by Shawn Drost (@shawndrost) It’s easy to forget that these are early days for the Internet. We still have different ideas on what it is or how it should work. The web is governed by an iterative improvement process that moves faster than any other invention in human history. Ed tech is no exception. I’d like to … Read moreA Wave Crests: Silicon Valley, Postsecondary Education And A Half-Trillion Dollars (TC)
From June 1 to August 1, 2015, the Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) Summer Internship Program will employ undergraduate students at the CHS campus in the heart of Washington, DC to work in conjunction with CHS directors, staff, and affiliates on projects related to Publications and Curricular Development. Over the course of the summer, interns … Read moreApply now for a CHS Summer Internship in Washington, DC!
Members Exchange Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B .v3) Planning Date: December 17, 2014 Time: 3-4 pm ET Presenters: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and others We intend to build on the what we have learned from TOL4B1 & TOL4B2 as we work to build version #3 which will: Engage very successful, experienced online teachers (e.g., panel … Read moreTeaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B .v3) Planning: December 17th 3:00 PM EST (TLT Group)
Dates: March 6-8, 2015 This spring, the Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) in Washington, D.C. will invite undergraduate students to share their research on Greek comedy or Latin literature of the Late Republic in a workshop setting. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their work in progress, develop ideas, collect bibliographical suggestions, and gain … Read moreApply Now for the Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Workshop
December 10, 2014 by Steve Kolowich [full article here.] Following an internal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Tuesday severed ties with Walter Lewin, a retired physics professor known for his lively lectures and live demonstrations. The story of the professor who makes sexual advances on his students is as old … Read moreSexual Harassment in the Age of MOOCs (Chronicle)
An outstanding new book provides a road map for truly effective teaching with technology December 8, 2014 By James M. Lang This fall I attended a conference at Rice University where Anant Agarwal, chief executive of EdX, and Daphne Koller, president of Coursera, spoke on “teaching in the university of tomorrow.” They highlighted the potential … Read moreEducating Minds Online (Chronicle)