21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Purdue Partners with Cisco, Lilly for Corporate Ed

Purdue University is expanding into the corporate learning realm with two new deals with Fortune 500 corporations Cisco Systems and Eli Lilly and Co. The institution worked with each company to create custom courses for their employees, with a focus on providing high-quality content in a flexible online format.

Colorado State Pilot Tests Connecting Remote and In-Class Students

Colorado State University's College of Business has set up a pilot for what it calls a first for a business school: a blended classroom that connects on-campus and remote students in real time. The approach uses technology from mashme.io for live connectivity and collaboration.

University of Wisconsin Adds Tech Bootcamp as Continuing Ed

A Wisconsin university has signed on with an online bootcamp to provide crash courses in in-demand tech skills to address the state's job training needs. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Continuing Education is working with coding school Thinkful on the initiative.

Virtual Bookstore to Save Goucher College Students Up to 70 Percent on Textbooks

This fall, students at Goucher College can save up to 70 percent off publisher list textbook prices thanks to the institution's partnership with eCampus.com.

New Online Math Homework System Aims to Disrupt Courseware Industry

Ed tech startup Derivita today launched its new online homework system, a computer algebra tool designed to provide an affordable alternative to traditional course materials.

Carnegie Mellon and Lumen Learning Partner on Evaluating Learning Materials

Carnegie Mellon University's Simon Initiative, a cross-disciplinary effort to develop a "learning engineering ecosystem" for improving student outcomes, is teaming up with open courseware provider Lumen Learning to "share tools for developing, evaluating and continuously improving evidence-based learning materials."

UC Davis to Set Up 15,000 STEM Mentoring Pairs

The University of California, Davis is hoping to connect 15,000 11-year-old girls in the state to STEM education in a new pilot.

Analysis: How Bootcamps Could Disrupt Higher Ed

The Christensen Institute has weighed in on the potential for coding and computer science bootcamps to disrupt traditional higher education. In a new report, "Betting on Bootcamps," the organization, which focuses on "disruptive innovation," has offered five scenarios for the future of these short-term, workforce-aligned training programs that emphasize professional success.

BenQ Adds Voice Controls to Interactive Flat Panel Line

BenQ has updated its Premium RP Series of interactive flat panels with voice command delivered by Amazon Web Service (AWS). The voice activation takes the place of a physical remote control.

University of Iowa Investigates Teaching with 3D Models

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine is experimenting with increasing student engagement through the use of 3D interactive learning tools.

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