Flipped, Blended & Online Learning


Franklin U Expands Digital Textbook Project

Franklin University, which has five campuses in Ohio and Indiana and many online courses, hopes to eliminate physical textbooks entirely to reduce college cost for students.

MIT Selects Grantees for Middle and High School Invention Program

A program administered by MIT’s School of Engineering and the Lemelson Foundation has selected 42 teams of middle and high school inventors to receive Junior Varsity InvenTeam grants.

VitalSource, Verba to Join Forces to Deliver Affordable Course Materials

VitalSource, a division of Ingram Content Group that provides educational content for more than 1,250 higher education institutions worldwide, plans to acquire a San Francisco-based startup that provides tools to support campus bookstores and help students spend less on course materials.

Digital Learning Day is Feb. 23. Heres How to Celebrate

The annual Digital Learning Day, started in 2012, gives educators an opportunity to collaborate with peers, share ideas, try out new digital tools, celebrate education innovation and play a role in the transformation of their own schools and communities. Digital Learning Day 2017 is Thursday, Feb. 23.

Ellucian Drops Support for Competency-Based Education Platform

Citing insufficient market demand for full competency-based education solutions, Ellucian has decided to stop supporting the Brainstorm CBE platform.



Casio Releases New Projectors

Casio America, Inc. is releasing three new projectors: the new 4K, ultra HD, 5,000-lumen, lamp-free XJ-L8300HN, due in June, and the XJ-UT351W and the XJ-UT351WN ultra-short-throw projectors, available this month.

Top Hat Secures $22.5 Million to Challenge College Textbook Industry

The Canadian education technology startup is looking to go head-to-head with Pearson, McGraw-Hill and other American textbook publishers with its own cloud-based platform.

2U Issues Research Grants; Builds Online Degree Programs for Vanderbilt, Pepperdine, Dayton

2U said the one-year awards, totaling almost $200,000, are meant to support the work of full-time faculty members and other academic leaders at the firm's partner universities.

Penn State Opens First Online Bachelor's in Engineering

The online classes will be taught by the faculty from the university's school of engineering, which also offers a face-to-face version at the campus in Erie and is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

European MOOC Platform Expands to 5 U.S. Universities

FutureLearn, the largest MOOC provider in Europe, today announced its first United States university partners.

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