Online Badges Help Refugees Prove Their Academic Achievements (CHE)

By Corinne Ruff   APRIL 28, 2016 As Europe’s refugee crisis intensifies, a university in Berlin has created a pilot program to support migrants who have a college education and help integrate them into the German work force. The New Education Landscape Of migrants flooding into Europe to escape war, persecution, and poverty, almost half seek … Read moreOnline Badges Help Refugees Prove Their Academic Achievements (CHE)

A Moment of Clarity on the Role of Technology in Teaching (CHE)

By Phil Hill   APRIL 25, 2016 [full post here.] With all of the discussion around the role of online education for traditional colleges and universities, over the past month we have seen reminders that key concerns are about people and pedagogy, not technology. And we can thank two elite universities that don’t have large online … Read moreA Moment of Clarity on the Role of Technology in Teaching (CHE)

Teaching in the Time of Google (CHE)

By Michael Patrick Lynch   APRIL 24, 2016 When the world’s collective knowledge is at our fingertips, what becomes of college? Imagine a society where smartphones are miniaturized and hooked directly into a person’s brain. With a single mental command, those who have this technology — let’s call it neuromedia — can access information on any … Read moreTeaching in the Time of Google (CHE)

The Digital Campus: Tech Innovators 2016 (CHE)

SPECIAL REPORT APRIL 10, 2016 Meet this year’s tech innovators — nine men, women, and projects using education technology boldly and broadly. This is the fourth time in recent years that The Chronicle has featured innovative uses of technology to solve problems — to develop more personalized instruction, preserve scientific integrity, help disabled vets get an education, … Read moreThe Digital Campus: Tech Innovators 2016 (CHE)

Google’s ‘Education Evangelist’: Students Are Changing Faster Than Colleges (CHE)

By Goldie Blumenstyk APRIL 06, 2016 Google’s frontman on education is a guy named Jaime Casap. He grew up in Hell’s Kitchen. That’s before the hipsters took it over. He was raised on welfare. There was no guarantee he’d go to college. That background informs the advice he gives to young people today. “Really what … Read moreGoogle’s ‘Education Evangelist’: Students Are Changing Faster Than Colleges (CHE)