PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology http://www.chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ 2018-07-15T22:48:04-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Apps Can Help Advise First-Generation Students. But It Takes a Human to Say, ‘I Believe in You.’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Apps-Can-Help-Advise/243876 2018-07-09T16:26:00-04:00 Buoyed by a $20-million gift, the College Advising Corps is doubling down to help more minority, low-income, and first-generation students get into college. Without them, says its founder and chief executive, Nicole Hurd, “we won’t have the democracy we want.” By Goldie Blumenstyk The Single Best Way to Help Older Students? ‘Colleges Shouldn’t Make Adults Do Scavenger Hunts’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Single-Best-Way-to-Help/243752 2018-06-25T12:55:00-04:00 Speaking from his own experience, Mike Krause, executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, says colleges should help veterans, for example, “just enough.” They appreciate peer mentorship, but “veterans don’t need coddling.” By Goldie Blumenstyk What Do Online Students Want? 3 Findings From a New Survey Offer Some Clues http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Do-Online-Students-Want-/243653 2018-06-13T11:59:52-04:00 For one thing, they’d like to be able to take classes via their phones. By Goldie Blumenstyk Facebook Plans to Team Up With 15 Community Colleges. What Will That Entail? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Facebook-Plans-to-Team-Up-With/243641 2018-06-12T14:51:00-04:00 The company has been pitching itself to colleges as a recruiting tool, but it says this effort is separate from that. Here are the details, from our revamped Re:Learning newsletter. By Goldie Blumenstyk What a Controversy Over an App Tells Us About How Students Learn Now http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-a-Controversy-Over-an-App/243420 2018-05-15T18:21:03-04:00 Texas Christian University students were accused of academic misconduct. But the episode may say even more about professors’ teaching and assessment. By Emma Kerr This Is What Georgia Tech Thinks College Will Look Like in 2040 http://www.chronicle.com/article/This-Is-What-Georgia-Tech/243400 2018-05-11T13:22:25-04:00 It includes new credentials to recognize continuous learning, a subscription fee model, and worldwide networks of advisers for life. By Beth McMurtrie Why Internet Scholars Are Calling Out Facebook for Restricting Access to Its Data http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Internet-Scholars-Are/243379 2018-05-09T16:35:23-04:00 The social-media giant recently announced restrictions on who can mine information it collects for research. Some academics say that’s a problem. By Nell Gluckman 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