MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms

Research: Learning Is No Spectator Sport

MOOCs that rely primarily on people watching lectures may be missing an opportunity to help their students learn even more by adding interactive activities. Recent research into massive open online courses suggests that students do six times better in the course by "extra doing."

A Gamified, Self-Service Approach to Course Registration

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering created an online pre-registration tutorial that uses gamification to motivate students to participate, keep them engaged and help them understand course requirements and curricula.

UC Irvine Extension Unveils 5 New Online Specializations

University of California, Irvine Extension has launched five new online specializations in partnership with the open online education platform, Coursera.

Harvard Business School Begins Offering Credit for some Online Extension Courses

Students who receive the HBX Certificate of Readiness will earn eight undergraduate credits from the Harvard Extension School.

Edmentum Adds 42 Semesters of Elective and Career Courses

Edmentum has expanded its elective and career course offerings by extending its partnership with eDynamic Learning.

Wharton Launches Business Analytics Specialization on Coursera

The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School is offering a set of courses through Coursera focused on using big data to make real business decisions.

Kansas U Flips Engineering Learning in New Active Classrooms

The School of Engineering at the University of Kansas has introduced several new active learning classrooms this fall, the largest of which can accommodate up to 160 students.

Robotics Enter Hybrid Instruction

A doctoral program at Michigan State University has begun experimenting with the use of robots to pull on-campus and off-campus students closer together in class.

Online Dual Enrollment Program Allows High School Students to Earn College Credit

A new partnership between the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) and the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) allows high school students to experience college-level courses and earn college credits.

McGill U, EdX Partner on MOOC for Groups

McGill University is partnering with edX to launch what they institutions are calling a "GROOC," or a massive open online course (MOOC) for groups.