MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


UC Irvine MOOC To Feed Braaaiiins with Zombies

The University of California, Irvine will launch a massive open online course based on AMC's popular zombie drama "The Walking Dead."

MOOC Shake

MOOCs will change higher education radically, but not in the way we expect right now.

Building a Sense of Community in MOOCs

Building a Sense of Community in MOOCs

MOOCs' massive class sizes can breed a sense of isolation, but they also offer unique opportunities for student interaction and collaboration.

SJSU MOOC Study Reveals Achievement Gains but Low Retention Rates

San Jose State University has published the findings of a study of its recent experiment with for-credit Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Student performance improved between the spring 2013 pilot program and the following summer program in all three of the initial classes offered. However, the overall retention rate for the summer program dropped.

How to Convert a Class Into a MOOC

How to Convert a Classroom Course Into a MOOC

The sheer size and diversity of the student body in a MOOC force faculty to use strategies for planning, teaching, and assessment that differ radically from those used in traditional classes.



'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.