Tag: higher education

by Fannie Cohen

Blended learning is a hybrid mix of online and in-class teaching intended to boost student engagement and bring learning into the 21st century. This method encourages collaboration, discussion and in-person learning in lieu of the traditional lecture format. Teachers integrate technology into the course with online management systems such as Blackboard or Moodle, which provide […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ASU journalism school set to launch center for network of citizen sources (AZ Central) 2. Seen and heard at #SXSWedu (Jimmy Daly / EdTech) 3. Are MOOCs really failing to make the grade? (Andrew Smith Lewis / Re/code) 4. Opinion: Colleges need to act like startups — or risk becoming obsolete (Evan Selinger & […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple, U.S. clash in court over e-books antitrust monitor (Joseph Ax / Reuters) 2. ‘OverDrive': app makes it easy to borrow e-books (Marc Saltzman / USA Today) 3. London Book Fair sets digital conference lineup (Publishers Weekly) 4. ALLi, Kobo team up on indie author campaign (Mercy Pilkington / Good eReader) 5. First self-publishing […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. With Open platform, Stanford seeks to reclaim MOOC brand (Steve Kolowich / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Existential journalism revisited (Magda Abu Fadil / Huffington Post) 3. Success of edtech tied to broader improvement strategies? (Ben Kamisar / Education Week) 4. Journalism in the classroom (Naomi Sharp / Columbia Journalism Review) 5. Opinion: […] more »

by Stephen J. A. Ward

Talk of media revolution is so ubiquitous that we sometimes become inured to the force of what we say. We nod our head in agreement that change is everywhere, but we fail to think through the consequences of change. During my public talks, I note that many people accept the fact of media revolution but […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Higher ed leaders urge slowdown of MOOC train (Inside Higher Ed) 2. An online summer camp for maker kids (CNN) 3. Applications to Education Pioneers boom…will edtech benefit? (Education Week) 4. Goldstein: My MOOC improves my classroom (Huffington Post) 5. 7 must-have apps for summer learning (Take Part)   Get our newsletters delivered straight […] more »

by Amy Schmitz Weiss

This post was co-written by Kevin Robinson of San Diego State University. Many reports and articles lately have documented the change of tide in higher education today. Many higher education institutions across the United States are facing declining resources, state budget cuts, decreasing endowments or funds, and an ever-changing student enrollment that swings upward and […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 6 technology challenges facing education (The Journal) 2. What web developers and teachers can learn from each other (EdSurge) 3. Who has concerns about MOOCs? The instructors qualified to teach them (Inside Higher Education) 4. Virtual schooling: Where are we now? Where are we headed? (Edutopia) 5. Infographic: Will MOOCs disrupt higher education or level the playing field? (EdTech) Get our newsletters delivered straight […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education. 1. College students to tweet even more in class as social media becomes a major (Fast Company) 2. New online learning tool brings ‘the crowd’ into homework assignments (MIT) 3. The newsonomics of college news innovation (Nieman Lab) 4. Higher education: our MP3 is the MOOC (The Guardian) […] more »

by Doug Ward

The rush to create large, free online classes has generated anxiety at universities around the country. With finances already tight and with a surge of movement toward online learning, universities are being forced to move quickly to change centuries-old models of learning. Terms like historic, seismic and revolutionary now pop up in descriptions of the […] more »