receive $134 Million in Federal Funds

The United States Department of Education recently published its list of the 25 programs that will receive funding in the fourth round of the Investing in Innovation (i3) competition. Those programs will receive a combined total of $134 million before the end of the year.

OpenStax Releases 6th Free Textbook

OpenStax College, a nonprofit organization operating out of Rice University, has released its sixth free textbook in electronic format: Introductory Statistics.

Drag-and-Drop Programming Tool Alice Updated

The developers of Alice have introduced a new version of their free drag-and-drop development tool as well as an online tutorial to help young students learn how to perform object-oriented programming.

Villanova U Launches Business Process Management Online Program

Villanova University has launched a new Master Certificate in Business Process Management, a three-course program that can be completed entirely online.

What Will Happen to MOOCs Now that Udacity Is Leaving Higher Ed?

Sebastian Thrun threw a wrench in the MOOC model by declaring that massive open online courses don't work for higher education. What's next for the online learning trend?

U Colorado Boulder Tutorial Uses Video Games To Teach Coding

A team at the University of Colorado Boulder has launched a tutorial to help students, teachers and others create a 3D video game in an effort to generate interest in computer programming.

Brief: TechSmith Debuts Mobile App for Snagit, Camtasia

TechSmith's new mobile app enables users to export images and video from their handheld devices to their TechSmith desktop program.

NYU-Poly Training Booz Allen Hamilton Employees on Cyber Security

Booz Allen Hamilton is sending its employees to Polytechnic Institute of New York University to earn master's degrees and certificates in high tech fields.

Note-Taking App Upgrade Released for Apple, Android and Windows 8

MetaMoJi has released version 2.0 of its Note Anytime app for Apple, Android and Windows 8 devices.

Student-Built Augmented Reality Tour Shares Black Paris

A professor of Africana studies who has maintained a longstanding virtual environment to teach his students about the Harlem Renaissance recently took a trip to Paris with a group of students to create an augmented reality tour of sites related to famous black expatriates.