MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms

SJSU Takes a 'Breather' from MOOC Project

San Jose State University (SJSU) is taking "a short breather" from its ground-breaking experiment with for-credit massive open online courses, better known as MOOCs, the school disclosed this week. But university representatives insisted that this break is part of the plan and not a reaction to preliminary findings indicating that some students didn't do as well in the unsupervised online courses as they might have done in traditional courses.

Video Platform Allows Students To Earn MBA Degrees at a Distance

A distance learning network program is providing busy professionals the opportunity to earn dual executive MBAs from Cornell University's Johnson School of Business in Ithaca, NY and Queen's University's School of Business in Kingston, Ontario.

Education College Pilots Fully Online Student Fieldwork and Advisement

Bank Street College of Education will launch a fully online fieldwork and advisement pilot for its graduate math education program.

Fox Business School To Launch Temple U's First MOOC

Temple University's Fox School of Business will launch the institution's first massive open online course this September.

Blackboard Pushes LMS Platforms for MOOC Use

Blackboard's CourseSites is wooing additional institutions to its free learning management offering to run their massive open online courses.

Versal Launches Free Course Publishing Platform, Grant Program

A San Francisco, CA-based startup has unveiled a beta version of its free Web-based course-creation publishing platform.

Georgia Tech's CS Degree Puts Some Certified Beef Into MOOCs

The launch of an accredited MOOC degree by a major university may be risky, but it almost certainly changes the landscape of higher education for good.

Survey Finds Understanding, Support of MOOCs a Mixed Bag

A public opinion survey conducted by Brodeur Partners of parents, students, alumni, donors, and employers in the United States regarding attitudes and understanding of massive open online courses has come back with mixed results, hinting that a full-fledged switch to MOOCs for the higher education experience may not be the wisest choice for colleges in the immediate future.

Westminster College Offers Online Courses for Turkish High School Students

Fulton, MO's Westminster College has offered online courses to high school students in Turkey this summer.

Kaplan Study: Gamification and Badging Succeed in the Online Classroom

Kaplan University's School of Information Technology is expanding its gamification and badging efforts following positive results from a recently conducted pilot program.