Monthly Archives: September 2015

How to Tame an Internet Troll (CHE)

September 28, 2015 By Frank Pasquale In James Thurber’s 1942 short story “The Catbird Seat,” the boisterous Ulgine Barrows shatters the peaceful diligence of Erwin Martin, head of the filing department at his firm. Barrows, as special adviser to the … Continue reading

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What the Results of a Survey of Coursera Students Mean for Online Learning (CHE)

September 22, 2015 by Ellen Wexler When Coursera, Udacity, and edX started up within four months of one another, in 2012,The New York Times declared it the year of the MOOC. Now that the clamor is dying down, researchers are … Continue reading

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Who’s Benefiting from MOOCs, and Why (UW Today)

by Chen Zhenghao, Brandon Alcorn, Gayle Christensen, Nicholas Eriksson, Daphne Koller, Ezekiel J. Emanuel SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 In the last three years, over 25 million people from around the world have enrolled in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by Coursera, EdX, and other platforms. Initially … Continue reading

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3 Tips for Handling Discussions in Online Courses (CHE)

September 21, 2015 by Anastasia Salter I’ve been teaching a large online class for the first time this semester, and as the course involves looking at a number of challenge interactive works and games I put a lot of emphasis … Continue reading

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UMUC Plans to Create a Company to Help Colleges Harness Big Data (CHE)

September 18, 2015 by Ellen Wexler The Maryland Board of Regents on Friday approved the University of Maryland University College’s request to create a for-profit business-intelligence company. The new company will offer data-analysis technology and services to universities across the … Continue reading

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Improving My Teaching Via Podcast (CHE)

September 17, 2015 by Jim Lang At the end of every academic year, my department gathers to celebrate our graduating English majors and everyone is invited to share a favorite poem or passage. One of my colleagues always reads aloud … Continue reading

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