The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology http://chronicle.com/topic/Technology/109/ Topics :: Technology Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:58:34 EDT <![CDATA[Accreditors Now Find Themselves Under Critical Review]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143325/ http://chronicle.com/article/Accreditors-Now-Find/143325/ Amid higher education's rapid changes, the continuing value of the lengthy, complex accreditation process is raising skeptical questions.

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Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Most States Collect Education Data—They Just Don't Use It]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/143159/ http://chronicle.com/article/Most-States-Collect-Education/143159/ A new report from the Data Quality Campaign says the information is not always shared with other agencies to drive better policy decisions.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[Texas Posts College-Comparison Web Site for Prospective Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/139275/ http://chronicle.com/article/Texas-Posts-College-Comparison/139275/ Compare College TX allows users to contrast the state's public universities and community colleges on a range of measures.

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Wed, 15 May 2013 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hot Type: Art Publishers Look to Yale Press for Glimpse of Digital Future]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/135068/ http://chronicle.com/article/Hot-Type-Art-Publishers-Look/135068/ Image-heavy works can be tough to publish as e-books. But with the help of a grant, the press is looking for solutions.

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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Learning to Surf: A Christian College's Provost Encounters the Digital Revolution]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134656/ http://chronicle.com/article/Learning-to-Surf-A-Christian/134656/ One campus leader is ready to ride the wave, with just a few reservations.

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Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why I Changed My Mind About Teaching Online]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134674/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-I-Changed-My-Mind-About/134674/ The technology culture is different now, and students want more flexibility. One convert tells his story.

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Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Massive Excitement About Online Courses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134678/ http://chronicle.com/article/Massive-Excitement-About/134678/ Will massive open online courses save higher education?

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Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[5 Ways That edX Could Change Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134672/ http://chronicle.com/article/5-Ways-That-edX-Could-Change/134672/ The new venture will engage the entire world in an expensive and ambitious experiment.

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Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Online Learning, Only Better]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134684/ http://chronicle.com/article/Online-Learning-Only-Better/134684/ Imagine the possibilities if more experienced educators got on board.

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Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[UC Online Faces Challenges in Era of Free Courses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134778/ http://chronicle.com/article/UC-Online-Faces-Challenges-in/134778/ Designed to revolutionize the University of California system, the venture now struggles to compete with the likes of Coursera and Udacity.

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Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Can E-Textbooks Help Save the Planet? It Depends on You]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134680/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-E-Textbooks-Help-Save-the/134680/ A look at whether e-books make a big difference to a campus's greenhouse-gas emissions.

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Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Only Disconnect]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134532/ http://chronicle.com/article/Only-Disconnect/134532/ True learning requires intimacy, with self and others, of a kind that Facebook doesn't foster.

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Mon, 24 Sep 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Plea for Help in Protecting State Money for Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134404/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Plea-for-Help-in-Protecting/134404/ At a Senate hearing, state officials talked about what they're doing to hold down costs and produce more graduates—and how Washington can help.

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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 23:05:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Before You Jump on the Bandwagon ...]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134090/ http://chronicle.com/article/Before-You-Jump-on-the/134090/ Three essays look at whether colleges should start offering massive open online courses. Here are a few questions institutions should ask first.

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Mon, 03 Sep 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Future Is Now, and Has Been for Years]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134070/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Future-Is-NowHas/134070/ MOOC's aren't really that new. They're the next phase of a revolution fostered by traditional, bricks-and-mortar higher education.

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Mon, 03 Sep 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Teaching to the World From Central New Jersey]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134068/ http://chronicle.com/article/Teaching-to-the-World-From/134068/ A Princeton professor is won over by his first experience with a MOOC.

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Mon, 03 Sep 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Into the Future With MOOC's]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134080/ http://chronicle.com/article/Into-the-Future-With-MOOCs/134080/ The breakup of traditional colleges' monopoly on academic credit is coming.

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Mon, 03 Sep 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[State Reciprocity Is Key to Fostering Online Programs, Policy Experts Say]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134034/ http://chronicle.com/article/State-Reciprocity-Is-Key-to/134034/ Under one proposal, colleges could be authorized in one state and operate in every other state that joined a nationwide agreement.

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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Leaders Look to Technology for Savings and Change]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/133932/ http://chronicle.com/article/Leaders-Look-to-Technology-for/133932/ Students are bringing the latest devices to campuses expecting to use them as learning tools, and colleges are trying to deliver.

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Sun, 26 Aug 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Online Education Won't Replace College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/133531/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Online-Education-Wont/133531/ Massive Open Online Courses raise complications.

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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Don't Confuse Technology With Teaching]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/133551/ http://chronicle.com/article/Dont-Confuse-Technology-With/133551/ Though universities are rushing to embrace online courses, true education requires one mind engaging with another.

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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges Try a New Trick to Get Attention Online]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/133363/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Try-a-New-Trick-to/133363/ You're not imagining it. That ad for a college is following you across the Web.

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Mon, 06 Aug 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[You've Got Mail. And Better Things to Do.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/133305/ http://chronicle.com/article/Youve-Got-MailBetter/133305/ A few tips to keep e-mail from monopolizing your attention.

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Sun, 05 Aug 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ashford U. Is Turned Down in Bid for New Accreditation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132795/ http://chronicle.com/article/Ashford-U-Is-Turned-Down-in/132795/ The largely online institution has accreditation through an agency serving the Midwest but needs to find approval closer to its corporate home, in San Diego.

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Mon, 09 Jul 2012 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Reforming Copyright Is Possible]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132751/ http://chronicle.com/article/Reforming-Copyright-Is/132751/ And it's the only way to create a national digital library.

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Mon, 09 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Computing's 'Deal With the Devil']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132763/ http://chronicle.com/article/Early-Computings-Deal-With/132763/ In his new book, "Turing's Cathedral," George Dyson tells how the race for the hydrogen bomb made one of the first computers possible.

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Mon, 09 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT