MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


World Campus Kicks Off Campaign To Triple Online Enrollment

Penn State World Campus will invest $20 million over the next five years in an effort to boost online enrollment to 45,000 -- about triple the current head count.

Flipping Student Services

Southeast Missouri State University aims to provide the same level of student services to online students as it does for its on-campus community.

Babson Launches Online Entrepreneurship Simulation

Basbson Executive and Enterprise Education has launched an online simulation designed to test users' entrepreneurial skills.

California: Do MOOCs Deserve Credit?

In February, California Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg introduced a bill that would open the door for massive open online courses, such as Coursera and Udacity, to offer courses for credit to public college and university students in the state. Since its introduction, Senate Bill 520 (SB 520) has generated significant controversy, and a petition by the Berkeley Faculty Association opposing the bill has collected more than 1,500 signatures.

Schools of Education To Offer Free Teacher Professional Development on Coursera

Seven schools of education have banded together to work with massive open online course provider Coursera to offer free online professional development courses for teachers and others.



Outsourcing Education

Outsourcing Education

With schools and students now able to secure high-quality online courses from beyond the ivy-covered walls, faculty--and institutions themselves--are weighing whether their stock is rising or falling.

SRI, NSF Ink Agreement To Launch Cyberlearning Research Center

New research center to focus on advancements in cyberlearning.

Sophia Pathways for College Credit Courses Receive ACE Credit Recommendation

Five courses from Sophia Pathways for College Credit have received recommendations from the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service.

San Jose State To Expand edX Partnership, Open Center of Excellence

San Jose State University announced Wednesday its intentions to take a leadership role in the use of MOOCs in blended courses. The institution plans to open a center of excellence based specifically on the experiences it has garnered through a fall 2012 course on circuits and electronics involving MOOC provider edX.

Keeping an Eye on Cheaters

Keeping an Eye on Cheaters

When it comes to secure testing online, even high-tech solutions rely on an old standby: a human proctor. But is such an approach sustainable in the long run?