MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


NCAA Rejects Coursework from 24 Virtual Charter High Schools

Virtual school provider K12 Inc. this month received notice that the NCAA will no longer accept coursework from 24 of its schools for initial eligibility review for prospective student athletes. The NCAA stipulates the coursework does not fulfill its course requirements for nontraditional high schools.

U Michigan Prof Open Sources MOOC Teaching Materials

The course, Programming for Everybody, taught by Charles Severance (on the Coursera platform and at Dr. Chuck Online), introduces participants to Python programming and provides them with the tools to turn around and teach those concepts themselves — or simply to continue their own training in programming.

edX Taps CourseTalk for Online Course Reviews

edX has teamed up with CourseTalk to provide a platform for course reviews that includes star ratings and in-depth comments.

U Arkansas Works To Expand Online Reach

Not even a month after Wichita State University said it was teaming up with Blackboard to create a new approach for delivering student services, the University of Arkansas announced that it would be working with the education technology company to analyze the marketability of its online degree programs.

distance education versus lecture: graph sowing poll results before and after the debate

Is It Time To Dismantle the Lecture Hall?

In this debate, the question might not be so much about whether online education is effective, but whether it could be any worse than the existing model.



New Online Resource for Spanish Language Help

Students taking high school or college-level Spanish language courses can now connect to tutors 24/7 via Tutor.com.

Educause and UCF Launching Blended Learning MOOC

Educause is teaming up with the University of Central Florida to offer a free massive open online course on Instructure's Canvas Network.

University of Maryland

University of Maryland Launching Online Master's Degree in Technology Entrepreneurship

This fall, the University of Maryland will offer a new online master's degree program in technology entrepreneurship.

Seton Hill U, Blended Schools Launch Dual Credit Foreign Language Courses

A new online foreign language program offered through Blended Schools Network will let high school students earn college credit from Seton Hall University.

Technology and the Future(s) of the University

Georgetown University is calling on its entire campus community to explore what the institution of 2030 will look like and to experiment with new ways of educating students. The impact of its discoveries may ultimately end up being felt throughout American higher ed.