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One vision of tomorrow’s college: Cheap, and you get an education, not a degree

<i>Higher education — increasingly unaffordable and unattainable — is on the verge of a transformation that not only could remedy that, but could change the role college plays in our society. Can you imagine the benefits of colleges having little bricks-and-mortar overhead, of each student being</i> …

Higher Education

This online school may replace modern liberal arts colleges

On a Friday morning in April, I strapped on a headset, leaned into a microphone, and experienced what had been described to me as a type of time travel to the future of higher education. I was on the ninth floor of a building in downtown San Francisco, in a neighborhood whose streets are heavily …

4 platforms simplifying professional development at ISTE

There's always room for even the best teachers to learn a few new things.<p>If you don't believe us, consider this: Few things highlight the need for …

Nasdaq Composite slips 2.3%

Apr 6, 2018<br>6:59 PM<p>Boeing Co. and American Airlines Group Inc. said late Friday that the airline will buy more than $12 billion in aircraft from the Seattle-based aerospace giant. Under the deal, American said it will buy 47 more of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner jets, more than doubling its current fleet …

Back to school – top free tools for edtech in your classroom this year

E-learning or using technology to support learning comes in many different shapes and sizes. I’m always being asked to give advice and ideas on …

Stupendous Upturn in Education Leads it to the Future Definition

Source: bit.ly/1k7bzSW<p>Education, today, is totally a different thing compared to what it once used to be. For a long period of time education has not …

Assessment and online learning

Yesterday, Gardner Campbell, Tom Woodward and I had a tremendous opportunity to present our vision for online learning at VCU to the VCU Board of …

The Value Of An Engineering Degree

Six years ago, in the summer of 2008, NYU and Polytechnic University came together to create NYU Poly, NYU’s engineering school in downtown Brooklyn. …

Lecture capture makes the connection for distance learning

Sponsored By:<p>Chances are, Socrates would have appreciated lecture capture.<p>Famously, the great philosopher-teacher never wrote a word. What we know of …

In Education Technology, Startups With Big Impact Tend to Be Rather Simple

Edmodo, Remind101, ClassDojo and StudyBlue break out from the pack, but not because of some complex technology.<p>After years of meager investment, early-stage education technology has seen a boom time in the past three years. There was $1.1 billion worth of funding for ed tech in 2012, up from a …

Professors Peeved to Learn They Don’t Own What They Teach Online

It took a year for Christopher Nelson to create a course for a new online degree program in philosophy at South Texas College, where he had to …

Top 10 Rules for Developing Your First Online Course

Years of helping faculty pass to the dark side of online education have taught me a few simple rules that I brow beat (in a collegial way) into all …

College Registrar Creates the ‘Yelp’ of Higher-Education Software – Wired Campus - Blogs

Education technology now has its own version of popular, user-generated review sites like Yelp and Amazon.<p>Mark A. Baker, associate registrar at …

The Top 50 Most Social CIOs In Higher Education [SLIDESHARE]

<b>50 Most Social CIOs in Higher Education</b> from <b>ValaAfshar</b><p>Phil Komarny, @PhilKomarny –Seton Hill University<br>• Stephen DiFilipo, @S_dF –Cecil College<br>• Kelly Walsh, @EmergingEdTech –College of Westchester<br>• Stephen Landry, @landryst –Seton Hall University<br>• David Hinson, @davidjhinson –Hendrix College<br>• Joanna Young, …

20th vs. 21st Century Teaching

This week’s #Edchat was about teacher-centric learning vs. student-centric learning. It is a topic that often gets teachers actively involved in …

Google Helpouts Help

Helpouts was officially shut down on April 20, 2015<p>We want to thank our community for all their support — both the providers who shared their …

The NSA's next move: silencing university professors?

A Johns Hopkins computer science professor blogs on the NSA and is asked to take it down. I fear for academic freedom<p>This actually happened yesterday:<p>A professor in the computer science department at Johns Hopkins, a leading American university, had written a post on his blog, hosted on the …

Embrace the New Freedom: Technology, Not Tenure

Last year, a former Princeton University president, William G. Bowen, delivered the Tanner Lectures at Stanford, continuing a long tradition of …

129 Tips on Using Technology in Virtual and Physical Classrooms

Publications Library<p>April 22, 2013<p>by Karen Forni<p>Technology has expanded the meaning of “classroom” to include any physical <i>or virtual</i> space for formal …

Crestron Capture-HD for Instructor Video Recording | Technology and Learning

Are your faculty recording lectures and presentations for their courses? I'm not talking about lecture capture during the class, but where …

GradFly Launches An Online Portfolio Platform To Let High School Students Showcase And Explore Technical Projects

The resume is going the way of the dinosaur. In the not-so-distant future, it’s easy to foresee a time when a one-sheet becomes a interactive, multimedia portfolio of your skills and greatest hits. And when we say the “not-so-distant future,” really, it’s already happening. LinkedIn brought the …

3 More Questions (and Answers) on Alumni Engagement

During our Higher Ed Live online discussion about alumni engagement, we answered a few questions from readers and viewers. But we didn't get to all …

Education Giant Pearson Continues Digital Push, Acquires Flipped Classroom Managers, Learning Catalytics

Educational publishing giant, Pearson, has lately been making a push to snatch up (and incubate) promising young EdTech startups and concepts to help it compete in an increasingly tech-influenced educational landscape. Last May, Pearson acquired Certiport, the maker and marketer of IT and digital …

Applications to Facilitate Synchronous Remote Classroom Participation | Emerging Education Technologies

<b>Remote guest lecturers, students who are unable to travel, panel participants, and even entire remote classrooms can join in the physical classroom</b> …

Teenagers & Smartphones: How They're Already Changing The World

U.S. teens’ passionate embrace of smartphones and a “mobile first” mentality to the Internet shows no signs of slowing down. According to the latest Pew Research on teens and technology.<p>37% of teens in the U.S. have a smartphone.<p>25% of those aged 12-17 access the Internet “primarily” via a cell …