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Apps Can Help Advise First-Generation Students. But It Takes a Human to Say ‘I Believe in You.’

Buoyed by a $20-million gift, the College Advising Corps is doubling down to help more minority, low-income, and first-generation students get into college. Without them, says its founder and chief executive, Nicole Hurd, “we won’t have the democracy we want.”

The Single Best Way to Help Older Students? ‘Colleges Shouldn’t Make Adults Do Scavenger Hunts’

Speaking from his own experience, Mike Krause, executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, says colleges should help veterans, for example, “just enough.” They appreciate peer mentorship, but “veterans don’t need coddling.”

What Do Online Students Want? 3 Findings From a New Survey Offer Some Clues

For one thing, they’d like to be able to take classes via their phones.

Facebook Plans to Team Up With 15 Community Colleges. What Will That Entail?

The company has been pitching itself to colleges as a recruiting tool, but it says this effort is separate from that. Here are the details, from our revamped Re:Learning newsletter.

What a Controversy Over an App Tells Us About How Students Learn Now

Texas Christian University students were accused of academic misconduct. But the episode may say even more about professors’ teaching and assessment.

This Is What Georgia Tech Thinks College Will Look Like in 2040

It includes new credentials to recognize continuous learning, a subscription fee model, and worldwide networks of advisers for life.

Why Internet Scholars Are Calling Out Facebook for Restricting Access to Its Data

The social-media giant recently announced restrictions on who can mine information it collects for research. Some academics say that’s a problem.

Our Future is Open Access

Learning with Technology for Teaching - Thu, 2018-05-03 10:46

A poem written by Ann Inoshita, Instructor of English at Leeward CC.

We must break the limits of the past
and construct new methods to collect and access
the contributions of all.

We must find answers at a faster rate
and unite our efforts to create breakthroughs.

We must participate in a free exchange of ideas
unbarred by bias.

We must embrace diversity as a strength
and realize that humility opens our minds to possibilities.

Problems have evolved and our minds must evolve
to support new ways to communicate and collect solutions.

Access to shared ideas is necessary
to learn and discover
beyond what we think is possible.

Ann Inoshita shares her poem, “Our Future is Open Access.”

Strada Education Network to Add Labor-Market Company Emsi to Its Portfolio

The organization will expand its holdings to embrace a company whose services are used by more than a thousand colleges in career centers, in alumni offices, and in academic planning.

Why It’s Important to Protect Space for ‘the Thought We Hate’

Julie Wollman, president of Widener University, and Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center, a nonprofit group, discuss how education can help people understand First Amendment rights in an age of incivility.

Why It’s Important to Protect Space for ‘the Thought We Hate’

Julie Wollman, president of Widener University, and Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center, a nonprofit group, discuss how education can help people understand First Amendment rights in an age of incivility.

Minutes April 16, 2018

Unapproved Minutes Attendance: Brent Hirata, Rachael Inake, Michelle Igarashi, Warren Kawano, Camden Barruga, Annemarie Paikai, Daniella Elliot. Discussion and Review of IOTA Award nominees The DE Committee discussed the four candidates for the Innovative Online Teaching Award using the evaluation…Read more ›Read more ›

Agenda April 16, 2018

Approval of minutes from March 12, 2018 meeting Discussion and Review of IOTA Award nominees Draft of “Regular and Substantive Interaction” based on samples provided DE Faculty Survey ResultsRead more ›

The Digital Campus: The Robot Has Arrived

Futuristic content in this special issue includes advice on how to spice up your classroom with virtual technology, and a report on the growing number of academic programs focused on drone technology. 

3 Ideas to Improve Higher Education From The Chronicle’s Fourth Annual Version of ‘Shark Tank’

Hear what a panel of experts had to say about a hiring assessment for faculty, a financial-planning app for students, and a communication tool for scholarship recipients.

How to Help Young People (and Adults) Unplug and Engage

Manoush Zomorodi and JP Connolly discuss how digital devices can distract students and affect their mental and physical health — and what we can do about it.

Why ‘Media Literacy’ Doesn’t Stand a Chance

The social-media researcher danah boyd says the forces that espouse racial extremism and anti-democratic messages are adept at exploiting the internet, while educators and journalists still struggle to puncture their propaganda.
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