Notes in the Margins: Real classrooms, NCAA academics and the male education gap

Online Education Will Be the Next ‘Bubble’ To Pop, Not Traditional University Learning  Online education would bring with it real economic value if employers actually cared about the knowledge gained on campus. The problem is that they don’t. Education has little value no matter the school. (Forbes via CareerCollegeCentral)

National Academy’s Troubles Shadow Report on Humanities A blue-ribbon commission’s report to Congress on the state of the humanities arrives amid disturbing allegations against one of its chairwomen. (The New York Times)

Bridging the male education gap In the ongoing discussion of how to boost the education and skill levels of the American workforce, one central issue is rarely addressed: the gap between male and female achievement. The reality is that the slowdown in U.S. educational gains is predominantly a male affair, and one that drags down the overall competitiveness of our workforce and workers’ ability to land (or create) good jobs. (Los Angeles Times)

Students prefer real classrooms over virtual ones, survey shows Virtual classrooms and MOOCs (massive open online courses) are growing rapidly, but students still prefer face-to-face interaction. (USA Today)

N.C.A.A. Hands Out Postseason Bans for Academics, but UConn Is Back Eighteen Division I teams will miss postseason play, and another 18 in men’s basketball and 9 in other college sports will trade practice time for remedial classroom sessions as a result of the N.C.A.A.academic progress reports released Tuesday. (The New York Times)