PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education https://chronicle.com/ 2019-10-14T01:27:37-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Innovators: The Digital Student https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/2019-The-Digital-Student 2019-10-13T18:31:00-04:00 As the world becomes more digital, colleges must wrestle with what that means for their students. Here’s the intelligence and foresight you need to navigate the transformation of college and the workplace. ‘Pirate Libraries’ Find a Market Among Students Seeking to Avoid High Textbook Prices https://www.chronicle.com/article/Pirate-Libraries-Find-a/247304 2019-10-13T18:30:00-04:00 Pirate libraries hurt publishing companies, but aid cash-strapped students, by giving away online books for free. The sites see the effort as a way to make knowledge a public good. By Grace Elletson How One College Helps All Students Gain Digital Skills https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-College-Helps-All/247305 2019-10-13T18:30:00-04:00 Today’s traditional-age students are digital natives. But that doesn’t mean they have the digital skills they’ll need to thrive at work and beyond. By Beckie Supiano How Blockchain Technology Will Disrupt Higher Education https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Blockchain-Technology-Will/247307 2019-10-13T18:30:00-04:00 The technology emphasizes that students are more than transcripts and test scores. By Richard DeMillo We All Need to Be Data People https://www.chronicle.com/article/We-All-Need-to-Be-Data-People/247306 2019-10-13T18:30:00-04:00 Data literacy, from top to bottom at an institution, is critical to improving student success. By Archie P. Cubarrubia Before Adopting Classroom Technology, Figure Out Your Goals https://www.chronicle.com/article/Before-Adopting-Classroom/247309 2019-10-13T18:30:00-04:00 Just because you can use something doesn’t mean you should. By Michelle D. Miller Colleges Must Play a Role in Bridging Ethics and Technology https://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Must-Play-a-Role-in/247308 2019-10-13T18:30:00-04:00 Students should be taught about the complex relationships of science, technology, innovation, policy, and society. By Shobita Parthasarathy and David H. Guston For This Campus, Choosing Textbooks Has Gotten a Lot More Complicated https://www.chronicle.com/article/For-This-Campus-Choosing/247311 2019-10-13T18:30:00-04:00 By Lindsay Ellis Preparing Today’s Students for an AI Future https://www.chronicle.com/article/Preparing-Today-s-Students/247310 2019-10-13T18:30:00-04:00 We can’t expect technologists alone to foresee the opportunities and face challenges. By John Villasenor Using Data-Tracking Technology Wisely https://www.chronicle.com/article/Using-Data-Tracking-Technology/247321 2019-10-13T18:30:00-04:00 By Lee Gardner Students Under Surveillance? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Students-Under-Surveillance-/247312 2019-10-13T18:30:00-04:00 Colleges are tracking them with greater sophistication, but the students don’t seem to care. Should you? By Lee Gardner New Role: Taking an Unblinking Look at a University's Past https://www.chronicle.com/article/New-Role-Taking-an-Unblinking/247331 2019-10-13T18:30:00-04:00 Colleges with historic ties to slavery are creating panels and, in one case, a new position devoted to institutional history. By Julia Piper How Far Do Colleges Go to Reach Exclusively Online Students? https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Far-Do-Colleges-Go-to/247332 2019-10-13T18:30:00-04:00 Public institutions tend to find online students closer to their campuses, while many private nonprofit colleges cast a wider net. The Chronicle List What Real Change Looks Like https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Real-Change-Looks-Like/247336 2019-10-13T18:30:00-04:00 Innovation is now a currency of its own, a standard by which institutions are judged and even ranked. Three experts offer their guiding principles for how to make it work. By Goldie Blumenstyk The Heavy Unseen Labor of Writing Reference Letters https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Heavy-Unseen-Labor-of/247300 2019-10-13T18:00:00-04:00 Our strongest teachers get asked to write the most reference letters and receive little credit and no reward for their effort. By Cheryl Foster, Rebecca Millsop, and Doug Reed Former Dean at U. of Alabama Will Get More Than $300,000 in Severance https://www.chronicle.com/article/Former-Dean-at-U-of-Alabama/247338 2019-10-11T16:35:00-04:00 According to a separation agreement obtained by The Chronicle, Jamie Riley will receive nearly two years of pay. Students and faculty members have demanded answers about his abrupt departure. By Wesley Jenkins In Praise of ‘Bad’ Academic Writing https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/20191011-In-Praise-of-Bad-Academic-Writing 2019-10-11T16:00:00-04:00 Critiques of our prose are often just critiques of our politics. By Jan Mieszkowski The Comradely Professor https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/20191011-ComradelyProf 2019-10-11T15:30:00-04:00 For Jodi Dean, the class war is on — and academics need to pick a side. By Maximillian Alvarez ‘This Is Where We Are, America’: After a Latina Author Talks About Race at Georgia Southern U., Students Burn Her Book https://www.chronicle.com/article/This-Is-Where-We-Are/247337 2019-10-11T14:18:00-04:00 Jennine Capó Crucet’s novel Make Your Home Among Strangers was required reading for students in a first-year course. When she spoke to them about white privilege, some of them didn’t want to hear it. By Lauren Fisher Colleges Must Do More to Defend Chinese Students https://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Must-Do-More-to/247326 2019-10-11T13:30:00-04:00 Protecting the rights of foreign students and scholars is in the larger national interest. By Madelyn Ross