Blog Profile / Wired Campus


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Archived Since:July 6, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Looking Back at the Year in Ed Tech

Concerns about Yik Yak and analysis of MOOCs and online teaching were among the most popular stories this past year on our Wired Campus blog. Each year we run the numbers to see which items drew the most reader attention, and this year’s...Show More Summary

Call for Nominations: Who Are the Top Tech Innovators in Higher Education?

Each year The Chronicle profiles key innovators who are tackling big challenges facing campuses with the help of technology. And we’re looking for your suggestions. The goal of the project is to look across all aspects of the college world — teaching, scholarship, administration, libraries, student life, and more. Show More Summary

Virtual-Reality Lab Explores New Kinds of Immersive Learning

Photo by John T. Consoli, U. of Maryland College Park, Md. — Standing in a virtual-reality lab at the University of Maryland here, Ramani Duraiswami passed around a standard pair of headphones. Music played over them — but to the wearer, the source of the sound seemed to move around the room. Show More Summary

How Tech Tools Can Help Professors Prepare Their Tenure Portfolios

Professors who are on the tenure track carry out every moment of their professional lives with a clock ticking — namely, the tenure clock. From the moment we’re hired and on through the process of earning tenure, we’re on the clock to assemble and submit a portfolio that consists of our best work, for a decision that seems eons away. Show More Summary

Public-University Group Expands ‘Personalized Learning’ Efforts

The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities is expanding its support of “personalized learning” with the help of a new $4.6-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “Personalized learning” means different things to different people. Show More Summary

What Google’s New Open-Source Software Means for Artificial-Intelligence Research

Google wants the artificial-intelligence software that drives the company’s Internet searches to become the standard platform for computer-science scholars in their own experiments. On Monday, Google announced it would turn its machine-learning...Show More Summary

Many Colleges Now See Centers for Teaching With Technology as Part of ‘Innovation Infrastructure’

In the past few years, many colleges have expanded the scale and scope of centers that support teaching and learning with technology, as part of an effort to build a new “innovation infrastructure” for instruction. That’s according to...Show More Summary

Campus Tech Leaders Report More Support for Free Educational Materials

College technology leaders appear more optimistic these days about open-source textbooks and open educational resources — teaching and learning materials that can be used at no cost. According to the latest Campus Computing Survey of...Show More Summary

MOOCs Are Still Rising, at Least in Numbers

When one of the first massive open online courses appeared at Stanford University, 160,000 students enrolled. It was 2011, and fewer than ten MOOCs existed worldwide. It has been four years since then, and according to a new report,Show More Summary

New Grant Will Create Prizes for Faculty Using Digital Courseware

Orlando — The Online Learning Consortium, in a move to encourage professors to develop and use digital courseware, will offer new prizes for faculty-led teams that advance and adopt sophisticated online courses with “a strong pedagogical...Show More Summary

University-Run Boot Camps Offer Students Marketable Skills — but Not Course Credit

Northeastern University is planning to offer a boot-camp style program called Level at a space in downtown Boston. (Adam Glanzman, Northeastern U.) Level, a venture that offers students courses in data analytics, has a motto of sorts. Show More Summary

A Top Proponent of Higher-Ed Disruption Moves to Put His Theories Into Practice

Michael B. Horn After years of preaching “disruptive innovation” for higher education, one of the most visible proponents of the theory is going try a little disrupting of his own. Michael B. Horn, a co-founder of the Clayton Christensen...Show More Summary

Measuring Academic Skills and ‘Grit’ to Help Identify At-Risk Students

With the help of a grant of nearly $2 million, Excelsior College wants to use analytics to identify at-risk students. The private nonprofit institution, in Albany, N.Y., was one of 17 institutions to receive a First in the World Grant from the Department of Education, the college announced on Wednesday. Show More Summary

How Video Games Are Becoming University-Approved Sports

Andrew Higley, U. of Cincinnati When 800 video gamers arrived at the University of Cincinnati’s basketball arena on Saturday morning, 8,000 feet of extension cords and 11,000 feet of Ethernet cables awaited them. Check-in was at 9 a.m., and they had a lot to carry: laptops, desktops, TV monitors, GameCube controllers. Show More Summary

Can Online Education Help Refugees Earn Degrees?

When refugees want to enter higher education, they often lack the paperwork. To enroll in conventional universities, students need to submit the kind of documentation — like passports and previous education records — that many refugees do not have. Show More Summary

How Student Video Presentations Can Build Community in an Online Course

It may sound pretty routine to convert a course to an online format, but doing so presents many unexpected challenges and can even challenge a professor’s assumptions about the nature of academic coursework. Giving a timed test, forShow More Summary

Academic Social Network Hopes to Change the Culture of Peer Review

An academic social network has added a tool it hopes will shake up the system of peer review. The network is called Academia.edu, and it has grown to more than 25 million registered users who use it mainly to post their published papers to help others find them (and, they hope, cite them). Show More Summary

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

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 gauging what actually has developed in terms...Show More Summary

UMUC Plans to Create a Company to Help Colleges Harness Big Data

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...Show More Summary

In Online Courses, Students Learn More by Doing Than by Watching

When students enroll in MOOCs, they almost always watch a series of video lectures. But just watching videos — without also engaging interactively — is an ineffective way to learn, according to a study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon...Show More Summary

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