PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Wired Campus http://chronicle.com/section/Wired-Campus/32 2015-11-26T00:07:41-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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. What Google’s New Open-Source Software Means for Artificial-Intelligence Research http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/what-googles-new-open-source-software-means-for-artificial-intelligence-research/57603 2015-11-09T16:03:09-05:00 On Monday, Google announced it planned to turn its machine-learning software, called TensorFlow, into open-source code. Many Colleges Now See Centers for Teaching With Technology as Part of 'Innovation Infrastructure' http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/many-colleges-now-see-centers-for-teaching-with-technology-as-part-of-innovation-infrastructure/57593 2015-11-03T04:56:03-05:00 Institutions are expanding the scope and role of their academic-technology centers to put more focus on student success, a survey of center directors finds. Campus Tech Leaders Report More Support for Free Educational Materials http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/campus-tech-leaders-report-more-support-for-free-educational-materials/57551 2015-10-29T00:01:25-04:00 Even though officials say their top priority is integrating information technology into teaching, only 17 percent of campuses include instructional IT efforts in their faculty review and promotion processes, a survey found. MOOCs Are Still Rising, at Least in Numbers http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/moocs-are-still-rising-at-least-in-numbers/57527 2015-10-19T19:30:37-04:00 Though the media hype surrounding massive open online courses has waned, interest in the courses themselves isn’t tapering off, according to a new report. New Grant Will Create Prizes for Faculty Using Digital Courseware http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/new-grant-will-create-prizes-for-faculty-using-digital-courseware/57513 2015-10-18T13:59:23-04:00 Using funds from a $2.5-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Online Learning Consortium will award the prizes to faculty teams and to institutions. University-Run Boot Camps Offer Students Marketable Skills — but Not Course Credit http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/university-run-boot-camps-offer-students-marketable-skills-but-not-course-credit/57494 2015-10-13T19:59:29-04:00 A venture called Level, which offers courses in data analytics, is one of the first of its kind to be created by a traditional university. Even though it doesn't offer credit, its leaders say, it holds some advantages over similar programs run by private companies. A Top Proponent of Higher-Ed Disruption Moves to Put His Theories Into Practice http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/a-top-proponent-of-higher-ed-disruption-moves-to-put-his-theories-into-practice/57485 2015-10-12T08:01:05-04:00 Michael B. Horn, a co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, stepped down on Friday as director of its education program to begin working more directly with companies in the education market. Measuring Academic Skills and 'Grit' to Help Identify At-Risk Students http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/measuring-academic-skills-and-grit-to-help-identify-at-risk-students/57476 2015-10-07T14:16:09-04:00 With the help of nearly $2 million in grant money, Excelsior College plans to use analytics to keep the students enrolled, and to share the tool. How Video Games Are Becoming University-Approved Sports http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/how-video-games-are-becoming-university-approved-sports/57463 2015-10-06T17:36:30-04:00 When the gamers arrived on Saturday morning, 8,000 feet of extension cords and 11,000 feet of Ethernet cables waited inside the University of Cincinnati’s basketball arena. Can Online Education Help Refugees Earn Degrees? http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/can-online-education-help-refugees-earn-degrees/57456 2015-10-05T19:51:09-04:00 Refugees often lack the paperwork needed to enroll in conventional universities. But some online universities have begun recruiting those students. How Student Video Presentations Can Build Community in an Online Course http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/how-student-video-presentations-can-build-community-in-an-online-course/57435 2015-10-02T14:27:33-04:00 In the online environment, many aspects of pedagogy and course design that are taken for granted in face-to-face courses become serious challenges. Academic Social Network Hopes to Change the Culture of Peer Review http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/academic-social-network-hopes-to-change-the-culture-of-peer-review/57419 2015-09-25T04:55:56-04:00 The new Sessions tool from Academia.edu lets researchers solicit comments on their work in progress. What the Results of a Survey of Coursera Students Mean for Online Learning http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/what-the-results-of-a-survey-of-coursera-students-mean-for-online-learning/57401 2015-09-22T09:00:00-04:00 The first study of Coursera students’ self-reported learning outcomes looks at why they take MOOCs and what kinds of educational and career benefits they see. UMUC Plans to Create a Company to Help Colleges Harness Big Data http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/umuc-plans-to-create-a-company-to-help-colleges-harness-big-data/57387 2015-09-18T12:57:05-04:00 The online-only public university in Maryland is starting a for-profit business-analytics service. In Online Courses, Students Learn More by Doing Than by Watching http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/in-online-courses-students-learn-more-by-doing-than-by-watching/57365 2015-09-16T13:21:50-04:00 When students enroll in MOOCs, they almost always watch a series of video lectures. But without also engaging interactively, a report says, they won't know when they're making mistakes. Penn State Starts Network for Entrepreneurs With Focus on Online Learning http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/penn-state-starts-network-for-entrepreneurs-with-focus-on-online-learning/57321 2015-09-03T04:56:15-04:00 The university hopes to turn its campus into an innovation hub for ed-tech companies and increase enrollments in its own online programs. Readers' Definitions of Ed-Tech Buzzwords: Confusion and Skepticism Continue http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/readers-defintions-of-ed-tech-buzzwords-confusion-and-skepticism-continue/57301 2015-08-28T14:41:52-04:00 The term "digital humanities" caused the most confusion, and several professors mocked the "flipped classroom" approach. As Coursera Evolves, Colleges Stay On and Investors Buy In http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/as-coursera-evolves-colleges-stay-on-and-investors-buy-in/57267 2015-08-25T04:56:15-04:00 The company says that it has found a way to make money and that its partner colleges have found clear reasons to participate. That was enough to win a fresh infusion of funds. How an App Helps Low-Income Students by Turning College Life Into a Game http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/how-an-app-helps-low-income-students-by-turning-college-life-into-a-game/57229 2015-08-24T04:55:34-04:00 Pell Grant recipients at Ball State University who engage in specific aspects of campus life accrue points that can be cashed in for rewards at Starbucks or the bookstore.