21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


A Collaborative for Student Success and Institutional Comparisons

Joined by more than 20 member institutions to date, PAR is a growing not-for-profit collaborative venture that pools normalized (and anonymized) data to support research on student success and create predictive models and strategies for intervention. With 1.8 million-plus records in its dataset, PAR is offering its members highly reliable data modeling for student success, as well as a new potential for comparative institutional research.

University of Oklahoma One Digital Initiative

Leading a University Into the Digital Future

The University of Oklahoma's One University Digital Initiative is a technology strategy for a broad, sweeping campaign to ensure the university will take its place in the digital realm.

University Alliance Promotes Discipline of Play

Could there be a cabinet post for a "czar of play" in this country's future?

Online Learning Consortium Formalizes Ives as Head

The formerly named Sloan Consortium (rebranded earlier this month) has named Kathleen Ives CEO and executive director, following an interim stint in those roles. OLC is a non-profit organization focused on helping colleges and universities "launch and sustain high-quality online learning initiatives."

Report: Classroom Design Improves Student Engagement

Classrooms designed for active learning can improve student engagement, according to new research from Steelcase, a company that provides furniture for use in educational settings.

Report: Global MOOC Market Continuing to Grow

According to a report from TechNavio, MOOCs ongoing expansion is due in part to the rising costs of higher education and universities' turning to MOOCs for their big data tools.

U Southern California Extends Computing Resources with Remote Desktops

The University of Southern California has deployed an identity management suite and remote desktop service in an effort to extend access to its learning environment and tools while saving money.

BenQ Unveils 2 New Ultra-Short Throw Projectors

Two new projectors from BenQ offer throw ratios of 0.35 and 0.43, brightness of 3,000 to 3,2000 lumens, and are designed for classroom use.

Online University Debuts Mobile App Created by In-House IT Dept.

Trident University International has just released a news- and events-focused mobile app for students, created by its in-house IT department.

Google Glass in the classroom

Wearable Learning

Technologies like Google Glass have great educational potential — with or without the high-priced hardware.