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EdX Offers Working Learners New Pathway to Bachelor's Degree

EdX has introduced a new MicroBachelors program designed to offer working learners job-ready skills in a credit-backed, stackable credential that can be applied toward a full bachelor's degree.

MOOCs Could Be Effective for Employee Upskilling

According to a team of researchers from Canadian University Dubai, Lancaster University and the University of Adelaide, a review of literature found that massive open online courses can provide flexible learning, address rapidly changing skills needs and deliver credentials.

OER Commons Intros Authoring Tool

OER Commons, an organization focused on creating open educational resources for education, has developed a new tool for authoring OER.

Long-Term Learning Gains Remain Elusive with Flipped Model

The flipped learning model doesn't necessarily work in the long term, according to an experiment at West Point.

Instructure Going Private with VC Buyout

The company that staked its claim in the LMS market by taking its learning management system open source in 2011 has agreed in principle to be acquired by a venture capital firm. Instructure recently announced the transaction. Thoma Bravo has offered stockholders $47.60 per share in cash, valuing the company at about $1.79 billion.



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.

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.

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.

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