Blog Profile / Wired Campus


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Filed Under:Education / Education Tech
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Archived Since:July 6, 2011

Blog Post Archive

5 Ed-Tech Ideas Face The Chronicle’s Version of ‘Shark Tank’

In the TV series Shark Tank, entrepreneurs with budding companies pitch their ideas to a panel of investors who ask probing questions and then decide whether to back the proposals. The Chronicle adopted a modified version of the format...Show More Summary

What Is Being Learned From MOOCs? New Report Takes Stock

The hype around the free online courses called MOOCs has drawn millions of students, who are all essentially part of a teaching experiment of unprecedented scale. These days, researchers are increasingly checking in on that experiment. A...Show More Summary

Wearable Teaching? College to Experiment With Apple Watch as Learning Tool

Even before the Apple Watch was released, professors and pundits began speculating on whether it and other wearable devices might play a role in college classrooms. On Monday researchers at Pennsylvania State University’s main campus...Show More Summary

Tools That Limit Distraction May Raise Student Performance in Online Classes

For students taking courses online, the endless distractions of the Internet can be a hindrance to success. But using software to limit those diversions can make a big difference. That’s the takeaway from a new study, which found that...Show More Summary

How Social Media Helps Students Adapt to College

For today’s students, social media isn’t just a diversion. It’s a support system. That’s the key finding of a paper exploring the role that Facebook plays in helping students adjust to campus life. Collin M. Ruud, a postdoctoral research...Show More Summary

Blogs Aren’t Better than Journal Assignments, They’re Just Different

Though some instructors are phasing out journal-keeping assignments in favor of the class blog, a study finds that blogs are not inherently better. Drew Foster, a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor,...Show More Summary

New Offering From Noodle Will Help Colleges Build Online Programs

The education site Noodle is putting a new twist on helping colleges create online degree and certificate programs with its creation of Noodle Partners, announced on Wednesday. Noodle Partners, the brainchild of the Princeton Review founder John Katzman, is an enabler — a company that helps colleges build online-education programs. Show More Summary

Who’s Taking MOOCs? Teachers

In free online courses offered by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, teachers are increasingly the students. A study by the two universities has found that teachers are enrolling in their MOOCs in highShow More Summary

Northeastern U. Will Open Education ‘Hub’ in Silicon Valley Company

Like many colleges these days, Northeastern University is building an outpost in Silicon Valley. But the university touts its unusual approach, opening an education “hub” within a high-tech company. The university will offer courses in the San Jose offices of Integrated Device Technology, which manufactures semiconductors. Show More Summary

Online or In-Person? One College Lets Students Switch Back and Forth

When you register for a course, you often have a choice: in-person or online. But at Peirce College, you don’t have to pick one or the other. All students will soon get access to both formats in the same course. Peirce, a college inShow More Summary

U. of New Haven and Upstart Coding School Team Up on Master’s Program

A new breed of for-profit coding schools has emerged in recent years, largely as a skills-focused alternative to traditional higher education. Now one of them has joined forces with a traditional university to build a master’s program. The...Show More Summary

LinkedIn Expands Efforts to Help Colleges Keep in Touch With Students and Alumni

LinkedIn is doing more these days to attract college students, and to work with colleges to use the website to get better data on what their students do after graduation. The social-networking company announced on Wednesday a new feature...Show More Summary

New .College Domain Is Opportunity for Some Colleges, Worry for Others

A college’s online presence isn’t as simple as the classic.edu. The college also has to worry about.com,.net, and.org, to protect its good name. And as of this week, there’s another domain type to worry about:.college. On Tuesday colleges with registered trademarks were given first dibs at.college domains. Show More Summary

Videos Find Their Place In and Out of the Classroom

Among today’s students, videos as an educational tool are as expected as textbooks. A new study has found that 68 percent of students watch videos in class, and 79 percent watch them on their own time, outside of class, to assist inShow More Summary

3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu

Austin, Tex. — Student privacy, easier-to-use digital tools for instructors, and efforts to offer alternative credentials were some of the most-talked-about topics this week at the South by Southwest Edu conference, an offshoot of the...Show More Summary

What Might an Apple Watch for Higher Education Look Like?

An Apple Watch that’s tailored to meet the needs of academics could be the next big thing in higher education. Someday. The technology giant held an event this week to show off its new device, and that prompted Sylvain Deville, a research...Show More Summary

Yale Announces ‘Blended’ Online Master’s Degree

Yale University is creating a master’s program that will hold many courses online, continuing the Ivy League institution’s foray into “blended” learning. The online program, to be offered by the Yale School of Medicine, would aim to replicate its residential program for training physicians’ assistants. Show More Summary

Southern New Hampshire President to Advise Education Dept. on Competency-Based Learning

Paul LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire University, will take a three-month leave of absence to join the Department of Education as a senior adviser to the under secretary of education, Ted Mitchell. Mr. LeBlanc will be involved...Show More Summary

Free iPads, With a Catch: They’ll Squeal if You Cut Class

Lynn University, a small institution in Boca Raton, Fla., started giving away iPads to all its new students about a year and a half ago. Now there is a catch: If those students cut class, their iPads might tattle on them. The university is planning to try out a new app, called Class120, to “ping” its students’ iPads during class periods. Show More Summary

New Social Network Is All College, All the Time

Once upon a time, Facebook was reserved for college students only. A new social network is trying to reboot that idea, with a college-only service called Friendsy. The service is the creation of two Princeton University undergraduates,...Show More Summary

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