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 […]

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A Big IDEA

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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5 Questions for Northeastern’s Peter Stokes

Dr. Peter Stokes is cur­rently the exec­u­tive director of post­sec­ondary inno­va­tion in the Col­lege of Pro­fes­sional Studies at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity.  Many of you prob­ably got to know Peter during his […]

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The Particle Accelerator of Learning

The fruit ripens slowly,” the Guru Nis­ar­ga­datta Maharaj once observed, “but it drops sud­denly.” In a sim­ilar fashion, MOOCs (or mas­sive open online courses) seem to have arrived almost out […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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