PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology https://chronicle.com/section/Technology/30 2015-11-26T00:08:31-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education How Well Is Hillary Clinton Tweeting? Syracuse Takes a Closer Look https://chronicle.com/article/How-Well-Is-Hillary-Clinton/234307 2015-11-23T03:55:00-05:00 A team of researchers at the university is studying social media’s effects on the 2016 presidential campaign. By Kate Stoltzfus Public-University Group Expands 'Personalized Learning' Efforts https://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. Amid Racial Tensions, the Role of Yik Yak Is Complicated https://chronicle.com/article/Amid-Racial-Tensions-the-Role/234188 2015-11-13T04:55:00-05:00 Because the social-networking app is anonymous and location-specific, it can be revelatory while making difficult situations worse. By Ellen Wexler Your Dissertation Is Almost Done. What's Next? Turnitin. https://chronicle.com/article/Your-Dissertation-Is-Almost/234148 2015-11-11T04:55:29-05:00 Plagiarism-detection software is catching on in graduate programs. At some institutions, it’s required. By Ellen Wexler What Google’s New Open-Source Software Means for Artificial-Intelligence Research https://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. Amazon Offers Up Research Money for ‘Crazy’ Ideas That Just Might Work https://chronicle.com/article/Amazon-Offers-Up-Research/234081 2015-11-06T04:55:00-05:00 At the University of Washington, the online-retail giant unveils a new grant program that doesn’t care whether you’re a professor, a student, or a groundskeeper. By Steve Kolowich Many Colleges Now See Centers for Teaching With Technology as Part of 'Innovation Infrastructure' https://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 https://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. The 10 Ed-Tech Companies That Are Raising the Most Money https://chronicle.com/article/The-10-Ed-Tech-Companies-That/233979 2015-10-28T21:52:18-04:00 Venture-capital investments in education technology continue to boom. Here’s a list of the best-funded companies. By Ellen Wexler 4 Problems That Can Sour Colleges’ Partnerships With Online-Education Enablers https://chronicle.com/article/4-Problems-That-Can-Sour/233953 2015-10-27T22:22:18-04:00 Colleges that want to put degree programs online often turn to the companies for help. But success eludes some. The recent breakup of a partnership involving the University of Florida illustrates some of the problems that can crop up. By Sarah Brown Women’s Groups Urge Colleges and Government to Rein In Yik Yak https://chronicle.com/article/Women-s-Groups-Urge-Colleges/233864 2015-10-21T22:21:51-04:00 A campaign launched by 72 groups argues that civil-rights laws oblige colleges to shield students from anonymous threats and abuse on social media. By Peter Schmidt MOOCs Are Still Rising, at Least in Numbers https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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. MIT Master’s Program to Use MOOCs as ‘Admissions Test’ https://chronicle.com/article/MIT-Master-s-Program-to-Use/233685 2015-10-07T20:21:58-04:00 Students who do well in a series of free online courses will enhance their chances of being accepted into a supply-chain-management program on the campus. By Jeffrey R. Young Measuring Academic Skills and 'Grit' to Help Identify At-Risk Students https://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 https://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? https://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 https://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.