21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Why It's Time for Education Technology to Become an Academic Discipline

Eddie Maloney, executive director of Georgetown's Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, makes the case for a new academic discipline built around the study of educational technology, learning analytics and instructional design.

Video Gamers Beat Scientists and Computers in Protein Folding Competition

Researchers from the University of Michigan have discovered that video gamers can be as good or better than professionally trained crystallographers and computer algorithms at identifying the shape of a protein, a finding that has the potential to bolster citizen science initiatives and classroom gamification.

Worldwide Public Cloud Services to Grow 17 Percent in 2016

The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.2 percent in 2016 to total $208.6 billion, up from $178 billion in 2015, according to recent reports by tech market research firm Gartner.

The Challenge of Understanding MOOC Data

Four years after the launch of edX, the data generated by massive open online courses still mystifies many institutions. Could inter-university collaboration unlock the secrets to better course delivery?

Pearson, Follett Partner on Digital Textbook Program

Pearson and campus retailer Follett Higher Education have partnered to offer Pearson's Digital Direct Access model to Follett's college partners and more than 1,200 campus bookstores across the United States.

Quality Matters Intros New Teaching Online Certificate

Quality Matters, a nonprofit organization providing quality standards, professional development, course/program review and more, has added a new Teaching Online Certificate to its lineup of certifications for quality assurance in online learning.

Combining the Best of Crowdsourcing, Academic History in a Mobile App

Marshall University history students have the opportunity to contribute to the digital commons through Clio, a free tool that highlights thousands of historical and cultural sites throughout the United States, curated by the crowd.

Students Report: Classroom Use of Tech Getting Lamer

More students earned better grades in their face-to-face courses than they did in their online courses. And more of them said they believe they could do even better if their professors used more technology in the classroom. Yet in some ways student confidence in the use of classroom technology appears to be on the wane. Those are some of the conclusions shared recently from a May 2016 survey of 500 college students.

Penn State Turns to 3D Printing, Online Learning to Teach Students About the Brain

A Pennsylvania State University research project is exploring the possibility of using 3D printing and interactive technology to teach middle school students about the human brain.

Robots Give Chronically Ill Kids Valuable Social Ties with School

A University of California Irvine research project may be the first of its kind to attempt to measure the impact and feasibility of the use of robots to bring homebound students into the classroom when they can't be there physically.

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