Hack (Higher) Education

Hack (Higher) Education

How new technologies can hack [higher] education, and how learners of all sorts can hack technology back.

July 2, 2012 - 11:12pm
The promise of "badges" and other new forms of credentialing is that they'll help give a boost to those who do not have college diplomas or other forms of official recognition for their skills or knowledge. But will badges and the like really be able to live up to that promise?
June 28, 2012 - 9:27pm
My response to Joshua Kim's story yesterday about the lack of education-related news at Google IO.
June 21, 2012 - 3:35pm
UNow announced today that it has raised $17.5 million in funding. Some thoughts on for-profits, new for-profits, new higher ed models, and higher ed mythologies.
June 14, 2012 - 9:39pm
The learning management system startup Instructure unveiled a learning analytics feature for its Canvas platform this week at InstructureCon, its (now) annual user conference.
June 13, 2012 - 9:21pm
It's been several months now since I cleaned all the tech blogs out of my RSS reader, a process that I talked about here.  Needless to say, I haven't added them back.  I'm experimenting with Prismatic, a social news discovery app instead.
June 7, 2012 - 10:10pm
In which I find "MOOC" doesn't adequately describe massive online open stuff any longer.  Even the acronym -- massive open online course -- doesn't seem quite right.
June 6, 2012 - 11:12pm
I ventured onto campus today, something I rarely do.  But I had research to conduct -- the sort of research that required a library with printed books, the sort of research I couldn't do online.  (Shocking, I know.) 
May 30, 2012 - 5:47pm
The interactive e-book publisher Inkling has finally released an HTML5 version of its app, meaning that its 150 titles are now available on both the iPad and the Web. My review...
May 28, 2012 - 11:55pm
I did it!  I made it all the way through a MOOC, submitting the final assignment in Coursera's Computer Science 101 this afternoon.  
May 24, 2012 - 8:15pm
A few thoughts on the genre of graduation speeches, how our appreciation changes when we listen live, when we watch online, when we're 22 (or older or younger).

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