Flipped, Blended & Online Learning


Southern New Hampshire U, LRNG Merge to Focus on Community-Based Education

Southern New Hampshire University, which in a few short years has transformed itself into an online learning powerhouse, is merging with LRNG, a nonprofit organization focused on workforce and education needs of urban communities.

2U Signs 15-year Extension with Simmons U; Adds Short Courses with GWU and Yale

Online program manager 2U has signed a 15-year contract extension with one institutional client and announced a new suite of online "short courses" with two others.

South Carolina Offering Free Online Coding Courses for All Residents

South Carolina has introduced free coding education for all of its residents through an agreement between the state's Department of Commerce Office of Innovation and Build Carolina, a nonprofit that generates internships, apprenticeships and other education endeavors in innovative fields.

Civitas Adds OER Search to Course Schedule Planner

A new open educational resources search tool has been directly integrated into Civitas Learning's academic planning platform, letting students know if O.E.R. materials are available as they build their course schedules.

Lumen Seeks Continuous Improvement of OER in Two-Prong Approach

A company that develops open courses has introduced two new initiatives intended to improve open educational resources. Lumen Learning has launched the "Learning Challenges Leaderboards," an analysis of outcomes covered by O.E.R. where students have the greatest difficulty, as well as RISE and Shine, a community effort to improve the O.E.R.



Woz U to Deliver Tech Education Through U North Dakota

The University of North Dakota has teamed up with for-profit training company Woz U to provide short-term technology education programs. The institution is including the courses provided by Steve Wozniak's education company as part of its "personal & professional development" catalog.

Report: Textbook Pricing Affects Students' Rating of Profs

According to a recent survey, faculty members who choose course materials that cost less than $30 are 10 times more likely to get a positive rating from students than a negative rating. The survey was undertaken by textbook publisher FlatWorld.

Researchers to Explore Flipped Teaching in STEM Courses

A research project at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is exploring the use of flipped teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses.

Cengage Partners with MobLab for Gaming in Economics

Cengage is incorporating game-based learning into its economics courses, thanks to a new deal with MobLab. The partnership will integrate application-based games into Cengage's flagship offering, MindTap, for digital coursework.

'Remote Presence' Tech Lets U Colorado Boulder Students Attend Class from Afar

The University of Colorado Boulder has formally introduced a "remote presence" technology to enable students who can't be physically present in a course to attend remotely. Kubi is a robotic neck that holds a tablet and is controllable by the remote user to allow him or her to look around the room through a Zoom videoconference meeting.

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