Odyssey — Week 12

The twelfth common session for the Sunoikisis-Odyssey course will be tonight at 7:00 pm EST. To view the recording of the class, see below. Click here to go to the Google+ Event Page. Readings: Odyssey, Books 23 and 24 Visit the Common Sessions page on our Odyssey course website (http://sunoikisis-odyssey.chs.harvard.edu/common-sessions/). This page will be home to all class live-streams and recordings, so … Read moreOdyssey — Week 12

Tech Innovators 2015 (CHE)

Meet this year’s tech innovators — eight men and women who are helping to drive change through education technology (or, in one case, questioning that technology). This is the third time in recent years that The Chronicle has showcased creative efforts to solve problems — to enliven the classroom, cut instructional costs, recruit more women into computer science, keep … Read moreTech Innovators 2015 (CHE)

250 MOOCs and Counting: One Man’s Educational Journey (CHE)

April 20, 2015 If the MOOC movement has faded, nobody told Jima Ngei. Mr. Ngei, who lives in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, has completed and passed 250 MOOCs, all through Coursera, since September 2012. His self-styled education has included courses in English common law and Chinese history, data science and Latin American culture, social epidemiology and the … Read more250 MOOCs and Counting: One Man’s Educational Journey (CHE)

How Social Media Helps Students Adapt to College (CHE)

April 19, 2015 by Casey Fabris For today’s students, social media isn’t just a diversion. It’s a support system. That’s the key finding of a paper exploring the role that Facebook plays in helping students adjust to campus life. Collin M. Ruud, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, presented the paper, “Social Networking … Read moreHow Social Media Helps Students Adapt to College (CHE)

Harvard, Stanford, and Minerva? The Next Elite University at Half the Price (LinkedIn)

Apr 16, 2015 Jeff Selingo When the most selective universities in the United States sent out their admissions decisions for the Class of 2019 a few weeks ago, they also publicly announced—somewhat proudly—how few students they actually admitted this year. In most cases, fewer than one out of ten students were accepted to places such … Read moreHarvard, Stanford, and Minerva? The Next Elite University at Half the Price (LinkedIn)