Monthly Archives: May 2016

Synchronous Online Classes–With a Little Help From My Friends (CHE)

May 26, 2016 by Prof. Hacker [This is a guest post by Rebecca J. Hogue (@rjhogue), a multi-affiliated (aka adjunct/contingent) online lecturer (University of Massachusetts-Boston, Brock University) and avid blogger. She teaches Digital Citizenship and Instructional Design online. In addition, she works … Continue reading

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Distance Ed’s Second Act (CHE)

By Phil Hill   MAY 24, 2016 Now that the MOOC hype has died down and almost no one is arguing that those free online courses will upend the traditional university, are we instead entering a period where online education is … Continue reading

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Why Audrey Watters Thinks Tech Is a Trojan Horse Set to ‘Dismantle’ the Academy (CHE)

By Jeffrey R. Young MAY 18, 2016 This interview comes by request. We asked you, our readers, who we should bring on the podcast, and the top pick was someone a little different. We usually talk to people who are … Continue reading

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Online School Enriches Affiliated Companies if Not Its Students (NYT)

By MOTOKO RICH MAY 18, 2016 COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, an onlinecharter school based here, graduated 2,371 students last spring. At the commencement ceremony, a student speaker triumphantly told her classmates that the group was “the … Continue reading

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