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January 27, 2016

The Quiet Transformation: The Online Revolution is Building Hybrid State Universities

Jonathan Bean

Historian Jonathan Bean describes the impact of online education at his university.

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February 18, 2015

There’s No App for That

Dan Kemp

American colleges and universities are searching for ways to overcome student addiction to technology and its effect on classroom instruction. Will they work?

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December 16, 2014

How Data-Mining Hurts Higher Education

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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November 5, 2014

Faculty are Increasingly Skeptical about MOOCs

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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June 26, 2014

Why Conservative Colleges Should Go Online

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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June 11, 2014

Classroom Cell Phone Recordings: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

George Leef

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

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May 21, 2014

The Imaginary STEM Crisis

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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January 3, 2014

Common Core Doesn't Add Up to STEM Success

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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September 25, 2013

Will the Internet Replace College?

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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September 20, 2013

The Pleasures of Poetry in an Age of Abstraction

Tessa Carter

The case for poetry inside and outside the classroom.

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