October 23, 2018

The Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Modern Languages, in collaboration with the School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC), recently announced the launch of a set of Master of Science programs in language, culture, and media skills, with f

October 16, 2018

Every year, the C21U research team hosts a group of students as part of Georgia Tech’s Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program. VIP brings students with diverse backgrounds together to work closely with faculty on cutting edge research.

August 24, 2018

Over the past few weeks, several of us in C21U have been working with others at Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE), Georgia State University (GSU), the University System of Georgia (USG), and USG eCampus to plan a series of events on “precision academics.” Precision academics is a relatively new term – we’re using it to describe technology-enabled, data-informed, and empirically-evidenced instruction.

May 09, 2018

On April 25, 129 educational innovators from around the world gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona to discuss the future of education. The event fostered a great deal of conversation and collaboration among participants due to its “unconference” format in which the agenda, speakers, and topics of discussion were determined throughout the conference proceedings.

So, what was this particular “unconference” experience like for participants? How would these conversations unfold? I traveled to Scottsdale to find out.

March 15, 2017

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In the last couple of months, I have had the opportunity to speak to groups of Engineering Education Researchers. That doesn’t happen often to me, and I feel very fortunate to get that chance.

February 08, 2017

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Judging from recent books, articles, and editorials, higher education is poised for a cataclysmic collapse. There is a considerable body of opinion that systemic problems such as runaway tuition, student debt, low graduation rates and pervasive elitism are so wired into the collective culture of college faculty and administrators that only drastic and disruptive measures can break through institutional logjams.

In fact, this list barely scratches the surface.

January 18, 2017

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December 01, 2016

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Today’s #FutureHigherEd post is by Mills College professor Dan Ryan, who teaches a course on how to use design thinking to improve higher education. Prof. Ryan asks whether an idea can be innovative if someone else is already doing it.

November 28, 2016

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October 14, 2016

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September 07, 2016

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August 26, 2016

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August 09, 2016

“Why would someone from Georgia Tech attend ISTE?” That was the question posed to me by a fellow conference attendee last week. It’s a good question – ISTE is primarily focused on educational technology in the K-12 market. While there were a handful of higher ed-related sessions during the 2016 edition of ISTE’s annual conference, I was one of the few attendees that didn’t teach in a K-12 classroom.

July 29, 2016

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Learning Science is a relatively new field but has great value in allowing us (the educational community) to better understand how learners gain new knowledge. Further, it helps instructors to develop improved methods of delivering knowledge and provides opportunities to strengthen the comprehension power of their students. In short, learning science tells us how we learn, and it can be used to improve instruction.