21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


U Houston System Intros Free AP Exam Prep and Teacher Training MOOCs

The University of Houston System is launching its first three massive open online courses, two of them targeted to high school seniors preparing for advanced placements tests and one for K-12 teachers.

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering To Launch Online Continuing Ed Program

The New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering is collaborating with a private partner to launch an online continuing education program in March.

George Brown College Adds 3D Projectors to BIM Lab

Students at George Brown College are using new projectors in the school's BIM lab to study construction design and digital modeling.

Kaplan Online Students To Hit Online Bookshelf for Texts

Kaplan University's online program will be using digital content supplied by Ingram Content Group.

A High-Tech Prescription for Training Doctors

Progressive new approaches to medical education aim to give doctors-in-training more practical, hands-on experience.

European MOOC Platform Nearing 500,000 Enrollments

Launched last October, European MOOC platform iversity.org has now reached nearly 500,000 enrollments in its 28 massive open online courses.

Leading IT Around the Globe: International Programs and Branch Campuses

A CIO's perspective on global programs and branch campuses. CMU's chief information officer talks about what it's like to lead IT at an institution that has programs on foreign soil and campuses around the world.

Report: Cuts to Prison Education May Lead to Higher Prison Costs

Every year, more than 2 million adults are released from prisons and jails in the United States. Of those, some 40 percent find themselves incarcerated within three years of their release. But prison education programs can curb the three-year rate of recidivism by as much as 13 full percentage points. Unfortunately, according to a new report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice, those education programs saw some drastic cuts in the four years immediately following the start of the recession, especially in states with higher prison populations.

Brief: WillowTree Launches App, Site Creation Platform

WillowTree Apps has launched the Apps for Education Platform, a tool designed to help educational institutions develop and deploy customized apps and HTML5 Web sites.

Brief: MatterHackers To Launch Software for Stand-Alone, Networked 3D Printers

MatterHackers has unveiled MatterControl for Android, software designed to network 3D printers and allow users to print directly from the devices without using a PC connection via a touch screen interface.