• PIK Prof Robert Ghrist: The Power of Online Learning

    PIK Prof Robert Ghrist: The Power of Online Learning

    A revolution in online learning, “Calculus: Single Variable,” Robert Ghrist’s popular Coursera course, contains 16 hours of hand-drawn video, and has attracted more than 130,000 students from all over the world.

  • Silfen Forum Takes on Open Learning and Higher Ed

    Silfen Forum Takes on Open Learning and Higher Ed

    A revolution is afoot in higher education. The rise of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, will likely bring sweeping changes to the American business model of higher education, drastically increase the numbers of students educated by collegiate-level courses, and transform the quality of education for millions of students around the world.

  • A Math Classroom, Without Walls

    A Math Classroom, Without Walls

    The announcement of a new math course generally doesn’t elicit the kind of response that accompanies a movie premiere, but in a way, that’s what happened when Robert Ghrist debuted “Calculus: Single Variable” in January.

  • Penn and KIPP Celebrate New Partnership

    Penn and KIPP Celebrate New Partnership

    Representatives from the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Foundation and the University gathered Oct. 2 to celebrate a partnership that provides Penn with new resources to recruit KIPP students, underwrite their financial aid, and offer them targeted support once they get to campus.

  • A Day in the Life of Penn, Spring 2012

    A Day in the Life of Penn, Spring 2012

    Crew teams at dawn. A midday rush to food trucks along Spruce Street. An evening performance in an on-campus theater. These are just a handful of the moments, big and small, captured in the first-ever University-wide photo project, “A Day in the Life of Penn.”