MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


Coker College Adopts New LMS To Improve Retention

South Carolina's Coker College has selected a new learning management system as part of an effort to improve enrollment and retention.

10 Universities Team To Offer Cross-Institution Online Courses for Credit

Ten universities from Brandeis and Duke to Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, and Washington University in St. Louis are pulling together to launch a new program that delivers credit-bearing online courses to students that may or may not be enrolled in their own institutions.

MOOC-Like Udemy Offers iPad App

Udemy, a company that has more than 4,900 courses online, many of them for free, has launched an iPad app that allows students to view videos and related resources on their mobile devices.

Altius Education Launches First Beta Course for Helix

Altius Education has debuted its first course for the Helix platform, a learning environment that takes a narrative, storytelling approach to online education, matching students' interests with the information being taught.

Echo360 Captures LectureTools

Echo360 this week completed its acquisition of education technology developer LectureTools.



3 Universities Move to Cloud-Based Platform for Open Online Courses

Three universities that are preparing to launch open, online courses have selected a cloud-based system as a platform for those courses--including Arizona State University, which is launching a "global classroom" in conjunction with a German institution.

Instructure Creates Free 'Canvas Network' for Online Courses

Instructure has launched a new platform to let users of the learning management system Canvas create online courses--both open and private. The service, Canvas Network, is being made available free to Canvas users.

Will MOOC-hers Overwhelm the System?

In the wake of a dramatic power struggle at the University of Virginia, the potential for online learning to rescue higher education is receiving even greater scrutiny.

VMware Offers Free Virtualization Software for EdX Computer Science Students

VMware has partnered with not-for-profit massive, open, online course provider edX to deliver free virtualization software to students enrolled in a computer science course offered through the platform.

German University Offers MOOC with Credit

A public university in Germany is joining the MOOC movement with a course that will come with "university credit points" that it said could be accepted by degree programs.