21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


EdX Partners with Saudi Arabia on MOOC Portal Women, Youth, Disabled and Rural Citizens

EdX has partnered with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Labor to create an open-platform massive open online course portal powered by edX's open-source platform, with the goal of expanding educational opportunities for people in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Arab world.

Adapt Courseware Expands Repository of Adaptive, Multimedia Content

Adapt Courseware, a provider of adaptive learning content and resources, has broadened its content repository with new interactive tools, video lectures, practice exercises and assessments in 10 academic disciplines.

Desire2Learn Adds ShareStream Media Management

Desire2Learn has partnered with ShareStream to integrate the company's asynchronous video tools into its learning platform.

D2L Intros Revamped Platform 'Brightspace' with Adaptive Learning

Desire2Learn is using the stage of its annual user conference, Fusion 2014, to shorten its moniker and announce a new branding for its set of education applications.

UW-Madison Using MOOCs To Draw New Students

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is returning to Coursera for seconds next year when it undertakes delivery of six new massive open online courses on the MOOC platform during 2015-2016.

Cengage Brings Speech Capture Software to MindTap

Cengage Learning has partnered with YouSeeU to integrate its speech capture software with MindTap in an effort to help students improve their presentation skills.

Research: The Proof is In! Multi-Tasking in Class Reduces Test Scores

Contrary to what students might like to think, when they multi-task in class on non-academic activities, their test scores go down. And that's true for even the smartest students. Those are the initial results of a $439,000 study by a Michigan State University research project that was reported on in the September 2014 issue of Computers & Education.

Sloan Consortium Renames Itself the Online Learning Consortium

To better reflect its mission of advancing the quality of online learning worldwide, the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) has changed its name to the Online Learning Consortium (OLC).

Berkeley Pushes Student Stats Apps to Phoenix NAP Cloud

An academic department at the University of California Berkeley has shifted to a cloud solution in order to give students virtual access to statistical applications.

Report: Smartphone Surge Continues as PC Decline Slows

Worldwide device shipments, including mobile phones, PCs, tablets and unltramobiles, are on pace to increase 4.2 percent this year over last to reach 2.4 billion units, according to the latest forecast from market research firm Gartner.