Part of the reason I’m titling a book about online education, Grounded, is that most discourse about online learning sorta kinda slips away from the actual learner as an embodied person — someone, at least half the time a woman, with a body that requires care, love and fun. Those of us who teach and learn […]
Posting a terrific piece by Rep. Katherine Clark. This is a nicely done reminder that the world is a dangerous place for women — online and on-the-ground. To date, I haven’t seen what I would call “sexual terrorism” being identified in our online classrooms. While I’m using the term sexual terrorism to describe the […]
While discussing the focus of a book I’m writing about online education, my husband (who is not an academic) said that he “couldn’t imagine any Harvard professors ‘stooping’ to teaching online.” Paradoxically, that statement—with its indictment of online teaching as ‘less than’ — encapsulates both some myths and realities about higher education, generally, and online […]
The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much Graphics by Laurie Rollitt. This originally appeared in The New York Times.
Here’s more discussion of Kevin Carey’s The End of College. If you’re following this book and the conversation surrounding it, the comments are worth your time. The End of College? Not So Fast