21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


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.

MIT Researchers: Crowdsourced Outlines Improve Learning from Videos

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University are using crowd-sourced conceptual outlines to help learners get more out of educational videos.

6 Emerging Trends Driving Technology in Education

The burden is on universities to advance the culture of innovation, "to foster environments that accelerate learning and creativity" and "to create the conditions for innovation to happen," according to a new report released Wednesday by the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative.

Dell Debuts New Laptops for Education

Dell has expanded its line of laptops for education with the addition of the Dell Chromebook 11, Latitude 11 Education Series laptop, as well as the new Venue 10 and Venue 10 Pro tablets and Dell Interactive Projector S510.

Report: Creative Data Analysis a Top Strategy for Improving Retention

Systematic, creative data analysis is one of several key retention strategies among top-performing public universities, according to a new report from Eduventures.

USC Marshall School of Business

8 Best Practices for Moving Courses Online

While a lot of schools are teaming up with third-party companies to launch online versions of long-standing degree programs, USC's business school is doing the work in-house. Here's how.

New Displays and Projectors Introduced by BenQ

Along with new projectors and an interactive display board, the company has introduced its first-ever audio product.

Online Game Woos Students to Scientific Process

A new online multiuser game — the first of two developed by two universities and NASA — is designed to help persuade middle and high school students to immerse themselves in science.