PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology https://www.chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ 2019-04-23T18:08:10-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education What’s Really Behind Employers’ Interest in Education? https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-s-Really-Behind/246156 2019-04-23T08:30:00-04:00 Employers aren’t shy when it comes to complaining about the faults of colleges in preparing students for the workplace. But what’s their contribution? By Goldie Blumenstyk Building an Innovation Campus? This President Has 3 Tips https://www.chronicle.com/article/Building-an-Innovation-Campus-/246132 2019-04-17T19:49:00-04:00 Virginia Tech’s new campus in Northern Virginia was “inspired” by Cornell Tech. We asked Cornell’s president what advice she’d share. By Lindsay Ellis Could an Idea for Fighting Poverty Be Worth a Billion Dollars? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Could-an-Idea-for-Fighting/246114 2019-04-16T04:00:00-04:00 The annual ASU GSV Summit is known for connecting entrepreneurs with deep-pocketed investors. But to our reporter, it was a pair of ideas for helping low-income students get an education that stood out. By Goldie Blumenstyk 3 Quick Tips to Make Your Students’ Experience More Equitable https://www.chronicle.com/article/3-Quick-Tips-to-Make-Your/246080 2019-04-09T08:25:00-04:00 Here in San Diego, ASU GSV, the summit for ed-tech innovators, is still ramping up. But here are a few choice ideas from a kick-off event — a forum on leadership co-hosted by Arizona State University and The Chronicle. By Goldie Blumenstyk An Expert on ‘Nudges’ Wants to Help Adult Students Improve Their Livelihoods https://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Expert-on-Nudges-/246033 2019-04-02T08:00:00-04:00 Ben Castleman and his colleagues at the University of Virginia will tap into rich data on educational attainment and salary histories to improve people’s job satisfaction. By Goldie Blumenstyk Colleges Are Banding Together Digitally to Help Students Succeed. Here’s How. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Are-Banding-Together/246002 2019-03-31T18:30:00-04:00 The institutions are upgrading learning platforms, bargaining with vendors, trading course offerings, and collecting and analyzing vast data that could change how they teach. By Alexander C. Kafka College Leaders Are Getting Serious About Outsourcing. They Still Have Plenty of Concerns, Too. https://www.chronicle.com/article/College-Leaders-Are-Getting/245978 2019-03-26T12:42:00-04:00 A new Chronicle survey of presidents, provosts, and chief financial officers shows how — and why — public-private partnerships are flourishing. By Goldie Blumenstyk Why the College Degree Is a Signal — and Why That Should Worry You https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-the-College-Degree-Is-a/245923 2019-03-19T08:24:00-04:00 Parents resort to bribery to land their children at elite institutions. Employers treat degrees as indicators of “soft skills.” Both developments could devalue college in the public eye. By Scott Carlson and Goldie Blumenstyk 4 Ideas for Improving Education From The Chronicle’s 2019 ‘Shark Tank’ https://www.chronicle.com/article/4-Ideas-for-Improving/245863 2019-03-12T08:30:00-04:00 A social network devoted to teaching and a strategy inspired by Dungeons & Dragons were among the proposals that went under the microscope last week at our fifth annual show at SXSW EDU. By Goldie Blumenstyk Why a Plagiarism-Detection Company Is Now a Billion-Dollar Business https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-a-Plagiarism-Detection/245832 2019-03-06T20:36:00-05:00 Advance, a privately held media, communications, and technology company, will pay $1.735 billion to purchase Turnitin, which dominates the work of rooting out academic cheaters. By Beth McMurtrie ‘Begin to Take Teaching Seriously’: A Longtime Leader Shares 3 Wishes for Higher Ed https://www.chronicle.com/article/Begin-to-Take-Teaching/245819 2019-03-04T18:00:00-05:00 Gail Mellow, the retiring president of LaGuardia Community College, has been a fierce advocate for low-income and first-generation college students. Here’s what she wants to see next from the sector. By Goldie Blumenstyk Does Higher Ed Need to Rediscover Generosity? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Does-Higher-Ed-Need-to/245769 2019-02-26T11:34:00-05:00 We talk to Kathleen Fitzpatrick, a professor of English at Michigan State University, an influential digital-humanities scholar, and the author of Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University. By Scott Carlson 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