Never before have so many analysts transparently taken positions, publicly attacking those they disagree with. None of this is good for democracy.There is no equivalent in Australia of the Tea Party that has wreaked havoc upon the Republicans in the United States. Not yet anyway.But there is at the
Arlington, Tex. — Dozens of higher-education researchers convened here last week, in the midst of a snowstorm, to talk about a tsunami.
Massive open online courses have been a hot topic at higher-education conferences for about two years. But the objective of the MOOC Research Initiative Confe
Guy Leonard received an unpleasant surprise in his inbox early this morning: a notice from Academia.edu saying it had taken down a copy of an article of his that he’d posted on the research-sharing platform. The reason? A takedown request from Elsevier, which publishes the journal in which the
Preliminary results of a study of 16 massive open online courses offered through the University of Pennsylvania show that only a small percentage of people who start the courses finish them—and that, on average, only half of those who register for the courses even watch the first lecture.
As more and more aspects of higher education become digitized or enhanced by technology, the process of applying to college and planning a successful career there has followed suit. The problem? Students still fall through the cracks.
A new report looks at the plethora of digital tools marketed to s