MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


Kaplan Study: Gamification and Badging Succeed in the Online Classroom

Kaplan University's School of Information Technology is expanding its gamification and badging efforts following positive results from a recently conducted pilot program.

Report: Students Taking Online Courses Jumps 96 Percent over 5 Years

The number of college students taking at least one online course nearly doubled, from 23 percent to 45, over the last five years according to the 2013 College Explorer, a new report from market research company re:fuel.

$50 For-Credit MOOC Goes Bust — for Now

A school-vendor partnership intended to test a new twist on the MOOC went belly-up a day after it was announced.

Online Learning Site Reveals Instructor Earnings, Launches Summer Teaching Grant Program

Online course provider Udemy has launched a summer grant program to encourage new teachers to join their ranks. The grant will award $5,000 plus 100 percent course revenues for life. The company is also providing an inside peek into its instructors' earnings, including top earners and average instructor earnings.

edX Adds International Monetary Fund to Course Providers

The International Monetary Fund has partnered with edX in an effort to reach government leaders worldwide and open its training to the public.



Report: The 4 Pillars of the Flipped Classroom

Though all classrooms are different, there are four critical elements that successful flipped classrooms have in common, according to a new report developed by the Flipped Learning Network, George Mason University, and Pearson's Center for Educator Effectiveness.

Low-Cost MOOC To Grant 3 Credits at Tiffin U

A school-vendor partnership will be testing out a new twist on the MOOC: offering a three-credit course in social sciences for $50, considerably less than the course costs through the university.

U London Becomes First English University on Coursera

The University of London International Programmes will launch four massive open online courses on Coursera, becoming the first English university to offer classes on the platform.

Partnership Lets Some NY College Students Begin Online

Students who enroll in Paul Smith's College will be able to take certain freshman-level courses through an online course provider at a lower rate.

When Does Telepresence Make Sense

When Does Telepresence Make Sense?

With the growing success of asynchronous online classes, why are some schools adopting room-based telepresence systems for distance learning?