MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


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.

Coursera, Chegg Partner To Provide Free Textbooks

Massive open online course provider Coursera has partnered with Chegg to launch a pilot program that will provide Coursera students free electronic versions of textbooks from Cengage Learning, Macmillan Higher Education, Oxford University Press, Sage, and Wiley.

The 'Dos and Don'ts' of Synchronous Online Learning

Heed these top tips for setting up a new, or tweaking an existing, online synchronous learning initiative.

The Right Blend for Learning

For hybrid courses, finding the right blend of online and face-to-face instruction can be achieved only through experimentation--and will differ from class to class.

4 Keys to a Better Hybrid

Blended learning can improve student performance and help schools meet strategic goals, but success depends on laying a solid foundation first.