PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology http://www.chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ 2016-09-27T21:47:50-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education How Colleges Should Adapt in a Networked Age http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Should-Adapt-in-a/237842 2016-09-21T12:30:00-04:00 In a Re:Learning podcast, The Chronicle talks with Joshua Cooper Ramo, who points to a shift in attitudes toward college and authority figures in general. By Jeffrey R. Young Online ‘Micro-Master’s’ Programs Extend Their Reach http://www.chronicle.com/article/Online-Micro-Master-s-/237836 2016-09-20T04:55:00-04:00 More than a dozen institutions, including big names like Columbia and Michigan, will offer courses to students who haven’t gone through an admissions process. By Jeffrey R. Young 2 Projects That Promote Alternative Credentials Reach Key Milestones http://www.chronicle.com/article/2-Projects-That-Promote/237823 2016-09-19T13:01:00-04:00 Developers of a "credentials registry" unveil a prototype of the tool. And six more colleges joined the 21st Century Skills Badging Challenge. By Goldie Blumenstyk Amazon Expands Its Reach on Campuses http://www.chronicle.com/article/Amazon-Expands-Its-Reach-on/237772 2016-09-14T04:55:00-04:00 Colleges that have contracts with the online retailer stand to profit by pocketing 2 percent of every purchase delivered. By Jeffrey R. Young Group Unveils a 'Model Policy' for Handling Student Data http://www.chronicle.com/article/Group-Unveils-a-Model-Policy/237690 2016-09-06T04:55:00-04:00 Academics and tech-company officials met earlier this year to hash out approaches for the ethical treatment of information collected via learning-management systems, online courseware, and other electronic sources. By Goldie Blumenstyk How Gopher Nearly Won the Internet http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Gopher-Nearly-Won-the/237682 2016-09-05T19:45:00-04:00 The humble computer protocol, developed by an upstart team of programmers at the University of Minnesota, paved the way for the online world of today, then quietly slipped back underground. By Scott Carlson 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 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 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 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