Why Georgetown's Randy Bass Wants to 'Rebundle' College  

Believe it or not, he says, traditional institutions have a long history of innovation. His university's project on the future of higher education intends to continue that trend.



Elsevier’s Purchase of Social-Sciences Hub May Signal a Strategy Shift  

The move by the publishing giant caused a ruckus on social media.



Why Audrey Watters Thinks Tech Is a Trojan Horse Set to ‘Dismantle’ the Academy  

In a new podcast, a prominent critic of education technology deconstructs what she calls the "Silicon Valley narrative."



Backer of Student Loans Pivots in Push to Reshape Higher Education  

USA Funds is increasingly a player — to some, a suspect one — in efforts aimed at helping students make strong connections between college and their career.


Who Do You Want to Hear on Our Podcast?

We asked readers whom they'd like us to interview on our weekly podcast. Tell us your favorite.



This Mongolian Teenager Aced a MOOC. Now He Wants to Widen Their Impact.

Battushig Myanganbayar enrolled at MIT after crushing one of its first massive open online courses. And he has some ideas about how they could make a real difference in the developing world.


Online Badges Help Refugees Prove Their Academic Achievements  

A novel program in Germany seeks to recognize migrants’ educational attainment even though they might lack the diploma to prove it.



How Academics Can Use Snapchat to Share Their Research  

A Norwegian professor posts videos on the platform, even though it deletes them after 24 hours.


Who Do You Want to Hear From on Our Podcast?

We've talked with renegade teachers, ed-tech entrepreneurs, longtime educators, and others shaping the future of college. Who should be next?



Why This MIT Dean Is Leaving Her Job to Start a New Kind of University  

Christine Ortiz explains how her radical project was sparked by interdisciplinary body-armor research and some time spent on a technology-free retreat.


How Bitcoin Technology Could Make College Credentials More Secure  

Researchers see potential for a digital ledger, called the "blockchain," to help employers check whether job applicants have really taken the courses they say they have.


JetBlue Will Pay Employees’ College Tuition Upfront  

The new program, for online classes at Thomas Edison State University, follows the model devised by Starbucks but goes further.



Tyler Cowen Says Online Professors Should Think Like Bloggers  

The economics blogger and George Mason University professor says the distinction between universities and non-university educators is "crumbling." Just look at his Marginal Revolution University.



The Digital Campus: Tech Innovators 2016

Meet this year's tech innovators — nine men, women, and projects using education technology boldly and broadly.



Google's 'Education Evangelist': Students Are Changing Faster Than Colleges  

Jaime Casap represents one of the country’s most powerful tech companies. He’s also a voice for minority students from poor families.



3 Ways Professors Can Balance Teaching Practical and Theoretical Skills  

Faculty members share their techniques for keeping pace with the changing demands of higher education.



How Sal Khan Hopes to Remake Education

Khan Academy has become a force. Its founder, Salman Khan, talks about his vision for the future, and what he thinks the college of tomorrow should look like.


More Colleges Turn to ‘Stackable’ Degrees as Entries to Graduate Programs  

MOOC sequences that lead to certificates can also be the ticket into some master’s programs. Educators say that’s one way of easing barriers and cutting costs for students.


Where Are They Now? The Latest From Some Education Innovators

Several contestants in The Chronicle’s 2015 "Shark Tank: Edu Edition" have made progress in developing their ideas over the past year.


4 Ed-Tech Ideas Face The Chronicle’s Version of ‘Shark Tank’

For the second year in a row, innovators with very different notions of how to improve higher education brought us their pitches. Here’s how they fared.