21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


UC Irvine Extension Adds 12 New Distance Courses for Recent Grads

The University of California, Irvine Extension has launched 12 new career readiness courses to be offered as four Coursera Specializations.

3D Printing in Higher Ed Grows; Average Contract $32,000

A company that monitors federal, state and local contracting has discovered that the expansion of 3D printing is growing in the public sector — including colleges and universities.

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How Southern New Hampshire U Develops 650-Plus Online Courses Per Year

Course development at the country's fastest growing nonprofit online educator is a major endeavor. Here's how SNHU manages the process.

RIT Opening Technology-Rich Classroom for STEM Courses

Tablets, projectors, cameras, interactive whiteboards, collaborative software and more will enhance STEM learning in a new classroom being dedicated this Friday at the Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST).

U San Diego Uses Cloud To Support Global Study Abroad Program in Spain

The University of San Diego has implemented a cloud solution to migrate data to the United Kingdom, so it can provide students in its international studies abroad program in Madrid, Spain with reliable access to core academic and administrative information systems.

Kuali 2.0: Reshaping the Landscape for Development and Adoption

A stunning series of announcements — the formation of KualiCo, a for-profit entity, KualiCo's acquisition of rSmart's SaaS business, and Navigator Management Partners's acquisition of rSmart's Kuali consulting business — has ushered Kuali into its second decade with big expectations for Kuali 2.0.

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Real-Time Classroom Feedback Enhances Flipped Learning at Temple College

Terry Austin, an instructor of anatomy and physiology at Temple College in Texas, has boosted student retention rates in his classes -- and he attributes part of that success to the real-time feedback system he's using in his flipped classroom.

In Yearly LMS Count Canvas Gains, Blackboard Learn Loses

Even though support for the Angel learning management system will not officially end this month, plenty of institutions are apparently seeing the writing on the wall and jumping ship anyway. According to data compiled by Edutechnica.com, Angel has lost 39 institutional customers in the United States. During that same period Blackboard also lost 31 Blackboard Learn LMS customers. The only clear winner during the year has been Instructure, which gained 66 new institutional users, nearly making up the loss for the other two learning management systems (LMS).

Gale Adds Nearly 700 STEM Titles to Virtual Reference Library

Gale will add approximately 750 new books focused on STEM, healthcare and K-12 topics to its e-book platform, Gale Virtual Reference Library, as a result of signing four new publishers.

GitHub Rolls Out Free Student Developer Pack

GitHub has partnered with 13 companies and organizations to provide a package of developer tools free for students.