StudyBlue

One classroom’s take on StudyBlue

Susan Dillon is an English teacher at Central Catholic High School in Modesto, California, and she’s one of the first in the world (really) to…

Bringing Value and Transparency to Higher Ed

We’ve written a lot about the staggering cost of college and the important role technology will play in lowering that cost. Specifically, we’ve mentioned the…

Turning Technology Time into Learning Time

In an article in the November 21, 2010 New York Times, Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter Matt Richtel wrote a thorough and insightful piece on students’ use…

College Application Hysteria — For the Lucky Ones

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published a fascinating article on “Application Inflation.” Applications at selective colleges and universities are increasing rapidly, much faster than…

Usage outpaces policy, now for educators

We wrote earlier in the semester about how student’s use of new technologies is far outpacing their educator’s use.  The key implication we highlighted is…

College Enters the Technology Era

Yesterday we wrote about the frighteningly high cost of a college education. Technology will play an essential role in helping drive down the costs of…

(un)democratized costs of a college education

This is the season for high school seniors to prepare their college applications, and in the process for their families to contemplate the corresponding funding…

Online is offline

Recently, due to several tragic and well-publicized episodes of cyber-bullying and harassment carried out by college students via social media sites, universities are undertaking a…