21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


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.

Innovation: Moving Analytics to Action

We may think of analytics as a maturing area in higher education, but there's still plenty of room for innovation. The real challenge now is to move analytics to action, says Russ Little, PAR's new Chief Innovation Officer.

Single-DLP Chip Projector Has Color Levels To Compete with LCD

NEC Display's new M402H projector's internal processing capabilities are designed to give it the same color levels as LCD projectors.