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Dec 05, 2018
An academic prompts debate after commenting on low-income students’ need for smartphones and how lack of access to the devices can hurt college performance.
Dec 05, 2018
The Minerva Project's big contribution to higher education might not be its vision of an elite, global university, but the groundbreaking curriculum it hopes to export to universities around the world.

Surveys

Oct. 31, 2018 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2018 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. You may download a free copy here.

On Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. Please register for the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was made possible in part with support from Mediasite, Pearson, Portfolium and VitalSource.

Booklets

"Agile Teaching" is Inside Higher Ed's new curated collection of articles.

The booklet, the latest in a series of free, print-on-demand collections, examines new innovations in teaching and learning.

On Thursday, January 10 at 2:00 PM ET, Inside Higher Ed's editors will present a free webcast to discuss the themes of the booklet. Register now to attend the webcast.

This booklet was made possible in part by the advertising support of Top Hat.

Blogs

Technology and Learning
December 9, 2018 - 9:00pm

What the best book I’ve read on the newspaper digital disruption might say about the future of higher ed.

Library Babel Fish
December 6, 2018 - 5:07pm

. . . and how we actually could, if we make writing a practice, not a punitive test.

Archive

September 11, 2018

Early-alert systems designed to catch struggling students are ubiquitous in higher ed, but not every institution is seeing desired results.

August 22, 2018

As more universities give students voice-controlled Alexa devices, observers and critics ask why.

August 20, 2018

As one of the first university-hosted blogging platforms prepares to wind down, concerns arise about the fate of its archives.

August 17, 2018

College says it's eliminating programs such as math, physics and religion, in attempt to keep costs down.

August 13, 2018

Despite lingering skepticism about the future of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, the technology behind them is becoming a focus of university teaching and research.

July 5, 2018

Many colleges are embracing IT cloud services, but significant cost barriers remain for smaller institutions.

June 14, 2018

In its quest to find a sustainable business model, online course provider edX will test charging users for access to previously free content. Observers say the move was inevitable.

May 21, 2018

A growing number of academics are working with the social media platform to build new products, but few want to talk about it.

May 17, 2018

Trilogy Education Services runs coding boot camps for a growing number of universities. The partnerships are lucrative for the institutions, but are they worth the reputational risk?

April 23, 2018

When a college goes under, everyone suffers. But faculty at Mount Ida feel a particular sense of betrayal following its abrupt closure announcement.

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Archive

September 26, 2018

If it isn’t already, the learning management system will soon be obsolete, Jonathan Rees argues. Let’s replace it in ways that treat professors like the professionals they are.

September 19, 2018

Several Ivy League universities offer online degrees at the graduate level -- but few have ventured into online undergraduate degrees. The University of Pennsylvania could lead the way.

September 19, 2018

The digital communication platform gives students more ways to interact with instructors and one another and can breathe life into the online classroom, Kathleen Kole de Peralta and Sarah Robey write.

August 22, 2018

User-friendly robotics simulators were hard to come by in higher ed -- so one professor enlisted students to take matters into their own hands.

August 1, 2018

Little will change in the short term for clients as two learning management system companies part ways, but broader market shifts could be afoot.

July 25, 2018

Open resources offer many potential benefits to students, but the institutional costs are real, too. One college offers a look into the math.

July 10, 2018

Blackboard dominated the U.S. learning management system market for 20 years, but new data show its cloud-based competitor edging past it.

May 16, 2018

Calls to create a discipline around the term risk reinforcing existing problems with how it is used -- and misused -- in higher education, Rolin Moe writes.

April 11, 2018

Online instructors offer wisdom they've gathered -- what to do and what not to do -- from years of experience teaching in the modality.

April 11, 2018

Maryville University has bold plans for expansion online, with Pearson's help, but experts warn that the small private university could struggle to stand out.

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