21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Awarding Badges in Moodle

The odds are good that you accomplished something over the course of your life for which you were extremely proud, but the significance of that accomplishment was lost in the explanation to others. After telling them of your grand accomplishment, their retort was along the lines of: "Well, what do you want? A medal?"

Research: What Value Does a Degree or Certificate Hold for the Adult Learner?

The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) and Hobsons completed a pilot study during AY 2013-2014 of adult learners at eight participating higher education institutions. The investigators have just released "Measuring Impact: Findings From a Study of Adult Student Gains and Satisfaction." CT asked Jim Fong, Director of the UPCEA Center for Research & Consulting and Todd Bloom, Chief Academic Officer at Hobsons for their comments.

3d printing in education

Widespread 3D Printing in Classrooms Still a Decade Out

While colleges and universities have slowly begun adopting 3D printing technologies, mainstream adoption in education and among consumers is still a long way off, according to a new analysis.

MeetingOne Aims To Help Incorporate Meetings into Blackboard Courses

MeetingOne has introduced a new version of a product that will let instructors and teaching assistants integrate meetings into existing Blackboard Learn courses.

Canon Intros 3 New Cloud-Connected Printers

Canon has added three new all-in-one inkjet photo printers, the Pixma MG7520, the Pixma MG6620 and the Pixma MG5620, to its line of cloud-connected printers.

This Flipped Class Is Studying Biology with a $10 Microscope and a Smart Phone

Take a smartphone, add $10 worth of plywood and Plexiglas, a bit of hardware, laser pointer lenses and LED click lights from a keychain flashlight and you have a DIY microscope worthy of use in college classes. At least, that's the idea of an instructor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology who is adding the do-it-yourself technology in her biology lab courses.

Dassault Systèmes Unveils Solidworks Education Edition 2014-2015

Dassault Systèmes has released Solidworks Education Edition 2014-2015, which includes new tools and features designed to help students learn 3D design in the classroom.

Education Boosting Chromebook Shipments to 5.2 Million Units This Year

Largely on the strength of the education sector, Chromebook shipments will reach 5.2 million units this year, according to a new forecast.

2 Great Techniques for the Flipped Classroom

2 Great Techniques for the Flipped Classroom

Inspire more student engagement in a flipped class with these two pedagogy-driven methods.

Boundless To Add Open Textbooks

Boundless, which already publishes free textbooks that use repurposed free and open source material, is now allowing educators to publish their open educational resource textbooks via its authoring platform.