21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Stanford and Carnegie Launch Free Online Forest Monitoring Course

A joint project of Stanford University and Carnegie Institution for Science will make forest monitoring tools and training freely available to allow people around the world to monitor the health of their forests through raw satellite images.

BenQ Debuts Monitors for Mobile and Cloud Content

BenQ's new EW series monitors allow users to stream media -- including cloud-based content -- from their smartphones, laptops or game consoles for large-screen viewing.

William Mitchell First Allowed To Offer Fully Hybrid Law Program

A law school located in St. Paul, MN that has produced at least three Minnesota governors, various members of Congress, and multiple state and federal court justices, expects to offer a hybrid variety of education starting in 2015, which it claims is the first of its kind. The William Mitchell College of Law will offer an online and on-campus juris doctor program that has been approved by the American Bar Association.

Blazing the Trail: Competency-Based Education at SNHU

CT asks Southern New Hampshire University President Paul LeBlanc about the implications of competency-based assessment.

Plugin Adds Gaming and Social Networking to Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect users have a new way to build games into their online sessions and foster discussion and interaction among meeting attendees.

Stanford Prof Unveils Scalable Virtual Labs

A Stanford professor has unveiled a prototype of a scalable virtual lab for use in massive open online courses, at schools with limited lab equipment or even by members of the public.

Report: Online Completion Rates Only Trail On-Campus Rates Slightly

Completion rates for on-campus courses are only slightly higher than those for online courses, according to a new report from the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies.

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.