MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


Carvechi Debuts Online Collaboration Platform

Carvechi Technology has released a cloud-based collaboration platform, Collaboratory, featuring content sharing, digital whiteboards and voice over Internet protocol.

Are MOOCs Just Moneymaking Scams? Providers Challenged To Substantiate Grandiose Claims

Are online education providers serving the masses or just amassing wealth for themselves? That's the question the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education wants answered. The group today challenged the leaders of edX, Udacity and Coursera to a public debate "about the claims and promises being made by the online education industry about the quality of its higher education programs."

U Southern California Ed School Packages Teacher Training

The University of Southern California's education school has developed a set of online and blended training courses to help teachers develop their skills in working with diverse learners.

New Bio Labs for Online Courses Feature 3D, Animation

eScience Labs has introduced the second edition of its introductory biology lab kit, an online platform featuring 28 labs designed for non-majors in first and second semester online or hybrid courses.

U Illinois Prof Places Herself into Flipped Courses

A faculty member at the University of Illinois has found the use of a technology that immerses her physical presence into her course presentations so effective, it has become "essential" to how she teaches now.



U Southern California Launches Online Doctor of Ed Degree

The University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education is launching its first online doctorate degree.

University of Utah Taps StormWind for Online Tech Training

The University of Utah's Division of Continuing Education is turning to online training and e-learning company StormWind to provide courses specifically for Cisco, Microsoft and CompTIA training.

NCAA Rejects Coursework from 24 Virtual Charter High Schools

Virtual school provider K12 Inc. this month received notice that the NCAA will no longer accept coursework from 24 of its schools for initial eligibility review for prospective student athletes. The NCAA stipulates the coursework does not fulfill its course requirements for nontraditional high schools.

U Michigan Prof Open Sources MOOC Teaching Materials

The course, Programming for Everybody, taught by Charles Severance (on the Coursera platform and at Dr. Chuck Online), introduces participants to Python programming and provides them with the tools to turn around and teach those concepts themselves — or simply to continue their own training in programming.

edX Taps CourseTalk for Online Course Reviews

edX has teamed up with CourseTalk to provide a platform for course reviews that includes star ratings and in-depth comments.