Changes in essay requirements to apply to MIT and Penn reflect sense among admissions officers that students don't need to write a book (or even 1,000 words).
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has become a major force in pushing for improvements in college completion rates, is now linking that goal to technological innovation.
Lecture capture is hot, with publishers building ties to the field and debate roiling over the best business model.
Doctoral student interest and enrollments in teacher certificate programs are rising, as programs evolve (and emerge) and job market worsens.
At Educause, one technologist says the games that normally distract students from schoolwork could provide an ideal model for course design.
At Sloan-C conference, a Connecticut professor explains how he's using wikis to teach less cosmopolitan students the basics of 21st-century technology and cultural exchange.
At Sloan-C, academics discuss when fostering social intimacy in the online classroom environment is necessary, and when it might distract from more basic student needs.
Deluge of information can be distracting, but can Twitter be used to focus students' attention?
Study documents extent to which professors regularly alter their courses -- and their uncertainty over whether pedagogic innovation is valued.
Pearson plans to join small group of providers selling online courses aimed at instructors shifting to digital environment.
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