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Academic Life Without a Smartphone

Jeffrey Herlihy-Mera doesn’t have a smartphone—and he thinks scholars should be asking a lot more questions about how the devices are affecting academic life.

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Harvard Seeks More Monitoring of Anonymous App After Antisemitic Posts

The university reached out to Sidechat after student reports of “concerning” content.

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Microcredentials on the Rise, but Not at Colleges

A new survey found training partnerships between employers and four-year colleges fell between 2022 and 2023 while instruction provided by third-party providers rose.


ChatGPT Can’t Teach Writing

Automated syntax generation is not teaching.

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How Many Casualties Would a Plagiarism War Produce?

If conservatives and liberals start scouring their opponents’ academic publications for stolen ideas or phrases, nobody—even plagiarism experts—knows how much grist they will find. 

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CBE and Skills-Based Hiring: 2 Sides of the Same Coin

The rise of competency-based education responds to the growing demand from employers for skills-based hiring, Jillian Klein writes.


3 Questions for the University of Rochester’s Eric Fredericksen

A conversation with a professor and associate vice president for online learning.

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AIs Enrolling as Students in Michigan University’s Experiment

Artificial intelligences Ann and Fry will listen in to online courses before making their way to the classroom, ultimately eyeing Ph.D.s.