PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology https://chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ 2016-07-02T01:40:17-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education As Big Data Comes to College, Officials Wrestle to Set New Ethical Norms https://chronicle.com/article/As-Big-Data-Comes-to-College/236934 2016-06-28T04:55:00-04:00 Institutions collect startling amounts of information on students. Do the students have a right to know how it's being used, and should they be able to opt out? By Goldie Blumenstyk Tell Us What You'd Like to Know https://chronicle.com/specialreport/Tell-Us-What-Youd-Like-to/45 2016-06-28T00:00:00-04:00 What do you want to know about the changing education landscape? What’s exciting? What’s annoying? What buzzword or practice still eludes you? Our reporters are here to help. Does Reading on Computer Screens Affect Student Learning? https://chronicle.com/article/Does-Reading-on-Computer/236879 2016-06-22T04:55:00-04:00 The evidence is largely anecdotal, and the research is inconclusive, but many professors say reading online clearly hampers students’ ability to take in what they study. By Emma Pettit How to Prepare Professors Who Thought They’d Never Teach Online https://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Prepare-Professors-Who/236873 2016-06-21T04:55:00-04:00 As distance learning goes mainstream, colleges are rethinking how they train faculty members. By Jeffrey R. Young How Community Colleges Use Job-Market Data to Develop New Programs https://chronicle.com/article/How-Community-Colleges-Use/236802 2016-06-15T04:54:00-04:00 College systems in Kentucky and other states are turning to companies for information that is more current and detailed than federal data on the skills that employers are looking for. By Arielle Martinez Same Time, Many Locations: Online Education Goes Back to Its Origins https://chronicle.com/article/Same-Time-Many-Locations-/236788 2016-06-14T04:55:00-04:00 Decades after colleges embraced courses that students could take at their own pace, the trend is toward synchrony once again. By Goldie Blumenstyk To Track a Predator: How the Police Identify Threats on Social Media https://chronicle.com/article/To-Track-a-Predator-How-the/236734 2016-06-08T04:55:00-04:00 Campus police departments are stepping up their efforts to scan the internet for messages that appear to threaten violence. But millions of social-media posts amount to a very large haystack. By Emma Pettit MOOCs, Money, and the Untold Story of a Professor Who 'Bought the Hype' https://chronicle.com/article/MOOCs-Moneythe-Untold/236708 2016-06-05T18:50:46-04:00 Richard McKenzie thought that free, online courses could change higher education, and maybe his life. That was before his own class fell apart. By Steve Kolowich Help Shape The Next Season of the Re:Learning Podcast http://bit.ly/relearningsurvey?cid=newsletter 2016-06-05T12:08:00-04:00 Remember Second Life? Its Fans Hope to Bring VR Back to the Classroom https://chronicle.com/article/Remember-Second-Life-Its-Fans/236675 2016-06-02T04:55:00-04:00 Evolving virtual-reality technology holds great promise for higher education, reports A.J. Kelton, director of emerging and instructional technology at Montclair State University. By Jeffrey R. Young How One 84-Year-Old Professor Thinks About Tech in the Classroom https://chronicle.com/article/How-One-84-Year-Old-Professor/236659 2016-06-01T04:55:00-04:00 William Wendt, who teaches online and hybrid courses at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, says, "You have to go with the modern world, and things change." By Corinne Ruff What the Slowdown in Ed-Tech Investment Means for Colleges https://chronicle.com/article/What-the-Slowdown-in-Ed-Tech/236648 2016-05-31T04:55:00-04:00 Some start-ups may well burn out, but at least two areas are still growing: career services and learning analytics. By Jeffrey R. Young UNC Press to Offer Publishing Services for Professors’ DIY Textbooks https://chronicle.com/article/UNC-Press-to-Offer-Publishing/236646 2016-05-31T04:55:00-04:00 In a fresh example of the growth of open educational resources, the press will work with faculty members who want to create and post their own materials online. By Corinne Ruff Why Georgetown's Randy Bass Wants to 'Rebundle' College https://chronicle.com/article/Why-Georgetowns-Randy-Bass/236592 2016-05-25T13:00:00-04:00 Believe it or not, he says, traditional institutions have a long history of innovation. His university's project on the future of higher education intends to continue that trend. By Goldie Blumenstyk Elsevier’s Purchase of Social-Sciences Hub May Signal a Strategy Shift https://chronicle.com/article/Elsevier-s-Purchase-of/236541 2016-05-20T04:55:00-04:00 The move by the publishing giant caused a ruckus on social media. By Jeffrey R. Young Why Audrey Watters Thinks Tech Is a Trojan Horse Set to ‘Dismantle’ the Academy https://chronicle.com/article/Why-Audrey-Watters-Thinks-Tech/236525 2016-05-18T13:00:00-04:00 In a new podcast, a prominent critic of education technology deconstructs what she calls the "Silicon Valley narrative." By Jeffrey R. Young Backer of Student Loans Pivots in Push to Reshape Higher Education https://chronicle.com/article/Backer-of-Student-Loans-Pivots/236429 2016-05-11T04:55:00-04:00 USA Funds is increasingly a player — to some, a suspect one — in efforts aimed at helping students make strong connections between college and their career. By Goldie Blumenstyk Who Do You Want to Hear on Our Podcast? https://chronicle.com/article/Who-Do-You-Want-to-Hear-on-Our/236414 2016-05-09T15:25:00-04:00 We asked readers whom they'd like us to interview on our weekly podcast. Tell us your favorite. This Mongolian Teenager Aced a MOOC. Now He Wants to Widen Their Impact. https://chronicle.com/article/This-Mongolian-Teenager-Aced-a/236362 2016-05-04T14:00:45-04:00 Battushig Myanganbayar enrolled at MIT after crushing one of its first massive open online courses. And he has some ideas about how they could make a real difference in the developing world. By Jeffrey R. Young Online Badges Help Refugees Prove Their Academic Achievements https://chronicle.com/article/Online-Badges-Help-Refugees/236278 2016-04-28T04:55:00-04:00 A novel program in Germany seeks to recognize migrants’ educational attainment even though they might lack the diploma to prove it. By Corinne Ruff