Tag: online education

by Julie Keck

1. Top 10 schools to major in journalism (Russell Westerholm / University Herald) 2. New government data sheds light on online learners (Devon Haynie / US News) 3. Via tablet or smartphone, learning with MOOCs (Kit Eaton / New York Times) 4. How relationships make or break a low-income #edtech classroom (Margina Parker / EdSurge) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ‘Mizzou Mafia’ member tells J-School grads that path is not easy (Ashley Jost / Columbia Tribune) 2. College faculty seeks to cut ties with online-education company (Steve Kolowich / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. Beer, open online learning, and Janux (Joshua Kim / Inside Higher Ed) 4. Ten tips for grabbing students’ attention [...] more »

by Robert Quigley

Co-authored with Avery Holton MOOCs, or massive open online courses, have been alternately heralded as the future of online education and a flop. Although MOOCs promise education for the masses, they often have mass desertions after the first week and are lucky to have 10 percent completion rates. Research is showing that the courses just [...] more »

by Claire Groden

This week, in honor of MediaShift’s launch of EducationShift, we’re turning our gaze to one of the biggest issues in higher education: digital disruption — with the advent of online education, e-learning and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). If the New York Times called 2012 “The Year of the MOOC,” then two years later, it’s [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Edtech and activism are reinventing education on 30 Under 30 list (Caroline Howard / Forbes) 2. Who takes MOOCs? (Brandon Alcorn, Gayle Christensen & Ezekiel J. Emanuel / The New Republic) 3. What didn’t happen in #edtech in 2013 (Jim Lewis / EdSurge) 4. The online education movement drifts off course (Eric Westervelt / [...] more »

by David DeFranza

College towns have a set of seasons all their own: the quiet shudder of the winter, the frenzied exodus of the spring, the lazy silence of the summer, and the excited buzz of the fall. Here in Chapel Hill, N.C., it’s no different. And this fall, I too was eager to join my classmates in [...] 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 Julie Keck

1. Online education: No longer lost in translation (Forbes) 2. J-school in the Land of the Junta (ForeignPolicy.com) 3. Harvard professors call for greater oversight of MOOCs (Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. Do Bring-Your-Own-Device programs encourage bullying in schools? (Edutopia) 5. Much ado about MOOCs (EdSurge) Get this and other MediaShift newsletters delivered straight to [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How to improve public online education (The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Review: Newsweek editor talks about his job as dean of J-school in book (Digital Journalism) 3. Coursera hosts Asia’s first MOOC (Stanford Daily) 4. Tips for kid safety on the Internet for parents and educators (EleSapiens) 5. Two cheers for Web U! [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Cutting edge technology meets alternative, progressive education (Forbes) 2. “MOOCs are a lightening strike on a rotten tree.” (The Awl) 3. Journalism schools being absorbed by other departments: brilliant idea or horrible tragedy? (J-School Buzz) 4. Online education rapidly replacing physical colleges (TechCrunch) 5. A step toward college credit for MOOCs (Washington Post) Get [...] more »