Technology

Technology
Apr 16, 2014
Maryland fires off letters to large and small distance education providers alike in an attempt to find out who's teaching students in the state. Is this quality control or protectionism?

Booklets

"Online Education: More Than MOOCs" is a collection of news articles and opinion essays -- in print-on-demand format -- about the many forms of online learning that continue to develop outside the white-hot glare of hype surrounding massive open online courses. The articles aim to put recent developments in online education into long-term context, and the essays present the timely thinking of commentators about experts about how distance education is affecting learning and colleges' business models.

The goal is to provide some of Inside Higher Ed's best recent material (both news articles and opinion essays) in one easy-to-read place. Download the booklet here.

This is the fourth in a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

On January 8, 2014, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman led a lively discussion of online education issues in a free webinar. Click here to view a recording of the event.

 
The compilation of articles is made possible in part through advertising support from Loudcloud.

Blogs

Law, Policy -- and IT?
April 17, 2014 - 3:02pm

A missed opportunity for a real discussion of internet security.

Library Babel Fish
April 16, 2014 - 10:18pm

Rethinking the value of library spaces in an era of Big Deals and student centeredness.

Higher Ed Beta
April 16, 2014 - 8:20pm

The “History” of an Early Digital Humanities Project

Archive

January 29, 2008
A week ago today, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) issued what had to be a hugely embarrassing news release acknowledging that an aggressively promoted and widely cited research report commissioned by the MPAA in 2005 significantly overstated the Internet-based peer-to-peer piracy of college students: "The 2005 study had incorrectly concluded that 44 percent of the motion picture industry’s domestic losses were attributable to piracy by college students.
January 22, 2008
Campus computer labs have always been overwhelmingly PC -- that is, full of Intel-Inside, IBM-compatible personal computers. Ever since iPods gained popularity, though, Macs have likewise become increasingly ubiquitous on college campuses -- if not in the lab, then at least on students' laps.
January 22, 2008
Key educators and foundation officials issue manifesto calling for more course material to be free and easily available online.
January 15, 2008
Higher ed's largest maker of course management systems acquires NTI Group, one of the top mass messaging providers.
January 4, 2008
Colleges are starting to embrace "server virtualization," a strategy that runs multiple systems on a single physical machine, saving money and energy.
January 3, 2008
For years, some have predicted a shift -- and then not seen it take place. But changes in technology, ventures by publishers and worries over textbook prices might make this the time.
December 31, 2007
Philosophers discuss how to adopt technologies that could improve individualized instruction and upend the way scholars publish their work.
December 12, 2007
Announced last year, Yale's free online archive of full lectures -- complete with video and transcripts -- begins with seven popular courses.
December 12, 2007
The various and competing efforts to digitize university libraries' vast holdings have no lack of ambition, but access to documents and copyright issues have been two factors slowing the development of online scholarly repositories. Now, an effort at George Mason University seeks to bypass libraries entirely and delve into scholars' file cabinets instead.
December 11, 2007
Two panels met at George Washington University to disentangle thorny copyright issues, highlighting legal uncertainties and competing positions.

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