MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms

EdX Expands Course Lineup for Fall 2013

EdX, a nonprofit massive open online course provider launched by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, has expanded its course lineup for fall 2013.

Carnegie Foundation, NovoEd Partner on Developmental Math MOOC

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has partnered with NovoEd to offer a massive online open course designed to help students in developmental math courses.

Ivy Tech Community College Expands Online Opportunities To Boost Enrollment

Ivy Tech Corporate College has launched a program designed to boost enrollment and provide students with access to an enhanced body of online not-for credit courses.

ETS Expands Online Assessment Options

To accommodate the growing number of students who take advantage of online learning, educational assessment provider ETS is expanding its online, off-campus testing options.

E-Learning: Tips for Student Success

Two schools share what tools they use to improve student engagement and commitment in their distance learning programs.

MITx Launches MOOC Sequences with Certification

MITx, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's massive open online course program, will begin offering certificates for completing sequences of related modules through the edX platform.

New Adult Charter School Picks Pearson for Online and Hybrid Instruction

A charter school for adults opens in Washington, D.C. this week to serve people who have faced chronic under-education and unemployment, and it intends to rely heavily on technology for delivering instruction.

Wake Forest Joins Cross-Institutional Online Course Consortium

Wake Forest University has become the eighth school to join 2U's Semester Online program, which offers hybrid, self-paced, credit-bearing courses.

2 Texas Schools Pursue Competency-Based Liberal Ed Degree

Two Texas institutions are developing a degree program that will use competency-based credits. Texas A&M University-Commerce and South Texas College are creating a bachelor of applied sciences in organizational leadership.

Meta-Analysis: Technology-Led Education Drastically Curbs Recidivism

Education programs in prison have a massive impact on recidivism. Based on a new study, the largest to date measuring the effectiveness of prison education programs, "inmates who participated in correctional education programs had 43 percent lower odds of returning to prison than inmates who did not." The study also set out to find whether technology-led instruction among inmates could cut down on recidivism as well as teacher-led instruction. The results were positive.