MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


Udacity and Google Unveil Co-Developed Nanodegree

For-profit online education provider Udacity and Google today unveiled a new micro-credential program, the Senior Web Developer Nanodegree.

Northern Virginia Community College Shares OER Degree Programs

Through a partnership with open courseware provider Lumen Learning, Northern Virginia Community College's Extended Learning Institute is publishing 24 online college courses designed with 100 percent open educational resources.

Survey: Not Enough Training, Instructional Support for Online Adjunct Faculty

Colleges and universities are increasingly relying on adjuncts and part-time faculty members to teach their online courses. A quarter of schools have increased the use of online adjunct instructors by five percent or more; 31 percent have increased their use by up to five percent. Yet often, these instructors don't receive training on how to teach online; the schools lack formal policies for faculty expectations; and faculty are expected to create their own online courses with or without institutional help.

Texas A&M U Launches Online Master's of Public Service

Texas A&M University's Bush School of Government and Public Service is launching an online Executive Master of Public Service and Administration.

Western Kentucky U Launches Competency-Based Advanced Manufacturing Degree

In an effort to provide more flexible degree options for adult learners, Western Kentucky University is launching AMS On Demand, a competency-based bachelor of science degree program in advanced manufacturing.



Saint Mary's U Debuts Accelerated Online MBA

Minnesota's Saint Mary's University is launching an accelerated online MBA program in an expansion of its fully online offerings.

Florida International U College of Business Sees Explosive Growth in Video

Over the past few years, faculty at Florida International University's College of Business have created more than 2,500 videos, amounting to 5,000-plus hours of content, using lecture capture technology from Sonic Foundry.

Utica College Adds Online Courses from Third Party To Help Students Meet Prerequisites

Utica College has tapped a private partner in an effort to expand access for students as they complete prerequisite courses.

Fullbridge To Offer Career Development Courses on edX

Fullbridge, a company that provides online training programs, will offer a series of online career development courses on the edX platform.

Florida Universities Take System Approach in Addressing Growth of Online

The plan was first begun a year ago when the board created a task force to examine how the state could better meet workforce needs through online education and increase effectiveness while reducing costs.

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