PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology https://www.chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ 2019-11-15T02:35:52-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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 Three Trends of Note; Plus a Milestone for a ‘Free College Venture’ https://www.chronicle.com/article/Three-Trends-of-Note-Plus-a/246983 2019-08-21T08:00:00-04:00 Among the many findings in this year’s Almanac, the data on higher education stratification by race and income show there’s still work to be done. By Goldie Blumenstyk Just in Time for Fall Term, a Cyberattack Forces an Entire College’s Systems Offline https://www.chronicle.com/article/Just-in-Time-for-Fall-Term-a/246972 2019-08-16T18:28:00-04:00 Despite a “severe” malware attack, the Stevens Institute of Technology says it believes no personal data have been exploited. By Steven Johnson As Education Moves Online, an Interfaith-Education Group Wants to Move With It https://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Education-Moves-Online-an/246953 2019-08-14T04:01:00-04:00 Interfaith Youth Core is exploring how to incorporate its work with the growing online institutions that cater to adults and others already in the work force. By Goldie Blumenstyk What a Tech Company’s Big Shift Portends for the Future of the Master’s Degree https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-a-Tech-Company-s-Big/246889 2019-08-07T04:00:00-04:00 Colleges should pay attention to 2U’s recent business changes. They show that interest in the traditional master’s degree is dwindling. By Goldie Blumenstyk As Competition Mounts, 2U Signals Big Changes for Online Education https://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Competition-Mounts-2U/246862 2019-08-01T19:03:00-04:00 The company said it was slowing growth in its core business of online graduate programs while pursuing shorter courses and boot camps. By Steven Johnson Relax, English Majors. You’re Still Plenty Employable. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Relax-English-Majors/246812 2019-07-31T08:00:00-04:00 People told you to follow your heart in picking your field of study. New data show how that advice has held true, even as there’s more pressure than ever to choose a major that would seemingly lead to a bigger practical payoff. By Goldie Blumenstyk The Pipeline to Public Service Is Broken. Can Colleges Fix It? https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Pipeline-to-Public-Service/246756 2019-07-24T04:05:00-04:00 Interest in government jobs is falling, especially among young people. A new effort is trying to turn that trend around, with colleges as a key partner. By Goldie Blumenstyk At Least 62 Colleges Were Exploited by a Software Vulnerability. Here’s What You Need to Know. https://www.chronicle.com/article/At-Least-62-Colleges-Were/246730 2019-07-18T18:15:00-04:00 Older versions of a software program called Banner, operated by Ellucian, had a vulnerability that allowed hackers to infiltrate colleges’ private records. By Grace Elletson