Tag: online courses

by Rick Brunson

For those who teach online courses, scrolling through student posts in a class discussion board can feel like panning for gold. You strain your eyes for bits of brilliance amid the sluice and slurry of malformed or repetitive thoughts. “In my opinion, I agree with her post.’’ “As he pointed out in his post, some […] more »

by Katherine Krueger

As long as humanity has existed, so too have humans been cheating to get ahead. College campuses act as microcosms for all manner of social discourse working itself out – the poignant, innovative and repugnant among them. So it comes as no surprise that, when you drop students into high-pressure academic settings, some 75 percent […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Blended learning research: The seven studies you need to know (Michelle Davis / Education Week) 2. Ivy League stiffs its female profs (Samantha Allen / The Daily Beast) 3. The big business of online education (D. Frank Smith / EdTech) 4. New research shows free online courses didn’t grow as expected (Anya Kamentz / […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What colleges can learn from journalism schools (Libby Nelson / Vox) 2. Stanford scholars flex know-how at learning, design, and technology expo (Leonard Medlock / EdSurge) 3. Will free online courses ever replace a college education? (Benjamin Winterhalter / The Atlantic) 4. What will the future of education look like? (Krystal D’Costa / Scientific […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Beware of the high cost of ‘free’ online courses (NYT) 2. Colleges weigh options on student response systems (EdTech) 3. Journalism school experimenting with drones as innovative reporting tool (NY Daily News) 4. In the developing world, MOOCs start to get real (MIT Tech Review) 5. The do’s and don’ts of pitching technology to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Do universities hear the critics of journalism education? (Knight Foundation) 2. Knight Foundation’s Newton: Many j-schools still haven’t mastered the web (Poynter) 3. What do professors really think about the online courses they teach? (The Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. How teachers use technology (Edutopia) 5. Worse than working for free? Columbia Journalism School […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Should ‘real’ students consider an online course on the side? (The Guardian) 2. Discovering common ground between computer science and journalism (Nieman) 3. To MOOC or not to MOOC (The Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. How WYNC’s data journalism efforts show new opportunities for journalists (Columbia Journalism Review) 5. The Need for a Digital […] more »