November 24 - December 1, 2013

New thinking about the humanities, colleges changing their timetables, and more...

FEATURED ARTICLES

          EdX and MIT's Bold New Vision for the Future of College
          Inside Higher Ed, 11/25/13
          "Agarwal said he expects MIT will move away from the traditional four-year
          on-campus experience."

          MIT Makes 3D Touchscreens.  Hello, Tool of the Future!
          Fast Company, 11/12/13
          "Whatever it ends up looking like, the UI of the future won't be made of just pixels."

HUMANITIES 

          Are the Humanities in Trouble?  (Maybe, But Here's a New View)
          New York Times11/30/13

          Neuroaesthetics and the Brain Science of Literature
          New York Times, 11/29/13

          Student Asks Famous Writers: "Is Symbolism Intentional?"
          Paris Review, 6/15/12

          Unpublished J. D. Salinger Short Story Manuscripts Leak Online
          Guardian, 11/28/13

CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT

          Art Makes Kids Better Students
          New York Times, 11/23/13

          Should Character Be Graded?
          Washington Post, 10/20/11

          Another Effort to Promote Coding for Girls
          Fast Company, 11/13/13

TECH

          Udacity Pivots from Academic to Vocational
          Fast Company, 11/14/13

          What Happens When Montessori Kids Choose Their Own Tech Tools?
          EdSurge, 11/20/13

OTHER

          Gifts from Gratefulness: Health, Happiness... and Fundraising?!
          Harvard Business Review, 11/26/13

          The Period Takes on New Meaning in Digital Communication
          New Republic, 11/25/13