In the Digital Era, Print Still Gets Plenty of Love From Scholars (Chronicle)

June 26, 2014 by Jennifer Howard New Orleans — Nothing gladdens a publisher’s heart more than hearing readers say they still like to buy books—and printed books at that. At the Association of American University Presses’ annual meeting, which wrapped up here this week, a panel of scholars talked about how much of their work was still … Read moreIn the Digital Era, Print Still Gets Plenty of Love From Scholars (Chronicle)

5 Things Researchers Have Discovered About MOOCs (Chronicle)

June 27, 2014 by Steve Kolowich [blog post here] In December 2013 a group of academics gathered during a Texas snowstorm and began the second phase of a discussion about massive open online courses. They were not terribly impressed by the hype the courses had received in the popular media, and they had set out to create a better … Read more5 Things Researchers Have Discovered About MOOCs (Chronicle)

Why Cooper Hewitt is giving away its new bespoke typeface (Quartz)

By Michael Silverberg When a big organization rebrands itself, it’s usually a big undertaking. The whole process of conceiving and implementing a new design can take many months and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. At the end of that, you’d think the last thing they’d want is to give away the design. But that’s … Read moreWhy Cooper Hewitt is giving away its new bespoke typeface (Quartz)

Will ASU Online’s Starbucks Baristas Outearn Their Professors? (Chronicle)

By Audrey Williams June Amid the public-relations back and forth over Starbucks’s new partnership with Arizona State University’s online degree program, an online comment caught our eye: “This is a major PR boost for ASU as well, and considering many adjuncts make less than the baristas they’ll be teaching, I doubt ASU is losing money here.” —Steve Foerster Forgetting, for … Read moreWill ASU Online’s Starbucks Baristas Outearn Their Professors? (Chronicle)

New Analysis Shows Problematic Boom In Higher Ed Administrators (HuffPo)

New England Center for Investigative Reporting | By Jon Marcus Posted: 02/06/2014 11:58 am EST Updated: 02/06/2014 5:59 pm EST The number of non-academic administrative and professional employees at U.S. colleges and universities has more than doubled in the last 25 years, vastly outpacing the growth in the number of students or faculty, according to … Read moreNew Analysis Shows Problematic Boom In Higher Ed Administrators (HuffPo)