Here is a look at blended learning from Echo 360.
Excelsior College has identified free–or inexpensive–online courses for students to use to prepare for proficiency examinations. The resources are listed in their study guides for those exams. According to William M. Stewart, a spokesman for the college, they are looking to MOOCs as they develop as additional resources for this purpose. He said that MOOCs and competency based examinations are part of the “post-traditional era of higher education.” Even in this new era, however, “the world still requires some credible evidence, credible proof, that you’ve learned what you say you’ve learned.”
Link to Excelsior College’s “Exam Content Guides and Documentation” page.
Excelsior College “A Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER)”
Quotes for William M. Stewart are from Inside Higher ED
Inside Higher ED has an interesting article by Steve Kolowich about how massively available online course (MOOC) providers are potentially changing the online world and marketplace. Some of the things discussed include credit/non-credit, free/tuition, competency-based learning credit, certifying learning, etc.
The full article is here.