New Player in Adaptive Learning

Peter Stokes is exec­u­tive director of post­sec­ondary inno­va­tion in the Col­lege of Pro­fes­sional Studies at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. He has written about adap­tive learning, and thinks it has the poten­tial to be used … read more »


The global eco­nomic crisis of the last five years has con­cen­trated our col­lec­tive atten­tion, both here in the U.S. and around the world, on the need for jobs — as … read more »

The Hijacking of MOOCs

The recent announce­ment from the Cal­i­fornia State Uni­ver­sity System regarding its embrace of edX mas­sive open online courses (MOOCs) is inter­esting and depressing at the same time. As with many aspects of … read more »

Autism Studies and Wearable Technology

In today’s Aca­d­emic Minute, North­eastern University’s Matthew Goodwin describes how wear­able tech­nology is improving the quality of autism studies. Goodwin is an assis­tant pro­fessor of health infor­matics at North­eastern. Find … read more »

Learning to Adapt

It’s not the strongest of the species that sur­vives,” Charles Darwin once observed, “but the one most respon­sive to change.” If only it were true in higher edu­ca­tion. It’s inter­esting to … read more »

Immigrating into a New World

Being first at any­thing is hard, but being first at col­lege is a bewil­dering and some­times ter­ri­fying expe­ri­ence. I work with a schol­ar­ship pro­gram at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity that funds stu­dents … read more »

Is “Feminist” A Sexist Word?

When­ever I teach an intro­duc­tory lesson on “gender” in my first-​​​​year inter­na­tional affairs and inter­na­tional rela­tions classes, I find myself pref­acing my expla­na­tion of “fem­i­nism” with the familiar “Fem­i­nism is … read more »

The Return of the Sequester

Wary of the cuts on the horizon, agen­cies appear to already be slowing funding. On campus, researchers are seeing a slow­down in fed­eral grant-​​​​making and dis­burse­ment, said Tim Leshan, vice … read more »

Not Rushing Into MOOCs

Watching and waiting — and strate­gizing — can be a dif­fi­cult choice to make given the “herd men­tality” that has devel­oped around MOOCS, according to Peter Stokes, exec­u­tive director of … read more »