PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology http://www.chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ 2017-08-22T16:27:46-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education New Venture Will Offer Free Courses That Students Can Take for College Credit http://www.chronicle.com/article/New-Venture-Will-Offer-Free/240883 2017-08-09T05:00:00-04:00 The leaders of Freshman Year for Free call it an “on ramp” to college. It’s backed by a philanthropy in New York City called the Modern States Education Alliance. By Goldie Blumenstyk 4 Questions for 2 Experts on the Future of Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/4-Questions-for-2-Experts-on/240831 2017-08-03T18:20:00-04:00 Ithaka is a nonprofit organization focused on technology and academic transformation. We asked Kevin M. Guthrie, its president, and Catharine Bond Hill, managing director of its Ithaka S+R consulting arm, which trends show the most promise and which are most overhyped. By Goldie Blumenstyk How a BYU Campus Is Reshaping Online Education — and the Mormon Faith http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-BYU-Campus-Is-Reshaping/240649 2017-07-13T19:39:39-04:00 PathwayConnect, a yearlong program created by Brigham Young University-Idaho, has graduated nearly 24,000 students by cutting marketing costs, stacking credentials, and mixing online classes with real-world meetups. What can other colleges learn from the endeavor? By Goldie Blumenstyk Career Planning in College ‘Should Not Feel Like Going to the DMV’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Career-Planning-in-College/240607 2017-07-12T08:59:00-04:00 Roadtrip Nation is known for its bright-green RVs that take students on career journeys. Mike Marriner, a founder of the group, describes how it continues to expand its mission to help people prepare for their lives after graduation. By Goldie Blumenstyk re:Learning on Video http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/re-Learning-on-Video/127 2017-07-12T00:00:00-04:00 The Chronicle’s re:Learning video series explores the new education landscape with innovators from within and outside academe. One Activist Has Hundreds of Colleges Under the Gun to Fix Their Websites http://www.chronicle.com/article/One-Activist-Has-Hundreds-of/240551 2017-07-06T19:00:00-04:00 A Michigan woman says it takes her only half an hour to alert the Education Department that a college appears to be violating disability-rights laws. By Peter Schmidt A Wave of Disability-Lawsuit Threats Against Colleges May Have Receded http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Wave-of-Disability-Lawsuit/240550 2017-07-06T19:00:00-04:00 A Pittsburgh law firm appears to have walked away after telling dozens of colleges it might sue them over their online courses’ inaccessibility. By Peter Schmidt Should the Future of Education Include a ‘Personalized Prescription’ of Video Games? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Should-the-Future-of-Education/240495 2017-07-05T17:36:00-04:00 From the ASU + GSV Summit 2017: Adam Gazzaley, a neuroscientist at the University of California at San Francisco who studies the effects of games and other physical and cognitive challenges, says they can improve memory and multitasking, and even treat attention-deficit disorders. By Goldie Blumenstyk With the ‘Coming Battles’ Between People and Machines, Educators Are All the More Vital http://www.chronicle.com/article/With-the-Coming-Battles-/240465 2017-06-28T18:15:00-04:00 From the ASU + GSV Summit 2017: Andrew Ng, a computer scientist and co-founder of Coursera, says innovations in artificial intelligence will both create great wealth and raise ethical challenges if we want not just a wealthier society “but also a fairer society.” By Scott Carlson Many So-Called Innovators Don’t Understand the Community They Need to Serve http://www.chronicle.com/article/Many-So-Called-Innovators/240437 2017-06-26T10:56:00-04:00 Students today are older, poorer, and more ethnically diverse than ever, but Heather Hiles, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, says few investors and entrepreneurs acknowledge that reality. By Goldie Blumenstyk Students’ Rising Expectations Pose Challenge to Online Programs http://www.chronicle.com/article/Students-Rising/240392 2017-06-20T04:55:00-04:00 But some of their demands — for convenience and speed, among other things — may come at an academic price. By Goldie Blumenstyk To Students, Many College Learning Experiences Feel Like They’re From ‘Another Century’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/To-Students-Many-College/240391 2017-06-19T14:51:00-04:00 After stints in the federal government and as Rhode Island’s chief innovation officer, Richard Culatta is now chief executive of the International Society for Technology in Education. He wants the group to help ensure that technology isn’t just an expense but “an accelerant to good practice.” By Goldie Blumenstyk Should Colleges or Employers Give People Job-Relevant Skills? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Should-Colleges-or-Employers/240327 2017-06-13T11:46:00-04:00 From the ASU + GSV Summit 2017: Peter Capelli, a management professor at the University of Pennsylvania, describes how employers have given up on an essential part of the American-labor system: a role in training the next generation of workers. By Scott Carlson Virtual Reality Can Teach Altruism, Empathy — and Why You Should Use Less Toilet Paper http://www.chronicle.com/article/Virtual-Reality-Can-Teach/240307 2017-06-09T13:48:00-04:00 From the ASU + GSV Summit 2017: Jeremy Bailenson, a professor at Stanford University and founding director of its Virtual Human Interaction Lab, says the technology, in the right circumstances, can be educationally transformative. By Goldie Blumenstyk Could Finland’s Strategy of Supporting Education – and Teachers’ Stature – Translate to the U.S.? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Could-Finland-s-Strategy-of/240306 2017-06-09T13:44:00-04:00 From the ASU + GSV Summit 2017: A founder of the company behind Angry Birds and two others highlight how the Finish way of promoting creativity in the classroom has paid off.   By Goldie Blumenstyk How ‘College for All’ Goes Wrong http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-College-for-All-Goes/240305 2017-06-09T13:39:00-04:00 From the ASU + GSV Summit 2017: Ted Dintersmith, an investor and financer of documentary films, argues that schools should give students relevant skills, not just courses to pad a college application. By Scott Carlson 5 Pitches to Rethink Education From The Chronicle’s Third Annual Version of ‘Shark Tank’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/5-Pitches-to-Rethink-Education/240190 2017-05-26T18:00:00-04:00 Listen to our pitch-a-thon from South by Southwest Edu, featuring ideas to improve the study-abroad experience, help faculty members develop new teaching skills, ease transfers to four-year institutions, and use text messages to tackle “summer melt.” By Goldie Blumenstyk After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter? http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-the-Hype-Do-MOOC/240155 2017-05-26T10:40:00-04:00 Five years and 11 million students on, Anant Agarwal, chief executive of the nonprofit organization, says there is still plenty of innovation to come from the venture and its university partners: “We’re just getting started.” By Goldie Blumenstyk The Successes (and Failures) of an Experimental College’s New Approaches to Teaching http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Successes-and-Failures/239618 2017-05-16T04:55:00-04:00 Theories like “design thinking” and “intrinsic motivation” are more than buzzwords, says Richard K. Miller, president of Olin College of Engineering. By Goldie Blumenstyk Who’s Up and Who’s Down in Online Education? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Who-s-UpWho-s-Down-in/239964 2017-05-02T04:55:00-04:00 A new study takes stock of the top institutions in online enrollment in 2015 and traces their growth ­— or retrenchment — over the previous three years. Most of the biggest gainers are nonprofit institutions. By Goldie Blumenstyk