PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology https://www.chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ 2019-02-23T18:05:59-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education What Higher Ed Can Learn From the Newspaper Industry https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Higher-Ed-Can-Learn-From/245723 2019-02-19T03:30:00-05:00 The parallels between the sectors are striking: Both prize knowledge and public service, both employ rank-and-file workers driven by a sense of mission. That makes the news media’s struggles a cautionary tale worth listening to. By Scott Carlson Your Niche Is Not Enough https://www.chronicle.com/article/Your-Niche-Is-Not-Enough/245669 2019-02-12T08:30:00-05:00 Every college, struggling or flush, is looking for a way to stand out. But as the closure of Green Mountain College shows, it takes more than a distinct identity to plot a path forward. By Scott Carlson Think ACT Is Just a College-Admissions Test? Think Again https://www.chronicle.com/article/Think-ACT-Is-Just-a/245610 2019-02-05T08:00:00-05:00 The organization has been quietly converting itself from a testing company into “a learning company,” as its chief, Marten Roorda, describes it. He sat down with The Chronicle to explain the transition. By Goldie Blumenstyk 5 Takeaways From 24 Hours at a Major Teaching Conference https://www.chronicle.com/article/5-Takeaways-From-24-Hours-at/245564 2019-01-29T08:04:00-05:00 The annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges & Universities is a rich mix of professors and administrators. Here are a few things that stood out. By Goldie Blumenstyk Making a Gap Year More Than an Overseas Vacation https://www.chronicle.com/article/Making-a-Gap-Year-More-Than-an/245521 2019-01-22T08:00:00-05:00 Most of the discussion about the value of a year off before college is anecdotal, but that’s about to change. By Goldie Blumenstyk How ‘Micro-Internships’ Could Make All Types of Students More Employable https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Micro-Internships-/245470 2019-01-15T04:00:00-05:00 Advocates say the short-term work opportunities give students real, on-the-job experience and help repair the “broken” transition from college to career. By Goldie Blumenstyk Coding Boot Camps Enter the Ivy League https://www.chronicle.com/article/Coding-Boot-Camps-Enter-the/245432 2019-01-08T08:00:00-05:00 This young sector probably gets more attention than its results have merited. But new relationships with Yale and Harvard demonstrate why it remains relevant.   By Goldie Blumenstyk That Video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Dancing Actually Has a Lot to Do With Higher Ed https://www.chronicle.com/article/That-Video-of-Alexandria/245415 2019-01-04T11:29:00-05:00 An attempted gotcha, the video is a reminder of an era when video mash-ups ruled college campuses and struck intellectuals as a big deal. By Brock Read and Andy Thomason General Education Can Wait, Says an Online-Learning Leader. Here’s Why. https://www.chronicle.com/article/General-Education-Can-Wait/245353 2018-12-18T09:18:00-05:00 For at-risk students, earning a worthwhile credential right out of the gate can feel like a big win. The president of BYU-Idaho’s online arm says more colleges should keep that in mind. By Goldie Blumenstyk How Can Colleges Help Liberal-Arts Majors Enter the Job Market? Here’s What You Told Us https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Can-Colleges-Help/245295 2018-12-11T08:07:00-05:00 A greater investment in professional development, syllabi that focus on skills, and a touch of the liberal arts in professional majors: Those are among the proposals from newsletter readers. By Goldie Blumenstyk One Way to Set Up Liberal-Arts Majors for Success: Focus on Skills https://www.chronicle.com/article/One-Way-to-Set-Up-Liberal-Arts/245252 2018-12-04T09:25:00-05:00 Without some intentional tweaks, two reports argue, liberal-arts departments won’t necessarily equip students to avoid underemployment or help them navigate a work environment increasingly dominated by automation. By Goldie Blumenstyk What the Rise of the Mega-University Might Mean for the Rest of Us https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-the-Rise-of-the/245165 2018-11-27T08:00:00-05:00 Vast institutions like Southern New Hampshire University won’t drive all their smaller competitors offline. But they might change the market for students, the nature of faculty roles, and how we judge academic quality, among other things. By Goldie Blumenstyk A Film About Higher Ed That Should Bother You a Little https://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Film-About-Higher-Ed-That/245135 2018-11-20T08:00:00-05:00 Unlikely, a new documentary about higher education, isn’t just another scathing critique of the academy. It offers a close look at the challenges facing adult students — and it’s also a little sad. By Goldie Blumenstyk Colleges Are Taking Adult Students’ Needs More Seriously. What’s the Next Step? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Are-Taking-Adult/245071 2018-11-12T19:35:00-05:00 There’s plenty more room for improvement, but here’s one idea: making it easier for students who owe money to their old colleges to get transcripts and credit for their work. By Goldie Blumenstyk Meet the New Mega-University https://www.chronicle.com/article/Meet-the-New-Mega-University/245049 2018-11-11T18:30:00-05:00 Fast-growing Southern New Hampshire University represents a new breed of nonprofit institution driven by scale. Could it transform higher education? By Goldie Blumenstyk Don’t Forget the Role of Humans in Those Tech-Driven ‘Student Success’ Efforts https://www.chronicle.com/article/Don-t-Forget-the-Role-of/245077 2018-11-06T12:06:00-05:00 “Behind every data point is a student,” says a student-affairs leader who has combined data analytics and case management on his campus. By Goldie Blumenstyk Arizona State Will Give Uber Drivers in 8 Cities Free Tuition in Its Online Program https://www.chronicle.com/article/Arizona-State-Will-Give-Uber/244977 2018-11-01T10:00:00-04:00 The partnership is among a growing number of tuition-free alliances between universities and corporations, including Google, FedEx, and Starbucks. By Cailin Crowe Why Did a Small Conference in an Obscure Field Invite Steve Bannon to Give the Keynote? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Did-a-Small-Conference-in/244978 2018-10-31T19:05:00-04:00 Behind the curtain is an academic who has made waves for his digital emulation of Bannon’s former boss. By Emma Pettit Is Teaching Quality the Next Front for Education Investors? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Is-Teaching-Quality-the-Next/244954 2018-10-30T08:00:00-04:00 Companies hope to play a key role in the evolution of the student-success movement. By Goldie Blumenstyk A Message to College Leaders: Don’t Overlook Resources Right Under Your Nose https://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Message-to-College-Leaders-/244879 2018-10-23T08:00:00-04:00 Doing so can be costly — especially when university-based projects have been at the forefront of movements now gaining purchase, like open educational resources. By Goldie Blumenstyk