When Your Online Course Is Put Up for Adoption (CHE)

May 19, 2015 by Steve Kolowich Jennifer V. Ebbeler always knew that somebody else might end up teaching her online Roman-history course. But that didn’t make giving it up any easier. Ms. Ebbeler spent nearly two years building an online version of “Introduction to Ancient Rome” with a team of designers at the University of Texas … Read moreWhen Your Online Course Is Put Up for Adoption (CHE)

Is flipping an online course possible? (CHS)

May 14, 2015 By Robert Tablet I am emerging from a self-imposed blog exile that happened because of the usual end-of-semester chaos, plus the fact that I am currently teaching my very first online course — a fully online version of our standard Calculus 1 class. Being new to online teaching, designing and building the course … Read moreIs flipping an online course possible? (CHS)

A MOOC Hopes to Sink Its Teeth Into a New Audience: TV Fans (CHE)

May 13, 2015 by Casey Fabris Vampires are everywhere these days — books, television shows, movies. And now, a MOOC. The University of California at Irvine plans to offer a four-week MOOC based on the FX television series The Strain, which follows the spread of a disease with the “hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism.” … Read moreA MOOC Hopes to Sink Its Teeth Into a New Audience: TV Fans (CHE)

New Consortium’s Mission: Improve Liberal-Arts Teaching Online (CHE)

May 12, 2015 by Jeffrey R. Young Four liberal-arts colleges on Monday formed a consortium to share information about their experiments with online education, and more members may soon join in. The focus is not on bringing down the cost of education, but on improving online-teaching projects — whether all-online or hybrid courses — by sharing … Read moreNew Consortium’s Mission: Improve Liberal-Arts Teaching Online (CHE)