PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology https://www.chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ 2020-01-23T00:03:09-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education By 2020, They Said, 2 Out of 3 Jobs Would Need More Than a High-School Diploma. Were They Right? https://www.chronicle.com/article/By-2020-They-Said-2-Out-of-3/247884 2020-01-22T04:01:00-05:00 The widespread prediction came true earlier than expected, although the significance of that is a mixed bag. And where the trends are going from here is equally fuzzy. By Goldie Blumenstyk The Gloves Are Off: What a Deal Between a Mega-University and a Community-College System Says About the Fight for Students https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Gloves-Are-Off-What-a/247854 2020-01-15T07:00:00-05:00 Transfer agreements don’t usually signal a sea change. But an agreement between Pennsylvania’s community colleges and Southern New Hampshire University may do just that. By Goldie Blumenstyk Are Rural Students the Next Priority for Colleges? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Are-Rural-Students-the-Next/247815 2020-01-08T04:00:00-05:00 Two steps will be key. The first is simple: Make sure the students have access to broadband. The second is much more complicated. By Goldie Blumenstyk Your Favorite Topics From a Year Covering Innovation https://www.chronicle.com/article/Your-Favorite-Topics-From-a/247733 2019-12-18T04:00:00-05:00 Alternative credentials. The value of degrees. Enrollment challenges. Those were just a few of the topics most popular with readers of The Edge this year. By Goldie Blumenstyk Confusion Still Reigns Over Student Aid. Here’s Why. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Confusion-Still-Reigns-Over/247695 2019-12-10T21:22:00-05:00 Congress has approved changes to simplify how students apply for federal student aid, but how grants and loans get explained to students is still a mess. By Goldie Blumenstyk Why Isn’t It a No-Brainer to Embed ‘Certifications’ Into Bachelor’s Degrees? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Isn-t-It-a-No-Brainer-to/247648 2019-12-04T04:01:00-05:00 Research suggests that certifications can help liberal-arts graduates improve their job prospects. Some people still aren't sold on them. By Goldie Blumenstyk Is Blockchain the Future of Academic Credentials? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Is-Blockchain-the-Future-of/247647 2019-12-03T16:41:00-05:00 A for-profit college’s closure led to an idea in Dallas: Let students control their own records using the technology behind cryptocurrencies. Several groups are exploring blockchain’s academic potential on parallel tracks. By Wesley Jenkins This 2-Year Academy Embraces Experimentation. Higher Ed Could Learn Something From It. https://www.chronicle.com/article/This-2-Year-Academy-Embraces/247574 2019-11-20T04:02:00-05:00 The Wayfinding Academy was founded by a former professor who had grown frustrated with higher education’s focus on prestige. Its innovative approach holds some lessons for traditional colleges. By Scott Carlson How to Get More Rural Students Ready for College? Start With Broadband. https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Get-More-Rural-Students/247533 2019-11-13T12:15:00-05:00 They lag behind urban and suburban students in some aspects of college readiness, but the story isn’t that simple. Nor are the solutions. By Goldie Blumenstyk A Credential Project Gets a Big Shot in the Arm. Here’s Why Some People Are Still Skeptical. https://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Credential-Project-Gets-a/247490 2019-11-06T04:01:00-05:00 The Credential Registry aims to account for all the “competencies” taught in educational programs. But by making some details optional, does the project undermine its own value? By Goldie Blumenstyk A Futuristic Report Staked Out 4 ‘Provocations’ for Higher Ed. Small Changes Might Matter Even More. https://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Futuristic-Report-Staked-Out/247439 2019-10-30T08:30:00-04:00 The ambitious vision laid out by Stanford University’s d.school five years ago didn’t materialize. But there are still lessons to be found in what came to pass instead. By Goldie Blumenstyk College Closures, Student Debt, and More Takeaways From the Road https://www.chronicle.com/article/College-Closures-Student/247390 2019-10-23T04:00:00-04:00 This reporter has collected some interesting tidbits during a few months of travel. Here are the highlights. By Goldie Blumenstyk The Talk of Educause https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Talk-of-Educause/247352 2019-10-16T08:00:00-04:00 Among the topics I’ve heard about at this year’s conference: changing technology, security vs. privacy, leadership churn, and course design. By Goldie Blumenstyk Tech-Skills Boot Camps Are on the March https://www.chronicle.com/article/Tech-Skills-Boot-Camps-Are-on/247314 2019-10-09T08:00:00-04:00 If colleges continue to embrace partnerships with boot camps, they will be entering a sector where reliable data on student outcomes is still decidedly hard to come by. By Goldie Blumenstyk An Author of ‘Academically Adrift’ Strikes Again https://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Author-of-Academically/247258 2019-10-02T08:06:00-04:00 Richard Arum is back with a new project that aims to measure what students learn in college, using huge amounts of student data. Can his group pull it off? By Goldie Blumenstyk A Professor Wants to Fail Students for Sharing Information in an Online Chat. But Has Tech Changed What Qualifies as Cheating? https://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Professor-Wants-to-Fail/247219 2019-09-25T18:22:00-04:00 He did not discriminate between those who shared information and those merely in the online group. The situation shows higher education’s fraught relationship with new digital tools. By Wesley Jenkins 6 Takeaways for Colleges That Want to Help Low-Income Students Get Career-Ready https://www.chronicle.com/article/6-Takeaways-for-Colleges-That/247212 2019-09-25T07:57:00-04:00 The advocacy group Yes We Must focuses on small colleges that enroll a high proportion of financially needy students. Here are six things a reporter learned from one of its recent meetings. By Goldie Blumenstyk Lessons From a Rural College’s ‘Turnaround,’ Before It Even Starts https://www.chronicle.com/article/Lessons-From-a-Rural/247148 2019-09-18T04:01:00-04:00 Colorado’s Fort Lewis College won a competition for colleges that are seeking help to expand enrollment and raise revenue. The real work hasn’t started yet, but other colleges can learn a few things from Fort Lewis’s experience so far. By Goldie Blumenstyk Why One Advocate Believes the Phrase ‘Go Back to School’ Needs to Go https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-One-Advocate-Believes-the/247105 2019-09-11T04:05:00-04:00 The popular mantra may sound encouraging. But it fails to reflect deeper changes that colleges need to make to really serve adult students. By Goldie Blumenstyk Purdue Global’s Growth Is Slower Than Expected, and More Takeaways From a Forum on Higher-Ed Innovation https://www.chronicle.com/article/Purdue-Global-s-Growth-Is/247015 2019-08-28T08:00:00-04:00 “We’re not achieving the growth that we thought we might,” said Purdue’s president, Mitch Daniels. By Goldie Blumenstyk