MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


Flipping Lifts Learning Outcomes in Science Course

A five-year experiment among students taking an upper-level undergraduate science course found that the flipped and active model improved student outcomes, particularly among females and students with lower grade point averages.

Mississippi State Virtual CC Hands off Proctoring Work

Mississippi Virtual Community College has gone public with its use of an automated proctoring system.

Money Motivates Millennials to Pursue Master's Degrees; Passion for Learning Draws Gen Xers

Most people pursue advanced degrees primarily for the higher earnings they expect as a result, according to new research from LinkedIn.

Core Principles, Best Practices, Tips, and More — Revising a Popular Resource Guide for Teaching Online

Judith Boettcher gives CT a heads-up about the upcoming revision of The Online Teaching Survival Guide.

Rural Oklahoma Students Get Access to College through Distance Learning

High school students in rural Oklahoma schools can now earn college credits prior to graduation without commuting long distances or being limited to online-only courses.



OLC to Award Prizes for Excellence in Digital Courseware

The Online Learning Consortium is launching two new awards programs with the help of a $2.5-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

D2L Debuts Competency-Based Ed Offering

A new Competency-Based Education (CBE) solution from D2L combines the company's Brightspace Learning Environment, strategic consulting, domain expertise and a CBE community.

Online Learning Consortium to Expand Digital Courseware Initiatives

The Online Learning Consortium's work to spread adoption of next-generation digital courseware solutions in higher education just got a $2.5 million boost from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

MIT Intros MOOC 'Micro-Master's'

There's the master's degree. And then there's the "micro-master's." That's what MIT is calling its new "modular credential," which will have no admissions requirements.

U Michigan Scales up MOOC Missions

The University of Michigan is expanding its MOOC presence. The institution, which was a founding partner in Coursera, will now be offering its massive, open, online courses on edX too, the first to begin in April 2016.

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