PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology https://www.chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ 2019-07-18T17:32:50-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education This Map Paints a Grim Picture of America’s Economic Divides. Colleges Shouldn’t Run From Them. https://www.chronicle.com/article/This-Map-Paints-a-Grim-Picture/246701 2019-07-17T04:04:00-04:00 The regions of the country that are most likely to face economic challenges in the next decade also happen to be full of educational organizations that may need a new agenda. By Goldie Blumenstyk After 25 Years, Why the Tide Turned for Pell Grants in Prisons https://www.chronicle.com/article/After-25-Years-Why-the-Tide/246637 2019-07-10T08:29:00-04:00 Now called “second-chance Pell,” the move to allow incarcerated people to receive the federal student aid has bipartisan support. But doubts remain. By Goldie Blumenstyk Why Don’t Colleges Do More to Help Students in Need? Money, Attitudes, and More https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Don-t-Colleges-Do-More/246601 2019-07-02T08:30:00-04:00 Competing priorities are always a barrier, even when it comes to offering something as simple as unused meal-card swipes. By Goldie Blumenstyk Financial Emergencies Can Be Catastrophic for Low-Income Students. A Start-Up Wants to Help. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Financial-Emergencies-Can-Be/246557 2019-06-25T08:30:00-04:00 A company called Edquity wants to connect students with emergency financial-aid money. Its very focus says a lot about the state of American higher ed. By Goldie Blumenstyk Can a Health-Insurance Model Bring ‘Equitable Access’ to the Textbook Market? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Can-a-Health-Insurance-Model/246513 2019-06-18T08:00:00-04:00 With plans for a single, across-the-board book fee and deep discounts from publishers, a university aims to lower costs and equalize access to course materials. By Goldie Blumenstyk Online Education: An Overlooked Lever of Education Policy https://www.chronicle.com/article/Online-Education-An/246464 2019-06-11T04:01:00-04:00 In most states, large numbers of students are looking beyond their state boundaries for online education. That’s a missed opportunity for policy makers to champion things like access and affordability. By Goldie Blumenstyk What Looking Back Can Tell Us About Higher Ed Today https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Looking-Back-Can-Tell-Us/246428 2019-06-04T08:12:00-04:00 College reunions are about getting together and remembering the past. For this reporter, they can also show how much the academy has changed.   By Goldie Blumenstyk Virtual Reality Comes to the Classroom https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/20190528-ImmersiveTech 2019-05-27T16:00:00-04:00 Ed-tech experts predict an acceleration of activity, but they caution that it needs a strong pedagogical foundation. By Beth McMurtrie Why a New Kind of ‘Badge’ Stands Out From the Crowd https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-a-New-Kind-of-Badge-/246369 2019-05-24T13:54:00-04:00 Most alternative credentials have gained plenty of buzz, but little traction. This one might be different. By Goldie Blumenstyk What Killed a Venture-Backed Education Company? Researchers Counted the Ways https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Killed-a-Venture-Backed/246342 2019-05-21T08:30:00-04:00 A business called American Honors once sought to improve transfer opportunities for community-college students. A new analysis explains how those efforts went awry. By Goldie Blumenstyk Do Tech Companies Inflate the Cost of Online Education? A CEO Responds https://www.chronicle.com/article/Do-Tech-Companies-Inflate-the/246288 2019-05-14T12:09:00-04:00 Recent news articles have criticized the companies that help colleges build online-degree programs. The chief executive of one such firm answers questions about how his company operates. By Goldie Blumenstyk Why an Online-Education Pioneer Bucks Some Mega-University Trends https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-an-Online-Education/246291 2019-05-14T04:00:00-04:00 Penn State World Campus has bypassed the splashy, growth-oriented strategies of some of its largest competitors. But the longtime player in distance education isn’t exactly standing still. By Goldie Blumenstyk It’s Time Colleges Stopped Feeling Shame About Mergers https://www.chronicle.com/article/It-s-Time-Colleges-Stopped/246256 2019-05-07T08:00:00-04:00 Ranch C. Kimball, a university trustee who has participated in more than 20 nonprofit and for-profit mergers, says even successful colleges should probably think about them. By Goldie Blumenstyk A Veteran President’s Laments and Lessons From 3 Decades at the Helm https://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Veteran-President-s/246204 2019-04-30T04:00:00-04:00 Diana Natalicio is retiring after more than 30 years leading the University of Texas at El Paso. She’s critical of institutions that focus more on chasing prestige than serving students. By Goldie Blumenstyk 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