MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


Stanford PERTS Seeks Research Proposals for Mindset Challenge

Stanford PERTS is seeking research proposals for a new initiative, called the Mindset Challenge, which aims to find ways to boost student motivation and outcomes in online learning environments. Deadline for proposals is April 1.

Udemy Reaches 2 Million Students

Online course provider Udemy has reached the 2 million-student milestone, only five months after it reached the 1 million-student mark.

The Secret of Southern New Hampshire University's Success

SNHU went from a small, relatively unremarkable New England institution to one of the biggest nonprofit online educators in the country.

Brandman U To Offer Online, Competency-Based Business Administration Degree

Brandman University, a private nonprofit institution part of the Chapman University System, is working with Flat World Education to offer an online, competency-based bachelor's degree in business administration.

Inside the First-Year Data from MITx and HarvardX

Harvard researcher Andrew Ho on what we can learn from the first set of edX MOOC data.



Minerva Hybrid Pilot Bringing Students Together Physically for Classes Online

The Roman goddess of wisdom has lent her name to a new university in which students will meet much of the time online but live together in the same physical location.

Open SUNY Unites Online Ed Offerings Across 64 Institutions

The State University of New York has formally introduced a new online program that allows students to access courses, degrees, professors and academic resources from any of SUNY's 64 campuses.

Georgia Tech MOOC-Based Degree Program Turns Away Nearly 2,000 Applicants

A totally MOOC-based master's degree in computer science announced last spring has opened for business with about 375 students.

Ed4Online Offers Free Online Tutoring for Medical Courses

Students get up to two hours of free tutoring through new program.

Will Net Neutrality Ruling Doom Education to Second-Class Status?

The ruling this week by a federal court on the Open Internet (Net Neutrality) Order may turn out to be, as one commenter called it, "a terrible idea," or, as another observer put it, a source of "a lot of overheated rhetoric." Education, for its part, could well see major changes to how it's able to deliver learning content to students online.