Rachelle Peterson

Director of Research Projects, National Association of Scholars. Rachelle Peterson can be reached at peterson@nas.org.

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Fast-Track Higher Ed?

Apr 02, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

Despite technological advances that have made most other industries more efficient, "path dependency" has kept higher education stuck in the past. Can MOOCs be the solution?

The MOOC Chronicles Part 4: Community

Mar 17, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

The closing lecture of an "Introduction to Sustainability" MOOC reveals the limited reciprocity between teachers and students in online learning environments.

Divestment’s Gettysburg?

Mar 11, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

The divestment movement suffers a devastating defeat at Hamilton College.

The MOOC Chronicles Part 3: Dialogue

Mar 10, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

Can the laissez-faire policies of MOOC courses allow students to build community?

The MOOC Chronicles Part 2: Determination

Mar 03, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

This is Part 2 of Rachelle Dejong's series on taking a MOOC. You can find Part 1 here.

Trash Radicals: Sustainability’s New Ascetic Ideal

Feb 27, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

Colleges' "zero waste" policies and sustainability movements have grown exponentially and developed into long-term institutional policies.

The Sustainability of MOOCs

Feb 19, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

Can a classroom provide a healthy learning environment for masses of students? 

Have MOOCs Replaced the Classroom?

Jan 28, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

Now, Massive Open Online Courses serve as a supplement to classroom learning, and it seems that colleges are more eager to produce them than to use them. But what happens when colleges embrace the MOOC?

Permission to Speak: College Presidents, the Israeli Boycott, and Climate Change

Jan 22, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

Examples of the ASA and ACUPCC show that college presidents, in addressing controversies, are at times compelled to reiterate politically correct views on issues such as the Israeli boycott and climate change.

Test Your Knowledge: Time Will Tell

Dec 20, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

This timely quiz prompts you to spend a moment stretching your mind. 

Test Your Knowledge: The Art of Lying

Dec 16, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

Fact, fiction, and intentionally fake: figure out what's truthful and what's treacherous. 

Test Your Knowledge: The Deaths of Western Civ

Dec 10, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

This grave quiz unearths the ends of Western civ's greats. 

The Future of MOOCs

Dec 09, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

Now that MOOCs' disappointing early performance has dampened prophecies of higher ed's collapse, competiting narratives envision different niche markets for MOOCs to serve. 

Signing the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment

Dec 05, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

Nearly 700 college presidents vow to eliminate their campuses' greenhouse gas emissions. NAS found that these schools are concentrated along the two coasts, more likely to be elite liberal arts colleges than universities, predominantly…

Test Your Knowledge: Music Education

Dec 03, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

Do you know your scales and arpeggios?

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