MOOCs, Blended Learning, Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms


New MIT Lab Intends to Deliver Education Innovation to the World

To expand its mission of delivering education worldwide, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has launched a research, policy, pedagogy and practice lab that intends to uncover new ways of delivering education to learners in developing countries. The new "J-WEL" lab will emphasize reaching underserved populations such as women and girls, and displaced persons.

Most Experts Predict a "Mix of Models" for Future of Ed

Experts in higher education, technology, government and research expect the future of workplace training to include new kinds of educational offerings that can train large numbers of workers in the skills they'll need. That overall conclusion came out of a query on the topic posed by the Pew Research Center and Elon University, generating some 1,400 responses.

Udacity Boosts Projects in Intro to Programming Nanodegree Program

Amid news that coding bootcamp graduates are finding work, Udacity has tweaked the formula for its popular introductory course in programming by adding three new projects.

Asynch Delivery and the LMS Still Dominate for Online Programs

While a recent research project examined enrollment patterns for online courses, a new survey is looking at broader questions related to online programs, this one based on responses from "chief online officers." Produced by Quality Matters and Eduventures, the "Changing Landscape of Online Education (CHLOE)" offers a "baseline" examination of program development, quality measures and other structural issues.

Coding Dojo Names Top Coding Languages by City

Java, JavaScript/MEAN stack and Python are in high demand across the United States, according to new research from Coding Dojo.



Harvard HMX Offers Dose of Medical School Training in Online Format

Harvard University is issuing certificates for anybody who passes one or more of the same online courses that are also taken by incoming students prior to starting their Harvard Medical School curriculum and used by the institution's faculty to "flip" their classrooms.

Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views

Y Combinator's 10-week MOOC called Startup School is a resource for anyone considering starting their own company. In its fifth week, the course already has more than 80,000 video views.

On-Campus Enrollment Shrinks While Online Continues its Ascent

More than 6 million students took at least one online course in 2015, representing more than a quarter (29.7 percent) of all higher education enrollments that year, according to a new report from Digital Learning Compass.

Purdue's Kaplan Purchase: Shoring Up the '21st-Century Land-Grant Mission'

Purdue University's next grand experiment is an effort to extend its reach among non-traditional students, jumpstart its online profile and transform its role in higher education.

New Platform Melds Course Content With College Credit Exam

The Center for Educational Measurement at Excelsior College and Cengage have come up with a new way for adult learners to earn college credit.

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