Same Time, Many Locations: Online Education Goes Back to Its Origins (CHE)

By Goldie Blumenstyk   JUNE 14, 2016 One of the hottest tickets at the University of Texas at Austin these days is a seat in a face-to-face classroom for an introductory psychology course. Most of the 1,500 undergraduates who take the course each semester watch the lectures online, but 24 are chosen to attend in person … Read moreSame Time, Many Locations: Online Education Goes Back to Its Origins (CHE)

Does Reading on Computer Screens Affect Student Learning? (CHE)

By Emma Pettit   JUNE 22, 2016 Seven years ago Naomi S. Baron walked past her campus bookstore, noticed a sign advertising digital-textbook rentals, and started to worry. Ms. Baron, a professor of linguistics at American University and author of Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World, studies the knotted relationship between technology and language. … Read moreDoes Reading on Computer Screens Affect Student Learning? (CHE)

How to Prepare Professors Who Thought They’d Never Teach Online (CHE)

By Jeffrey R. Young Mark Bradbury has brought along plenty of apprehension to a summer workshop here on how to teach an online course. Mr. Bradbury, who directs a master’s program in public administration at Appalachian State University, prides himself on drawing out students in his face-to-face courses and feeding off their questions and interests. … Read moreHow to Prepare Professors Who Thought They’d Never Teach Online (CHE)

“After the Gold Rush”: MOOCs, money, and the education of Richard McKenzie (CHE)

By Steve Kolowich June 05, 2016 On February 21, 2013, Richard McKenzie stood in a California yacht club and prepared to address a modest audience. He was there to talk to members of a local Rotary Club about massive open online courses, or MOOCs, a technological wonder that would soon shake the windows and rattle … Read more“After the Gold Rush”: MOOCs, money, and the education of Richard McKenzie (CHE)

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)