The Future Of Online Ed Isn’t Heading Where You Expect (NPR)

by ANYA KAMENETZ May 29, 2014 1:03 PM ET A new pioneer has just planted its flag on the ed-tech frontier: the country of Trinidad and Tobago. Its government this week announced the creation of a “national knowledge network” to promote free online learning in partnership withKhan Academy and Coursera. The initiative is part of a broader national strategy … Read moreThe Future Of Online Ed Isn’t Heading Where You Expect (NPR)

Tackling the problems facing PhDs without permanent jobs (Hortensii)

Hortensii, the group dedicated to improving the situation for PhDs without permanent academic jobs, has registered its first success: the University of Manchester held a conference at which the organizer produced name tags without institutional affiliations out of consideration for the feelings of unaffiliated attendees. He informs us that he did this as a result … Read moreTackling the problems facing PhDs without permanent jobs (Hortensii)

Faculty Development Seminars

Every June the Sunoikisis faculty gather at the Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) in Washington, D.C. to develop the upcoming year’s courses. They hold two 3-day planning seminars, one for the Greek course and another for the Latin course. The faculty also invite an expert in the subject area to participate in the seminars and … Read moreFaculty Development Seminars

The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters by Adam Nicolson – review (The Guardian)

Charlotte Higgins Thursday 15 May 2014 06.00 EDT Following his own Homeric epiphany, Nicolson gives a reading of the Iliad and Odyssey that is preoccupied by masculinity. It is full of insight and passion. October 1816. John Keats is 20, working as a surgeon’s assistant at Guy’s. He goes to visit his friend, Charles Cowden Clarke – … Read moreThe Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters by Adam Nicolson – review (The Guardian)

The Case for Online Education (HuffPo)

Mattan Griffel  The honeymoon is over. People are writing about how online education will neverreplace offline education. I’d like to challenge that view: Not only will online education eventually be as good as offline education, it will be better. Saying that online education will never be as good as offline (because it’s not currently as good) is like taking … Read moreThe Case for Online Education (HuffPo)

Can MOOCs and Universities Co-Exist? (WSJ)

By DOUGLAS BELKIN  May 11, 2014 5:05 p.m. ET Massive Open Online Courses Make College Degrees More Affordable. Does That Make Them a Threat to Campus Life? A generation of young Americans is bearing the brunt of decades of runaway college costs. Graduates are entering the workforce with staggering student loans that are inhibiting their ability … Read moreCan MOOCs and Universities Co-Exist? (WSJ)