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December 12, 2018
Fans and foes of letting students use laptops and phones in class hold fervent views. Jordan Troisi and Aaron Richmond suggest acting based on research instead -- and offer recommendations.
December 12, 2018
Despite all the changes going on outside campuses -- and often, in fact, because of them -- our traditional educational practices have never been more important, writes Michael S. Roth.
December 11, 2018
Their main shortcoming is in the false assurance they offer colleges and universities, argues Sigal Ben-Porath.

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December 12, 2018
Incumbents, upstarts or nowhere?
December 12, 2018
The growing use of voice search and virtual digital assistants will have an increasing impact on how we deliver, search for and market higher education.

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July 27, 2011
A new anthology by Generation Y writers is part survival handbook, part manifesto. Scott McLemee interviews the editor.
July 26, 2011
In his famous book on capitalism, Max Weber warned that our modern world would increasingly be driven by endless attempts at measurement, accountability, efficiency, and control. These efforts would trap us, he cautioned, in an "iron cage" of rationality that precluded other ways of assessing value and setting policy – like intuition, tradition, imagination, values and personal meaning.
July 25, 2011
Is it a given that technology enhances the acts of writing, as it does the arts and sciences of film-making, design, engineering, data collection and analyses, and so forth? What about the teaching and learning of writing?
July 22, 2011
Idling in rush hour traffic, on my way home after finishing my last class of the day, I have lots of time to wonder who exactly comes up with all those brilliant ideas that are ruthlessly yet passively absorbed into our lives without discussion, fanfare, or debate, and simply become accepted as, "That's just the way things are done." Oh, you know what I mean. Who constructed the miniature containers of half & half such that when you finally pull back the tab that’s been welded closed, you will certainly spew milk everywhere but into your coffee cup?
July 21, 2011
Developmental education is a K-12 problem, costs colleges dearly, and proves that some students shouldn't go to college. Right? Jane Wellman and Bruce Vandal challenge misperceptions.

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