The education landscape is changing. On The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Re:Learning podcast, you’ll meet the renegade teachers, ed-tech entrepreneurs, longtime educators, and others shaping the future of college.
Episode 17: If You Had $45 Billion, What Would You Do to Improve Education?
Jim Shelton, now heading up the education portfolio at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, isn’t giving any details yet. But in this podcast, he emphasizes the value of bringing learning scientists together with educators to improve learning and increase equality.
Episode 16: A Higher-Education Rebel With a Cause
Sarah Short, who has taught some 44,000 students over a half-century at Syracuse U., wants to see more classroom interaction.
Episode 15: Online Education Is Now a Global Market
MOOCs may have been overhyped, but their impact is far from over, says Simon Nelson, of the online-learning provider FutureLearn, a spin-off of the British Open University. And traditional colleges have a huge opportunity if they’re just willing to think a little differently.
Episode 14: How Colleges Should Adapt for a Networked Age
Author Joshua Cooper Ramo points to a shift in attitudes toward college -- and authority figures in general.
Episode 13: A Comedian and an Academic Walk Into a Podcast …
Shane Mauss, a stand-up comic who likes picking professors’ brains, has become an unlikely but engaging science educator.
Episode 12: You Don’t Know Your Students. This Professor Hopes to Change That.
Michael Wesch, an associate professor of anthropology at Kansas State, joins his students for an unusual tour of their lives beyond the classroom.
I love this podcast. I work in higher education, and it's encouraging to hear different ideas about what the future of higher ed might look like. This podcast is a great mix of vision, concrete ideas and implementation, and thought-provoking suggestions. I don't always agree with the conclusions or approaches, but it's good to be challenged. Looking forward to more!
This is a great idea for a podcast — I look forward to seeing who else they come up with for subjects. So much potential here, and great to see the Chronicle digging in to the future of higher ed and who’s creating it in an engaging, interesting, experimental way.
So far good info in short digestable chunks. I appreciate this podcast as a staff member in tech at a university. Thanks!