PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology https://www.chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ 2020-06-03T06:19:20-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Spurred by Coronavirus, Some Colleges Rush to Move Online https://www.chronicle.com/article/Spurred-by-Coronavirus-Some/248893 2020-06-01T15:31:00-04:00 How do colleges plan for the long term when they are reacting to the uncertainty of a global pandemic and an economic crisis? By Eric Kelderman Will the Pandemic Usher in an Era of Mass Surveillance in Higher Education? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Will-the-Pandemic-Usher-in-an/248515 2020-04-14T13:54:00-04:00 Online and medical monitoring pose threats, scholars say, but attention to privacy issues also sheds light on trends that were already well underway. By Alexander C. Kafka Partners, ‘Vultures,’ and Other Dispatches From Higher Ed’s Grand Move Online https://www.chronicle.com/article/Partners-Vultures-and/248315 2020-03-25T08:02:00-04:00 Bombarded by offers of “help” amid the pandemic, college officials are skeptical of vendors and products they have never worked with before. And they remain grateful to the good guys. By Goldie Blumenstyk Covid-19 Has Forced Higher Ed to Pivot to Online Learning. Here Are 7 Takeaways So Far. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Covid-19-Has-Forced-Higher-Ed/248297 2020-03-20T16:43:00-04:00 Many institutions just started teaching remotely. But early lessons are already evident. By Lee Gardner Coronavirus Crisis Underscores the Traits of a Resilient College https://www.chronicle.com/article/Coronavirus-Crisis-Underscores/248264 2020-03-18T08:00:00-04:00 In the chaos of the coronavirus outbreak, agility isn’t about should’ve or could’ve. It takes nimble communication and conscientious attention to the needs of your community. By Goldie Blumenstyk Why Coronavirus Looks Like a ‘Black Swan’ Moment for Higher Ed https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Coronavirus-Looks-Like-a/248219 2020-03-11T08:00:00-04:00 Colleges are rushing to serve their students via technology as an emergency stopgap. But once they build up that capacity, there’s little reason for them to abandon it. By Goldie Blumenstyk How to Stave Off That ‘Consultant Fatigue’ https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Stave-Off-That/248174 2020-03-04T08:00:00-05:00 Readers share some ideas for making the most of consultants — one of several challenges Fort Lewis College faces as it tries to reverse the effects of falling enrollments. By Goldie Blumenstyk ‘Consultant Fatigue’ Is Real. How Can Colleges Learn to Welcome Outside Advisers? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Consultant-Fatigue-Is/248116 2020-02-26T04:00:00-05:00 A trip to Fort Lewis College, which is embarking on two years of free “turnaround” advising, yielded some answers. By Goldie Blumenstyk Dozens of Colleges Pledged to Enroll More Low-Income Students. So Why Did Their Numbers Go Down? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Dozens-of-Colleges-Pledged-to/248069 2020-02-19T04:00:00-05:00 “There’s a set of institutions that have really lost momentum, or reversed it,” says a consultant who manages a program designed to help colleges expand their enrollments of low- and middle-income students. By Goldie Blumenstyk Why Colleges Are Ripe Targets for Cyberattacks — and How They Can Protect Themselves https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Colleges-Are-Ripe-Targets/248012 2020-02-06T19:06:00-05:00 Campuses, with their treasure-trove of data, are often overmatched by hackers. But education and broader responsibility can help bolster security. By Bennett Leckrone The Industry Connecting Students With Real-World Challenges Is Growing https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Industry-Connecting/247962 2020-02-05T04:00:00-05:00 It’s a recognition of the value of experiential education and an expanding movement of alternative credentials coming from outside the academy that have their own currency in the market. By Goldie Blumenstyk How to Help Low-Income Students Hold Their Own on the Job Market https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Help-Low-Income/247927 2020-01-29T07:00:00-05:00 Braven, a six-year-old nonprofit, focuses on helping such students be part of something that is really “poverty-breaking for them,” says its founder. By Goldie Blumenstyk 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