21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Self-Directed Learning: Exploring the Digital Opportunity

Following up on a Q&A article published two weeks ago, about how institutions can be informed by their "digital opportunities", Gardner Campbell considers why we should now explore our digital opportunities for self-directed learning.

Survey Highlights Digitization's Impact on Campus Libraries

Academic library leaders are feeling increasingly less valued by and less strategically aligned with senior institutional leadership, according to recent research from the nonprofit Ithaka S+R.

U Michigan Large-Course Writing Toolkit to Add Automated Text Analysis

A team of educators at the University of Michigan is getting closer to releasing a new version of a writing program intended to implement writing-to-learn pedagogies in large enrollment courses. The enhanced edition of M-Write, expected in fall 2017, includes the use of automated text analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a student's writing submission.

Asynch Delivery and the LMS Still Dominate for Online Programs

While a recent research project examined enrollment patterns for online courses, a new survey is looking at broader questions related to online programs, this one based on responses from "chief online officers." Produced by Quality Matters and Eduventures, the "Changing Landscape of Online Education (CHLOE)" offers a "baseline" examination of program development, quality measures and other structural issues.

U of Michigan Awarded Google Grant to Expand After-School Robotics Program

More students in Detroit Public Schools will be participating in after-school programs in science and engineering, thanks to a $250,000 grant from Google to the Michigan Engineering Zone, a makerspace project of the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

Microsoft Boosts OneNote Accessibility, Offers Free Accessibility Training Course for Educators

Microsoft has unveiled new accessibility features for OneNote, the company's collaborative note-taking app for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android.

Blackboard Releases Accessibility Tool

Blackboard is rolling out an accessibility tool that it plans to make available for all major learning management systems.

8 Tips for Lecture Capture on a Shoestring

Whether you're flipping your courses, creating videos to help your students understand specific concepts or recording lectures for exam review, these tips can help you optimize your production setup on a tight budget.

Only 16 Teacher Prep Programs Ranked as 'Top Tier' in New Report

The NCTQ's latest report, "Landscapes in teacher prep: Undergraduate secondary," found that a widespread problem among the programs knocked off the list were a lack of content preparation for science and social studies teacher candidates.

Epson Intros Smart Board-Compatible Projector

Epson today announced a new ultra-short-throw projector designed to work with Smart Technologies' Smart Board M680 and 880 interactive whiteboards.

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