PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology https://www.chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ 2018-09-21T22:04:13-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education It’s Time for Colleges to Stop Overlooking Hispanic Adults https://www.chronicle.com/article/It-s-Time-for-Colleges-to/244539 2018-09-18T04:45:00-04:00 Most efforts to enroll Hispanic students begin and end with the 18- to 24-year-old set. A new program backed by $2.5 million in grants aims to change that. By Goldie Blumenstyk ‘Education Governors’ Once Roamed Statehouses. Are They Making a Comeback? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Education-Governors-Once/244477 2018-09-10T16:04:00-04:00 The National Governors Association thinks so. The association has found that work-force readiness, college affordability, and teacher retention are hot topics in gubernatorial races. By Goldie Blumenstyk Do Corporate-Style NDAs Have a Place in Higher Ed? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Do-Corporate-Style-NDAs-Have-a/244434 2018-09-04T13:00:00-04:00 Even if a controversial policy at Purdue University Global is an anomaly, it could be yet another harbinger of the rising corporatization of academe. By Goldie Blumenstyk Big Companies Are Investing in Free College. Will Their Commitments Last? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Big-Companies-Are-Investing-in/244375 2018-08-28T11:01:00-04:00 Colleges would be wise to engage more vigorously with those corporations now, while the economy is strong and the employers could use their help. If they don’t, other companies will be more than willing to pick up the slack. By Goldie Blumenstyk On Twitter, Students Want to Know: How Many Retweets for a Full-Ride Scholarship? https://www.chronicle.com/article/On-Twitter-Students-Want-to/244329 2018-08-21T21:04:00-04:00 In the self-serving subculture of retweeting for fame, some universities have been hit with repeated requests for free tuition — if a prospective student can spur a storm of retweets. By Chris Quintana With Employers in the Mix, Can Badges Become More Than a Fad? https://www.chronicle.com/article/With-Employers-in-the-Mix-Can/244322 2018-08-21T11:48:00-04:00 The promise of badges is clear: to help students get hired by highlighting their skills, not just their degrees. Whether the facts live up to that promise is another matter. By Goldie Blumenstyk What’s in Store for Ed Tech? An Annual Report for Leaders Lays It Out https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-s-in-Store-for-Ed-Tech-/244274 2018-08-16T00:01:00-04:00 Analytics, active-learning classrooms, and adaptive courseware are poised to grow more common. By Beth McMurtrie Can This Tiny Career College Really Become ‘America’s Work-Force Partner’? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Can-This-Tiny-Career-College/244264 2018-08-14T12:39:00-04:00 ECMC Group didn’t earn many fans for how it handled the decline and fall of its Corinthian Colleges campuses. But the organization’s new, scrappier approach to career education might be worth your attention. Here’s why. By Goldie Blumenstyk How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Teaching https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Artificial-Intelligence-Is/244231 2018-08-12T19:00:00-04:00 New technologies promise to make the classroom experience more interactive and personal, but they also raise concerns about ethics and privacy. By Beth McMurtrie Online Learning Is Misunderstood. Here's How. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Online-Learning-Is/244173 2018-08-07T16:37:00-04:00 One out of three college students takes at least one class online. But we still get a lot wrong about the medium, according to professionals who work in the trenches. By Goldie Blumenstyk Hey, Alexa, Should We Bring Virtual Assistants to Campus? These Colleges Gave Them a Shot https://www.chronicle.com/article/Hey-Alexa-Should-We-Bring/244129 2018-08-02T17:42:00-04:00 Three research universities provided students with Amazon’s Echo Dot devices in pilot programs last year. Here’s what they learned. By Lindsay Ellis Big Data Is Getting Bigger. So Are the Privacy and Ethical Questions. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Big-Data-Is-Getting-Bigger-So/244099 2018-07-31T10:52:00-04:00 Using wireless-network data to determine where students spend their time on campus could help those students succeed. The idea is a little cool. It's also kind of creepy. By Goldie Blumenstyk Apps Can Help Advise First-Generation Students. But It Takes a Human to Say, ‘I Believe in You.’ https://www.chronicle.com/article/Apps-Can-Help-Advise/243876 2018-07-09T16:26:00-04:00 Buoyed by a $20-million gift, the College Advising Corps is doubling down to help more minority, low-income, and first-generation students get into college. Without them, says its founder and chief executive, Nicole Hurd, “we won’t have the democracy we want.” By Goldie Blumenstyk The Single Best Way to Help Older Students? ‘Colleges Shouldn’t Make Adults Do Scavenger Hunts’ https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Single-Best-Way-to-Help/243752 2018-06-25T12:55:00-04:00 Speaking from his own experience, Mike Krause, executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, says colleges should help veterans, for example, “just enough.” They appreciate peer mentorship, but “veterans don’t need coddling.” By Goldie Blumenstyk What Do Online Students Want? 3 Findings From a New Survey Offer Some Clues https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Do-Online-Students-Want-/243653 2018-06-13T11:59:52-04:00 For one thing, they’d like to be able to take classes via their phones. By Goldie Blumenstyk Facebook Plans to Team Up With 15 Community Colleges. What Will That Entail? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Facebook-Plans-to-Team-Up-With/243641 2018-06-12T14:51:00-04:00 The company has been pitching itself to colleges as a recruiting tool, but it says this effort is separate from that. Here are the details, from our revamped Re:Learning newsletter. By Goldie Blumenstyk What a Controversy Over an App Tells Us About How Students Learn Now https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-a-Controversy-Over-an-App/243420 2018-05-15T18:21:03-04:00 Texas Christian University students were accused of academic misconduct. But the episode may say even more about professors’ teaching and assessment. By Emma Kerr This Is What Georgia Tech Thinks College Will Look Like in 2040 https://www.chronicle.com/article/This-Is-What-Georgia-Tech/243400 2018-05-11T13:22:25-04:00 It includes new credentials to recognize continuous learning, a subscription fee model, and worldwide networks of advisers for life. By Beth McMurtrie Why Internet Scholars Are Calling Out Facebook for Restricting Access to Its Data https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Internet-Scholars-Are/243379 2018-05-09T16:35:23-04:00 The social-media giant recently announced restrictions on who can mine information it collects for research. Some academics say that’s a problem. By Nell Gluckman Strada Education Network to Add Labor-Market Company Emsi to Its Portfolio https://www.chronicle.com/article/Strada-Education-Network-to/243220 2018-04-24T16:28:06-04:00 The organization will expand its holdings to embrace a company whose services are used by more than a thousand colleges in career centers, in alumni offices, and in academic planning. By Goldie Blumenstyk