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[VIDEO] The Hidden World of Campus Conservatives

It’s a lot more tolerant than the critics say it is, argues Claremont McKenna Prof. Jon Shields. Conservatives have to hide in the closet, “until they get tenure”. 28 more words

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This Mongolian Teenager Aced a MOOC - Now He Wants to Widen Their Impact

By Jeffrey R. Young

Free online courses changed the life of one super-smart Mongolian teenager. His name is Battushig Myanganbayar, and four years ago, while he was still a high-school student in Ulan Bator, he took a massive open online course from MIT. 307 more words

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#MoreThan Mean, Emotional Labor, and "Victimhood Culture"

I write all the time about how women and people of color find themselves targeted for online harassment and trolling.  Just in case you missed it, here is the 15674327468th example in the last year, the… 587 more words

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Teaching What to Learn and Learning How to Teach

by Hap Aziz

In his article “The Top 5 Faculty Morale Killers” published in The Chronicle of Higher Education online (April 25th, 2016), Rob Jenkins discusses several of the ways in which middle managers at academic institutions might influence faculty members’ experiences, for good or bad. 1,196 more words

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More Colleges Turn to ‘Stackable’ Degrees as Entries to Graduate Programs

By Corinne Ruff

As the costs of graduate education skyrocket and students demand cheaper, more-convenient ways of learning, colleges and universities are increasingly experimenting with so-called “stackable degrees.” Think Lego blocks of college education, letting students start with a MOOC, then add a few more MOOCs to get an online certificate, then add yet more courses to get a traditional master’s degree. 234 more words

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Mapping a MOOC Reveals Global Patterns in Student Engagement

By Anthony C. Robinson

Teaching an online course that 49,000 students have signed up for presents an unprecedented challenge when it comes to an important aspect of instruction: knowing your audience. 240 more words

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