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MOOC experts surprised by how they're evolving

<i>Versión en español aquí</i><p>Mark Glaser of PBS Mediashift recently pulled together a panel of experts for an online chat about how massive open online …

Part-time students: six ways to better support them

From flexible learning to employer involvement, experts from our recent live chat offer their advice on how we can move forward<p><b>1) Communicate the benefits of part-time learning</b><p>"Almost all the effort that went in to communicating the new fees and funding system was directed at young people intending …

How to Juggle Multiple Roles

<b>To juggle—to fit in, manage, organize, and cope with.</b> Sometimes I almost feel like I can’t breathe given the number of roles that I have: author, public speaker, leader, consultant, board member, boss, subordinate, peer, mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and my own person.<p>These days, we all take …

What Gets Measured in Education

The world over, the performance of colleges is under fire. It’s about time that happened, but there should also be serious concerns about the new report cards that are being fashioned for tertiary educational institutions.<p>The Obama Administration in the U.S., for instance, plans to create a new …

Will.i.am Meets Career-Development Startup The Muse

Google on Launching an Analytics MOOC and Taking Data-Driven Actions

Analytics. It could be the deepest, darkest mystery in your organization, served up by a few select tech wizards, or it might be the solitary master by which all company decisions begin and end. In all likelihood, it’s somewhere in between.<p>No matter where you fit on the spectrum of analytics …

Perfectly Pack T-Shirts with the Six-Inch Military Roll

Rolling your t-shirts makes them space-efficient and prevents wrinkles when you are packing, and there’s no better way to fold them than a military …

Must Reads: Coding in the Classroom, Yahoo's 'Cool' Factor and More

During the week, we consume words in snackable, tweetable bites. But on the weekends, we have the time to take a dive into the murkier, lengthier …

Try this: Compare Microsoft's Surface to the iPad

Comparing the Surface Pro to the iPad can get pretty ugly, says CNET's Brooke Crothers. And he's not even talking about the design.<p>Does the Surface Pro hold up in a comparison with the iPad?<p>The short answer is no, if you're in the market for a tablet.<p>But I'll let Panos Panay, Microsoft's Surface …

Consumer Tech

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It’s no secret I love flowers – in my apartment, on my desk, or as a pattern on my dress. Pressing fresh flowers is a great way to preserve their natural beauty, and by decorating your phone case with them, you can showcase their vivid colors and add a little touch of nature to an otherwise …

PeeqPeeq and the Big Idea of the Inbox as Data Source

While many tech startups like to talk about “killing email” or “reinventing the inbox,” Lee Ott loves email.<p>Why? Almost everybody uses it. But the …

Pew Research Center on Twitter: "Planned #Twitter IPO follows years of user growth http://t.co/BIAfqoeftC http://t.co/B88iGQ2F5N"

A Map of Education Technology Through 2040 [#Infographic]

What will education look like in the future?<p>Considering that 10 years ago very few students carried smartphones, and tablets didn’t even exist, it’s …

Even More Unusual Color Combos: 10 Weird Pairings That Work

Last year we showed you 10 unusual color combos that really work... and this year, we're back with 10 more. Buckle your seat belt, cuz it's time for …

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Rating Colleges the Wrong Way

Ordinarily I restrict my comments to pre-K through 12. But the latest proposal by President Obama to reward colleges on the basis of his criteria …

Simple Springtime Dishes

Simple Springtime Dishes

Simple Springtime Dishes

Simple Springtime Dishes

Simple Springtime Dishes

Will an iPhone 5C matter in the grand scheme of things?

Apparently, as our news cyborg Stephen Schenck explained earlier this week, Apple has trouble keeping a lid on insider info these days. Among the …

Not Into 'Jobs'? Maybe 'Gates' Is More Your Style

If you were among the many movie-goers who didn't enjoy the Steve Jobs biopic <i>Jobs</i>, we have the perfect alternative for you.<p>Official Comedy created …

Derek Bok discusses his new book on higher education

Derek Bok can hardly be accused of being unwilling to criticize American higher education. His 2007 book, <i>Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look</i> …

Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal

The federal government has made it easier than ever to borrow money for higher education - saddling a generation with crushing debts and inflating a …

Casual Sex Rare Among College Students, But Correlated With Anxiety: Study

While most college students are not having casual sex, one-night stands are correlated with anxiety, a new study has found.<p>The study, titled "Risky Business," was released in June in the "The Journal of Sex Research." It was led by Dr. Melina M. Bersamin of California State University, Sacramento, …

The Paradox of Classroom Boredom

Published Online:<p>Published in Print: August 7, 2013, as <b>Boredom's Paradox</b><p>Commentary<p>Why do students drop out?<p>An oft-cited 2006 study by the …