Flipped, Blended & Online Learning


Data Sciences, Business and Soft Skills Are Top Needs for Workforce Reskilling   

A new survey from learning platform edX has identified two major skill areas where respondents reported feeling a lack of proficiency in their jobs: data sciences, and business and soft skills.

Turnitin Adds Open Access Research to Text Misuse Checking

Plagiarism checker Turnitin has added the contents of the "world's largest collection of open access research papers" to its text checking.

University of San Diego Partners with Thinkful for Online Tech Training

The University of San Diego Division of Professional and Continuing Education is working with online coding school Thinkful to provide job training for high-demand tech careers in the greater San Diego area.

Survey: Students Choosing Online Programs Closer to Home

In spite of the notion that students could conceivably take online courses from an institution anywhere in the world, two-thirds stick close to home — choosing a college or university within 50 miles of where they live, according to an annual survey of online students done by Wiley company Learning House.

Interactive Textbook Combines Print and Multimedia at U Houston

The University of Houston College of Technology has adopted a printed textbook that includes interactive features. The college’s Digital Media program will be using Introduction to Graphic Communication, 2nd Edition, which relies on the "Clickable Paper" app from Ricoh.



McGraw-Hill Teams with Startup to Develop AR Learning Tools

McGraw-Hill has announced a collaboration with ed tech startup Alchemie to develop augmented reality and three-dimensional learning tools for chemistry courses.

Survey: Competency-Based Model Excels for Nontraditionals

For the last five years, Gallup has surveyed a national sampling of 75,000 college graduates to understand their post-college "well-being and workplace engagement." Recently, the survey company did the same specifically for graduates of Western Governors University.

Study: Online Schools Have Not 'Dethroned' Faculty

Does online learning spend more on technology and less on people? That's the latest question posed by Eduventures Chief Research Officer Richard Garrett, in an essay published on the Encoura website.

Virginia Community Colleges Providing Digital Courseware Systemwide at No Cost to Students

Students at all 23 member colleges of the Virginia Community College System have access to digital courseware at no cost, thanks to an agreement with open educational resources provider Lumen Learning.

First Wave of Carnegie Mellon Learning Tools Now Available

Carnegie Mellon University has moved forward in its efforts to release education tools into the world. Last week, the institution officially introduced OpenSimon, a community and collection of tools dedicated to "[catalyzing] a revolution in learning and teaching" for higher education and K-12.

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