21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources

How to Design Standards-Based Online Courses

Two universities share how the Quality Matters rubric informs their online course design and improves the learning experience for students.

CBE Interest High in Higher Ed; Complexity Holds Back Activation

Almost every university or college has some level of interest in providing competency-based education (CBE) of some form. The primary motivator for their interest is delivering access to "non-traditional" learners, followed by a desire to improve completion rates and address workforce needs. CBE offerings are especially of interest to non-traditional students; nearly twice as many adult students as traditional-age students enroll in CBE courses. Those are a few of the findings in a new CBE report based on survey results from 251 American institutions, including responses from "CBE advocates, skeptics and everyone in-between," as the report's authors wrote.

Federal Government Seeks to Regulate Online Education Programs

The Education Department’s latest proposal sets forth several federal requirements for colleges and universities that offer distance education programs.

MERLOT Manages OER Site for Workforce Programs

California State University and its Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching program are working to make open educational resources available for workforce training.

NCHEMS: From Data to Decision Making and Educational Attainment

The work of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, while perhaps not as highly visible as that of some other organizations, is continuing as it has for the past 40-plus years, helping colleges and universities translate data into usable information for decision makers. Here, CT speaks with Sally Johnstone, who recently began her role as the nonprofit organization's new president.

Stanford to Showcase Learning, Design and Technology Student Master's Projects

Students from the Stanford Graduate School of Education's Learning, Design and Technology master's program will showcase their master's projects on July 29 at the LDT Expo on the Stanford campus.

Awareness of OER Low, Faculty Willing to Try

A new report from Babson College examines the attitudes, opinions and use of open educational resources among higher education faculty.

Blackboard Partners with Examity To Improve Online Proctoring

Blackboard has partnered with Examity in an effort to improve the efficiency, security and convenience of online assessments.

Instructure and Microsoft Add Integration between Canvas and Office 365

A new integration will simplify the interoperability of various functions between Microsoft Office 365 and Canvas from Instructure.

Canvas Integrates Intellify Analytics

Instructure and Intellify have partnered in an effort to provide more data-driven insights into student learning and achievement.

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