Monthly Archives: May 2015

Tech Woes at Small Colleges (CHE)

May 20, 2015 By Jon Nichols Mere minutes before my lecture to the freshmen, I heard a “click, whir” noise. Curious, I looked behind me. And there it was, the projector screen rolling up into its casing like Napoleon retreating … Continue reading

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Why Technology Will Never Fix Education (CHE)

May 19, 2015 By Kentaro Toyama In 2004, I moved to India to help found a new research lab for Microsoft. Based in Bangalore, it quickly became a hub for cutting-edge computer science. My own focus shifted with the move, … Continue reading

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When Your Online Course Is Put Up for Adoption (CHE)

May 19, 2015 by Steve Kolowich Jennifer V. Ebbeler always knew that somebody else might end up teaching her online Roman-history course. But that didn’t make giving it up any easier. Ms. Ebbeler spent nearly two years building an online version … Continue reading

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Is flipping an online course possible? (CHS)

May 14, 2015 By Robert Tablet I am emerging from a self-imposed blog exile that happened because of the usual end-of-semester chaos, plus the fact that I am currently teaching my very first online course — a fully online version of … Continue reading

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A MOOC Hopes to Sink Its Teeth Into a New Audience: TV Fans (CHE)

May 13, 2015 by Casey Fabris Vampires are everywhere these days — books, television shows, movies. And now, a MOOC. The University of California at Irvine plans to offer a four-week MOOC based on the FX television series The Strain, which follows the … Continue reading

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New Consortium’s Mission: Improve Liberal-Arts Teaching Online (CHE)

May 12, 2015 by Jeffrey R. Young Four liberal-arts colleges on Monday formed a consortium to share information about their experiments with online education, and more members may soon join in. The focus is not on bringing down the cost of … Continue reading

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