21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Blue Jeans Updates Videoconferencing for Users with Disabilities

Blue Jeans Network has updated its videoconferencing Web application and Android and iOS apps to make them more accessible for users with disabilities.

Portland Community College Launches Web Accessibility MOOC for Educators

Portland Community College has teamed with a private partner to launch a massive open online course for educators that will address Web accessibility concerns associated with online learning.

Rochester Institute of Technology Pilots 'Classroom as a Learning Tool'

The Rochester Institute of Technology has teamed with a private partner to create a "classroom as a learning tool" pilot in an effort to create a space that encourages active learning.

Canon Introduces Five New Portable Projectors

All of the new projectors weigh about six pounds and use the company’s DLP BrilliantColor display technology to deliver 3,000 lumens of brightness and a 2,300:1 contrast ratio.

Instructure Launching Free Learning Object Repository, Canvas Commons

Instructure has launched a limited pilot of Canvas Commons, a new learning object repository that integrates with the Canvas learning management system.

BenQ Unveils MH630 Projector

Supported by a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, the unit also offers full HD 1080p resolution and 3,000 ANSI lumens of brightness.

Blackboard Acquires WebRTC Provider

Blackboard has acquired a provider of Web-based real-time communication technology, Requestec.

iPad lessons learned

7 Lessons from a Systemwide iPad Program

For the past year, Globe Education Network's private and career colleges, universities and training centers have been integrating iPads into every academic program. Here's what they learned along the way.

Researchers: MOOCs as Effective for Learning as Traditional Courses

Massive open online courses can be as effective to help students learn as face-to-face classes — and the learning outcomes will be equivalent whether or not they're academically prepared for the class or whether they perform well or poorly on a pretest.

New Scorecard Evaluates Online Programs in 75 Areas

The Online Learning Consortium, formerly the Sloan Consortium, has introduced a new version of its Quality Scorecard for Online Programs that examines nine broad areas, including institutional, faculty, student and technology support, teaching and learning, course development and structure, social and student engagement and evaluation and assessment.