College, Inc.: Technology


Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Watch your favorite rock stars for credit

New Berklee extension class sets the bar yet higher for ambitious online coursework.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:04 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Online, Pedagogy, Technology | Tags:  rock music, online education

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Guest post: An ‘Arab Spring’ of free online higher education

The writers envision a time when students access an entire college education online. But which model will prevail?

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:26 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Finance, Online, Pedagogy, Technology

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Guest post: Eight thoughts on higher education in 2012

Today’s guest bloggers offer four causes for concern and four reasons for hope.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:24 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges, Pedagogy, Public policy, Students, Technology, Online

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Guest post: In digital era, lectures and textbooks are secondary

Guest bloggers argue that there’s enough information online to give anyone a Ph.D. in “any subject they choose”.

By Abir Qasem and Tanya Gupta  |  10:18 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pedagogy, Technology

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Five leaders of the robot revolution

If humanoid robots ever make it into your home, these guys will be largely responsible.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:59 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology | Tags:  Virginia Tech

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 09/30/2011

10 colleges with Klout

Texas A&M has displaced Stanford in a periodic ranking of colleges whose Twitter feeds generate the most interest.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:44 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Rankings | Tags:  Georgetown University, University of Maryland, George Washington University

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 02/27/2011

Fixing higher ed: U-Va. and U-Md. weigh in

In an article published last week in The Washington Post Magazine, I offered eight suggestions to "fix" higher education. After reading the article, you can rank the ideas in a poll, which you will find farther down on this blog....

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:46 PM ET, 02/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Aid, Athletics, Attainment, Development, Finance, Labor, Research, Technology | Tags:  UMD fixing higher ed, UVA fixing higher ed, fixing higher education, higher education reform, washington post fixing higher education

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 03/09/2010

Laptops in class: tool or distraction?

I hope you will read my story in today's paper about the growing number of professors who choose to restrict laptop computers in class. There was more good material than would fit in the story, and I wanted to give...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:51 AM ET, 03/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Technology, Technology, Technology | Tags:  American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, pedagogy, technology