While the term "MOOC" brings to mind thousands of students viewing recorded lectures without much interaction, alternative models are fostering creativity and collaboration with peers.
Capella University has received sign-off from the United States Department of Education to allow students in two of its degree programs to receive federal financial aid in order to pursue "competency-based" credits in lieu of Carnegie units.
Smart phone shipments increased by more than 50 percent in the second quarter of 2013, with the top 3 operating systems — Google's Android, Apple's iOS, and Microsoft's Windows Phone — all seeing double-digit gains.
Carnegie is questioning the value of dismantling the credit hour — a concept created from its own history. The "Carnegie unit," as it's called, has been used for the last 100-plus years as a "near-universal" metric in high school and higher education to measure a student's progress toward graduation.
At Loyola University Maryland, competitions are giving students real-world practice at conceiving, designing, and building mobile apps.
Howard University has joined the growing ranks of universities offering expanded online and blended courses with its launch of Howard University Online.
With millions of students taking high-quality MOOCs for free, schools and course providers are now searching for a viable business model.
Given how quickly MOOCs are evolving--and how much hype surrounds them--we all need to pay more attention.
How can you minimize the time faculty are pulled away from teaching during an accreditation review period? Learn how Johnston Community College leveraged their existing classroom management technology to streamline the process.
California State University will allow students to take online courses from any of its 23 campuses beginning this fall in an effort to alleviate overcrowding of certain courses.