The Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) is Georgia Tech's living laboratory for fundamental change in higher education. Higher education is evolving and Georgia Tech is committed to leading the initiatives that will define the next generation of educational practices and technologies. C21U works in tandem with campus administrators and faculty to identify, develop, and test new educational platforms and techniques.

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  • All of the Above: A Conversation About Higher Ed Admissions and Testing 

    Bello, Akil; Clark, Rick; Hernández, Diley; Selingo, Jeff; Turcotte, Heidi (2020-02-06)
    The panelists will share and explore the national landscape of standardized testing, as portrayed in "The Test & the Art of Thinking", and will share their own personal experiences with the intersection of standardized ...
  • Blended Learning in Practice: A Guide for Practitioners and Researchers 

    Aiello, Brittany; Goel, Ashok; Kadel, Robert S.; Margulieux, Lauren (2019-04-11)
    A Guide for Practitioners and Researchers (MIT Press) A guide to both theory and practice of blended learning offering rigorous research, case studies, and methods for the assessment of educational effectiveness. Blended ...
  • How Educational Design Research Can Help Win the Race Between Human Learning and Machine Learning 

    Reeves, Thomas C. (2019-03-07)
    Over the past 25 years, major advances have been made in the development of machine learning, also referred to as "deep learning," a branch of artificial intelligence (AI) whereby computers are programmed to analyze large ...
  • Using IMS Standards to Advance Next-Generation Digital Learning Environments (NGDLE) 

    Suess, John (2019-02-26)
    The NGDLE is a vision for a learning ecosystem not a detailed technical specification. As such, the NGDLE will evolve over time as technology matures and the research in teaching & learning identifies effective practices. ...
  • Extended Reality (XR) for Teaching and Learning 

    Contis, Didier; Joyner, David; MacIntyre, Blair; Malesevic, Miroslav; Posner, Noah; Swarts, Matthew (2019-02-07)
    Extended reality (XR) refers to real-and-virtual combined environment, including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR). This talk explores the potential uses for extended reality in teaching ...
  • Desired Learning Behaviors in Online Education: Measuring Student Perceptions and Practices in the OMSCS Program 

    Gonzales, Marissa (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-09-18)
    As online education continues to grow in popularity, so too do educators’ concerns about the challenges facing asynchronous learning environments. The Georgia Tech OMSCS program addresses the concerns of the education ...
  • Revenge of Econ 101 

    Smith, Burck (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-02-21)
    “Disruption” is the theme of the moment in higher education policy. In 2008, StraighterLine was the first provider of ultra-affordable online courses outside of the traditional accreditation structure. This talk will outline ...