The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology http://chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ News :: Technology Wed, 27 May 2015 11:10:19 EDT <![CDATA[The Catch in Arizona State’s Low-Cost Freshman Year Online: No Aid]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229617/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Catch-in-Arizona-State-s/229617/ The university’s leaders acknowledge that federal rules prohibit the use of financial aid in the deal with edX. They also distance it from previous MOOCs.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:17:42 EDT
<![CDATA[How LinkedIn’s Latest Move May Matter to Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229441/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-LinkedIn-s-Latest-Move/229441/ The professional-networking giant’s purchase of Lynda.com could allow it to do to colleges what Airbnb has done to hotels and Uber has done to taxis.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Callisto to Offer New Reporting System for Survivors of Sexual Assault]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229407/ http://chronicle.com/article/Callisto-to-Offer-New/229407/ The project, in development by a nonprofit organization, will use technology to bridge gaps in existing procedures. But some skeptics worry about protecting the accused.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:55:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed-Tech Entrepreneur Returns, Hoping to Connect Colleges and Start-Ups]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229053/ http://chronicle.com/article/Ed-Tech-Entrepreneur-Returns/229053/ Less than two years after being forced to sell most of his company, Paul Freedman is back on the scene with a new idea.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[edX to Improve Access to MOOCs for People With Disabilities]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229059/ http://chronicle.com/article/edX-to-Improve-Access-to-MOOCs/229059/ A settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice marks the federal agency’s first effort to challenge the accessibility of massive open online courses.

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Fri, 03 Apr 2015 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Stanford Chief Wants Higher Ed to Be ‘Affordable, Accessible, Adaptable’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228505/ http://chronicle.com/article/Stanford-Chief-Wants-Higher-Ed/228505/ Technology has a role in meeting the challenge, John L. Hennessy told leaders at the American Council on Education's annual gathering. But first it has problems of its own to solve. 

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:56:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Cut Through the Hype, and MOOCs Still Have Had a Lasting Impact]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228431/ http://chronicle.com/article/Cut-Through-the-Hype-and/228431/ Perhaps the biggest legacy of the free online courses, say some of their pioneers, is unintended: increased pressure on colleges to spend more money on teaching.

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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 04:55:25 EDT
<![CDATA[College IT Offices Sever Ties With Terrorist Acronym]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228465/ http://chronicle.com/article/College-IT-Offices-Sever-Ties/228465/ Nobody would confuse the Integrated Student Information System with a brutal Middle Eastern caliphate. But some institutions aren’t taking any chances.

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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[An Entrepreneur Sets Out to Do Better at Education Than His College Did]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228267/ http://chronicle.com/article/An-Entrepreneur-Sets-Out-to-Do/228267/ The idea for the Minerva Project sprang from the brow of a student two decades ago. Now he's testing it in reality.

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Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:55:43 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