PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology https://www.chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ 2019-09-19T12:57:25-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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 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