The Ticker

Betsy DeVos Criticizes Professors in Remarks to Conservative Conference

The new education secretary called on college students to join the fight against the "education establishment."

The Ticker

Senate Democrats Ask DeVos to Explain Falwell's Higher-Ed Task Force

Six lawmakers wrote to the education secretary to seek more information about the panel, which the Liberty University president says will deal primarily with college deregulation.

The Ticker

Trump Administration Rescinds Obama-Era Guidance on Transgender Students

A "Dear Colleague" letter from the Education and Justice Departments says that "there must be due regard for the primary role of the states and local school districts."

Wired Campus

Looking Back at the Year in Ed Tech

Concerns about Yik Yak and analysis of MOOCs and online teaching were among the most popular stories this past year on our Wired Campus blog.

Wired Campus

Call for Nominations: Who Are the Top Tech Innovators in Higher Education?

The Chronicle is seeking suggestions for our annual feature on people trying to solve big problems facing campuses with the help of technology.

 

Wired Campus

Virtual-Reality Lab Explores New Kinds of Immersive Learning

The technology has powerful implications in distance learning. At the University of Maryland, researchers are using it in projects involving health care, public safety, and education.

ProfHacker

New Teaching Resource for Digital Literacy

Lee Skallerup Bessette writes that Mike Caulfield's latest project, an OER textbook titled Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers, is a useful and practical resource for the classroom.

ProfHacker

Reflections on Structurelessness

Maha Bali reflects on the tyranny of structurelessness in academia: teaching, institutions, and conferences.

ProfHacker

Researching While Administrating

Jason Jones looks at advice from three Suffolk university faculty/administrators on how to get research done while serving an administrative role.

Lingua Franca

[Name] [No Comma] the [Category of Thing]

Ben Yagoda examines a dog- and rapper-naming trend that has reached and gone beyond the tipping point.

Lingua Franca

Still Looking for a Triple

Geoff Pullum is on the hunt for an extraordinarily rare type of sentence; this week he almost thought he'd found one.

Lingua Franca

How Dangerous Are Danglers?

Anne Curzan evaluates the common advice about avoiding dangling participles in writing.

Lingua Franca

My New Crush on the Dictionary

Lucy Ferriss finds solace in Merriam-Webster.

Lingua Franca

For Want of a Copy Editor the Sense Was Lost

Geoff Pullum finds several errors in a scientific paper published by Elsevier, including in the title.