MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


French Ministry of Higher Ed Adopts edX Platform for MOOC, Blended Learning Portal

The French Ministry of Higher Education and Research will launch a national portal for massive open online courses and blended learning using the open source platform from edX.

Cornell Enters MOOC Arena with 4 Courses

Cornell University will launch four massive open online courses next semester. The classes will be the first MOOCs offered by the university, which joined edX in May.

Brief: Mexican University Takes Master's Programs Online To Meet Increased Demand

Mexico City's Universidad Anahuac will begin offering several degree programs online this month to meet higher demand for enrollment.

Beyond the Hype, Schools Chart a MOOC-Tinted Future

In a joint report, the Big Ten universities analyze the potential of MOOC platforms to improve instruction across members schools and extend the reach of a powerful brand.

'F' Is the New 'A'

Given the crisis in education, more universities should be willing to undertake innovative experiments--even if they ultimately fail.



U Texas at Austin Adds Online Hands-On Learning

The University of Texas at Austin is trying scenarios to teach its students how to apply specific skills in the real world, but the practice will be online and supplied by an outside company.

Gardner Webb U Adopts Online Teacher Prep Program

Gardner-Webb University's School of Education this fall began using a new Web-based program to augment in-class instruction and help student educators fine tune their teaching practices.

Stanford Launches Online Innovation and Entrepreneurship Course

Stanford has launched Financing Innovation: Valuing Projects and Firms, the eighth course in its Innovation and Entrepreneurship Online Certificate Program.

EdX Expands Course Lineup for Fall 2013

EdX, a nonprofit massive open online course provider launched by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, has expanded its course lineup for fall 2013.

Carnegie Foundation, NovoEd Partner on Developmental Math MOOC

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has partnered with NovoEd to offer a massive online open course designed to help students in developmental math courses.