21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Spring Ushers in Newest D2L Brightspace Release

D2L kicked off a major new release of Brightspace, the company's learning management system.

The Who and What of Classroom AV Design

Understanding project stakeholders and processes is key to better management of AV installations on campus.

Shmoop Debuts Computer Science Courses

Shmoop, a provider of test prep and online courses, has launched two new computer science courses with more on the way.

U California Irvine Launches Online Certificate Program in English Language Instruction

UC Irvine Extension will offer a certificate with the completion of an online program to help teach English to non-English speakers.

Shindig Grant Program to Study Interactive Video Chat in Online Ed

A new grant initiative aims to document the impact of interactive video chat on student engagement in online education.

Can Curriculum Be A High-Impact Experience?

Higher education recognizes a range of high-impact experiences proven to enhance student learning, but as Virginia Commonwealth University's Vice Provost for Learning Innovation Gardner Campbell points out, the curriculum has been sorely missing from that list. CT asked Campbell why, and how digital technologies might help as higher education sharpens its focus on curriculum and student learning.

Stanford Lit Lab Trains Neural Network To Identify Suspense in Stories

A group of researchers at the Stanford Literary Lab at Stanford University have developed a virtual reader using a neural network and trained it to identify suspenseful passages in works of literature.

Montclair State U Opens New 3D Printing Lab

Montclair State University in New Jersey has formally opened its MIX Lab, where students, local businesses and high school students can use the lab's 35 networked MakerBot 3D printers to design and rapidly prototype their ideas and products.

Faculty in No Rush to Adopt Digital or OER Curriculum

Even as the transition to digital course content "seems inevitable" on campus, not everybody is so sure. Nearly a fourth of faculty (24 percent) in a recent survey said that curricula they use in their classes will never be primarily digital.

Refugees Offered MOOCs for Credit

Refugees will have access to college courses — and college credit — as part of a new agreement between edX and Kiron, a crowd-funded university in Germany formed for the express purpose of helping refugees earn their degrees.

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