21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


OER Use to Triple Over Next 5 Years

A new survey from Cengage Learning found that open educational resources in higher education have the potential to triple in use as primary courseware over the next five years.

Bluefield College Moves to Flat Fee for Textbooks

Students at Bluefield College in Virginia now pay a flat, discounted fee to receive all of their required textbooks before their classes start.

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Apple Unveils iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2

Apple unveiled the iPhone 7, 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 on Wednesday. The products should be available starting Sept. 16.

Updated Captioning System Works with Pre-Recorded Video

Later this week, a broadcast technology company will introduce an updated version of its captioning technology to address the captioning of pre-recorded content.

The Future of Collaboration Spaces Encompasses Video, Interactive, Mobile

A recent learning space renovation at Indiana University focused on informal learning, collaborative technology and sharing ideas and content across multiple devices and users.

Time Spent with Course Content Isn't Biggest LMS Predictor of Student Success

The biggest predictor of student achievement (based on their use of a learning management system) isn't the amount of time they spend working with course content; nor is it how long they spend taking assessments or participating in discussion forums.

New Virginia Tech Facility Offers STEM Training for Teachers, Students

Virginia Tech is providing hands-on STEM training to both teachers and students with a new learning environment that is part lab, part makerspace and part classroom.

Basic Wearables Soar While Smart Wearables Stall in Second Quarter

Shipments of wearable devices reached 22.5 million in the second quarter of 2016, according to the International Data Corporation’s recent Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker report.

Samsung Recalls Millions of Galaxy Note 7s Over Fire Issue

Samsung is recalling millions of its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones globally after reports that the devices can catch fire while charging. The South Korean company is also halting sales of the new device around the world.

Global E-Learning Market in Steep Decline, Report Says

The worldwide self-paced e-learning market is declining at a precipitous rate, according to a recent report released by Ambient Insight Research, a Washington-based market research firm.

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