Michael F. Ruffini, a professor of educational technology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, provides an explanation of the flipped classroom and its alternative, which offers the best of the flipped class and traditional face-to-face instruction, the face/flip.
- By Michael F. Ruffini
A start-up company with an online application that allows people to create and publish interactive courses recently held a "Code for Education" night in its home town of San Francisco.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Pluralsight, a company that provides online training for professionals in technology and creatie fields, has added a new coding course to its kids' library, Teaching Kids: Basic HTML Part 1.
Instructure has launched a series of MOOCs that use Minecraft to help K-12 teachers implement gamification in the classroom.
Roadtrip Nation and Hobsons will team up to create a self-directed digital program, tailored for different grade levels, to help students in school districts with high student-to-counselor ratios.
Sibling's Blended Schools Network will make the first unit of each of its online courses available through Gooru, a free online tool for personalized learning.
Beginning August 16, every classroom in South Carolina will be able to view the rings of Saturn or the Orion Nebula via a vintage telescope at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, SC.
Odysseyware has converted its 60 most popular online courses to HTML5 to make them accessible via any mobile device.
Sibling's Blended Schools Network has joined the Blackboard Partnerships program to make all of its courses, lessons and units available through Blackboard's teaching and learning environment.
Pearson and coding startup Programmr are teaming up to put a new series of step-by-step programming lessons on Pearson’s cloud learning platform.
- By Stephen Noonoo