MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


New Leadership at EdX and Coursera

Two of the major MOOC providers in the U.S. announced new executives yesterday.

U North Carolina Greensboro Enters MOOC Arena with Soulful Course

The University of North Carolina, Greensboro has entered the massive open online course arena with it's first offering, "The Soul and the Search for Meaning: From the Greeks to the Present."

HBX platform

Harvard Business School Launching First Courses on HBX Online Platform

Harvard Business School is ready to dive into the waters of online learning. The institution will soon begin enrollment in the first set of courses to be offered on HBX, a new e-learning platform the school has been quietly developing over the past year and a half.

UNC Rolling Out Online Ed.D. Program

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is launching an online doctoral program in kinesiology.

edX Opens Up Membership Structure, Adds 12 Organizations

edX is opening up its membership beyond its initial 32 charter institutions. With its new membership structure, the online course provider will bring colleges, universities and other organizations into the fold as regular members, including 12 new institutions announced today.



Cornell Report Notes Promise of Distance Learning but Cautions Against Overtaxing Faculty

A new report from Cornell argued that, despite the promise of online learning, caution should be exercised in implementing policies that might overburden faculty. The report also recommended against awarding credit for MOOCs at Cornell.

Average Tuition for an Online Bachelor's Program: $43,477

$43,477 is the average cost for an online bachelor's degree in the United States, according to data released by Hanover Research. An online master's degree cost about half as much.

California Community Colleges Joining Forces for Online Success

California's statewide Online Education Initiative hopes to dramatically improve student success rates online.

New Global Online Education Report To Study Impact of Online Learning Worldwide

The Sloan Consortium is partnering with a group of higher education and inter-governmental organizations to launch a new research initiative focused on the global impact of online learning.

U Houston System Intros Free AP Exam Prep and Teacher Training MOOCs

The University of Houston System is launching its first three massive open online courses, two of them targeted to high school seniors preparing for advanced placements tests and one for K-12 teachers.