21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


University-Led Unizin Acquires Digital Text Platform Company Courseload

Recently, Unizin acquired Courseload to add employees and technology to its university-funded efforts to build the tools for managing all aspects of digital teaching and learning.

Smartphone Market Posts Second-Highest Quarter in History

Worldwide, vendors shipped 337.2 million smartphones in the second quarter of this year, an 11.6 percent increase over the same period last year and the second-highest total in history, according to a new report from International Data Corp.

U Nebraska Omaha Library Installs Digital Display Wall

Students at the University of Nebraska Omaha can now take advantage of a 36-square-foot digital display wall that has been installed in the campus's C.C. & Mabel L. Criss Library.

WebAssign Launches Analytics Tool for Students

WebAssign, a company that provides online instructional tools, has released My Class Insights, a new analytics tool for students.

Moving Course Apps from Traditional to Media-Rich, Interactive Designs

At the American Public University System, a successful project to update a traditional, peer-reviewed scholarly journal with rich media and interactive elements has inspired a new initiative: APUS is building out state-of-the-art course applications to accompany its traditional LMS-based courses.

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How IT Will Elevate Educational Access and Quality

Southern New Hampshire University President Paul LeBlanc said he sees technology as central to the next evolutionary step in higher education, and he challenged colleges and universities to embrace and expand efforts around distance learning.

Penn State Launches Online Master's in Electrical Engineering

Pennsylvania State University has adapted its master's in electrical engineering program to offer an online version through Penn State World Campus.

Chalkup 2.0 Adds iOS Tools for Teachers, Android Version to Follow

An application that lays additional class collaboration functionality on top of Google Apps for Education has added mobility features to its iOS version and hinted at an Android edition.

San Diego State Physics Prof Uses Transparent Whiteboard To Reach Students

A California university is experimenting with student engagement in a science class using a special writing surface, a studio audience and a streaming media site. Now, the institution is considering adding a second set-up just like it and others in the California State University system may follow.

Linfield College Adds Online Wine Certificates

Linfield College Online and Continuing Education in Oregon has introduced two new online certificate programs: Wine Marketing and Wine Management.