21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources

American Council on Ed Offers Alternative Credits for Non-Traditional Students

The American Council on Education has selected several non-accredited education providers to offer courses for its Alternative Credit Project, an initiative designed to help nontraditional students earn college degrees.

Academic Partnerships Awards Grants for Distance Ed Research

Academic Partnerships has selected 16 faculty members from five universities as the recipients of its latest round of Academic Research Grants.

Udacity and Google Unveil Co-Developed Nanodegree

For-profit online education provider Udacity and Google today unveiled a new micro-credential program, the Senior Web Developer Nanodegree.

Northern Virginia Community College Shares OER Degree Programs

Through a partnership with open courseware provider Lumen Learning, Northern Virginia Community College's Extended Learning Institute is publishing 24 online college courses designed with 100 percent open educational resources.

Moodle Intros Quiz, Forum and Assignment Enhancements

Moodle today launched version 3.0 of its open source learning platform, which introduces enhancements to the quiz, forum and assignment modules as well as functionality improvements for user, instructor and administration control.

Survey: Not Enough Training, Instructional Support for Online Adjunct Faculty

Colleges and universities are increasingly relying on adjuncts and part-time faculty members to teach their online courses. A quarter of schools have increased the use of online adjunct instructors by five percent or more; 31 percent have increased their use by up to five percent. Yet often, these instructors don't receive training on how to teach online; the schools lack formal policies for faculty expectations; and faculty are expected to create their own online courses with or without institutional help.

Brown U Computer Science Undergrads Create Digital Museum Exhibits

Undergraduate computer science students at Brown University have created two interactive digital museum experiences for a traveling exhibition, The Nobel Prize — Ideas Changing the World, about the history of the Nobel Prize.

NEC Intros 4 Projectors Designed for Flexibility

Four new projectors from NEC Display Solutions of America bring the flexibility-oriented features of high-end installation models — such as horizontal and vertical keystone correction, horizontal and vertical lens shift and more — to devices for small- and medium-sized conference rooms and classrooms.

RIT to Launch Virtual/Augmented Reality Lab

In January, Rochester Institute of Technology's Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity plans to launch a new virtual/augmented reality lab dedicated to "enhancing the content of virtual/augmented reality platforms in order to provide users with top-notch experiences."

Texas A&M U Launches Online Master's of Public Service

Texas A&M University's Bush School of Government and Public Service is launching an online Executive Master of Public Service and Administration.