21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources

Taskstream Debuts Aqua Assessment Tool

Taskstream, a provider of assessment and e-portfolio technology for higher education, has introduced a new assessment tool called Aqua.

Affordable Learning at Scale With OER

Open educational resources free students and faculty from the tyranny of the textbook. Here's how to encourage large-scale adoption.

Blackboard Collaborate (Ultra) Highlights Assistive Tech Adherence

Blackboard has improved accessibility functionality for its online collaboration application.

Duquesne U Uses Lecture Capture for Doctor of Pharmacy Weekend Program

Students in the Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy Weekend Program at Duquesne University's Mylan School of Pharmacy take advantage of recorded lectures to study for their courses.

Brightspace LMS Adds New Analytics Tools

D2L has unveiled the Autumn15 release of its Brightspace learning management system, which includes a variety of new analytics features and reports.

U Edinburgh Adopts New App for In-Class Voting

A university in Scotland has licensed new technology to support in-class voting.

Open Textbook Network Saves Students $1.5 Million, Inspires OER Senate Bill

A bill introduced in the United States Senate this month would encourage colleges and universities to try out open educational resources (OER) by funding pilot programs. One of the sponsors of Senate Bill 2176 was Al Franken, senator from the state of Minnesota, where the University of Minnesota's Center for Open Education recently announced that its Open Textbook Network has saved students an estimated $1.5 million in textbook costs.

Florida Universities Take System Approach in Addressing Growth of Online

The plan was first begun a year ago when the board created a task force to examine how the state could better meet workforce needs through online education and increase effectiveness while reducing costs.

Dell Releases Statistica Free to Higher Ed

Dell has launched a free version of its Statistica advanced analytics software for college students and professors in the United States.

Blackboard Learn 9.1 Adds Updates for Competency Ed, More

Blackboard Learn is getting a cluster of new features and assuring its customers that the flagship software still matters even as the company pursues development of its next-generation software.