MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


WebAssign Debuts Placement Test Tool

WebAssign has launched PlaceU, a new tool designed to help institutions place students based on their own online assessments or those of other universities, such as Purdue or Texas A&M.

Blackboard Unveils Moodlerooms 3.0

Blackboard introduces Moodlerooms 3.0, with enhancements designed to improve teaching and learning experiences for teachers, students and administrators.

Johns Hopkins Launches Mixed Modality Courses

Two new graduate-level STEM classes will use a mixed modality teaching model that combines onsite and online instruction.

Top 7 Campus Technology Stories in June

From gamification to makerspaces, here's what was trending on our website last month.

Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn't Help Completion

A research project at Pennsylvania State University looked at how to improve the completion rate for people who undertake massive open online courses — a rate that currently stands at a dismal 10 percent.



Shindig Video Chat Now Integrates with Canvas

Shindig today announced its integration with Canvas by Instructure, bringing the former's video chat platform to the learning management system. 

Union College Turns to Private Partner for Online Courses

Union College has teamed with a private partner in an effort to make affordable online courses more easily available to students.

Excelsior Teams with Private Partner for Low-Cost Online Courses

Excelsior College has teamed with a private partner to create a low-cost alternative pathway to college credit.

What a Microsoft-Owned LinkedIn Means for Education

The planned acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft could either sound the death knell for colleges and universities put out of business by the coming "competency marketplace," or it could help schools raise their retention and graduation rates, thereby ensuring their long-term success.

USC Keck School of Medicine Taps Wirecast for Lectures on Demand

Instructors at USC's Keck School now have a new resource for flipping the classroom.

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