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Navigating B.S. Might Soon Be A College-Level Course
BULL S%#@ COURSES: There’s a lot of bologna flying around these days—from politicians spewing off fallacies to the companies and advertisers selling misinformation to us everyday. Two professors at the University of Washington—Carl T. Bergstrom (Department of Biology) and Jevin West (Information School), have had enough...
The Top 10 IT Issues Challenging Higher-Ed
IT ISSUES: “You name it, higher education offers it, and the IT organization supports it,” writes EDUCAUSE's VP for communities and research, Susan Grajek.But information technology isn't bulletproof, and glitches in a college or university’s system could put thousands of faculty and students at risk losing valuable research, tools and even personal information...
Coursera's Colorful Map Shows Online Learning Trends in the US
BIO BELT OR ART ANNEX? Red state, blue state, green state, yellow state. Coursera, a massive open online course platform, has mapped out the learning trends and interests among its 5 million U.S. users. The result is a colorful, interactive map of the states grouped into 12 distinct regions defined by online course popularity...
The Economist: Lifelong Learning an ‘Economic Imperative’
IN OUR MAILBOX: The Economist—journalism’s exemplar for wit, sense and tasteful pretense—dedicated its special report this week to lifelong learning, or “an economic imperative” in its words. The six articles hit on familiar themes we’ve explored—re-skilling and credentialing, among others—and feature familiar names including Udacity, Coursera, General Assembly and Pluralsight...
Study Shows More Teachers Are Among Increasing Number of MOOC Users
WHO ARE THE MOOC-ERS? MOOCs—where students are also teachers. That’s among the findings from a new report from Harvard and MIT, examining 280 courses offered by the two schools through edX since 2012. Researchers say that 32 percent of respondents self-identified as “being” or “having been” a teacher...
Georgia Tech Launches Online Master of Science in Analytics Program
GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Georgia Tech made waves when it first partnered with Udacity to offer an online Master’s in computer science. The fanfare has dimmed, with MOOCs and digital programs now more mainstream. Still, the school is back for another round. This week Georgia Tech announced a new online Master program in analytics, delivered in partnership with edX...
January #DLNchat: Building Cultures of Experimentation in Higher Ed
EdSurge’s Digital Learning Network for higher ed kicked off the new year with a bang: Today, readers from around the world tuned in for another animated #DLNchat to discuss building cultures of experimentation in academia. Hosted in partnership with the Online Learning Consortium, WCET and Tyton Partners, the conversation explored how to foster “safe to fail” cultures, identify champions for institutional innovation, build sustainable funding for experimentations and much more...