MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms

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.

Academic Partnerships Taps AspirEDU To Improve Student Retention

Academic Partnerships, a company that helps colleges and universities convert courses to digital formats, is teaming up with AspirEDU in an effort to improve student retention.

Brandman U Launches New Online Learning Platform With No Textbooks Required

Through a new app called MyPath, students at Brandman University can earn a bachelor's degree at their own pace without purchasing a single textbook.

University of Utah Expands Online Career Training

The University of Utah is partnering with online training provider Career Step to launch new programs that will prepare students for careers in healthcare, technology and administration.

Eastern Kentucky U Launches Online Criminal Justice Master's Program

For the first time, the university will offer students the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in justice, policy and leadership online.

Coursera Survey Pins Down MOOC Benefits

More than seven in 10 learners report career benefits and more than six in 10 report educational benefits from completing massive open online courses (MOOCs). Participants from developing countries and particularly those with lower socioeconomic status and less education appear to be more likely to report benefits from pursuing MOOCs. Those results and others come out of the first major research survey done among Coursera learners and reported in the Harvard Business Review.