21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


New Registry Will Demystify Badges, Credentials and Degrees

George Washington University, Southern Illinois University and Workcred, a nonprofit affiliate of the American National Standards Institute, are teaming up to build a "credential registry" that would increase the transparency and value of industry credentials and degrees.

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Bringing Location-Based Learning to Life

The University of San Diego built a Web-based collaboration tool that connects classroom concepts with real-world locations and discoveries.

Google Classroom Update: New User and Developer Tools

New features include an API; a button that allows teacher to share links, videos and images; and mobile notifications in the iOS and Android apps.

Vernier's Go Wireless Link Connects Scientific Sensors to Mobile Devices

Students can use the device to help them collect and analyze data from more than 40 different sensors.

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6 Secrets of Active Learning Classroom Design

While the basic elements of active learning classrooms are well known, no one-size-fits-all template exists. Here's how to achieve the custom fit your school needs.

Moodle Launches Free Cloud Hosting for Educators

Moodle today announced MoodleCloud, a service that allows anyone to deploy the Moodle learning environment for free — with no installation or hosting charges.

Survey: MOOCs Supplement Traditional Higher Ed

A new survey of students enrolled in massive open online courses (MOOCs) suggests that the courses are supplementing traditional higher education forms and "democratizing learning."

Blackboard To Integrate X-Ray Analytics with Moodle

Blackboard has acquired X-Ray Analytics, a predictive analytics tool for education, and plans to integrate it with its Moodlerooms and Moodle Enterprise learning management systems, among other products.

MIT Gives Users Cloud-Based Access to Work

MIT has implemented Office 365 for its user community.

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Minecraft Competition Challenges Students to Build Immersive Learning Environments

"When you have a platform that kids absolutely love — parents can't peel them away from it — and when it's one that can also be used to provide bona fide educational experiences, it would have been criminal of us not to use it," according to Aaron E. Walsh, founding director of the Immersive Education Initiative.