21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


U North Carolina Greensboro Enters MOOC Arena with Soulful Course

The University of North Carolina, Greensboro has entered the massive open online course arena with it's first offering, "The Soul and the Search for Meaning: From the Greeks to the Present."

SAS Launches SAS Analytics U

SAS, a provider of business analytics software and services, has launched SAS Analytics U, an initiative intended to help support analytics students, professors and working professionals.

USC Team Develops Research-Based Educational Games

Researchers at USC's Game Innovation Lab are developing research-based games for education and social awareness.

Colfax High Students Learn Product Development with 3D Prototyping Thanks to Community College

Hailey Elias and two classmates at Colfax High School in California developed a prototype of a device that signals to skiers when they're doing what they shouldn't do — lean back. The prototype of the "Fast Forward" ski sensor was chosen by the audience as worthy of further exploration by Quirky during the March South by Southwest Conference in Austin, TX.

HBX platform

Harvard Business School Launching First Courses on HBX Online Platform

Harvard Business School is ready to dive into the waters of online learning. The institution will soon begin enrollment in the first set of courses to be offered on HBX, a new e-learning platform the school has been quietly developing over the past year and a half.

Texas Coalition Brings State into National LEAP Program

Several dozen colleges and universities in Texas have joined together to bring their state into a national education initiative called Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP), a program of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Change the Homework, Improve Student Achievement

A new study from Rice and Duke researchers identified a relatively non-invasive approach to improving student achievement — one that doesn't involve gutting the curriculum or reinventing pedagogy. The researchers found that implementing subtle, technology-based changes to homework resulted in improvements in student performance on tests.

Wichita State Expands Blackboard Work To Create One-Stop Shop for Student Services

Wichita State University has begun expanding its adoption of Blackboard products and services to provide better support for students, faculty and staff and put in place "the necessary infrastructure" for enrollment growth and support of accreditation activities.

Fitting Old Classrooms for New Ways of Learning

Is it possible to implement new learning approaches in old -- even antique -- classrooms and other college spaces? The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA has become expert at it.

Carnegie Mellon U Partners with Intel for Integrative Design Concentrations

Carnegie Mellon University has launched an initiative that creates eight new concentrations that combine integrative design principles and related technologies with a range of other disciplines.