21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Ed Dept. Names Finalists for Virtual and Augmented Reality Competition

The ED has selected five finalists in the EdSim Challenge, a national competition that aims to advance students’ career and technical skills with immersive, computer-based simulations. Finalists will each receive $50,000 and continue to develop their prototypes for a chance to win the $430,000 grand prize.

Blackboard Updates Learn with Accessibility, Mobile Features

Blackboard today rolled out a variety of updates to Blackboard Learn, the company's flagship learning management system.

Competition Draws 8,000 Students Worldwide to Present STEAM Projects

Students from around the world will participate in Destination Imagination's 17th annual Global Finals competition in Knoxville, TN, May 24-27, showcasing their innovative solutions in a tournament format.

Study Finds Story Comprehension for Digital and Print Books Similar in Young Children

Researchers at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, in collaboration with Lakehead University, are saying that preschool-age children will comprehend a story in both digital and print formats if they enjoy the story’s content.

University of Hawaii Taps Pearson for Digital Access Program

The University of Hawaii System has streamlined students' access to affordable digital course materials through a Direct Digital Access partnership with Pearson.

Free Digital Book Promotes Engineering Ed to Native Students

The intent is to share lessons with people who run those programs or who have an interest in bringing engineering education to any underrepresented group. Among the advice: Make the learning culturally relevant and hands on.

USC Rossier School of Education Forges Partnership to Drive K–12 Research

The University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education Monday unveiled a new partnership with Project Tomorrow that will support the nonprofit education organization’s research and help drive future innovation in K–12 schools.

Informing the Mission for Institutions of Higher Learning

The learning ecosystem and technological landscape are changing fast for institutions of higher learning. But how are institutions doing at adjusting their missions to reflect that? Can "digital opportunity" inform the mission? Gardner Campbell comments.

Harvard HMX Offers Dose of Medical School Training in Online Format

Harvard University is issuing certificates for anybody who passes one or more of the same online courses that are also taken by incoming students prior to starting their Harvard Medical School curriculum and used by the institution's faculty to "flip" their classrooms.

4 out of 5 Companies Have Hired a Coding Bootcamp Graduate

Indeed, an online job search engine, surveyed 1,000 employers in the United States and found that 80 percent have hired a graduate from a coding bootcamp and these programs are held in high esteem.

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