Category Archives: Academics & Academia

The “Academics and Academia” category covers topics related the ways in which colleges and universities function that are relevant to technology-supported education. One key aspect covered here is pedagogy—how people teach—and how technology impacts teaching and learning.

But this category also includes more institutional aspects that are relevant to technology-supported education, such as how campus leadership supports (or doesn’t support) new initiatives, politics and bureaucracy that impact these efforts, and so on.

Finally, “Academics and Academia” covers commercial and non-profit services that provide support for technology-supported education initiatives, such as Online Program Management (OPM) companies.

Northern Arizona University: Modified math emporium for first-year students

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) In episode 1 of our e-Literate TV case study on Northern Arizona University, we gave a broad overview of the suite of initiatives (primarily) targeted at helping first-year students amidst the tensions coming from growing enrollments. … Continue reading

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Northern Arizona University: Their work in student support and IPASS initiative

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) In episode 1 of our e-Literate TV case study on Northern Arizona University, we gave a broad overview of the suite of initiatives (primarily) targeted at helping first-year students amidst the tensions coming from growing enrollments. In … Continue reading

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Northern Arizona University: A suite of initiatives to help first and second-year students

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) As part of our e-Literate TV series of case studies, we had a chance this fall to interview faculty and staff at Northern Arizona University about, well, a lot of stuff. Rather than highlighting a … Continue reading

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The Intended Consequences of California’s Online Education Initiative

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) Last month we presented two explainer videos on the growing usage of course exchanges, where multiple institutions pool resources in creating or extending online courses. If online courses or programs breaks down the barriers of campus … Continue reading

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Chan/Zuckerberg: The “Tech” is not the Hard Part in “Ed Tech”

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1097) Phil and I were recently interviewed by KQED’s Sarah Tan for a story about the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Summit platform. As often happens when our comments are just one bit of a larger story—particularly when we … Continue reading

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