MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms

Beyond the MOOC Hype

What new tech trends will knock massive open online courses out of the spotlight this year?

George Washington U Examines Federal Reserve in First MOOC

During a recent symposium on the Federal Reserve System, George Washington University announced that it would offer its first massive open online course on the same subject.

New Service Lets Teams Build Online Courses

A software-as-a-service application that allows teams of users to create online courses has gone into open beta.

Indiana U Deploys Videoconferencing Platform to Boost Distance Learning

Indiana University is rolling out a new videoconferencing solution across its eight campuses this spring in a move to support its growing distance learning and digital collaboration initiatives.

San Jose State Gets Carte Blanche To Use Udacity Course Content

San Jose State University has gone back to the drawing board and tweaked delivery of a much-maligned program set up with MOOC provider Udacity.

Stanford and Carnegie Launch Free Online Forest Monitoring Course

A joint project of Stanford University and Carnegie Institution for Science will make forest monitoring tools and training freely available to allow people around the world to monitor the health of their forests through raw satellite images.

William Mitchell First Allowed To Offer Fully Hybrid Law Program

A law school located in St. Paul, MN that has produced at least three Minnesota governors, various members of Congress, and multiple state and federal court justices, expects to offer a hybrid variety of education starting in 2015, which it claims is the first of its kind. The William Mitchell College of Law will offer an online and on-campus juris doctor program that has been approved by the American Bar Association.

Plugin Adds Gaming and Social Networking to Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect users have a new way to build games into their online sessions and foster discussion and interaction among meeting attendees.

Stanford Prof Unveils Scalable Virtual Labs

A Stanford professor has unveiled a prototype of a scalable virtual lab for use in massive open online courses, at schools with limited lab equipment or even by members of the public.

Report: Online Completion Rates Only Trail On-Campus Rates Slightly

Completion rates for on-campus courses are only slightly higher than those for online courses, according to a new report from the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies.