PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology http://chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ 2016-02-13T01:50:42-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Boom in Online Tutoring Means Another Cost for Many Students http://chronicle.com/article/Boom-in-Online-Tutoring-Means/235236 2016-02-09T04:27:30-05:00 One student's perspective: "It’s Thursday night and you have two big homeworks due Friday. Your friends are going out. You’re just like, I just want to finish this, I don’t really care how this gets done." By Jeffrey R. Young Trends, Teaching, Transformation: The Chronicle's Sessions at SXSWedu http://chronicle.com/article/Trends-Teaching/235209 2016-02-08T10:55:00-05:00 At next month's conference, we will again borrow a page from the TV show Shark Tank with a return of our "Shark Tank: Edu Edition." What the MIT Dean’s New University Can Learn From Past Upstarts http://chronicle.com/article/What-the-MIT-Dean-s-New/235213 2016-02-05T13:35:18-05:00 Administrators at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and Hampshire College reflect on the challenges of shaking up the standard system. By Corinne Ruff MIT Dean Takes Leave to Start New University Without Lectures or Classrooms http://chronicle.com/article/MIT-Dean-Takes-Leave-to-Start/235121 2016-02-01T04:56:52-05:00 Christine Ortiz, a dean of graduate education, envisions a new kind of college, built from scratch for today’s needs and with today’s technology. By Jeffrey R. Young Computer Science, Meet Humanities: in New Majors, Opposites Attract http://chronicle.com/article/Computer-Science-Meet/235075 2016-01-28T04:55:00-05:00 Stanford University sees such integration as a way to bring in students who are drawn to the arts but feel that they need computing skills for their careers. By Corinne Ruff Does Technology Ever Reduce the Costs of Teaching? http://chronicle.com/article/Does-Technology-Ever-Reduce/235046 2016-01-26T04:55:31-05:00 The Chronicle spoke with three experts about ways colleges can use technology to reduce instructional costs. By Corinne Ruff Why More Colleges Are Emulating Deals Like the ASU-Starbucks Alliance http://chronicle.com/article/Why-More-Colleges-Are/235013 2016-01-22T04:55:00-05:00 Student-acquisition costs are lower and retention rates are higher for institutions that team up with companies to give tuition discounts to workers. By Goldie Blumenstyk Money-Back Guarantees Come to Online Courses http://chronicle.com/article/Money-Back-Guarantees-Come-to/234911 2016-01-13T16:23:46-05:00 The MOOC provider Udacity pledges that graduates of its four most marketable courses will earn a job in their field within six months of completing the program. By Corinne Ruff The Story of a Digital Teddy Bear Shows How College Learning Is Changing http://chronicle.com/article/The-Story-of-a-Digital-Teddy/234881 2016-01-12T04:55:00-05:00 At a vast consumer electronics show last week, student entrepreneurs matched their corporate counterparts in pitching products for teaching. Whether any of them catches on is anyone’s guess. By Jeffrey R. Young Which of These Stories Should We Tackle Next? http://chronicle.com/article/Which-of-These-Stories-Should/234880 2016-01-11T17:39:00-05:00 We asked readers which questions they're curious for us to research in a future story for Re:Learning. Tell us your favorite.  What Puzzles You About the New Education Landscape? Tell Us. We May Write About It. http://chronicle.com/article/What-Puzzles-You-About-the-New/234772 2016-01-04T05:00:00-05:00 Tell us what you want our reporters to explore in a coming story.   In a Fake Online Class With Students Paid to Cheat, Could Professors Catch the Culprits? http://chronicle.com/article/In-a-Fake-Online-Class-With/234687 2015-12-22T03:55:00-05:00 The experiment, which tested the reliability of companies that purport to do students’ work, shows how easily online education can be exploited. By Brad Wolverton Looking Back at the Year in Ed Tech http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/looking-back-at-the-year-in-ed-tech/57704 2015-12-21T03:55:02-05:00 Concerns about Yik Yak and analysis of MOOCs and online teaching were among the most popular stories this past year on our Wired Campus blog. Welcome to Campus. Here Is Your Diploma. Come Back Soon! http://chronicle.com/article/Welcome-to-Campus-Here-Is/234613 2015-12-15T03:55:00-05:00 When Georgia Tech unveiled its online master’s degree in computer science, in 2013, it sent ripples all the way to the White House. Last week some of its first students met their professors, and one another, just hours before graduating. By Steve Kolowich Call for Nominations: Who Are the Top Tech Innovators in Higher Education? http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/call-for-nominations-who-are-the-top-tech-innovators-in-higher-education-2/57690 2015-12-08T12:30:00-05:00 The Chronicle is seeking suggestions for our annual feature on people trying to solve big problems facing campuses with the help of technology.   Virtual-Reality Lab Explores New Kinds of Immersive Learning http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/virtual-reality-lab-explores-new-kinds-of-immersive-learning/57664 2015-12-08T03:49:19-05:00 The technology has powerful implications in distance learning. At the University of Maryland, researchers are using it in projects involving health care, public safety, and education. How Tech Tools Can Help Professors Prepare Their Tenure Portfolios http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/how-tech-tools-can-help-professors-prepare-their-tenure-portfolios/57644 2015-12-02T19:45:39-05:00 Managing the creation of a tenure portfolio can be a daunting task. But one professor up for tenure argues that an organized mind-set, judicious use of technology, and a simple workflow for managing information can make the task bearable — even fun. How Well Is Hillary Clinton Tweeting? Syracuse Takes a Closer Look http://chronicle.com/article/How-Well-Is-Hillary-Clinton/234307 2015-11-23T03:55:00-05:00 A team of researchers at the university is studying social media’s effects on the 2016 presidential campaign. By Kate Stoltzfus Public-University Group Expands 'Personalized Learning' Efforts http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/public-university-group-expands-personalized-learning-efforts/57616 2015-11-16T03:55:21-05:00 New support by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities comes thanks to a $4.6-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Amid Racial Tensions, the Role of Yik Yak Is Complicated http://chronicle.com/article/Amid-Racial-Tensions-the-Role/234188 2015-11-13T04:55:00-05:00 Because the social-networking app is anonymous and location-specific, it can be revelatory while making difficult situations worse. By Ellen Wexler