21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


U Washington Game-Based Platform Helps Students Master Concepts in Algebra Challenge

The University of Washington's Center for Game Science has been testing an adaptive game-based platform that is showing promise in promoting mastery of algebra concepts among students in grades K-12.

Brief: Solidoodle Launches 3D Printer Packages for Education

3D printer manufacturer Solidoodle has introduced two 3D printer packages designed for the education market.

NCAA Rejects Coursework from 24 Virtual Charter High Schools

Virtual school provider K12 Inc. this month received notice that the NCAA will no longer accept coursework from 24 of its schools for initial eligibility review for prospective student athletes. The NCAA stipulates the coursework does not fulfill its course requirements for nontraditional high schools.

Telling Your Story: Making Sense of Diverse Learning Experiences

A followup to our recent Q&A with Trent Batson, "Who Creates Coherence in the College Experience?" Here, we've asked Batson to explore the mechanism of the ePortfolio and how students use the narrative and create coherence by telling their story.

Tech-Enabled Journalism: 8 Ways Ball State is Rewriting the Story

Social media tools helped these young journalists get their stories at the Sochi Olympics.

Carnegie Mellon Research Explores Touchy-Feely Data Visualization

Two researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are exploring how touch devices, such as Apple's iPad, can be used in data analysis and visualization.

Arizona State Launches Learning Platform for Search for Intelligent Life

A course for non-science majors that explores the search for life on other planets developed by educators at Arizona State University is going into production for use by other institutions and may be offered in MOOC form for individuals in the future.

U Michigan Prof Open Sources MOOC Teaching Materials

The course, Programming for Everybody, taught by Charles Severance (on the Coursera platform and at Dr. Chuck Online), introduces participants to Python programming and provides them with the tools to turn around and teach those concepts themselves — or simply to continue their own training in programming.

edX Taps CourseTalk for Online Course Reviews

edX has teamed up with CourseTalk to provide a platform for course reviews that includes star ratings and in-depth comments.

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A Digital Badge Initiative in First-Year Writing Courses

This coming fall, Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC will be rolling out a unique curricular initiative throughout its English Department that administers digital badges to students who demonstrate mastery in the critical skills outlined in first-year writing courses.