21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources

Unizin Partners with Top Hat for OER Content and Services

A new partnership between Top Hat and Unizin will bring an array of open educational resources and OER services to the consortium's 25 member institutions.

OER Textbooks Join Day-One Access Programs in Campus Bookstores

Rice University's OpenStax textbooks are now being made available through digital access programs from VitalSource and RedShelf at bookstores run by Follett and Barnes & Noble Education.

Creating a Space for Digital Media Innovation

Rochester Institute of Technology's MAGIC Spell Studios explores the intersection of digital media, film, games and entrepreneurship. The facility breaks down silos between traditional fields such as arts, engineering and computing, and provides a commercial studio for all students, faculty and staff.

Tulane Rolls Out New Closed-Captioning Service

Tulane University is simplifying the process of captioning its video and audio content. The institution worked with video management provider ShareStream to launch a new closed-captioning service that has been integrated into the ShareStream Video Platform.

Echo360 Announces Universal Capture Software

Lecture capture and video platform company Echo360 is introducing new software that allows users to record the screen of their Mac or Windows device as well as capture lectures in the classroom, through the same interface.

2 CS Students Crack Case of Identifying Fake Twitter Accounts

Two undergraduate computer science students at the University of California, Berkeley have undertaken a job Twitter has been struggling with: figuring out when incendiary tweets have come from a bot instead of a real person.

Campuses See Value of Digital Learning, but Lack a Plan

In a recent survey, most chief academic officers (CAOs) at 359 two- and four-year institutions (86 percent) agreed that digital content and learning can improve the student experience. Eighty-seven percent of CAOs said digital learning resources "make learning more efficient and effective for students"; and 74 percent agreed that digital content would provide a richer and more personalized learning experience over print resources.

Udemy Intros Online Courses on Unity Development

Online learning platform Udemy has partnered with Unity Technologies to create a series of online courses that teach developers how to build interactive 2D and 3D games with the Unity game engine.

Texas A&M Offers Art History Video Game as Credit-Bearing Course

A video game about 15th and 16th century art is the center of a new course this fall at Texas A&M University.

U Nebraska Works with iDesign to Develop More Online Courses

In an effort to increase access to its bachelor's and graduate programs and improve time to degree, the University of Nebraska is partnering with iDesign to grow its online offerings.

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