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ReLearning Podcast

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.

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Episode 7: Carol Dweck Says Theory of Educational Mind-Set Is Often Misunderstood

The Stanford professor responds to critics and shares some of her latest ideas about how to help students push forward when they have setbacks.

11mins

11 May 2016

Rank #1

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Episode 5: Dissecting One (Extremely Boring) College Lecture

Three teaching experts offer color commentary on a classroom scene, and discuss the pros and cons of this enduring teaching format.

10mins

27 Apr 2016

Rank #2

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Episode 4: Why This MIT Dean Is Leaving Her Job to Start a New Kind of University

Christine Ortiz explains how her radical project was sparked by interdisciplinary body-armor research and some time spent on a technology-free retreat.

11mins

20 Apr 2016

Rank #3

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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.

26mins

24 Aug 2016

Rank #4

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Episode 10: Remember Second Life? Its Fans Hope to Bring VR Back to the Classroom

Evolving virtual-reality technology holds great promise for higher education, argues A.J. Kelton, director of emerging and instructional technology at Montclair State University.

14mins

1 Jun 2016

Rank #5

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Episode 3: Tyler Cowen Says Online Professors Should Think Like Bloggers

The economics blogger and George Mason University professor says the distinction between universities and non-university educators is “crumbling.” Just look at his Marginal Revolution University.

11mins

13 Apr 2016

Rank #6

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Episode 11: Are MOOCs Forever?

Coursera’s Daphne Koller discusses plans for the future of a format that some thought would never last this long.

14mins

14 Jul 2016

Rank #7

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Episode 8: Why Audrey Watters Thinks Tech Is a Trojan Horse Set to ‘Dismantle’ the Academy

A prominent critic of education technology has a new podcast, where she deconstructs what she calls the “Silicon Valley narrative.”

13mins

18 May 2016

Rank #8

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Episode 9: Why Georgetown's Randy Bass Wants to 'Rebundle' College

Believe it or not, he says, traditional institutions have a long history of innovation. His university's project on the future of higher education intends to continue that trend.

12mins

25 May 2016

Rank #9

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Episode 6: This Mongolian Teenager Aced a MOOC. Now He Wants to Widen Their Impact.

Battushig Myanganbayar enrolled at MIT after crushing one of its first massive open online courses. And he has some ideas about how they could make a real difference in the developing world.

9mins

4 May 2016

Rank #10