The Ticker

AmeriCorps Joins NEH and NEA Among Programs Trump May Cut

AmeriCorps, a program often touted by HIllary Clinton, has been a source of money for college for young people.

The Ticker

DeVos Says Her Higher-Ed Views Are ‘Very Aligned’ With Trump’s

In an interview, the new education secretary says the administration wants to promote vocational schools to prepare students for work.

The Ticker

Law Dean at Florida International U. Is Tapped for Labor Secretary

R. Alexander Acosta, dean at the Florida law school since 2009, has been approved by the U.S. Senate for three previous positions.

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

Weekend Reading: Freedom From Edition

Most Fridays, ProfHacker wraps up the week with five links and an interesting video. This is one of those weeks.

ProfHacker

A Simple Way to Get Student Feedback Regularly

George Williams recommends using anonymously written index cards as a method for learning what your students' unanswered questions are.

 

ProfHacker

The Privilege to Write

Maha Bali and Chris Gilliard discuss the controversial space of writing free in for-profit magazines.

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.

Lingua Franca

Futurist Shock

Now more than ever, says Bill Germano, we need history to help us sort out an enormous mess we just can’t future.

Lingua Franca

What if the President Couldn't Read?

A functionally illiterate president would not only skip briefing papers in order to hide his inability to read them, says Lucy Ferriss. His not reading them — and thereby never thinking critically about them — could lead to trouble.

Lingua Franca

Happy Valentine's Day! (With the Intelligent Basketball)

If Valentine's isn't your day, says Allan Metcalf, then welcome to the world of student malapropisms. Add your own in the comments.

Lingua Franca

Will Rogers Said That. Except He Didn't.

Thanks to the internet, false attributions have spread like an invasive species, writes Ben Yagoda. It's too bad in the case of Rogers, because the things he said are so much better than those he didn't.