Blog Profile / Wired Campus


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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

Understanding the New Higher-Ed Landscape: Chronicle Sessions at SXSWedu

There are big challenges facing higher education these days, and plenty of talk about new models and approaches. At this year’s South by Southwest education conference in Austin, The Chronicle is organizing a morning of sessions sharing...Show More Summary

Meet the 26-Year-Old Behind Academic Twitter’s Most Popular Hashtags

It didn’t take much for Glen Wright to figure out that academics on Twitter are just like everyone else. “#AcademicWithCats—let’s get it started people!” wrote Mr. Wright, a Paris-based researcher, from the account for his blog, Academia...Show More Summary

Meet the New, Self-Appointed MOOC Accreditors: Google and Instagram

Some of the biggest MOOC producers, including Daphne Koller’s Coursera, may have figured out how to get employers to accept free online courses as credentials: Get big-name companies to help design them. (Neilson Barnard, Getty Images,...Show More Summary

Professors Know About High-Tech Teaching Methods, but Few Use Them

Innovation is sweeping the world of higher education, but not all faculty members are embracing it in their classrooms. A new survey from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has found that 40 percent of the professors surveyed use or are interested in using innovative techniques and technologies. Show More Summary

The MOOC Hype Fades, in 3 Charts

Few people would now be willing to argue that massive open online courses are the future of higher education. The percentage of institutions offering a MOOC seems to be leveling off, at around 14 percent, while suspicions persist that...Show More Summary

3 Things Academic Leaders Believe About Online Education

The Babson Survey Research Group released its annual online-education survey on Thursday. The Babson surveyors, Jeffrey Seaman and I. Elaine Allen, have been tracking online higher education since 2002, soliciting responses from chief...Show More Summary

App Gives Students an Incentive to Keep Their Phones Locked in Class

Resisting the urge to pull out your phone in class is quite difficult for many students, apparently. There are texts to answer, emails to read, snapchats to send, and rude comments to post on Yik Yak. But two students at California State...Show More Summary

Could Video Feedback Replace the Red Pen?

Stills from a video critique by Monash U.’s Michael Henderson. Writing useful comments on students’ work can be a fine art. And for instructors who put a lot of effort into crafting a critique, there’s always a substantial risk students...Show More Summary

Facebook Addiction and GPA

Facebook is a tempting distraction. I have it open as a tab in my browser as I write this. And look, it’s showing that I have a new notification! I must see it, immediately. Facebook designed the site to make me feel that way. This doesn’t bode well for college students. Show More Summary

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