24 janvier 2017

Anthropologists Seek to Protect Academic Freedom

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The American Anthropological Association established a Rapid Response Network on Academic Freedom and affiliated with Scholars at Risk to strengthen its commitment to free inquiry, it announced Monday. Read more...

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Historians in the Age of Trump

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Scholars debate what his election means, whether efforts to band together as a discipline to oppose him were wrong and what the future may hold for their field. Read more...

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Parting Thoughts and Shoutouts

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Education Department in the Obama administration showed uncommon interest in the use of technology to promote improvements in higher education. There was plenty of rhetoric, and also regular meetings that brought together businesses (start-ups and big players alike), academic leaders and experts in digital learning. Just days before the Inauguration, the Education Department issued "Reimagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education," in many ways a summary of the ideas that the ideas that the Obama administration had talked up during the last eight years. Read more...

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MOOC Lessons, Beyond the Hype

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Massive open online courses, most would agree today, didn't change higher education in quite the ways that early advocates promised they would. Nor did they destroy higher education, as some feared. Read more...

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23 janvier 2017

Hybrid education a hot topic at AAC&U

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Association of American Colleges & Universities convenes this week in San Francisco for its annual meeting. Read more...

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Edtech companies raised $1.03 billion in 2016

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Edtech companies in the United States raised $1.03 billion in venture deals in 2016, down from $1.45 billion in 2015, according to EdSurge. Read more...

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Popularity of MOOCs in China surging

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The number of people in China taking massive open online courses has been surging. Read more...

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New study on time spent online browsing non-class material during class

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. That’s the average time spent in class by those who browse online for non-class-related materials, according to a new study of students in an introductory psychology course at Michigan State University. Read more...

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President Trump

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. As the 45th president is inaugurated, background on his campaign, his stated policies toward higher education and the deep concerns of many in academe. Read more...

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NEH on the Chopping Block?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Report that first Trump budget will try to kill arts and humanities endowments alarms many academics. Science programs in Energy Department could also face cuts. Read more...

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