PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology http://www.chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ 2018-04-26T01:19:35-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Strada Education Network to Add Labor-Market Company Emsi to Its Portfolio http://www.chronicle.com/article/Strada-Education-Network-to/243220 2018-04-24T16:28:06-04:00 The organization will expand its holdings to embrace a company whose services are used by more than a thousand colleges in career centers, in alumni offices, and in academic planning. By Goldie Blumenstyk Why It’s Important to Protect Space for ‘the Thought We Hate’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-It-s-Important-to/243203 2018-04-23T13:18:00-04:00 Julie Wollman, president of Widener University, and Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center, a nonprofit group, discuss how education can help people understand First Amendment rights in an age of incivility. By Scott Carlson The Digital Campus: The Robot Has Arrived http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/The-Digital-Campus-The-Robot/197 2018-04-08T18:30:00-04:00 Futuristic content in this special issue includes advice on how to spice up your classroom with virtual technology, and a report on the growing number of academic programs focused on drone technology.  3 Ideas to Improve Higher Education From The Chronicle’s Fourth Annual Version of ‘Shark Tank’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/3-Ideas-to-Improve-Higher/243058 2018-04-06T13:54:28-04:00 Hear what a panel of experts had to say about a hiring assessment for faculty members, a financial-planning app for students, and a communication tool for scholarship recipients. By Goldie Blumenstyk Make Your Institution More Than a College, This President Says. Make It a Movement. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Make-Your-Institution-More/242957 2018-03-29T17:46:00-04:00 Colleges need to respond to the challenges around them, says Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, which has set its sights on ending poverty. “When you know where your students are coming from,” he says, “it affects you.” By Goldie Blumenstyk How to Help Young People (and Adults) Unplug and Engage http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Help-Young-People-and/242874 2018-03-27T15:56:00-04:00 Manoush Zomorodi and JP Connolly discuss how digital devices can distract students and affect their mental and physical health — and what we can do about it. By Scott Carlson Why ‘Media Literacy’ Doesn’t Stand a Chance http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Media-Literacy-/242929 2018-03-26T17:25:00-04:00 The social-media researcher danah boyd says the forces that espouse racial extremism and anti-democratic messages are adept at exploiting the internet, while educators and journalists still struggle to puncture such propaganda. By Goldie Blumenstyk How Students Cheat in a High-Tech World http://chronicle.com/resource/how-students-cheat-in-a-high-t/6122/ 2018-02-27T16:51:00-05:00 With students going online and around the globe to find ghostwriters and other illicit aids, here’s what educators are doing to stem the rising tide of deception. Southern New Hampshire U. Apologizes for Professor Who Said Australia Is ‘Not a Country’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Southern-New-Hampshire-U/242509 2018-02-09T14:22:00-05:00 The university acknowledged that an online student had failed an assignment because her instructor insisted Australia was only a continent. By Bianca Quilantan Most Americans Think AI Will Improve Lives and Eliminate Jobs — Just Not Theirs http://www.chronicle.com/article/Most-Americans-Think-AI-Will/242386 2018-01-31T00:01:00-05:00 Three-quarters of respondents to a new poll think artificial intelligence will have a positive impact on their lives and work. Only 23 percent think it will endanger their jobs. By Scott Carlson How Twitter Hooks Up Students With Ghostwriters http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Twitter-Hooks-Up-Students/242299 2018-01-19T19:14:00-05:00 It used to be that students had to track down hired pens by themselves. But these days they can unintentionally summon legions of eager writers by merely venting frustration on Twitter. By Chris Quintana Colleges Are Key Players in Cities’ Bids to Host Amazon’s 2nd Headquarters http://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Are-Key-Players-in/242278 2018-01-18T19:21:00-05:00 With the online retail giant’s having reduced the number of bidders this week from more than 200 to just 20, the competition is heating up. Experts say the proximity of Amazon and local universities will be mutually beneficial. By Emma Kerr 2 New Threats Highlight Human-Factor Gaps in Cybersecurity Research http://www.chronicle.com/article/2-New-Threats-Highlight/242231 2018-01-12T12:21:35-05:00 To address vulnerabilities like Meltdown and Spectre, computer scientists must consider the work of social scientists. But, argues one expert, they tend to give it short shrift. By Paul Basken Repeal of Net-Neutrality Rules Disappoints Higher-Ed Associations http://www.chronicle.com/article/Repeal-of-Net-Neutrality-Rules/242061 2017-12-14T18:28:00-05:00 The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to allow internet-service providers to favor some types of online traffic over others could hurt research and instruction, college groups say. By Julia Martinez and Sam Hoisington An MIT Dean Planned a University With No Classrooms. Here’s Where It Stands. http://www.chronicle.com/article/An-MIT-Dean-Planned-a/242026 2017-12-10T16:28:00-05:00 It’s got a founding team, start-up funds, a name, and now a website, with an application portal. By Sam Hoisington Faculty Members at One More University Push Back at Online Programs http://www.chronicle.com/article/Faculty-Members-at-One-More/241788 2017-11-15T17:08:06-05:00 Professors at Eastern Michigan University are the latest to question whether the quality of online instruction matches what happens in the classroom. By Beckie Supiano Are Academics ‘Asleep at the Wheel’? Op-Ed on Tech’s Influence Draws Scholars’ Fire http://www.chronicle.com/article/Are-Academics-Asleep-at-the/241769 2017-11-14T17:28:00-05:00 An essay in The New York Times argued that professors should “scrutinize the big tech firms rather than stand by, waiting to be hired.” Some faculty members fired back. By Andy Thomason Why Faculty Members Still Aren’t Sure What to Make of Education Technology http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Faculty-Members-Still/241729 2017-11-09T15:12:54-05:00 Their mix of skepticism and enthusiasm results in what one researcher calls “some very weird doublethink.” By Beth McMurtrie Want to Improve Technology on Your Campus? Ask Users What They Want http://www.chronicle.com/article/Want-to-Improve-Technology-on/241688 2017-11-06T12:27:02-05:00 How an effort to improve a classroom control panel helped one university’s professors, administrators, and tech staff find common ground. By Lee Gardner IT, ‘Like Electricity,’ Is Now Everywhere http://www.chronicle.com/article/IT-Like-Electricity-Is/241687 2017-11-06T12:25:00-05:00 Information technology is pervasive in everything we do in so many ways, says Marty Ringle, chief information officer at Reed College and a founder and former chair of Educause. By Goldie Blumenstyk