21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


How Machine Learning Is Easing OER Pain Points

Algorithms can help faculty discover and select open educational resources for a course, map the concepts covered in a particular text, generate assessment questions and more.

Echo360 Updates App for Improved Accessibility, Offline Access

Echo360 has updated its mobile app to make it easier on batteries and data plans, to improve accessibility and to make it easier for students to listen to course content as they move around.

New OLC Research Center Explores Digital Teaching and Learning

The Online Learning Consortium is launching a new research center focused on digital teaching and learning.

U Michigan to Study Flexible STEM Classrooms

Researchers at the University of Michigan are using a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to look into the difference between teaching and learning in traditional lecture halls and more flexible classrooms.

Report: VR and AR Headsets to See 50% Growth Every Year Through 2021

Global shipments of augmented reality and virtual reality headsets will hit 13.7 million units this year as they ride a compound annual growth rate of 56.1 percent on their way to 81.2 million shipments in 2021, according to a new forecast.

New CourseKey Feature Takes Attendance with Sound

The CourseKey student attendance and engagement platform has a new trick: taking attendance with sound. The automated feature emits a sound — inaudible to humans — from the instructor's classroom device, causing all student devices in the classroom to log their presence.

7 Ways to Get More Girls and Women into STEM (and Encourage Them to Stay)

A recent forum brought together industry and academic experts to consider how to get more girls interested in science and engineering and keep them engaged.

Adaptive Bio Course for Non-Majors Finds Success with Simulation, Virtual Field Trips

A recent analysis of the use of BioBeyond, an introductory college biology course that uses simulations, virtual field trips and adaptive technology, showed better learning outcomes than the use of traditional instruction.

Survey: Most Students Say Technology Boosts Academic Success

Three out of four college and university students think technology has had a positive impact on their academic success, according to a recent survey.

Rhode Island OER Celebrates First Birthday with Savings of $870K

Just a year after introducing a project to embed the use of open educational resources into higher education, the state of Rhode Island announced that it has saved students $870,000 in textbook costs.

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