21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


U Penn Adopts E-Portfolios for Student Resumes

The University of Pennsylvania has teamed with a private partner to provide students access to e-portfolios as they build and update their resumes.

World Affairs Council Honors Blackboard for Global Commitment to Education

The World Affairs Council-Washington, D.C. has honored Blackboard with a Global Education Award, recognizing the ed tech company’s commitment to education worldwide.

New Eye-Tracking Systems for Researchers Double Sampling Frequency

Tobii Pro, a company that caters to academic and business users who need screen-based and wearable eye trackers, is introducing two new products — Tobii Pro Spectrum and Tobii Pro Lab.

Why the Switch to OER Is Easier Than You Think

Taking into account library articles, web links, videos, simulations and more, many courses are already using a number of open education resources — and the move to full OER doesn't necessarily mean a total revamp, according to research out of Excelsior College.

California Program (and App) Dangles Promise of College for Central Valley Students

Starting in 2018 the "Central Valley Promise" will allow students to attend a semester of community college for free and to gain guaranteed admission to California State University, Fresno.

Barnes & Nobles Education Launches OER Courseware Platform

Barnes & Noble Education has released a new platform designed to make it easy for faculty to find and use open educational resources.

Babson College Partners with edX to Launch Online Entrepreneurship Courses

Babson College has teamed with edX to launch a new series of six online courses, Business Principles and Entrepreneurial Thought.

Long Road Ahead for Digital Literacy in Higher Ed

A new report on digital literacy from the New Media Consortium examines the current landscape of digital literacy initiatives, revealing a need for consensus on definitions and best practices in higher education.

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South Dakota College Students Use Pokemon Go to Teach STEM to Fourth Graders

Did you know that Pikachu, Squirtle, Eevee and Mewtwo can help teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts to elementary school kids? The popular Pokémon Go characters are part of a project at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, SD. Juniors in a technology in education class used the smartphone-based augmented reality game late last month to teach local fourth graders concepts such as photosynthesis, gravity and the transformation of electricity.

WebAssign, Perfection Learning Partner on Precalculus Resources

WebAssign, a provider of online instructional tools, and Perfection Learning have teamed up to offer enriched precalculus content.

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