21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Cornell U Adopts Active Learning

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY has transformed two introductory courses into active learning classes in an effort to boost student engagement.

Using Kinect Sensors and Facial Recognition in the Classroom

A Carnegie Mellon project is experimenting with inexpensive sensors and facial recognition technology to help improve instruction.

ProQuest Adds 30 Million Pages to Digital Historical Collections

ProQuest is adding almost 30 million pages of digitized materials to its Historical Collections program this year.

Syracuse U Invests $9 Million in Summer Updates to Classrooms, Campus

Classrooms at Syracuse University are undergoing renovation as part of the institution's efforts to create "21st century academic and research environments."

Top 7 Campus Technology Stories in June

From gamification to makerspaces, here's what was trending on our website last month.

New York Universities to Open Additive Manufacturing R&D Center

Three universities will be working with corporate partners to open and run a center dedicated to additive manufacturing and functional printing.

Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn't Help Completion

A research project at Pennsylvania State University looked at how to improve the completion rate for people who undertake massive open online courses — a rate that currently stands at a dismal 10 percent.

Smart Sparrow Launches Learning Design Studio

Adaptive learning company Smart Sparrow has launched the Learning Design Studio, a team of learning designers, engineers and user experience and graphic designers who will work with faculty to turn traditional courses into dynamic learning experiences.

Digital Content Management Platform Adds Student Usage Analytics

An application that helps colleges identify and catalog online resources has added analytics functionality designed to help instructors understand how much students are "engaging" with the digital materials.

Shindig Video Chat Now Integrates with Canvas

Shindig today announced its integration with Canvas by Instructure, bringing the former's video chat platform to the learning management system. 

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