MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms

Penn State Launches Certificate in International Human Relations

Pennsylvania State University is launching a new online graduate certificate program designed to help HR professionals understand the laws, policies and best practices related to companies with international employees.

Nanodegrees in higher ed

How Nanodegrees Are Disrupting Higher Education

New "micro" online certification programs are changing the educational pathways to success in certain industries.

Online Advising Still a Rarity in Higher Ed

Few institutions of higher education perform academic advising online or have specially trained or equipped counselors ready to help distance learning students with their advising needs. Those are some of the findings in an extensive report from Primary Research Group, which recently published the "Survey of Best Practices in Academic Advising."

FutureLearn MOOC Platform Adds 5 New Universities

FutureLearn has attracted five new institutions to join its MOOC platform with massive, open, online courses.

Hofstra To Offer Graduate Online Degrees in Health Law

Two new master's degree programs at Hofstra University Law School are intended to meet the need for more information about health law and policy.

Penn State Launches Online Master's in Electrical Engineering

Pennsylvania State University has adapted its master's in electrical engineering program to offer an online version through Penn State World Campus.

education technology

How IT Will Elevate Educational Access and Quality

Southern New Hampshire University President Paul LeBlanc said he sees technology as central to the next evolutionary step in higher education, and he challenged colleges and universities to embrace and expand efforts around distance learning.

Linfield College Adds Online Wine Certificates

Linfield College Online and Continuing Education in Oregon has introduced two new online certificate programs: Wine Marketing and Wine Management.

San Diego State Physics Prof Uses Transparent Whiteboard To Reach Students

A California university is experimenting with student engagement in a science class using a special writing surface, a studio audience and a streaming media site. Now, the institution is considering adding a second set-up just like it and others in the California State University system may follow.

Instructure Certifies Lecture Capture App for Use with Canvas

Instructure Canvas has a new lecture capture and video solution in its Open LTI App Collection.