Flipped, Blended & Online Learning


OER Pioneer OpenStax Launches Personalized Learning Tool for 3 Courses

The Rice University non-profit that has released almost two-dozen free textbooks into academia is beta-testing a new personalized learning system that works with its materials.

Call for Entries for Maker Faire San Diego 2017

The third annual Maker Faire San Diego, Oct. 7-8, in Balboa Park, is now open for entries. This family friendly, two-day event, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., welcomes a variety of diverse, out-of-the-box ideas from makers, inventors, tinkerers, do-it-yourselfers and hackers.

SoftwareOne Debuts New Tech and Services Portal for Academic Institutions

Portfolio management provider SoftwareOne has launched the SoftwareOne Academic Portal 2.0, an updated version of its software, services and platforms portal for education institutions and non-profits.

Vernier Providing Resources for Gathering Data During Solar Eclipse

Vernier Software & Technology is providing tips and resources for viewing the “Great American Eclipse,” Aug. 21, 2017, and the scientific data-collection company is urging educators to collect and share data from the event.

Rural Maine Afterschool PD Program Gets $2 million NSF Grant for Online Video Coaching

A professional development program operating in rural Maine was recently awarded a $1.85 million grant from the National Science Foundation to turn its hybrid video coaching program into an entirely online format. The Afterschool Coaching for Rural Educators in STEM teaches educators as well as librarians how to bring out-of-school STEM learning opportunities into their communities.



75 American Public Libraries Launch STEM Ed Programs for Underserved Communities

Seventy-five public libraries located in the United States have been chosen to receive resources, training and support to bring STEM education opportunities to patrons.

Turnitin 'Revises' the Writing Process

Turnitin, a company typically known for catching plagiarism in students’ writing assignments, is refocusing its efforts on the needs of instructors with its newest formative writing tool, Revision Assistant.

Top 3 Trends Affecting U.S. Test Preparation Market Through 2021

The top three market trends fueling the test preparation market in the United States through 2021, according to market research firm Technavio, are: increasing emphasis on private tutoring; rising popularity of benchmark testing; and growing mobile learning, or “m-learning.”

Building Real Community Online with Free Apps

Giving students "voice, choice and connectivity" will help them gain a sense of belonging in a group even when they're states and countries apart.

Follett Introduces New Tool to Bridge Gap Between OERs, Content and Technology

Follett, a provider of education technology, services and content, this week is rolling out a new tool, Collections by Destiny, which will allow librarians, teachers and curriculum staff to share free or purchased resources across a district, schools or between users.

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