Learning Resources


iPad App Helps Students with ADHD Stay on Task

A new iPad app feature tied in to Facebook is designed to help students with ADHD combat procrastination and stay on task.

Bringing Open Education to the Mainstream

According to Rice University's OpenStax College initiative, the key to open ed success lies in better access to quality, turn-key content.

UC Irvine OpenCourseWare Offers 4 New Courses on iTunes U

UC Irvine OpenCourseWare is now offering courses in Public Health, Physics, and Chemistry on iTunes U.

Citelighter Pro To Launch In May with Questia Integration

Citelighter Pro, a premium version of Citelighter's information sharing platform, will launch in May thanks to a partnership between the company and Cengage Learning.

New Online Portal for Evaluating Textbooks

Faculty can review and evaluate textbooks using a new online portal from Akademos.



Maple 16 Adds Improved Visualizations, Algorithms

Maplesoft has released a new version of math software tool Maple, used by scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.

MentorMob Lets Instructors Compile Learning Playlists

A new Web 2.0 service facilitates compilation of "learning playlists" containing links to articles and videos that educators can make available to their students and others.

TED Launches TED-Ed To Help Spread Lessons Beyond the Classroom

TED, the non-profit organization known for its captivating conferences and thought-provoking sub-20-minute videos on a tapestry of ideas, has launched a new education initiative for K-12, college, and lifelong learning.

Outercurve Foundation Adds ChonoZoom to Research Accelerators Library

The Outercurve Foundation has accepted the ChronoZoom big history project, an open source effort designed to make historical connections easier to grasp, after the project was offered to the foundation by the University of California, Berkeley, Moscow State University, and Microsoft Research.

The Connected College: Digital Artifacts and Tools to Support Learning Outcomes

Bristol Community College, an urban college in southeastern Massachusetts, has redesigned many of its courses around common learning outcomes. With the help of a Title III grant from the Department of Education, BCC has supported faculty by developing Course Design Toolkits and identifying an array of digital instructional artifacts relevant to course content and supportive of learning outcomes.