21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


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.

Marist Launches The FOLD Online Learning Community with Style at New York's Fashion Week

Marist College has launched a student-driven online collaborative learning environment called The FOLD (Fashion Online Learning Domain).

Pearson Launches Acclaim Open Badge Platform

Pearson has launched Acclaim, an Open Badge platform designed for academic institutions, professional associations and other credentialing programs.

Drupal-Based Opigno LMS Released in Hosted Version

Swiss developer Connect-i has released a hosted version of its Drupal-based learning management system, Opigno.

16 Institutions Sign On to Offer Courses Through NovoEd

NovoEd, the online learning platform launched last April by Stanford professor Amin Saberi, today announced agreements with 16 institutions spanning the higher education, research and technology sectors.

Brigham Young Student Game Woos Kids to Reading

A group of students at Brigham Young University in Utah recently took on a project for the Library of Congress to encourage kids to get off their digital devices and back into books. The solution: an online game.