MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


U Wisconsin-Extension Selects Industry Advisors for Online Programs

The University of Wisconsin-Extension has selected new members to join its industry expert advisory boards for its online bachelor's and master's degrees.

Bard Gets Online Treatment in U Colorado Boulder Hybrid Course

Just in time to honor the 400th anniversary of the death of the Bard, a new hybrid certificate at the University of Colorado Boulder tackles the topic of William Shakespeare in an immersive experience.

Primavera Wins NCAA Approval

Primavera Online High School has won retroactive approval from the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), allowing student athletes who have taken Primavera courses to begin establishing eligibility to play college sports.

Crowdsourcing for Massive Engagement

London School of Economics and Political Science embarked on a crowdsourced, gamified approach to education and citizenship, harnessing the massive open online space to engage a community of learners in writing a model UK constitution.

MITx Adds Instructor Grading in MOOC

Beginning on August 29, MIT will be kicking off its latest round of "Introduction to Philosophy: God, Knowledge and Consciousness." This time, however, some participants will have the chance to submit a paper and have it reviewed by the instructors — a first for MITx, the institution's edX portal.



U Nevada Reno Turns to Private Partner to Support Online Master's Programs

The University of Nevada, Reno is expanding an existing partnership with a private party to launch an online master of public health degree in spring of 2017.

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Worldwide Revenues for AR and VR to Increase $156.8 Billion by 2020

Worldwide revenues for the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) markets are expected to grow from $5.2 billion in 2016 to more than $162 billion in 2020, according to research done by the International Data Corporation (IDC). The $156.8 billion increase represents a compound annual growth rate of 181.3 percent over the 2015-20 forecast period.

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.

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