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5 Proven Ways to Make Your Good Online Course Great

Recent research uncovered just a handful of distinct elements that set great online teaching apart from the merely good. The findings came out of interviews with eight faculty members who have won awards for their online teaching from three professional associations: the Online Learning Consortium, the Association for Educational Communications & Technology and the United States Distance Learning Association.

Mixing in Online Courses Boosts Outcomes for CC Students

A statewide study of 30 SUNY community colleges found that, overall, students who successfully completed online courses nearly doubled their chances of earning a degree or transferring to a four-year college.

New Top Hat Intro Courses Offer All-in-One Learning Materials

Digital course materials company Top Hat is launching six new “Intro Courses” that provide a variety of learning materials and instructor resources in an all-in-one course solution.

Maxell Lecture Capture System Adds Collaboration Tools

Audiovisual company Maxell has introduced new lecture capture hardware that lets operators upload interactive video content and collaborate with classrooms across remote locations. The MA-XL1 is intended for education settings.

zSpace Expands AR/VR Apps for CTE

Ed tech company zSpace has added industrial robotics and advanced manufacturing applications to its portfolio of augmented and virtual reality solutions for career and technical education.

UC Berkeley Uses VR to Teach Interpersonal Skills

At the University of California, Berkeley, learners can hone their leadership and interpersonal skills through a virtual reality environment designed to help people navigate a global and multicultural workplace.

MOOCs on the Rise in China

China's government has gotten into the MOOC game, setting annual targets for how many high-quality massive open online courses should be produced each year.

Adaptive, Flipped Approach to Introductory Statistics Lifts Outcomes in 4-Year Schools

A multi-year pilot in Maryland that aimed to redesign the curriculum for introductory statistics using adaptive learning technology and active learning pedagogy found a spark of success among students in four-year institutions.

4 Ways Online Universities Can Support Workforce Development

To prepare students for the job market of the future, online institutions must equip them with interpersonal skills such as leadership, communication and management. Here are four strategies for prioritizing the human connection.

Research: Flipped Learning Boosts Test Scores

The latest word on the use of "pre-class activities" — flipped learning — is that it improves student engagement in the class itself as well as students' assessment scores. A recent study by a team of researchers from Macmillan Learning and the University of Connecticut examined the use of flipped learning through Achieve, a new Macmillan digital learning tool, and found a "significant effect" with its use.

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