PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology http://www.chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ 2016-08-29T05:00:48-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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 As Coding Boot Camps Grow, One Tries a Nonprofit Model http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Coding-Boot-Camps-Grow-One/237329 2016-08-02T04:55:00-04:00 The leader of the Turing School of Software & Design says its mission is to promote social justice and help diversify computing fields. 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 Which Ed-Tech Tools Truly Work? New Project Aims to Tell Why No One Seems Eager to Find Out http://www.chronicle.com/article/Which-Ed-Tech-Tools-Truly/237196 2016-07-21T04:55:00-04:00 Jefferson Education, an incubator affiliated with the University of Virginia, has enlisted more than 100 educators, entrepreneurs, and experts to examine why neither companies nor their customers tend to rigorously evaluate their products. By Goldie Blumenstyk Science Students Learn to Use Social Media to Communicate Research http://www.chronicle.com/article/Science-Students-Learn-to-Use/237158 2016-07-18T04:55:00-04:00 A professor of chemical engineering and a communications professional have teamed up to teach an innovative course at the California Institute of Technology. By Arielle Martinez Are MOOCs Forever? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Are-MOOCs-Forever-/237130 2016-07-14T12:40:00-04:00 Coursera’s Daphne Koller discusses plans for the future of a format that some thought would never last this long. By Jeffrey R. Young For Students Taking Online Courses, a Completion Paradox http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Students-Taking-Online/237015 2016-07-04T18:00:00-04:00 Researchers ponder the finding that at community colleges, online classes result in lower grades but more completed degrees. By Jeffrey R. Young As Big Data Comes to College, Officials Wrestle to Set New Ethical Norms http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Big-Data-Comes-to-College/236934 2016-06-28T04:55:00-04:00 Institutions collect startling amounts of information on students. Do the students have a right to know how it's being used, and should they be able to opt out? By Goldie Blumenstyk Tell Us What You'd Like to Know http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Tell-Us-What-Youd-Like-to/45 2016-06-28T00:00:00-04:00 What do you want to know about the changing education landscape? What’s exciting? What’s annoying? What buzzword or practice still eludes you? Our reporters are here to help. Does Reading on Computer Screens Affect Student Learning? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Does-Reading-on-Computer/236879 2016-06-22T04:55:00-04:00 The evidence is largely anecdotal, and the research is inconclusive, but many professors say reading online clearly hampers students’ ability to take in what they study. By Emma Pettit How to Prepare Professors Who Thought They’d Never Teach Online http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Prepare-Professors-Who/236873 2016-06-21T04:55:00-04:00 As distance learning goes mainstream, colleges are rethinking how they train faculty members. By Jeffrey R. Young How Community Colleges Use Job-Market Data to Develop New Programs http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Community-Colleges-Use/236802 2016-06-15T04:54:00-04:00 College systems in Kentucky and other states are turning to companies for information that is more current and detailed than federal data on the skills that employers are looking for. By Arielle Martinez Same Time, Many Locations: Online Education Goes Back to Its Origins http://www.chronicle.com/article/Same-Time-Many-Locations-/236788 2016-06-14T04:55:00-04:00 Decades after colleges embraced courses that students could take at their own pace, the trend is toward synchrony once again. By Goldie Blumenstyk To Track a Predator: How the Police Identify Threats on Social Media http://www.chronicle.com/article/To-Track-a-Predator-How-the/236734 2016-06-08T04:55:00-04:00 Campus police departments are stepping up their efforts to scan the internet for messages that appear to threaten violence. But millions of social-media posts amount to a very large haystack. By Emma Pettit MOOCs, Money, and the Untold Story of a Professor Who 'Bought the Hype' http://www.chronicle.com/article/MOOCs-Moneythe-Untold/236708 2016-06-05T18:50:46-04:00 Richard McKenzie thought that free, online courses could change higher education, and maybe his life. That was before his own class fell apart. By Steve Kolowich Help Shape The Next Season of the Re:Learning Podcast http://bit.ly/relearningsurvey?cid=newsletter 2016-06-05T12:08:00-04:00 Remember Second Life? Its Fans Hope to Bring VR Back to the Classroom http://www.chronicle.com/article/Remember-Second-Life-Its-Fans/236675 2016-06-02T04:55:00-04:00 Evolving virtual-reality technology holds great promise for higher education, reports A.J. Kelton, director of emerging and instructional technology at Montclair State University.  By Jeffrey R. Young How One 84-Year-Old Professor Thinks About Tech in the Classroom http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-84-Year-Old-Professor/236659 2016-06-01T04:55:00-04:00 William Wendt, who teaches online and hybrid courses at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, says, "You have to go with the modern world, and things change." By Corinne Ruff What the Slowdown in Ed-Tech Investment Means for Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-the-Slowdown-in-Ed-Tech/236648 2016-05-31T04:55:00-04:00 Some start-ups may well burn out, but at least two areas are still growing: career services and learning analytics. By Jeffrey R. Young UNC Press to Offer Publishing Services for Professors’ DIY Textbooks http://www.chronicle.com/article/UNC-Press-to-Offer-Publishing/236646 2016-05-31T04:55:00-04:00 In a fresh example of the growth of open educational resources, the press will work with faculty members who want to create and post their own materials online. By Corinne Ruff