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Encore Episode: A Look Back at the First MOOCs

Tech Therapy editors look back at the earliest experiments in MOOCs.

Episode 107: The Answers Colleges Should Be Prepared to Give

In his new book, “College (Un)bound,” Jeffrey J. Selingo, The Chronicle’s editor at large, argues that parents and prospective students should ask tougher questions when picking a college.

Episode 106: Are Minority Students Excluded From Online Education?

MOOCs and other online courses often leave out consideration of minority students and the obstacles they might face in gaining access to technology.

Episode 105: Publishers Explain Costs of Producing Online Journals

Two publishers give their response to comments by our guest from last month’s show, in which a scholar argued that in an online world journals should publish scholarly journals free online.

Episode 104: Professor Sees ‘Moral Imperative’ for Open Access

The Tech Therapy team talks with David Parry about how the debate over open access to research has heated up in recent months.

Episode 103: Founder of ‘UnCollege’ Describes His Alternative to Campus  

Dale J. Stephens, who was home-schooled as a kid, argues that people can home-school college without ever setting foot on a traditional campus.

Episode 102: Academics Struggle With Managing E-Mail

With so many messages coming in, many people on campuses are feeling a sense of overload. The Tech Therapy team talks with Brett Foster, an associate professor of English at Wheaton College, in Illinois, about his experiment in keeping his inbox to zero each day.

Episode 101: Giving Everyone at College a ‘Domain of One’s Own’

The University of Mary Washington plans to offer every student and professor an online domain name to use as a lifelong Web presence—and to teach lessons about digital citizenship.

Episode 100: How Colleges Talk About Reinvention

Scott Carlson, a senior reporter at The Chronicle, talks about a new series on reinventing colleges, as the Tech Therapy team celebrates its 100th episode.

Episode 99: What Wearable Computers Could Mean for Campuses

Google recently announced “Project Glass,” a pair of glasses that contains a computer display and camera so that wearers can see text messages, directions, or other information right in their field of vision,
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