PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology http://www.chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ 2017-05-24T02:22:37-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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 As Robots Displace Workers, Higher Ed ‘Will Change a Great Deal,’ Researcher Says http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Robots-Displace-Workers/239936 2017-04-30T18:30:00-04:00 A co-founder of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy warns artificial-intelligence luminaries that if technological-unemployment trends continue, "the people will rise up before the machines do." By Steve Kolowich The ‘4-Hour Guy’ Shares His Theories on Learning Fast http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-4-Hour-Guy-Shares/239738 2017-04-19T04:31:00-04:00 Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week, describes the experiential approaches he uses to help people teach themselves. By Goldie Blumenstyk How Artists Push Social Change http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Artists-Push-Social-Change/239730 2017-04-18T04:55:00-04:00 Sarah E. Lewis, an assistant professor of art history and African-American studies at Harvard University, discusses the relationship between creativity and social justice. This is part of a special series of video highlights from SXSWedu, produced by The Chronicle. By Scott Carlson Can Lessons Learned From Fighting Al Qaeda Apply to Higher Education? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Can-Lessons-Learned-From/239722 2017-04-14T16:55:00-04:00 William H. McRaven, a retired admiral in the U.S. Navy who is now chancellor of the University of Texas system, describes the value of a “team of teams” and the role of the university as a home for dissent. By Goldie Blumenstyk Re:Learning at SXSWedu 2017 http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Re-Learning-at-SXSWedu-2017/102 2017-03-28T00:00:00-04:00 This special series from the team of Chronicle reporters who attended SXSWedu this year showcases video highlights from some of the key speakers at the annual gathering of educators, tech entrepreneurs, and policy makers. How the Lessons of a Hip-Hop Group Can Help Save Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-the-Lessons-of-a-Hip-Hop/239604 2017-03-27T09:06:00-04:00 Christopher Emdin, an associate professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College, urges educators to more fully value students’ life experiences. This segment is part of a special series of video highlights from SXSWedu, produced by The Chronicle. By Goldie Blumenstyk A Defender of Impoverished Students, and a Scholar of Their Struggles http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Defender-of-Impoverished/239610 2017-03-27T04:50:00-04:00 Sara Goldrick-Rab, a sociology professor at Temple University, describes how college costs and financial-aid structures cut out low-income students. This is part of a special series of video highlights from SXSWedu, produced by The Chronicle. By Scott Carlson How the Arts — Too Often Embattled and Underfunded — Are Key to Innovation http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-the-Arts-Too-Often/239593 2017-03-24T12:23:00-04:00 Joseph W. Polisi, president of the Juilliard School, discusses how studying music and other arts prepares students for the workplace and conveys American values to the world. This segment is part of a special series of video highlights from SXSWedu, produced by The Chronicle. By Scott Carlson Academe Should Stop Being So Defensive About the Value of the Liberal Arts http://www.chronicle.com/article/Academe-Should-Stop-Being-So/239534 2017-03-17T14:23:00-04:00 Three college presidents who spoke at SXSWedu argue that the teaching and learning experiences of such an education are more relevant than ever. This segment is part of a special series of video highlights from SXSWedu, produced by The Chronicle.   By Goldie Blumenstyk 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