MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


edX CEO: 'It Is Pathetic That the Education System Has Not Changed in Hundreds of Years'

Anant Agarwal, CEO of the nonprofit MOOC platform provider edX, had some harsh words for traditional education, saying it's "pathetic" that classrooms today still look like the did decades ago. And, undaunted by MOOC critics, Agarwal highlighted the potential he sees for MOOCs in a keynote address at the Campus Technology conference yesterday.

Southern Methodist U Debuts Online Grad Program in Data Science

To help meet a growing demand, Dallas’ Southern Methodist University will launch a new Master of Science degree in data science in 2015, with courses drawn across its schools of humanities and sciences, engineering, and the arts.

UC Irvine Extension Tries Project-Based Learning in Certificate Program

A new online leadership certificate program at University of California Irvine's Extension will use direct assessment rather than classroom hours to measure student success.

Motivate and Engage Online Learners All Semester Long

Motivate and Engage Online Learners All Semester Long

These 10 strategies can help keep learners on track to successfully finish your online course.

Binghamton University Adds 200 Plus Online Certificate Programs

New York’s Binghamton University is working with an online education site to make its more than 200 online certificate courses available to students and state residents.



California Southern U To Accept Third-Party Online Credits

California Southern University, a private institution that offers online degree programs, will be accepting transfer credits from a private company that provides online classes.

Telefonica Launches First Spanish-Language MOOC Platform

Telefonica and Banco Santander have partnered on the worldwide launch of what is being billed as the world's first Spanish-language massive open online course platform, MiriadaX.

Northwestern Counseling Master's Going Online

Northwestern University's Family Institute in Illinois is taking its counseling master's program completely online.

University of Oklahoma One Digital Initiative

Leading a University Into the Digital Future

The University of Oklahoma's One University Digital Initiative is a technology strategy for a broad, sweeping campaign to ensure the university will take its place in the digital realm.

Online Learning Consortium Formalizes Ives as Head

The formerly named Sloan Consortium (rebranded earlier this month) has named Kathleen Ives CEO and executive director, following an interim stint in those roles. OLC is a non-profit organization focused on helping colleges and universities "launch and sustain high-quality online learning initiatives."