30 avril 2016

Why Do Colleges Still Use Grades?

By C. Pretty much everybody agrees that grades are not an effective measure of learning. So what are they good for, and what might be better. More...

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The Digital Campus: Tech Innovators 2016

Meet this year’s tech innovators — nine men, women, and projects using education technology boldly and broadly. This is the fourth time in recent years that The Chronicle has featured innovative uses of technology to solve problems — to develop more personalized instruction, preserve scientific integrity, help disabled vets get an education, and more. More...

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How Academics Can Use Snapchat to Share Their Research

By C. When Snapchat began, in 2011, the appeal of the video-messaging app was a mystery to Jill W. Rettberg, and many others over the age of 30. More...

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Online Badges Help Refugees Prove Their Academic Achievements

By C. As Europe’s refugee crisis intensifies, a university in Berlin has created a pilot program to support migrants who have a college education and help integrate them into the German work force. More...

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How Bitcoin Technology Could Make College Credentials More Secure

By C. The technology behind the digital currency Bitcoin could have an impact on the credentials of the future. More...

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JetBlue Will Pay Employees’ College Tuition Upfront

By C. Employees of JetBlue can now study in the sky without paying a dime. The budget airline announced on Monday a program that will guide them through an online pathway to an associate or bachelor’s degree from Thomas Edison State University. More...

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Tyler Cowen Says Online Professors Should Think Like Bloggers

By Jeffrey R. Young. Many people know Tyler Cowen for his economics blog, Marginal Revolution. More...

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Students Vent Frustrations as Yale Leaves a Slavery Champion’s Name Intact

By . Yale University’s decision on Wednesday to keep the name of John C. Calhoun, a vocal supporter of slavery, on a residential college touched off a widespread, passionate reaction on a campus that has been roiled by racial tension for much of the academic year. More...

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How One College’s Lobbyist Is Handling a Controversial Bathroom Bill

By . Tennessee is one of several states where lawmakers have proposed legislation assailed as anti-transgender. More...

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What Lawmakers in One State Talk About When They Talk About Diversity

By Sarah Brown. After grilling university officials over diversity offices, diversity spending, and diversity goals, Republican legislators in Tennessee have now sent a bill to the governor’s desk with sharp restrictions. More...

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