The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology http://chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ News :: Technology Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:20:03 EST <![CDATA[As High-Tech Teaching Catches On, Students With Disabilities Can Be Left Behind]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190341/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-High-Tech-Teaching-Catches/190341/ New classroom methods and platforms present difficulties for students who are deaf or blind.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:55:12 EST
<![CDATA[What Happened When The Chronicle Sat Down With Steve Jobs Back in 1998]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190173/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Happened-When-The/190173/ His company on the ropes, the famously cagey founder of Apple gave some hints about his strategy to win a bigger share of the higher-education computer market.

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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Anonymous Feedback, Fine. Insults? Not on These Platforms.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151609/ http://chronicle.com/article/Anonymous-Feedback-Fine/151609/ Colleges are trying new services that let students comment anonymously on professors and courses—and setting guidelines to avoid the vitriol seen on apps like Yik Yak.

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Wed, 04 Feb 2015 04:57:40 EST
<![CDATA[Hackers Descend on a Campus Near You]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151239/ http://chronicle.com/article/Hackers-Descend-on-a-Campus/151239/ College hackathons are growing in number—and getting more organized—but they’re not quite what you think they are.

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:55:15 EST
<![CDATA[One Reason to Offer Free Online Courses: Alumni Engagement]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151163/ http://chronicle.com/article/One-Reason-to-Offer-Free/151163/ Colgate University finds that letting graduates participate online in classes that students are taking on the campus has benefits for both.

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Guide to the Flipped Classroom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151039/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Guide-to-the-Flipped/151039/ Moving to a flipped model of teaching changes the roles of teachers and students. We've published features and advice looking at the issue from a variety of perspectives, and we've collected the best of those articles in a convenient booklet. It's free; download it by clicking the link above.

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Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[When a Flipped-Classroom Pioneer Hands Off His Video Lectures, This Is What Happens]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151031/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-a-Flipped-Classroom/151031/ At Brigham Young University, an accounting professor became something of a rock star on camera. Then he retired.

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Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[In Time of Disruption, Media Companies and Colleges Look to Each Other for Help]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151029/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Time-of-Disruption-Media/151029/ Educational institutions and journalism outlets share a sense of urgency to innovate.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 04:55:07 EST
<![CDATA[Are MOOC-Takers 'Students'? Not When It Comes to the Feds Protecting Their Data]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150325/ http://chronicle.com/article/Are-MOOC-Takers-Students-/150325/ Few people who take free, online courses take the time to read the privacy policies, say MOOC experts.

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Can Digital ‘Badges’ and ‘Nanodegrees’ Protect Job Seekers From a First-Round Knockout?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150257/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-Digital-Badges-and/150257/ Or will impatient recruiters and résumé-reading robots threaten the value of alternative credentials?

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:50:00 EST
<![CDATA[U. of Phoenix and Thurgood Marshall Fund Announce Partnership]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150043/ http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-PhoenixThurgood/150043/ The for-profit giant will offer some online courses free to students at historically black colleges. The fund says the deal will benefit students and colleges.

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 04:58:16 EST
<![CDATA[A Look at Ed Tech’s Biggest Money Magnets]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149943/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Look-at-Ed-Tech-s-Biggest/149943/ In a booming field, these 10 companies are pulling in the most venture capital.

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[What Harvard Researchers Found Out When They Secretly Photographed Classrooms]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149879/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Harvard-Researchers-Found/149879/ For all the controversy over the study, the findings were fairly mundane. For instance, more students show up for lectures on Wednesdays than on Fridays.

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Fri, 07 Nov 2014 04:57:28 EST
<![CDATA[What Georgia Tech’s Online Degree in Computer Science Means for Low-Cost Programs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149857/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Georgia-Tech-s-Online/149857/ Researchers look at how disruptive the inexpensive, top-flight master’s program in computer science really is.

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Harvard Researchers Used Secret Cameras to Study Attendance. Was That Unethical?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149865/ http://chronicle.com/article/Harvard-Researchers-Used/149865/ The high-tech effort struck some people as creepy, others as a violation of faculty autonomy. But the data it collected were a far cry from what online programs already gather.

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Can’t Get Into Berkeley? You Might Like ...]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149077/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-t-Get-Into-Berkeley-You/149077/ Unless students deliberately opt out, companies can use their information to recruit them for other programs, a contract shows.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About Companies That Run Online Programs for Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149075/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/149075/ Institutions benefit from the marketing, technology, and customer-support expertise, but they forfeit potential profit and some control.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About Yik Yak, an App Causing Trouble on Campuses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149005/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/149005/ Anonymous posts on the smartphone application are fostering conversations, but the dialogue is not always fit for the classroom.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Too Many Campus Alerts? Officials Worry That Students Tune Them Out]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148897/ http://chronicle.com/article/Too-Many-Campus-Alerts-/148897/ After rapidly proliferating following the Virginia Tech shootings, in 2007, university-issued emergency alerts now draw complaints—and indifference.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:55:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Rise of Online Booksellers Brings Complaints From Campus Bookstores]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148653/ http://chronicle.com/article/Rise-of-Online-Booksellers/148653/ Campus bookstores say companies’ aggressive tactics hurt business and violate colleges’ exclusivity contracts.

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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[‘Wait a Second, This Is Terrible.’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148203/ http://chronicle.com/article/Wait-a-Second-This-Is/148203/ Two computer scientists resent the presence of Facebook's founder at a scholarly gathering.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Close Is Too Close? Industry Courts Computer Scholars]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148301/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Close-Is-Too-Close-/148301/ Academe, for its part, wants access to corporate data as well as the money that tech giants like Google can generate.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Quiz: Ed-Tech Company or Made-Up Word?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147869/ http://chronicle.com/article/Quiz-Ed-Tech-Company-or/147869/ Ed-tech companies are known for their weird, weird names. Which got us thinking: Can you tell the difference between actual company names and ones we made up?

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:54:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Do You Plan the Campus of the Future? Try Not To.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147803/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Do-You-Plan-the-Campus-of/147803/ The leaders of Cornell Tech, a new institution in New York City, are designing spaces meant to accommodate whatever tomorrow brings.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[One Professor Schemes to Keep Colleges in the Web’s Fast Lane]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147589/ http://chronicle.com/article/One-Professor-Schemes-to-Keep/147589/ Is net neutrality doomed? Bill Baker has an idea: a space for the public sector on the Internet.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gamble on E-Book Pricing]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147121/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Gamble-on-E-Book-Pricing/147121/ The costs to libraries will change as publishers charge more for digital works.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:53:00 EDT