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Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions(4)


White paper title: Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions (licensed under CC BY) Authors: Li Yuan, Stephen Powell and Bill Olivier The key opportunity for institutions is to take the concepts developed by the MOOC experiment to date and use them to improve the quality of their face-to-face and online provision, and to open… Read More ›

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12 Kinds of Online Tools to Build Your #MOOC

You Can MOOC Yourself! Inge Ignatia de Waard published an eBook MOOC YourSelf – Set up your own MOOC for Business, Non-Profits, and Informal Communities. It’s a manual for you to build your MOOC. She also made a short list of social media tools that are useful for MOOC, why you could use it in a course and… Read More ›

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On The Potential and Hurdles of the #FlippedClassroom

By Marianne Stenger, re-published with the permission of This week we talked with Flipped Learning’s Jonathan Bergman; teacher, writer and educational coach who is passionate about helping educators figure out what is best for their students in their classroom. Bergmann has over 24 years of experience as a high school science teacher and in 2002 he received… Read More ›

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5 New Tools for Flipping Classrooms

Almost every week, we could find new tools coming out. We are having a beautiful new world contributed by software programmers. is a very simple app designed for taking notes inside videos. Enter its website, go straight to create your notes synchronized with videos, and save your notes in Google Document(Drive). It has… Read More ›

10 Predictions and 20 Stories for Blended Learning

Michael Horn and Heather Staker from Innosight Institute, a nonprofit think tank focused on education and innovation, gave 10 predictions for blended learning in 2013. (published on TheJournal) Some examples were given. 1. More Rotation Models at the Elementary School Level KIPP Empower Rocketship Education 2. More Self-Blending at the High School Level 3. More Flex-Model Prototypes 4. Growth in Enriched-Virtual Models Among Full-Time… Read More ›

Professional Development for Flipped Learning

Pearson and the Flipped Learning Network have joined forces to offer new and exciting blended professional development for educators looking to switch to the new “flipped learning” teaching model (See the Press Release). Through this partnership, and based on the pioneering work of Flipped Learning Network’s founding members, Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams, highly skilled trainers… Read More ›

3 Discoveries from A Gamified AP Biology Class

Paul Andersen has been teaching science in Montana for the last eighteen years.  He’s been posting a regular series of YouTube videos on all things science and education in general for the past year: including physics, biology,  anatomy, earth science, chemistry, they have become very popular. His science videos have been viewed millions of times by students… Read More ›

100 Talks From the World’s Top Scientists for Science Geeks

by Michael Keathley, Open source, for both the classroom and the self-educator, proves an absolutely swoon-worthy digital ocean of information. Unsurprisingly, the sciences thrive in such a climate, with the Internet positively flooded with panels, lectures, Q&As, talks, complete and incomplete classes, demonstrations, and other conduits through which education flows. Our 2009 listing featured some of the… Read More ›

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5 Innovations to Support Flipped Classrooms

There are several good news for educators who are flipping their classrooms. These new growing trends reveal not only learning anytime and anywhere, but also teaching anytime and anywhere. New tools and platforms are coming to help flipping classrooms easier, and help learning personalized. And as mobile learning with consumption of media increases, more innovations are possibly… Read More ›

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The Future of Education Facilitated by Blended Learning

There is a school providing students with access to blended learning and self-paced programs regardless of time. A student has the opportunity to dynamically customize their schedule with a few limiting constructs. A student is required to be on campus four hours each school day.  They can attend between 7 am – 5 pm.  When on campus they will… Read More ›

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10 Reasons Every District Should Open a Flex School

Indianapolis gave the nod to opening 19 charter schools that will combine online technology and face-to-face instruction for nearly 11,000 students. Advocates say the “blended schools” can save money by employing fewer teachers, while also producing “impressive student results,” according to a report by the Associated Press. Blended learning is gaining ground as technologies enter… Read More ›

Blended-Learning in Evolving and Expanding

Last year, Innosight Institute published two white papers observing the rising and different models of blended learning. Last week this non-profit organization updated the observation on blended learning practices happening in different schools. In the white papers, titled “The rise of K-12 blended learning” and “The rise of K-12 blended learning: Profiles of emerging models,” we… Read More ›

3 Ways the Gamification in Classrooms Could Fail

Paul Andersen has been teaching science in Montana for the last eighteen years. He explains how he is using elements of game design to improve learning in his AP Biology classroom. Paul’s science videos have been viewed millions of times by students around the world. He’s been posting a regular series of YouTube videos on… Read More ›

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A College Teacher’s Reflection on Flipped Classrooms

“Trying anything new is risky. Will this flipped classroom thing work? …. But I am anticipating the rewards will far outweigh the amount of work it’s taking. I am anticipating that the experience will be much, much richer for both my students and myself.” – from Suze Murphys, a college teacher on her flipped class. She… Read More ›

A Chemistry Teacher’s Reflection on Flipped Classrooms

Maybe the most important and authentic parts of teaching and learning practices are from the reflections of teachers and students. Without these reflections, pedagogy theories are only theories, nothing more. This is a reflection from a high school chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam on his flipped teaching (flipped classroom). (a great site full of information about flipped classroom) ***** On-The-Go… Read More ›