PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Tech Therapy http://chronicle.com/section/Tech-Therapy/151 2015-11-24T17:10:15-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Encore Episode: A Look Back at the First MOOCs http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2013/07/10/encore-episode-a-look-back-at-the-first-moocs/ 2013-07-10T17:00:38-04:00 Tech Therapy editors look back at the earliest experiments in MOOCs. Episode 107: The Answers Colleges Should Be Prepared to Give http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2013/06/04/episode-107-college-unbound/ 2013-06-04T17:12:12-04:00 In his new book, "College (Un)bound," Jeffrey J. Selingo, The Chronicle’s editor at large, argues that parents and prospective students should ask tougher questions when picking a college. Episode 106: Are Minority Students Excluded From Online Education? http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2013/05/01/episode-106-are-minority-students-excluded-from-online-education/ 2013-05-01T21:50:58-04:00 MOOCs and other online courses often leave out consideration of minority students and the obstacles they might face in gaining access to technology. Episode 105: Publishers Explain Costs of Producing Online Journals http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2013/04/03/episode-105-publishers-explain-costs-of-producing-online-journals/ 2013-04-03T20:43:37-04:00 Two publishers give their response to comments by our guest from last month’s show, in which a scholar argued that in an online world journals should publish scholarly journals free online. Episode 104: Professor Sees 'Moral Imperative' for Open Access http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2013/03/06/episode-104-professor-sees-moral-imperative-for-open-access/ 2013-03-06T15:12:55-05:00 The Tech Therapy team talks with David Parry about how the debate over open access to research has heated up in recent months. Episode 103: Founder of 'UnCollege' Describes His Alternative to Campus   http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2013/02/06/episode-103-founder-of-uncollege-describes-his-alternative-to-campus/ 2013-02-06T19:26:25-05:00 Dale J. Stephens, who was home-schooled as a kid, argues that people can home-school college without ever setting foot on a traditional campus. Episode 102: Academics Struggle With Managing E-Mail http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2013/01/10/episode-102-academics-struggle-with-managing-e-mail/ 2013-01-10T20:31:08-05:00 The team talks with Brett Foster, an associate professor of English at Wheaton College, in Illinois, about his experiment in keeping his inbox to zero each day. Episode 101: Giving Everyone at College a 'Domain of One's Own' http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2012/12/05/episode-101-giving-everyone-at-college-a-domain-of-ones-own/ 2012-12-05T21:12:28-05:00 The University of Mary Washington plans to offer every student and professor an online domain name to use as a lifelong Web presence—and to teach lessons about digital citizenship. Episode 100: How Colleges Talk About Reinvention http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2012/10/31/episode-100-how-colleges-talk-about-reinvention/ 2012-10-31T20:14:41-04:00 Scott Carlson, a senior reporter at The Chronicle, talks about a new series on reinventing colleges, as the Tech Therapy team celebrates its 100th episode. Episode 99: What Wearable Computers Could Mean for Campuses http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2012/10/03/episode-99-what-wearable-computers-could-mean-for-campuses/ 2012-10-03T20:43:49-04:00 Google recently announced “Project Glass,” a pair of glasses that contains a computer display and camera so that wearers can see text messages, directions, or other information right in their field of vision, Episode 98: Former Berkeley Researcher Champions 'Educational Badges' http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2012/09/05/episode-98-former-berkeley-researcher-champions-educational-badges/ 2012-09-05T20:36:42-04:00 Erin Knight now leads the Open Badges Project that lets anyone issue an online stamp certifying that a student has mastered a skill or concept. Encore Episode: A Pioneer of Free Online Courses Explains Their Promise http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2012/08/01/encore-episode-a-pioneer-of-free-online-courses-explains-their-promise/ 2012-08-01T19:51:10-04:00 George Siemens made the case last year for why colleges should experiment with inviting tens of thousands of students to participate in their courses free online. Now that model is catching on. Episode 97: Campus Leaders Drink Big Gulps of Technology http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2012/07/03/episode-97-campus-leaders-drink-big-gulps-of-technology/ 2012-07-03T18:05:34-04:00 College leaders just keep demanding more out of their technology, and that’s created challenges for presidents and CIO’s. How are they coping? Episode 96: Why the Man With the Open-Source Tattoo Now Works for Blackboard http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2012/06/05/episode-96-why-the-man-with-the-open-source-tattoo-now-works-for-blackboard/ 2012-06-05T13:39:36-04:00 Charles Severance helped start Sakai, an open-source alternative to Blackboard’s course-management software. In a surprising move, Blackboard hired him Episode 95: ‘Learning Analytics’ Could Lead to ‘Wal-Martification’ of College http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2012/05/02/episode-95-learning-analytics-could-lead-to-wal-martification-of-college/ 2012-05-02T13:44:53-04:00 Episode 94: Creating Custom ‘Apps’ for Teaching http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2012/04/04/episode-94-creating-custom-%e2%80%98apps%e2%80%99-for-teaching/ 2012-04-04T19:56:59-04:00 Purdue University is working with professors to build quick-hit software programs to help meet particular needs of, say, a forensics professor or an instructor teaching sign language. The Tech Therapy team talked with Kyle D. Bowen, Purdue’s director of informatics, who argues that colleges should build their own educational software rather than relying on companies to produce it. Episode 93: The Battle Against Bad PowerPoint http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2012/03/08/episode-93-the-battle-against-bad-powerpoint/ 2012-03-08T01:07:16-05:00 Jose A. Bowen, a dean at Southern Methodist University, discusses his new book—which argues that professors should “teach naked” by eschewing technology. Episode 92: Sex and Technology on Campus—The Risks and Rewards http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2012/02/01/episode-92-sex-and-technology-on-campus%e2%80%94the-risks-and-rewards/ 2012-02-01T20:41:15-05:00 Brian Mustanski, an associate professor at Northwestern University, explains why administrators can’t “bury their heads in the sand” when it comes to students’ changing modes of courtship. Episode 91: Students Want Colleges to Go Mobile Now, Even if Services Aren’t Perfect http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2012/01/04/episode-91-students-want-colleges-to-go-mobile-now-even-if-services-aren%e2%80%99t-perfect/ 2012-01-04T21:04:26-05:00 The biggest challenge colleges face when designing new mobile services is a tendency to overplan, says Cindy Bixler, chief information officer of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Episode 90: Growing Pains for 'Clickers' http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2011/12/07/episode-90-growing-pains-for-%e2%80%98clickers%e2%80%99/ 2011-12-07T20:49:36-05:00 The Tech Therapy team speaks with Derek Bruff, of Vanderbilt University, about the difficulty in moving such technology beyond the early-adopter stage.