21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Lumen Seeks Continuous Improvement of OER in Two-Prong Approach

A company that develops open courses has introduced two new initiatives intended to improve open educational resources. Lumen Learning has launched the "Learning Challenges Leaderboards," an analysis of outcomes covered by O.E.R. where students have the greatest difficulty, as well as RISE and Shine, a community effort to improve the O.E.R.

Woz U to Deliver Tech Education Through U North Dakota

The University of North Dakota has teamed up with for-profit training company Woz U to provide short-term technology education programs. The institution is including the courses provided by Steve Wozniak's education company as part of its "personal & professional development" catalog.

Report: Textbook Pricing Affects Students' Rating of Profs

According to a recent survey, faculty members who choose course materials that cost less than $30 are 10 times more likely to get a positive rating from students than a negative rating. The survey was undertaken by textbook publisher FlatWorld.

Researchers to Explore Flipped Teaching in STEM Courses

A research project at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is exploring the use of flipped teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses.

Evidence on Value of Personalized Learning Still Needs to Catch Up

Although educators have enthusiastically promoted personalized learning, there's still "imperfect evidence" that it leads to improved outcomes for students. Likewise, curriculum for personalized learning is "underdeveloped," and policies still exist that could "hinder" its success.

Cengage Partners with MobLab for Gaming in Economics

Cengage is incorporating game-based learning into its economics courses, thanks to a new deal with MobLab. The partnership will integrate application-based games into Cengage's flagship offering, MindTap, for digital coursework.

Purposeful Faculty Development

Gardner Campbell tells CT that faculty development programs, even when they focus on operational, procedural, or technical details, can and should reflect higher education's fundamental values and principles, provide time and space for insight, and encourage deep thinking about higher purposes.

'Remote Presence' Tech Lets U Colorado Boulder Students Attend Class from Afar

The University of Colorado Boulder has formally introduced a "remote presence" technology to enable students who can't be physically present in a course to attend remotely. Kubi is a robotic neck that holds a tablet and is controllable by the remote user to allow him or her to look around the room through a Zoom videoconference meeting.

Princeton Plans Tech Upgrade of 240 Classrooms

Princeton University has committed to upgrading almost 240 classrooms over the next five years as part of a "learning spaces initiative," which will include upgraded audiovisual tech and new furniture, lighting and acoustics.

Are 'Smart' Classrooms the Future?

Indiana University explores that question by bringing together tech partners and university leaders to share ideas on how to design classrooms that make better use of faculty and student time.

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