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 as a consultant helping to develop and produce self-published eBooks. Her research and innovation interests … Read moreSynchronous Online Classes–With a Little Help From My Friends (CHE)

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 pushing for change in education, usually with technology. But when we tallied the votes, the … Read moreWhy Audrey Watters Thinks Tech Is a Trojan Horse Set to ‘Dismantle’ the Academy (CHE)

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 single-largest graduating high school class in the nation.” What she did not say was this: … Read moreOnline School Enriches Affiliated Companies if Not Its Students (NYT)