MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


'Distributed Open Collaborative Course' on Feminism Takes Decentralized Approach to MOOC

A virtual network of scholars, artists, and students who work on technology, science, and feminism will be running a "distributed open collaborative course," or DOCC, that looks at technology through a feminist lens. Planned activities include a "storming" of Wikipedia to write women "back" into the history of technology.

Blended MOOCs: The Best of Both Worlds?

Combining in-class instruction with high-quality MOOCs may resolve some of the hurdles facing stand-alone MOOCs, but questions about cost and the impact on faculty remain unanswered.

Virtual Classroom Platform Offers Free Academic Memberships for Instructors

WizIQ is making its distance learning platform free for college and university instructors.

American InterContinental University Integrates Adaptive Learning Technology into Curriculum

American InterContinental University has completed a pilot program that integrated adaptive learning technology into online math and English courses and, based on the program's success, it is now integrating the technology into other courses.

USC Upgrades Tech for Online Engineering Master's Program

The Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California has overhauled the technology supporting its online engineering master's program. The university will debut its multi-million dollar technology investment when students return to the program this fall.



cMOOCs: Putting Collaboration First

While the term "MOOC" brings to mind thousands of students viewing recorded lectures without much interaction, alternative models are fostering creativity and collaboration with peers.

Capella U Gets Sign-Off on Federal Funds for Competency Credits

Capella University has received sign-off from the United States Department of Education to allow students in two of its degree programs to receive federal financial aid in order to pursue "competency-based" credits in lieu of Carnegie units.

Howard University Goes Online Via New Partnership

Howard University has joined the growing ranks of universities offering expanded online and blended courses with its launch of Howard University Online.

The MOOC Business Plan

The MOOC Business Plan

With millions of students taking high-quality MOOCs for free, schools and course providers are now searching for a viable business model.

MOOCs Eat Stanford! Harvard Closes!

Given how quickly MOOCs are evolving--and how much hype surrounds them--we all need to pay more attention.