More than a dozen institutions, including big names like Columbia and Michigan, will offer courses to students who haven’t gone through an admissions process.
Developers of a "credentials registry" unveil a prototype of the tool. And six more colleges joined the 21st Century Skills Badging Challenge.
Academics and tech-company officials met earlier this year to hash out approaches for the ethical treatment of information collected via learning-management systems, online courseware, and other electronic sources.
A Chronicle reporter sits down with three generations of ed-tech insiders, including a founder of Western Governors University and the father-daughter team behind a new adult-education platform.
The approach, in use in a variety of subjects, is said to engage students in new ways and allow them to demonstrate their understanding of the material.
The leader of the Turing School of Software & Design says its mission is to promote social justice and help diversify computing fields.
Jefferson Education, an incubator affiliated with the University of Virginia, has enlisted more than 100 educators, entrepreneurs, and experts to examine why neither companies nor their customers tend to rigorously evaluate their products.
A professor of chemical engineering and a communications professional have teamed up to teach an innovative course at the California Institute of Technology.
Researchers ponder the finding that at community colleges, online classes result in lower grades but more completed degrees.
Institutions collect startling amounts of information on students. Do the students have a right to know how it's being used, and should they be able to opt out?
The evidence is largely anecdotal, and the research is inconclusive, but many professors say reading online clearly hampers students’ ability to take in what they study.
College systems in Kentucky and other states are turning to companies for information that is more current and detailed than federal data on the skills that employers are looking for.
Decades after colleges embraced courses that students could take at their own pace, the trend is toward synchrony once again.
Campus police departments are stepping up their efforts to scan the internet for messages that appear to threaten violence. But millions of social-media posts amount to a very large haystack.
Richard McKenzie thought that free, online courses could change higher education, and maybe his life. That was before his own class fell apart.
Evolving virtual-reality technology holds great promise for higher education, reports A.J. Kelton, director of emerging and instructional technology at Montclair State University.