Flipped Classrooms, Blended Learning & Virtual Schools


Report: Profit Motive Pervades Online Charter Schools and Blended Programs

A new report from the Network for Public Education offered little good news about virtual and blended education in K–12. "Online Learning: What Every Parent Should Know," is less of a guide for parents than an indictment of the profit motive behind online learning.

How Rural Teachers Can Use Technology to Upgrade Their Classrooms

When it comes to rural schools, there are many challenges that educators face. Some of them — lower salaries, high turnover, and lack of resources — have no easy answer. However, new technology is making it easier than ever for teachers to combat one of the most prevalent challenges of teaching in a rural environment: the multitude of roles and responsibilities educators need to juggle.

Web-Based, Interactive Learning Helps Middle Schoolers Excel in Science

In a new study, middle schoolers did better with science lessons when they could learn online, watching videos, playing educational games, running virtual experiments and collaborating with classmates.

New Project Launches Global Standards for Flipped Training

The Flipped Learning Global Initiative has introduced a new effort to establish international standards for flipped training. The standards are meant to ensure that educators are trained using the most current global research and best practices in flipped learning, according to a news announcement.

New Online Program Offers STEM Engineering Ed Certificates

The University of St Thomas will begin offering graduate certificates in STEM engineering education online this year.

New Mexico Won't Renew Largest Virtual School Charter

New Mexico won't be renewing the charter for its largest online charter school due to "lagging academic performance," which could lead to its shuttering.

Online Degrees Primed to Help Early Ed Teachers Meet New Credential Reqs

A report recently published by New America posed a set of questions related to how those policies affect the early education teachers who need to attain bachelor's degrees, especially in areas of quality and access — and whether online education could provide a leg up.

Indiana U High School Adopts Examity for Online Proctoring

Following a nearly three-year pilot, Indiana University High School will be working with the proctoring platform Examity, which was chosen over alternatives for its "flexibility, security and support."

Alliance to Launch Competency-Based Master's in Online Ed

The new program will consist of training modules and three to six graduate-level micro-credential programs that can be combined to earn a full master's degree in education with a focus on online and blended learning in elementary and secondary education.

Educator MOOC Adds Micro-Credentials on Personalized Learning

Each micro-credential starts with an overview of a construct or idea in personalized learning supported by research to help educators gain a deeper understanding of its importance in the learning process.

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