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The Hillary Generation Gap Polls Don't Tell the Full Story

In the past few months, there has been a distinct buzz about a generation gap among women in supporting Hillary's run for president (this story line has appeared in Politico, The Blaze, The Daily Beast, and last Sunday's NY Times, among many other places). Generally the stories ask the same …

A Google designer explains why it changed one of its most popular products from a black stick to a brightly colored hockey puck

Earlier this year, Google completely revamped the look and feel of its Chromecast device, the little dongle that users can plug into their TVs to let them stream internet video straight from their computers or phones.<p>"There were a lot of 'sticks" out there," design lead for Chromecast, Kristen …

Tips for Parents Who Want to Help Their Child Learn More About Computer Science

As I waited for my first grader, Gabriel, to come out of his after school care classroom, I powered up LightBot, a mobile game designed to introduce programming principles to kids, for his younger brother Zeke to play. After a few taps to maneuver the robot to light up the final square, Zeke …

10 New Educational Tools for Teachers

December 11, 2015<br>This month's series of <i>New EdTech Tools and Apps for Teachers</i> features some interesting tools to use in your teaching. Some of the …

Looking Back at the Year in Ed Tech

Concerns about Yik Yak and analysis of MOOCs and online teaching were among the most popular stories this past year on our Wired Campus blog. Each …

College enrollment declines for fourth straight year

Enrollments at colleges and universities dropped for the eighth semester in a row this fall, down nearly 2 percent below what they were last fall, …

Breaking the 4-year myth: Why students are taking longer to graduate

Securing a college degree takes four years, right? Well, maybe not. The new reality is that a vast majority of students don’t end up graduating in the traditional four-year window.<p>Most college students at public universities end up completing their bachelor’s degree in six years, according to a …

When it comes down to it, what are universities really for?

There is a prevailing expectation in today’s student body that their university education should make them “work-ready”. That they should graduate with a set of practical skills that enable them to adapt to a work environment.<p>University teaching is increasingly growing intertwined with the notion …

Higher Education

How to Make Higher Education More Affordable

A look at what presidential candidates are proposing to address the issue<p>The cost of college in America today conflicts with a deeply held belief that higher education should not be the exclusive preserve of the upper-middle class and the wealthy.<p>The presidential candidates have their remedies. …

Higher Education

Watson: Paxton should not pre-empt universities on campus carry

I don’t like the so-called “guns on campus” bill that passed last legislative session. Senate Bill 11 is bad public policy that ignores the concerns …

Education

French higher education ‘isn’t where it should be’, says business school dean

The university campus, with its myriad opportunities for engagement, is an important place for students to develop as people, not just as scholars. …