Forced Innovation & Unbundling Higher Education
“Will higher education go the way of music albums and cable TV?” a recent article by Derek Newton at The Atlantic recently asked. A common worry in this article and among many academics is that education will become unbundled. Put simply, this means a student could pick and choose classes from various institutions to take advantage of the best ...
101 Ways to Cafe: Admissions Edition
As a continuation of the 101 Ways to Cafe blog series, we bring you 17 ways your admissions team can use Cranium Cafe. Learn how to use the Cafe for online advising, writing center consultations, and engaging solo recordings in our previous posts.
53. Complete video interviews for long-distance students while viewing their portfolio or transcripts
54. Review the application materials you ...
Cranium Cafe Featured Among 20 Most Promising Campus Tech Solutions in CIO Review
Cranium Cafe was recently featured as “lifting industry standards for online and distance learning” by CIO Review, a nationally-recognized technology magazine focusing on innovative tech redefining the business landscape. This emphasizes the critically important work Cranium Cafe accomplishes by engaging and connecting students to their educational experience.
The Cafe is an education technology ...
Finding Wonder in the Age of Whatever: Student Engagement in the Classroom
Wonder: Awe. Curiosity. Contemplation.
In 2012, Michael Wesch presented his TED talk “The End of Wonder in the Age of Whatever” to TEDxGladstone. Wesch said that we are in the age of “whatever” - a time when anything is possible, when technology and learning are at our fingertips. The flip side, of course, is ...
“Can Someone Look That Up?”: From Teacher to Technology in the Classroom
This statement didn’t mean much 10 years ago. For most, it wasn’t even uttered five years ago. Today, I hear this phrase in nearly every class. We use technology to confirm facts, reference history, and take learning to a new level. Technology has inherently changed the way we learn and interact in the ...
Cranium Cafe Raises $250K for Student Learning & Communication Technology
January 5, 2015 (Salt Lake City, UT) – Cranium Cafe, the education technology startup said by CIO Review to be “lifting industry standards for online and distance education,” announced today that it closed a successful seed round of funding. The funding comes from several investors — Kickstart Seed Fund, Salt Lake City Angels, and .exe ...