March 28, 2016

Re:Learning Podcast

The education landscape is changing. On The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Re:Learning podcast, you’ll meet the renegade teachers, ed-tech entrepreneurs, longtime educators, and others shaping the future of college. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, or wherever you get your podcasts.

This is part of our broader coverage of the future of education. For updates, follow the Re:Learning project on Twitter, Facebook, and iTunes.

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.

Sarah Short, who has taught some 44,000 students over a half-century at Syracuse University, wants to see more classroom interaction.

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.

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.

Shane Mauss, a stand-up comic who likes picking professors’ brains, has become an unlikely but engaging science educator.

Michael Wesch, an associate professor of anthropology at Kansas State University, joins his students for an unusual tour of their lives beyond the classroom.

Coursera’s Daphne Koller discusses plans for the future of a format that some thought would never last this long.

Evolving virtual-reality technology holds great promise for higher education, reports A.J. Kelton, director of emerging and instructional technology at Montclair State University. 

Believe it or not, he says, traditional institutions have a long history of innovation. His university's project on the future of higher education intends to continue that trend.

In a new podcast, a prominent critic of education technology deconstructs what she calls the "Silicon Valley narrative."

In an interview, the Stanford professor also shares some of her latest ideas about how to help students push forward when they have setbacks.

Battushig Myanganbayar enrolled at MIT after crushing one of its first massive open online courses. And he has some ideas about how they could make a real difference in the developing world.

Three teaching experts offer color commentary on a classroom scene, and discuss the pros and cons of this enduring teaching format.

Christine Ortiz explains how her radical project was sparked by interdisciplinary body-armor research and some time spent on a technology-free retreat.

The economics blogger and George Mason University professor says the distinction between universities and non-university educators is "crumbling." Just look at his Marginal Revolution University.

Jaime Casap represents one of the country’s most powerful tech companies. He’s also a voice for minority students from poor families.

Khan Academy has become a force. Its founder, Salman Khan, talks about his vision for the future, and what he thinks the college of tomorrow should look like.