Learning Resources


Lane CC's Award-Winning Faculty Development Program for OER Adoption

The high cost of traditional textbooks has been recognized as a likely roadblock to student success and is one of the reasons institutions are looking at the adoption of open education resources. But converting a course for OER can be a challenge for instructors. Lane Community College's OER Faculty Fellowship program offers both incentives and support for faculty adoption of OER. The college's ongoing OER adoption work of five years earned it a WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award this fall.

Print Your Own 3D Learning Objects

Print Your Own 3D Learning Objects

As 3D printing grows in sophistication, the technology is moving from cool trick to learning tool.

Pearson, Big Think Partner To Bring Business Videos to Universities

Pearson has partnered with Big Think to make the latter's curated video collections available to educators and students at higher education institutions.

Technology: Change is How You Use It

Sally M. Johnstone, a true pioneer in the use of technology in higher education, joined a 25-year retrospective session at the recent WCET annual conference in Colorado, with panelists particularly reflecting on changes online learning. Below, CT asked Johnstone to share some of her own perspectives.

Google's Book-Scanning: Education Community Responds to Fair Use Ruling

Higher ed library leaders commend last week's court decision to dismiss the long-running lawsuit between Google and The Author's Guild over Google Books.



Who Owns College Courses

Who Owns College Courses?

Flexible and open models are changing the way colleges and universities approach content ownership.

How to Teach Entrepreneurship

Universities are creating entrepreneurship programs to prepare their students for a changing economy and workplace. CT looks at 4 keys to a successful initiative.

50+ Percent Off! The Walmart of Education

No, it's not about forcing the little guys out of business! Calvin College Senior Instructional Designer Daniel Christian explains a strategy that, with the use of technology, he hopes would result in a 50 percent or more savings to students on a higher education.

Institute for Humane Studies Launches Portal for Curated Learning Resources

George Mason University's Institute for Humane Studies has launched EDvantage, an online portal for curated videos, articles, and other resources for use in the classroom.

A Collaboratory for Classics

This ambitious Duke University library project is attempting to build digital connections among classical texts no matter where or in what form they exist online. Along the way it also expects to change how students study the classics and "open a window on real life."