21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


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How Course Web Design Impacts Student Engagement

When Instructure began analyzing the course designs for its higher ed customers, the LMS company discovered something about getting students to interact with the online elements of their courses.

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Video Collaboration Broadens Learning at Birmingham-Southern College

With an average class size of 16 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, Birmingham-Southern College offers a focused learning environment that lets each student get the most from his or her time on campus. But in line with the emerging trend of blended learning in education, we have also enhanced that environment with video conferencing — bringing a broader learning experience to our students.

The Dashboard as a Campuswide Conversation on Completion

Cuyahoga Community College, a CT 2008 Innovator award recipient in the field of Business Intelligence, has maintained its innovative edge with a major implementation of a dashboard that measures student success and completion for the institution and is available to departments campus wide.

Vista Higher Learning Launches Platform for Online Spanish Ed

Vista Higher Learning has launched Portales, an interactive online program for learning and teaching college-level Spanish.

Northern Arizona U Students Satisfied with Personalized Learning Program

A recent survey of students at Northern Arizona University has found that students in a new Personalized Learning program are largely happy with the new competency-based initiative.

Report: American Millennials Fall Short at Problem-Solving in Tech-Rich Environments, Other Skills

Millennials in the United States are weaker than their international peers when it comes to skills in literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE) — despite having the highest levels of educational attainment of any previous generation, according to a new study from Educational Testing Service.

EBSCO Adds 27 E-Book Sets for Academic Libraries

EBSCO has launched 27 new subject sets of e-books for academic libraries.

Harvard and MIT Face Lawsuit for Lack of Online Captioning

On the same day that MIT issued an extensive strategic plan for fostering greater campus inclusiveness, the Massachusetts school has been sued for the non-inclusive nature of its massive open online courses and other publicly available online content. Along with Harvard University, MIT now faces a lawsuit from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) as well as four deaf and hard of hearing individuals accusing the institutions of failing to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.

New Program To Support Women in Data Science Field

A new program beginning this fall at Mount Holyoke and Smith College aims to develop women professionals in the field of data science.

CSU Libraries Make Open Resource Textbooks Available to Students

Thirteen California State University libraries will take advantage of OpenStax College's collection of digital and print textbooks that can be downloaded for free or at little cost.