PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology http://www.chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ 2017-06-28T20:27:48-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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 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 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 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 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 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 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