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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

New Online Journal Offers Daily Dips Into JSTOR’s Deep Archive

A 1931 analysis of Herman Melville’s posthumous literary reputation doesn’t exactly scream headline news in 2014. But that essay, published decades ago in the journal American Literature by O.W. Riegel, got a new lease on life this week,...Show More Summary

Optimism About MOOCs Fades in Campus IT Offices

MOOC fever is cooling—at least among campus information-technology administrators, according to the 2014 edition of the Campus Computing Survey, an annual report on technology in higher education. While a little more than half of last...Show More Summary

For Bill on Disabled Access to Online Teaching Materials, the Devil’s in the Details

As smart classrooms become the norm on more campuses and online courses proliferate, some observers worry that the digital revolution will leave students with disabilities behind. But a bill under consideration in the U.S. Congress,Show More Summary

Time for the New Fall Season—for TV, and for MOOCs

The new fall television season gets under way this week, and newspapers are full of roundups of the hottest new shows. It’s also the season for a new lineup of MOOCs, or massive open online courses, and in recent days several colleges...Show More Summary

New Online Services Aim to Democratize Admissions Counseling

Websites offering online college-admission counseling have proliferated in the past few years, with services whose prices range from free to thousands of dollars. This week saw the launch of two new options that claim to make low-cost...Show More Summary

The MOOC Where Everybody Learned

Some MOOC skeptics believe that the only students fit to learn in massive open online courses are those who are already well educated. Without coaching and the support system of a traditional program, the thinking goes, ill-preparedShow More Summary

Will the Next Classroom Disruption Be in 3-D? Facebook’s Virtual-Reality Company Thinks So.

Brendan Iribe, chief executive of Oculus VR. (Getty Images) College Park, MD — Brendan Iribe dropped out of the University of Maryland, but before he did he amassed 227 parking tickets. And he managed to meet two business partners who...Show More Summary

Apple Watch: Coming to a Classroom Near You?

Wearable technology has entered the mainstream. The Apple Watch, announced on Tuesday, ushers in the possibility that, one day soon, campuses across the country will contend with students who are literally attached to their gadgets. “These wearable technologies will become like appendages,” said B.J. Show More Summary

MOOC Provider Gets Into College Counseling

The providers of massive open online courses mostly cater to adults who already went to college. Now one provider, edX, is setting its sights on high-school students who are trying to get in. The nonprofit organization just announced a raft of free, online courses for high-school students. Show More Summary

3 Ways Colleges Use Snapchat (Yes, Snapchat)

To catch a fish, head to the water. That simple idea motivated the University of Houston to adopt Snapchat, a smartphone application popular with teenagers, as a method of communication with prospective and current students. When it signed up for an account in January, the university was one of only a few experimenting with the social-media platform. Show More Summary

Collaborative That Once Criticized Software Companies Becomes One

Ten years ago, a group of universities started a collaborative software project touted as an alternative to commercial software companies, which were criticized as too costly. On Friday the project’s leaders made a surprising announcement:...Show More Summary

How Streaming Media Threaten the Mission of Libraries

Digital music has made it easier to buy and share recordings. But try telling that to librarians. In March 2011, the University of Washington’s library tried to get a copy of a new recording of the Los Angeles Philharmonic playing a piece by Gustavo Dudamel, a popular composer, that the library could lend to students. Show More Summary

Why Students Should Own Their Educational Data

Designing a textbook or lecture with the average student in mind may sound logical. But L. Todd Rose, who teaches educational neuroscience at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, argues that doing so means that the lesson...Show More Summary

That’s Not #Funny: Higher Ed’s Least Clever Twitter Accounts

Earlier this month, a puckish Twitter user going by the handle @ProfJeffJarvis managed to provoke two actual professors into fits of outrage. Rurick Bradbury, the technology entrepreneur who runs the account, has been sending up the jargon of contemporary “thinkfluencers” since 2012, amassing 11,000 followers. Show More Summary

Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead

People now buy songs, not albums. They read articles, not newspapers. So why not mix and match learning “modules” rather than lock into 12-week university courses? That question is a major theme of a 213-page report released Monday by...Show More Summary

Why This Professor Is Encouraging Facebook Use in His Classroom

Facebook and academe aren’t exactly friends. Over the years, the social-media company has been the source of ethically questionable research, the purveyor of uncomfortable teacher-student interactions, and, of course, the consummate classroom...Show More Summary

Can You Really Teach a MOOC in a Refugee Camp?

Two men living in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya, would watch lecture videos and take online quizzes at a nearby United Nations compound. (InZone) One narrative that has driven widespread interest in free online courses known as MOOCs is that they can help educate the world. Show More Summary

Drones Could Be Valuable Research Tools, Professors Tell Aviation Agency

Some professors are worried that the federal government will stifle their ability to teach and do research with unmanned flying machines. In a letter sent to the Federal Aviation Administration last week, 30 professors argued that its...Show More Summary

What’s in an Ed-Tech Name? Here’s All U Need 2Gn?

The name of the company was 2gn?ME. 2gn?ME is pronounced “to know me,” according to the company’s website (although in my head it sounds more like a vinyl recording of some actual word playing in reverse). It is a pun on the word “gn?me,” which means “thought” in Greek. Show More Summary

With Scrim and Rolling Desks, a Journalism School Seeks a Tech Edge

A little over a century after his death, Joseph Pulitzer still looms large at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. The building that houses the school bears his name. Every year the school announces the Pulitzer Prizes...Show More Summary

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