MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


Slapstick Focus of MOOC Developed by Ball State Faculty and Students

Does a study of the scene of Ricky Bobby flailing around in his BVDs trying to put out a non-existent fire in Talladega Nights have a place in higher education? That particular movie could surface alongside other Will Ferrell classics — as well as movies featuring Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball and others — in a massive open online course examining the history of slapstick comedy in film over the past century.

California Colleges Gain Access to Online Diagnostic Assessment Tool

California Community Colleges will now have access to a new tool for offering online diagnostic assessments.

Curating Tech Developments in Online Learning

The new "Virtually Inspired" website will bring together the latest deployments of cutting-edge online learning technologies.

Stony Brook U Project to Extend Functions of Virtual Science Labs with Gaming Controls

Virtual labs have done a decent job of introducing students to scientific work and allowing them to simulate experiments in the absence of a physical lab. However, a faculty member at Stony Brook University said she believes virtual labs could do more, and she intends to apply gamification to find out whether its use could expand how science is practiced online.

Making Virtual Classrooms More Interactive

Harvard and UC Berkeley share two different approaches to helping online business school students feel like they're attending class in person.



Why Today's MOOCs Are Not Innovative

At the Campus Technology conference in Boston, Stephen Downes explained the difference between innovation and transformation.

A new brief from a public policy think tank suggests getting rid of the link between federal student aid and college accreditation and even allowing the market to choose which schools are worthy of staying open.

Report: Online Courses and Free Market Can Crack Higher Ed 'Problems'

A new brief from a public policy think tank suggests getting rid of the link between federal student aid and college accreditation and even allowing the market to choose which schools are worthy of staying open.

Bellevue College Adds Partner for Coding Ed

Bellevue College has tapped a private partner to help provide continuing education in programming and related technologies.

DeMillo on MOOCs and College Affordability

Technology has the potential to solve the affordability and access problem in higher education, according to the author of Revolution in Higher Education.

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Worldwide Tablet Shipments Fall More Than 12 Percent in Second Quarter

Worldwide tablet shipments, including detachables and slates, reached 38.7 million in the second quarter of 2016, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. That’s 12.3 percent less when compared to Q2 2015, as vendors begin to refocus their product lines and consumers hold off on purchases.

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