21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Smart Debuts Digital Dry Erase Board

Smart Technologies has begun shipping its newest device for classrooms, the Smart kapp, designed to update the dry erase board for the digital age.

MakerBot Acquires User Experience Company Layer by Layer

MakerBot, a provider of 3D printers, has acquired Layer by Layer, a software company that will now focus on creating user-friendly platforms for the MakerBot ecosystem.

OSU Course Helps Teachers with Online Lab Science Classes

Oregon State University is collaborating with a private partenr on a graduate-level course designed to help the students teach their own online laboratory science classes.

Penn State Researchers Tackle Social Network Privacy Gaps

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University's College of Information Science and Technology and the University of Kansas have partnered in an effort to reduce the gap between perceived and actual privacy for users of social networks.

New Video Collaboration Wall Unveiled at Boston University

Two graduates invented a new technology used in the video collaboration wall at the university’s College of Engineering.

Excelsior College Adds Partner for New CBE Program

Excelsior College will partner in a plan to help higher-education institutions provide competency-based education programs to their students.

WebAssign Adds 23 New Math Texts

WebAssign, a provider of online instructional tools, has added 23 new online math textbooks from publishers including Cengage Learning, John Wiley & Sons, OpenStax College, W.H. Freeman and Worldwide Center of Math.

e-portfolio mistakes to avoid

4 Common E-Portfolio Mistakes To Avoid

Electronic portfolio projects have great potential to impact learning, assessment, and professional development. Yet expanding e-portfolios campuswide and sustaining the program isn't easy. Here are four pitfalls to watch out for.

Open Pedagogy: Connection, Community, and Transparency

In a Q&A with CT, Virginia Commonwealth University's Associate Director for Online Learning Innovation Tom Woodward examines the "blend of strategies, technologies, and networked communities that make the process and products of education more transparent, understandable, and available to all the people involved."

Pearson Updates Tutoring Service with Dashboard iPad App

Pearson has updated its Smarthinking on-demand tutoring service in an effort to improve online learning outcomes for individuals and institutions.