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As more and more aspects of higher education become digitized or enhanced by technology, the process of applying to college and planning a successful career there has followed suit. The problem? Students still fall through the cracks. A...Show More Summary
Internet2, an education-technology consortium that develops and maintains networks and education and research applications, has added audio- and videoconferencing services to a portfolio of cloud-based offerings available to member colleges. The...Show More Summary
Davidson College has teamed up with the College Board and edX, the nonprofit provider of massive open online courses, to create online teaching modules for high-school students taking Advanced Placement courses in calculus, macroeconomics,...Show More Summary
A study comparing traditional and “flipped” versions of a pharmacy-school course at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that students much preferred the flipped course and got better grades on the final exam. The flipped...Show More Summary
The Maricopa County Community College District, a 10-college system headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., said Wednesday that it was notifying almost 2.5 million people that their names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, and bank-account...Show More Summary
In a new magazine profile of Sebastian Thrun, the Udacity founder calls his company’s massive open online courses a “lousy product” to use for educating underprepared college students. This has prompted a chorus of I-told-you-sos from his critics in academe. In interviews for the Fast Company profile, Mr. Show More Summary
Digital facsimiles and transcriptions of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein notebooks went live on Halloween, marking the debut of the long-planned Shelley-Godwin Archive. The Chronicle wondered what kind of web traffic Shelley’s monster had attracted since then, so we asked Neil Fraistat for an update. Show More Summary
When Chad Salahshour’s daughter was accepted into the law program at Cleveland State University three years ago, he wanted a way to know she was safe on the campus. Having worked as a technology officer in a local police department for...Show More Summary
More than 80 percent of respondents had a two- or four-year degree, and 44 percent had some graduate education, according to a poll of 35,000 students taking the online courses.
The CubeSat will test a navigation system that could eventually guide similar small vehicles to the moon.
Open but not cheap: A leading sponsor of biomedical research and a major commercial publisher venture into new ground.
A push to adopt MOOCs has contributed to concerns over the campus's direction. Academic leaders voted to ask the system's chancellor to step in.
Under the legislation, colleges would have to either make instructional technology accessible to disabled students or provide them with equivalent, alternative resources.
The measure would establish grants for creating high-quality free online textbooks, especially for courses with large enrollments.
The project matches computer-science students with open-source mentors and tasks and let the students earn academic credit as they work.
The competition is the first of several meant to inspire the use of data in solving problems.
“If MOOCs are going to contribute to the democratization of society, they need to reach new learners,” said one speaker in a discussion about the international appeal of massive open online courses.
A five-year effort is aimed at improving data management and data analysis.
A "one-stop statewide online-education portal" will let students take online courses from any of the state's participating two-year institutions.
Two deans join a team of employees designing the curriculum for the online liberal-arts college—with help from $25-million in venture capital.