The Ticker

Ever Had a Weird Experience Grading Papers or Tests? Tell Us About It.

A viral exchange about a failing grade, though fake, made us curious about faculty members’ oddest or most exceptional stories about grading assignments.

The Ticker

A Bunch of Conservative Students Dressed Up as Babies to Protest Safe Spaces

The Kent State University chapter of Turning Point USA mocked the concept of campus sanctuaries in a protest on Wednesday.

The Ticker

Grad Student Sounds Alarms Over Penn’s Response to Online Attacks

The student was using a teaching method that aims to give a greater voice to marginalized students by calling on them more frequently than others.

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

An Important Update to Spark

Amy Cavender points readers to a useful new feature of a favorite email client.

ProfHacker

Taking Over a Class Mid-Semester

Jason Jones discusses strategies to ensure a smooth transition.

ProfHacker

Weekend Reading: Friday the 13th Edition

Jason Jones starts the weekend with five interesting links and a video worth watching.

Lingua Franca

Brawny, Bounty, and Puerto Rico

Bill Germano says President Trump’s paper-towel moment did not clean up any problems, for either the island or the White House.

Lingua Franca

Don't Sanctify Us

John Kelly's "women were sacred and looked upon with great honor" surprised feminists. Lucy Ferriss explains.

Lingua Franca

One Tweet in the Life of Donald J. Trump

Ben Yagoda offers a close reading of one about Sen. Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee, and checks the facts.

Lingua Franca

‘Comity’ Tonight

Bring on the lovers, liars, and clowns: William Germano reflects on why a 19th-century word has meaning today.

Lingua Franca

The National Anthem and Me

Lucy Ferriss doesn’t celebrate the rockets or the bombs of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”