The Next Destination for Liberal-Arts Education Is … Arizona? (The Atlantic)

MESA, Ariz.—There was a time when Lesly Herrera, 18, dreamed of going to college out of state. As the first member of her family to pursue a bachelor’s degree, she knew she wanted a school that offered small class sizes and personal attention, but she also wanted the full college experience—living on campus and the … Read moreThe Next Destination for Liberal-Arts Education Is … Arizona? (The Atlantic)

Scholars Discover New Poems from Ancient Greek Poetess Sappho (The Daily Beast)

(Not online education, per se, but fantastic nonetheless-RCF) Only a few poems of the Greek poetess Sappho’s work have survived but thanks to a leading scholar’s investigation two new works have just been recovered—and gives experts hope to find more. A chance inquiry by an unidentified collector has led to a spectacular literary discovery: Parts … Read moreScholars Discover New Poems from Ancient Greek Poetess Sappho (The Daily Beast)

Kenchreai Archaeological Field School 2014

Archaeology, History, and Culture in Greece — 2014 The Center for Hellenic Studies is collaborating with Sunoikisis to offer scholarships for 2 Harvard students and 1 Sunoikisis student for the archaeological school at Kenchreai, the port of Corinth in Greece.  The scholarship will cover the cost of the program and will provide each student with a … Read moreKenchreai Archaeological Field School 2014

The Tricky Task of Figuring Out What Makes a MOOC Successful (The Atlantic)

JUSTIN REICH & ANDREW HO JAN 23 2014 Why traditional metrics like completion rates aren’t a good way to evaluate online courses With a few keystrokes, you can register for a HarvardX MOOC on Computer Science, Genomics, Justice, or China.  Hundreds of thousands of people have done so, and in a report that we and our coauthors released this week, … Read moreThe Tricky Task of Figuring Out What Makes a MOOC Successful (The Atlantic)