MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


Academic Partnerships Opens Latest Round of Online Learning and Teaching Grants

Educators in institutions that work with Academic Partnerships programs have about two weeks to apply for grants related to online learning research. The company expects to issue about $50,000 in grants up to $3,000 for individual proposals and up to $5,000 for collaborative research.

Online Learning Consortium Selects Award Recipients

The association committed to excellence in online learning will present awards at its international conference in Orlando.

34 Edgenuity Courses Win A-G Approval from U California

The University of California Office of the President has granted A-G approval for 34 Edgenuity online courses.

NYU Targets Fortune 500 Company Employees in New Emerging Technology Course

Technology issues that challenge large corporations will be the focus of a new online graduate-level course offered by NYU's engineering school.

2-Term Master's Core Class on Climate Change Offered as MOOC

The "Global Master's in Development Practice" is hosting a two-term online course on "Climate Change Science and Negotiations," starting in October 2014. That class will be part of the core requirements for the master's program and, simultaneously, offered as a massive open online course.



U Michigan Adds Office of Digital Ed and Innovation To Improve Tech Use

The University of Michigan has added an Office of Digital Education and Innovation in an effort to help faculty use technology and digital programs more creatively.

Tech Start-Up Hosts Hackathon for Online Course Tools

A start-up company with an online application designed to allow people to create and publish interactive courses recently held a "Code for Education" night in its home town of San Francisco.

Syracuse U MOOC To Build Skills in Mainframe-Scale Enterprise Computing

People seeking a better understanding of enterprise computing strategies have the chance to attend a free, self-guided, self-paced open online course hosted by Syracuse University's School of Information Studies.

This Flipped Class Is Studying Biology with a $10 Microscope and a Smart Phone

Take a smartphone, add $10 worth of plywood and Plexiglas, a bit of hardware, laser pointer lenses and LED click lights from a keychain flashlight and you have a DIY microscope worthy of use in college classes. At least, that's the idea of an instructor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology who is adding the do-it-yourself technology in her biology lab courses.

2 Great Techniques for the Flipped Classroom

2 Great Techniques for the Flipped Classroom

Inspire more student engagement in a flipped class with these two pedagogy-driven methods.