On Assessing Student Learning, Faculty Are Not the Enemy (IHE)

November 7, 2014 Jeffrey Alan Johnson “Why do we have such trouble telling faculty what they are going to do?” said the self-identified administrator, hastening to add that he “still thinks of himself as part of the faculty.” “They are our employees, after all. They should be doing what we tell them to do.” Across … Read moreOn Assessing Student Learning, Faculty Are Not the Enemy (IHE)

Heroes in Tragedy: A presentation and discussion with Harvard University professor Gregory Nagy (Harvard.edu)

Heroes in Tragedy: A presentation and discussion with Harvard University professor Gregory Nagy Date: Monday, November 10, 2014, 7:30pm to 8:30pm See also: HX for Allston Location: Education Portal, 175 N. Harvard St., Allston Be introduced to the joy of reading ancient literature, and to seeing those ancient themes reflected in the works of our … Read moreHeroes in Tragedy: A presentation and discussion with Harvard University professor Gregory Nagy (Harvard.edu)

The Problem with Learning Technology (Chronicle)

Kirstin R. Wilcox Lecturer at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign I’ve stopped going to presentations, colloquiums, brown-bags, and lectures when the topic is learning technology. After several experiences that felt like a bait-and-switch, I realized that learning technologists and I were using words very differently. Where they said “best practices” or “learning technology” or “innovation,” … Read moreThe Problem with Learning Technology (Chronicle)

Sunoikisis in Europe

The Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig is starting a Sunoikisis Program in Europe in collaboration with Sunoikisis at the Center for Hellenic Studies. Sunoikisis Europe will be based in Leipzig and will offer courses in digital humanities for students of Greek and Latin. Sunoikisis Europe will run every Spring (starting … Read moreSunoikisis in Europe

What Georgia Tech’s Online Degree in Computer Science Means for Low-Cost Programs (Chronicle)

November 6, 2014 By Steve Kolowich Among all recent inventions that have to do with MOOCs, the Georgia Institute of Technology’s online master’s program in computer science may have the best chance of changing how much students pay for a traditional degree. The program, which started last winter, pairs MOOC-like course videos and assessments with a support … Read moreWhat Georgia Tech’s Online Degree in Computer Science Means for Low-Cost Programs (Chronicle)