MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


California Bill Allowing Credit for MOOCs Passes Senate

California state senators voted unanimously last Thursday to pass Senate Bill 520, despite opposition from faculty at California Community Colleges, California State University, and University of California.

Upper Iowa U To Offer Flexible Distance Learning Courses

From working and adult students to veterans and active duty military, a diversity of students at Upper Iowa University will have the opportunity to take advantage of flexible, online courses, independent study, and degree programs.

Coursera Gets Access to 1.25 Million New Users Across 10 State Universities

In what is becoming a MOOCs arms race, Coursera has just released the latest salvo with the news that 10 additional universities and university systems will be tapping its massive open online courses and its instruction platform. The news comes in the same month when edX announced the addition of 15 universities to its MOOC program.

Upper Iowa U To Offer Flexible Distance Learning College Credit Courses

In a partnership with higher education course provider StraighterLine, Upper Iowa University students will be able to access and complete online, self-paced or professor-led accredited courses at their own pace. The program is aimed at working adults, veterans, and active military personnel.

Northern Arizona U Launches Online Competency Based Degree Programs

Northern Arizona University has launched a competency-based online degree program using a subscription model for tuition.



edX Adds 15 American and International Universities

Massive open online course provider edX has added 15 universities, more than doubling the number of participating universities for a total of 27.

Report Examines California's Approaches -- and Problems -- to Online Courses

A new report is encouraging California's institutions of higher education to reconsider how they structure online courses for optimal impact.

Santa Clara U To Train 100 Educators in Blended Learning

More than 100 teachers from Catholic schools run by the Diocese of San Jose will participate in a year of professional development to earn a certificate in blended learning in an effort to improve educational outcomes for students.

Georgia Tech To Launch MOOC-Based Master's Degree in Computer Science Through Udacity

Georgia Institute of Technology's College of Computing will offer a Master of Science degree that can be completed entirely online through the massive open online course (MOOC) format.

New Facebook Page for MOOC Ideas and Discussion

The Campus Technology MOOC Community is a place to share ideas about massive open online courses.