21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


NSA Opens Annual Codebreaker Challenge for Students

Last year, the competition drew more than 3,300 students across 481 educational institutions worldwide, with the most participation coming out of Georgia Tech, Dakota State and Carnegie Mellon.

Link between Low Broadband Access and Lower Degree Achievement Noted in Florida

A lack of widely available broadband is correlated to a smaller percentage of residents with college degrees or certificates. That's the suggestion of a presentation made recently in Florida to the Higher Education Coordinating Council.

Elsevier Launches Engineering Academic Challenge

The five-week challenge encourages engineering faculty and librarians to integrate real-world problem solving with STEM education by posing a series of cross-disciplinary questions.

Survey of Tech in Education Finds Mixed Results

The researchers found that just providing students with access to technology at the K-12 level had limited impact on learning outcomes while also allowing them to improve their computer proficiency. At the college level it was a different story. There "bright spots" surfaced that warranted "further study."

UW Madison Business School to Get Learning Commons

The School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has begun an $11 million remodel to convert its three-story building into a "learning commons."

RIT Intros edX Professional Certificate Program for Soft Skills

A new online program from Rochester Institute of Technology launching on edX will help learners hone their "soft skills" — the interpersonal, communication and social intelligence skills that help build relationships, improve productivity and foster collaboration in the workplace.

InfoComm International Changes Name

Audiovisual trade association InfoComm International has changed its name to the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, or AVIXA.

Smartwatches Deemed Least Valuable Technology in the Classroom

In our second annual Teaching with Technology Survey, faculty revealed what technologies they use in the classroom, the devices they most value, what they wish for and more.

OpenStax Takes Open-Textbook Model International

High-quality, openly licensed textbooks from OpenStax will now be available to students in the United Kingdom, thanks to a partnership between the Rice University-based nonprofit and The Open University's UK Open Textbooks project.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice Taps Tech for Student Collaboration

In an effort to foster student collaboration and shared projects, John Jay College of Criminal Justice has deployed five FSR HuddleVU Collaboration Systems in small-group study rooms on campus.

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