MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


American InterContinental University Integrates Adaptive Learning Technology into Curriculum

American InterContinental University has completed a pilot program that integrated adaptive learning technology into online math and English courses and, based on the program's success, it is now integrating the technology into other courses.

USC Upgrades Tech for Online Engineering Master's Program

The Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California has overhauled the technology supporting its online engineering master's program. The university will debut its multi-million dollar technology investment when students return to the program this fall.

cMOOCs: Putting Collaboration First

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 U Gets Sign-Off on Federal Funds for Competency Credits

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.

Howard University Goes Online Via New Partnership

Howard University has joined the growing ranks of universities offering expanded online and blended courses with its launch of Howard University Online.



The MOOC Business Plan

The MOOC Business Plan

With millions of students taking high-quality MOOCs for free, schools and course providers are now searching for a viable business model.

MOOCs Eat Stanford! Harvard Closes!

Given how quickly MOOCs are evolving--and how much hype surrounds them--we all need to pay more attention.

California State U Opens Online Courses Across 23 Campuses

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.

Report: Course Topic Biggest Motivator for MOOC Participation

Course topic is the biggest motivating factor for participants in massive open online courses and quality of the learning experience is the main reason they complete the courses or quit early, according to a new survey performed by Qualtrics.

Lifting All Boats: How MOOCs Can Bring Higher Ed Together

Steven Mintz, executive director of the Institute for Transformational Learning at the University of Texas System, writes that instead of arguing about whether MOOCs will stratify education or threaten tenure and job security for instructors, educators should see them as an opportunity to rethink pedagogy and instructional design for a new century and a new generation of students.