Learning Resources


Federal Site for Free Education Resources Grows and Gets Mobile Facelift

A site for accessing freely available education materials from public agencies has just been revamped for the third time in its lengthy history to include a cleaner interface and many more listings. The Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE) helps educators, students, and others find digital teaching and learning resources maintained by the federal government.

PBS LearningMedia Adds Premium Tier for Educational Resources

PBS and its member stations are adding a new premium tier to the PBS LearningMedia service.

New OER Exchange Opens with 680,000 Free Learning Objects

Educational technology company Pearson has launched its OpenClass Exchange for instructors. Out of the gate, the new open education resource (OER) catalog will include links to 680,000 instructional and learning items.

The Essence of MOOCs: Multi-Venue, Non-Linear, Learner-Initiated Learning

"MOOCs represent the logical outcome of the move toward learner-initiated learning," says Trent Batson, "If the vast majority of learners in the global connected culture are not enrolled in college, education has to extend to those new learners." Here, Batson takes another look at the phenomenon known as massive open online courses--what MOOCs are, and what they aren't.

AcademicPub Customizes Library Content for Colleges, Universities

SharedBook has added new features to AcademicPub Content Library that allow colleges and universities to customize content for their libraries.



The Rise of eText

A discussion of eText and how higher education institutions can prepare for a shift from print to digital course materials and textbooks.

Sophia Learning Launches Free College Prep Resources

Sophia.org has launched Operation College Success, an initiative designed to improve college readiness and help make college more affordable through free resources for students.

Outsourcing Education

Outsourcing Education

With schools and students now able to secure high-quality online courses from beyond the ivy-covered walls, faculty--and institutions themselves--are weighing whether their stock is rising or falling.

Out of the Fray: The Most Relevant Mobile Apps and Devices for Education

Tennessee Board of Regents' Associate Vice Chancellor for Mobilization and Emerging Technology Robbie Melton gave the opening keynote yesterday at CT Forum 2013 in San Diego. CT followed up with a brief interview.

Varsity Tutors now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

Varsity Tutors, a provider of in-person and online tutoring services, will now accept Bitcoin as payment in an effort to reduce credit card and bank transfer fees for international customers.