The Ticker

Federal Judge Blocks U. of North Carolina From Enforcing 'Bathroom Bill'

The decision follows a federal appellate court's ruling that transgender students are protected by Title IX's prohibition of sex discrimination.

The Ticker

Have You Used Trigger Warnings in the Classroom?

A controversy at the University of Chicago has touched off a fierce debate over the practice. We want instructors who have used such warnings to tell us about their experiences.

The Ticker

Berkeley Suspends Its ‘Global Campus’ Because of Budget Deficit

The project, proposed in 2015 and due to be built near the University of California campus, was supposed to be off-limits to budget cuts.

Wired Campus

Looking Back at the Year in Ed Tech

Concerns about Yik Yak and analysis of MOOCs and online teaching were among the most popular stories this past year on our Wired Campus blog.

Wired Campus

Call for Nominations: Who Are the Top Tech Innovators in Higher Education?

The Chronicle is seeking suggestions for our annual feature on people trying to solve big problems facing campuses with the help of technology.

 

Wired Campus

Virtual-Reality Lab Explores New Kinds of Immersive Learning

The technology has powerful implications in distance learning. At the University of Maryland, researchers are using it in projects involving health care, public safety, and education.

ProfHacker

Self as OER

Maha Bali and Suzan Koseoglu propose a notion of the self as an Open Educational Resource, and what that might look like in practice.

ProfHacker

Rediscovering Ulysses

Curiosity about blogging clients leads Amy Cavender to a rediscovery of Ulysses, a beautiful app for writing in Markdown.

ProfHacker

Gamify Your Writing Group

The guest author Emily Johnson reports on a fun way to turn an academic writing group into a motivational game.

Lingua Franca

Did You Drop That 'H'?

Anne Curzan makes the argument for writing "a historian," even if some editors think it isn't as formal or proper as "an historian."

Lingua Franca

Back to Back 'Back'

Donald Trump is the master of "walking back," according to the headlines. Ben Yagoda explores how a nautical expression turned into an enduring metaphor.

Lingua Franca

A Person Who

I’m a person who likes and I like mean exactly the same thing, says Lucy Ferriss. So why the rise in the more convoluted version?

Lingua Franca

Trump: Ironies in the Fire

Donald Trump uses sarcasm to tell the truth, or to tell the opposite of the truth. Always. Get it? asks Allan Metcalf.

Lingua Franca

Machine-to-Human Communication: Nobody Cares

One day, machines have to be made able understand what we say in our native languages, and tell us things effectively, says Geoff Pullum. But right now they don't.