PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology http://www.chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ 2017-03-23T22:11:55-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education What's Up With Hive, a Nascent Successor to Yik Yak http://www.chronicle.com/article/Whats-Up-With-Hive-a-Nascent/239244 2017-02-20T04:55:00-05:00 Yik Yak, an app notorious for anonymous gossip, generated controversy on campuses. Its successor focuses on productivity. By Lindsay McKenzie In Admissions Hunt, Some Colleges Consult the King of Clicks: BuzzFeed http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Admissions-Hunt-Some/239195 2017-02-14T04:55:00-05:00 Institutions like Temple University have found success in producing branded content on the website best known for its viral "listicles." By Tom Hesse Heading to the South by Southwest Edu Conference? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Heading-to-the-South-by/239134 2017-02-06T16:07:00-05:00 Join editors and reporters from The Chronicle of Higher Education at a three-part morning of programming on Thursday, March 9.  By Chronicle Staff Keeping Women in STEM http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Keeping-Women-in-STEM/86 2017-01-20T00:00:00-05:00 How colleges are retaining female undergraduates in engineering and computer science. The Digital Era http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/50-years-of-technology 2016-12-15T04:55:00-05:00 See how 50 years of the information age transformed college forever. By Ben Myers and Erica Lusk If You Had $45 Billion, What Would You Do to Improve Education? http://www.chronicle.com/article/If-You-Had-45-Billion-What/238545 2016-11-30T13:00:00-05:00 Jim Shelton, now heading up the education portfolio at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, isn’t giving any details yet. But in this podcast, he emphasizes the value of bringing learning scientists together with educators to improve learning and increase equality. By Goldie Blumenstyk Ride-Sharing Services and Boundary-Blurring Buildings: A Vision of the Future Campus http://www.chronicle.com/article/Ride-Sharing-Services-and/238271 2016-11-02T04:55:00-04:00 Don’t expect the residential experience to go away any time soon. But it might start to look pretty different, thanks in large part to the internet of things. By Goldie Blumenstyk Can an MIT Computer Learn to Scare You? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Can-an-MIT-Computer-Learn-to/238237 2016-10-30T20:55:00-04:00 The Nightmare Machine, devised by three researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is using a deep-learning algorithm to produce faces that will frighten human participants. By Nadia Dreid Online Education Is Now a Global Market http://www.chronicle.com/article/Online-Education-Is-Now-a/237993 2016-10-05T12:30:00-04:00 MOOCs may have been overhyped, but their impact is far from over, says Simon Nelson, of the online-learning provider FutureLearn. And traditional colleges have a huge opportunity if they’re just willing to think a little differently. By Jeffrey R. Young Teaching Diversity Online Is Possible. These Professors Tell You How. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Diversity-Online-Is/237928 2016-09-29T04:55:27-04:00 Talking about racism, privilege, and other sensitive topics can be tough online. Here’s how some faculty members make it work. By Katherine Knott Boise State’s Innovation Guru Pushes a Start-Up Approach as a Model for Change http://www.chronicle.com/article/Boise-State-s-Innovation/237926 2016-09-29T04:55:00-04:00 Gordon Jones, who moved to Idaho after experience at Harvard and in business, explains how to avoid the "immunological rejection response" to change and why to take more responsibility for what happens to graduates. By Goldie Blumenstyk How Colleges Should Adapt in a Networked Age http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Should-Adapt-in-a/237842 2016-09-21T12:30:00-04:00 In a Re:Learning podcast, The Chronicle talks with Joshua Cooper Ramo, who points to a shift in attitudes toward college and authority figures in general. By Jeffrey R. Young Online ‘Micro-Master’s’ Programs Extend Their Reach http://www.chronicle.com/article/Online-Micro-Master-s-/237836 2016-09-20T04:55:00-04:00 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. By Jeffrey R. Young 2 Projects That Promote Alternative Credentials Reach Key Milestones http://www.chronicle.com/article/2-Projects-That-Promote/237823 2016-09-19T13:01:00-04:00 Developers of a "credentials registry" unveil a prototype of the tool. And six more colleges joined the 21st Century Skills Badging Challenge. By Goldie Blumenstyk Amazon Expands Its Reach on Campuses http://www.chronicle.com/article/Amazon-Expands-Its-Reach-on/237772 2016-09-14T04:55:00-04:00 Colleges that have contracts with the online retailer stand to profit by pocketing 2 percent of every purchase delivered. By Jeffrey R. Young What Clicks From 70,000 Courses Reveal About Student Learning http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Clicks-From-70000/237704 2016-09-07T04:55:00-04:00 A study of more than 900 colleges by Blackboard hints at the potential of harnessing data from learning-management systems as "a real-time indicator of student engagement." By Jeffrey R. Young Group Unveils a 'Model Policy' for Handling Student Data http://www.chronicle.com/article/Group-Unveils-a-Model-Policy/237690 2016-09-06T04:55:00-04:00 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. By Goldie Blumenstyk How Gopher Nearly Won the Internet http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Gopher-Nearly-Won-the/237682 2016-09-05T19:45:00-04:00 The humble computer protocol, developed by an upstart team of programmers at the University of Minnesota, paved the way for the online world of today, then quietly slipped back underground. By Scott Carlson When Education Innovation Is the Family Business: a Dinner With the Romers http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Education-Innovation-Is/237367 2016-08-07T19:00:00-04:00 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. By Goldie Blumenstyk Professors Assign Students to Post to BuzzFeed. You’ll Never Believe What Happens Next. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Professors-Assign-Students-to/237334 2016-08-02T04:55:00-04:00 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. By Gabriel Sandoval