MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


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.

$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.

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.

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.

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.



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.

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.

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?

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.