Change in Higher Education: An Educator’s Perspective (Interview with Dr. Jesse Martin)

Dr. Jesse Martin is a thought-provoking educator. A Senior Lecturer at Bangor University in Wales, Dr. Martin focusses on the role of evidence-based in university education. Below, Jesse and I exchanged notes about the nature of change in higher education.  * * KCH: You wrote earlier this fall that many of the academics with whom you… Read More Change in Higher Education: An Educator’s Perspective (Interview with Dr. Jesse Martin)

Josh Keller: Interactive Graphics for Higher Education

KCH: Josh, I’ve long been a fan of your information graphics that you’ve produced for the Chronicle. What do you see as the value and purpose for creating these kinds of materials for its readers? Our interactive graphics are a natural continuation of the Chronicle’s journalistic mission: to help our readers understand higher education, get… Read More Josh Keller: Interactive Graphics for Higher Education

Barbarians at the Gate: “Welcome!”

Earlier this spring, 800 or so people converged on the Skysong campus of Arizona State University to discuss education. However, reports from the event note that the majority of participants, and almost all of the speakers were not educators, but entrepreneurs, technology company executives and investors. The Education Innovation Summit, now in its third year, has quickly… Read More Barbarians at the Gate: “Welcome!”

Digital Higher Education, Business Models, and Horizons

These are heady days for digital higher education. For advocates of all-things-digital, myself included, it appears we’ve earned our permanent place at the table. Whether fully online, blended or a supplementing classroom education, digital higher ed is now a strategic issue for colleges and universities. Online enrolment continues to experience double-digit growth. Investors are once… Read More Digital Higher Education, Business Models, and Horizons

The LMS: It’s Not All About You

If you teach in higher ed, you’ve probably complained about your school’s LMS. While these systems are increasingly user-friendly, there’s always someone that’s unhappy. It’s often forgotten, though, that the university, not the faculty, is the actual client. The university, of course, signs the cheque. The significance of this simple distinction is that university interests… Read More The LMS: It’s Not All About You