Online & Blended Courses

Aug 15, 2013
This is an exciting and challenging time to be an instructional designer.
Aug 7, 2013
In some MOOCs faculty are highly involved during the course, reading and replying to forum posts, or engaging with the students in other ways. But in some, less so. Students should be told what to expect.
Jul 18, 2013
Online discussion forums are seen as an important part of the MOOC experience. One current course lists in its opening announcement:
Jul 16, 2013
Hands-on exploration first You've heard of the flipped classroom, where students watch lecture videos before coming to class and use class time for activities with the instructor.  But that may be the wrong way around.
Jul 12, 2013
Using class time for hands-on activities improves learning in this Stanford Med School course.
Faculty Panel: Keith Devlin, Scott Klemmer, Dan Boneh
May 24, 2013
A faculty panel, brought together by the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning (VPOL) and the Graduate School of Education (GSE), discussed “Research Opportunities in Online and Blended Learning” on May 22 in CERAS Learning Hall.
May 20, 2013
Two often-heard criticisms of MOOCs are their high attrition rate and their unsatisfying attempts implementing effective peer assessment.  While there is plenty to be improved in the ways MOOCs are created and the features and func
May 2, 2013
Last month, Mike Caulfield and I introduced the term “distributed flip”, in an attempt to call attention to the em
Apr 7, 2013
Several of my colleagues in the Graduate School of Education and I have been working on a framework for evaluation and design of MOOCs.
Apr 4, 2013
Not long ago many tools and technologies used in offering online courses were driven by a focus on recreating (to the extent possible) the traditional in-class experience—synchronous, physical presence of multiple students in the same place at the

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