21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


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.

The Role of Technology in an Outcomes-Based Funding Environment

The Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010 established outcomes-based funding in the state, rewarding institutions for outcomes related to retention, progression, and student success — not just enrollment. CT asked Brandy Cartmell, Interim Executive Director of Student Engagement and Registrar, about the ongoing role of technology in UT Martin's response to the mandate.

Canvas LMS Adds Learning Mastery Gradebook

Instructure's Canvas LMS has added a new gradebook designed to help teachers keep track of students' concept mastery.

Sony Brings Touch to All-in-One Live Production Content Producer

Davidson College, in North Carolina, will begin producing live webcasts of its football, soccer and baseball games, starting next fall, thanks to its new Sony Anycast Touch production switcher, with dual touchscreen interface.

Smart Updates Offerings for Microsoft Lync Room Systems

Smart Technologies has updated its offerings for Microsoft Lync Room System to add a new room size, premium services and to offer more collaboration capabilities.

XYZprinting Intros Sub-$500 3D Printer

XYZprinting is bringing its Da Vinci 1.0 3D printer to the United States. The $499 plug-n-play printer is currently available for preorder on amazon.com.

UNC Rolling Out Online Ed.D. Program

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is launching an online doctoral program in kinesiology.