PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology https://chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/ 2016-05-25T12:55:13-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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 How Academics Can Use Snapchat to Share Their Research https://chronicle.com/article/How-Academics-Can-Use-Snapchat/236256 2016-04-27T05:00:01-04:00 A Norwegian professor posts videos on the platform, even though it deletes them after 24 hours. By Corinne Ruff Who Do You Want to Hear From on Our Podcast? https://chronicle.com/article/Who-Do-You-Want-to-Hear-From/236243 2016-04-25T13:00:00-04:00 We've talked with renegade teachers, ed-tech entrepreneurs, longtime educators, and others shaping the future of college. Who should be next? Why This MIT Dean Is Leaving Her Job to Start a New Kind of University https://chronicle.com/article/Why-This-MIT-Dean-Is-Leaving/236183 2016-04-20T14:00:00-04:00 Christine Ortiz explains how her radical project was sparked by interdisciplinary body-armor research and some time spent on a technology-free retreat. By Jeffrey R. Young How Bitcoin Technology Could Make College Credentials More Secure https://chronicle.com/article/How-Bitcoin-Technology-Could/236070 2016-04-19T04:55:00-04:00 Researchers see potential for a digital ledger, called the "blockchain," to help employers check whether job applicants have really taken the courses they say they have. By Corinne Ruff JetBlue Will Pay Employees’ College Tuition Upfront https://chronicle.com/article/JetBlue-Will-Pay-Employees-/236144 2016-04-18T04:55:00-04:00 The new program, for online classes at Thomas Edison State University, follows the model devised by Starbucks but goes further. By Corinne Ruff Tyler Cowen Says Online Professors Should Think Like Bloggers https://chronicle.com/article/Tyler-Cowen-Says-Online/236090 2016-04-12T17:23:43-04:00 The economics blogger and George Mason University professor says the distinction between universities and non-university educators is "crumbling." Just look at his Marginal Revolution University. By Jeffrey R. Young The Digital Campus: Tech Innovators 2016 https://chronicle.com/specialreport/The-Digital-Campus-Tech/35 2016-04-10T18:30:00-04:00 Meet this year's tech innovators — nine men, women, and projects using education technology boldly and broadly. Google's 'Education Evangelist': Students Are Changing Faster Than Colleges https://chronicle.com/article/Googles-Education/236008 2016-04-06T04:55:00-04:00 Jaime Casap represents one of the country’s most powerful tech companies. He’s also a voice for minority students from poor families. By Goldie Blumenstyk 3 Ways Professors Can Balance Teaching Practical and Theoretical Skills https://chronicle.com/article/3-Ways-Professors-Can-Balance/235959 2016-04-04T04:55:00-04:00 Faculty members share their techniques for keeping pace with the changing demands of higher education. By Corinne Ruff How Sal Khan Hopes to Remake Education https://chronicle.com/article/How-Sal-Khan-Hopes-to-Remake/235895 2016-03-30T05:00:00-04:00 Khan Academy has become a force. Its founder, Salman Khan, talks about his vision for the future, and what he thinks the college of tomorrow should look like. By Jeffrey R. Young More Colleges Turn to ‘Stackable’ Degrees as Entries to Graduate Programs https://chronicle.com/article/More-Colleges-Turn-to/235886 2016-03-30T04:56:22-04:00 MOOC sequences that lead to certificates can also be the ticket into some master’s programs. Educators say that’s one way of easing barriers and cutting costs for students. By Corinne Ruff Where Are They Now? The Latest From Some Education Innovators https://chronicle.com/article/Where-Are-They-Now-The-Latest/235876 2016-03-29T04:55:00-04:00 Several contestants in The Chronicle’s 2015 "Shark Tank: Edu Edition" have made progress in developing their ideas over the past year. By Goldie Blumenstyk 4 Ed-Tech Ideas Face The Chronicle’s Version of ‘Shark Tank’ https://chronicle.com/article/4-Ed-Tech-Ideas-Face-The/235875 2016-03-29T04:55:00-04:00 For the second year in a row, innovators with very different notions of how to improve higher education brought us their pitches. Here’s how they fared. By Goldie Blumenstyk Re:Learning Podcast https://chronicle.com/specialreport/Re-Learning-Podcast/34 2016-03-28T00:00:00-04:00 The education landscape is changing. On The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Re:Learning podcast, you’ll meet the renegade teachers, ed-tech entrepreneurs, and longtime educators shaping the future of college. This is part of our broader coverage of the future of education. For updates, follow the Re:Learning project on Twitter, Facebook, and iTunes.