The Ticker

Judge Orders Release of Trump U. Sales 'Playbooks' and Other Documents

Sales playbooks and other materials from Mr. Trump's defunct online real-estate program must be released by Thursday, the judge said.

The Ticker

Spellings Says UNC System Won't Try to Enforce Controversial Bathroom Law

The University of North Carolina's president says she will not set "guidelines or regulations that require transgender students to use the restrooms consistent with their biological sex."

The Ticker

New Monitor Is Chosen to Oversee Former Corinthian Campuses

The U.S. Department of Education fired the law firm that had previously overseen the Zenith Education Group's management of the campuses, after an investigation revealed conflicts of interest.

Wired Campus

Looking Back at the Year in Ed Tech

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.

Wired Campus

Call for Nominations: Who Are the Top Tech Innovators in Higher Education?

The Chronicle is seeking suggestions for our annual feature on people trying to solve big problems facing campuses with the help of technology.

 

Wired Campus

Virtual-Reality Lab Explores New Kinds of Immersive Learning

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.

ProfHacker

To Test for Accessibility, Try Navigating Without Your Mouse

There's a simple way to test the accessibility of a website: stop using your mouse.

ProfHacker

Synchronous Online Classes--With a Little Help From My Friends

Many of us probably regard asynchronous teaching as the norm for online classes. The guest author Rebecca J. Hogue explains how she started incorporating more synchronous sessions into her classes.

ProfHacker

Rome in a Day: A Report from the Annual Meeting of the American International Consortium of Academic Libraries

Maha Bali recaps her one-day intensive conference experience in Rome, where she met Jim Groom.

 

Lingua Franca

Selfies With Sunnies

No more "shades." If you want to keep cool this summer, you'll have to wear "sunnies," says Allan Metcalf.

Lingua Franca

Pivoting Away from 'Pivot'

Ben Yagoda traces the word from noun to campaign metaphor.

Lingua Franca

I Am So Uber You

Bill Germano reflects on the ubiquity of a word whose contemporary usage ranges from Nietzsche to a car service.

Lingua Franca

Syntactic Self-Harm on St. James's Street

Geoff Pullum visits the headquarters of The Economist in a quest to find out why it insists on a style rule that is deleterious to clarity.

Lingua Franca

Trying to Write the Mighty Line

Lucy Ferriss wonders if today's students are losing the ability to hear the music inherent in the English language.