21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Building on Competency-Based Education

CT talked with Argosy University System's vice chancellor for academic affairs to learn how that institution tackled competency-based education — creating the first WASC-accredited MBA in its region based on a direct assessment, competency model. Now, Argosy is developing hybrid approaches that combine direct assessment with traditional seat time-based courses.

Google Expands Map Resources for Educators and Students

Google is opening up its Google Maps Gallery service with an expanded array of historical and contemporary maps, as well as tools for students and educators that will allow them to create and edit their own maps.

Vendor Collaboration Enhances Utah State University Library Discovery Process

A partnership between EBSCO Discovery Service and Innovative is expected to enhance the access students and faculty at Utah State have to research resources.

Academic Partnerships Opens Latest Round of Online Learning and Teaching Grants

Educators in institutions that work with Academic Partnerships programs have about two weeks to apply for grants related to online learning research. The company expects to issue about $50,000 in grants up to $3,000 for individual proposals and up to $5,000 for collaborative research.

Syracuse U Uses Gamification To Encourage Student Development

The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University has launched a new program this fall, called the Goodman Impress program, that lets students earn points for taking part in career-building extracurricular activities.

Online Learning Consortium Selects Award Recipients

The association committed to excellence in online learning will present awards at its international conference in Orlando.

Microsoft Expands YouthSpark Efforts

YouthSpark started two years ago, and in that time, Microsoft stated, the program has "created opportunities" for 227 million people in 100 countries. The company is now nearly doubling those efforts.

Startup Launches Automatic Cloud-Based 3D Printer

A new fully automated and cloud-based 3D printer from NVBOTS will soon hit the market, with features intended to help simplify the sometimes complex 3D printing process.

Report: Students Believe Tablets Will Transform the Future of Higher Ed

The vast majority of undergraduate and graduate students believe tablets will transform the future of higher education, but most still rely on laptops and smartphones for school work, according to a new study conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Pearson.

Dartmouth Engineering Expands Use of Design Software

The Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College is now using design software as part of its undergraduate core curriculum, as well as for graduate and doctoral research.