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Articles by Meris Stansbury

Originally from Ohio, Meris graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a B.A. in English Literature. After graduating, she became the Education Program Manager for The World & I, a monthly educational publication based in D.C., and joined the eSchool News team as Assistant Editor in July 2007. Now Associate Editor at eSN, Meris covers the current issues in ed-tech. Topics she's most interested in include school reform, global education, and emerging technologies and trends. When she's not busy covering education, she's in her kitchen…setting off the smoke alarm. You can reach her at mstansbury@eschoolnews.com, or find her @eSN_Meris on Twitter.


What new research says about unique teacher credentialing programs

In a new study on teacher education, the Clayton Christensen Institute profiles credentialing programs and graduate schools of education that have emerged from the charter school landscape. As the demand for…

Opinion
Where is scholarship headed in the digital age?

The tenure system is still built on a publish-or-perish foundation, but what does it mean to "publish" in a digital age? How does an institution appropriately evaluate, and reward, a…

Opinion
Leaders discuss taking online learning from an alternative to a “must”

Until recently, online learning has been viewed as either solely for those interested in adult education or as a branding tactic for innovative institutions. And though online learning is still one…

Opinion
Faculty-developed tools that bend the curve on student engagement

Three years ago, several colleagues at the University of Ottawa made a push to ban the use of laptops in the classroom, citing concerns that students were not engaged during…

How-to
3 considerations for the device-agnostic class

The open question on U.S. campuses is not if students are bringing their own devices or how to connect them to the institutional network, but rather: how do you support…

News
edX: This is how you do online courses for credit

Offering online courses for credit is a unique endeavor for each institution, but the fundamentals are the same: To offer courses for credit, you need to verify student I.D. and…

Opinion
STEMing the skills shortage: How institutions can nurture science education

At first glance, arguing that we urgently need to pay more attention to STEM subjects seems alarmist. It’s a well-funded area, almost universally acknowledged to be essential to our social…

Resource
3 ways tech can reduce growing costs for student services

As campus IT departments move to on-demand models—ecosystems that support fully-customized and personalized options—for student services and campus functions, it’s also critical to provide these services at a lower over-time…

Opinion
5 tips for finding the best backup solution for higher ed

One of the more challenging trench-level problems for our institution, Fuller Theological Seminary (FTS), to overcome has been endpoint backup. At FTS, we support faculty and staff using more than 500…

Safety app reflects culture change at 3 different institutions

Diverse institutions of higher education in the D.C region are integrating a smartphone app into their safety strategies to engage students to think and act differently, for their own safety,…

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