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How Data-Mining Hurts Higher Education

Dec 16, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The promises of data-mining in higher education are that we will end up with more students achieving degrees at lower cost, but the soft totalitarianism that will be required to achieve these gains is a high cost.

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Faculty are Increasingly Skeptical about MOOCs

Nov 05, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

Faculty are becoming more hopeful about technology's ability to convey information, but are increasingly skeptical about its worth in transmitting more than just facts.

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Why Conservative Colleges Should Go Online

Jun 26, 2014 by Richard J. Bishirjian |

In America there are few colleges offering what may be called a “conservative” education. Richard Bishirjian urges them to expand, create urban satellites, and embrace new technology.

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Classroom Cell Phone Recordings: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

Jun 11, 2014 by George Leef |

Should colleges allow students to use cell phones to record lectures?

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The Imaginary STEM Crisis

May 21, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef argues that America actually doesn't need a huge increase in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology degrees.

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Common Core Doesn’t Add Up to STEM Success

Jan 03, 2014 by Sandra Stotsky |

The Common Core State Standards won't prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, writes NAS board member Sandra Stotsky 

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Will the Internet Replace College?

Sep 25, 2013 by John Maguire |

John Maguire reviews two books that ponder whether the rise of "online" will mean the downfall of higher education as we now know it.

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The Pleasures of Poetry in an Age of Abstraction

Sep 20, 2013 by Tessa Carter |

The case for poetry inside and outside the classroom.

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What Do Professors Think of MOOCs?

Aug 30, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

According to Inside Higher Ed's recent survey, many professors believe Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) are inferior to other forms of online teaching and the real-life classroom. 

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Ask a Scholar: What Will be the Effects of a Local Power Line Upgrade?

Jun 05, 2013 by Charles G. Beaudette |

Is there reason to worry about a planned power line upgrade?

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What Will Higher Ed Look Like in 2020?

Apr 10, 2013 by George Leef |

Vance Fried writes about rapidly changing technologies and its effect on higher education. 

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STEM Versus Diversity

Dec 06, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the shortage of scientists and engineers in light of demands for continued "diversity" in immigration.

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How the Internet Ruined the Teaching of Literature

Oct 22, 2012 by David Clemens |

Professor Clemens gives up his Literature class because students no longer relate to a non-Internet medium.

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Jobs and Governance

Oct 18, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the relationship between higher education, public policy and stagnant job growth.

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What STEM Can’t Do

Sep 22, 2012 by David Clemens |

A story of pets and furry friends exemplifies how a science and math core overlooks a large portion of the human experience.

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