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Lighting the Dark Ages

Competency-based education can illuminate what time-based degrees do not.

Do Students Have the 'Write' Stuff?

Web 2.0 tools and texting are changing how students write. As long as they express themselves well, maybe it's a good thing.

On the Wrong Side of the Digital Divide

For the good of the nation and our students, the US needs better broadband.

'F' Is the New 'A'

Given the crisis in education, more universities should be willing to undertake innovative experiments--even if they ultimately fail.

6 Tips for Technology Implementations at Small Schools

Small universities have fewer resources and fewer employees, and they can't afford to spend as much money on technology as their larger counterparts. Brad Marcum, director of academic data services at the University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, provides six tips to level the technology-implementation playing field for smaller schools.



MOOC Shake

MOOCs will change higher education radically, but not in the way we expect right now.

cMOOCs: Putting Collaboration First

While the term "MOOC" brings to mind thousands of students viewing recorded lectures without much interaction, alternative models are fostering creativity and collaboration with peers.

MOOCs Eat Stanford! Harvard Closes!

Given how quickly MOOCs are evolving--and how much hype surrounds them--we all need to pay more attention.

A Meeting of Minds

Campus Technology 2013 celebrates 20 years of sharing ideas with friends and colleagues.

Lifting All Boats: How MOOCs Can Bring Higher Ed Together

Steven Mintz, executive director of the Institute for Transformational Learning at the University of Texas System, writes that instead of arguing about whether MOOCs will stratify education or threaten tenure and job security for instructors, educators should see them as an opportunity to rethink pedagogy and instructional design for a new century and a new generation of students.