Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Sep 11, 2017
Lectures for one of Reed College’s signature learning experiences, a humanities course on the ancient Mediterranean, were canceled after protesters tried to interrupt the class to protest perceived Eurocentrism. What’s the future for courses grounded in ancient -- largely Western -- texts?
Apr 12, 2017
The education and training of instructional designers is becoming more formalized as their role grows in importance at many institutions.  

Surveys

Jan. 22, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers queries provosts and other academic leaders on a wide range of topics. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On Feb. 16, Inside Higher Ed Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman shared and analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a webinar. View the webinar.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of provosts was made possible in part by advertising from IBM, Academic Partnerships, Rafter and Jenzabar.

Booklets

"New Directions in Online Education" is a new compilation of articles and essays from Inside Higher Ed.

The print-on-demand booklet can be downloaded here, free.

Inside Higher Ed’s editors will conduct a free webcast on the themes of the booklet on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. Eastern. Click here to register.

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

Archive

September 22, 2017

Bruce Jackson’s approach to education can serve as an example for us all, write John Mateja and Arlene Lieberman.

September 18, 2017

Neither time or money should be wasted by requiring students to sit in large lecture halls, taking introductory-level courses from an arbitrarily-chosen bucket of courses, write Arthur "Tim" Garson Jr. and Robert C. Pianta. 

September 18, 2017

Proliferating course offerings can overwhelm and confuse students and make a college education seem like a box-checking exercise rather than a cohesive and comprehensive intellectual endeavor, argues Loni Bordoloi Pazich.

September 11, 2017

Lectures for one of Reed College’s signature learning experiences, a humanities course on the ancient Mediterranean, were canceled after protesters tried to interrupt the class to protest perceived Eurocentrism. What’s the future for courses grounded in ancient -- largely Western -- texts?

September 5, 2017

A year after instructor of the university’s largest course said it was fine for students to watch videos instead of coming to class, he changes his mind.

August 31, 2017

Study by British university finds that the practice does little to eliminate achievement gaps.

August 29, 2017

Coding boot camps act as an auxiliary to a college education, not as an alternative, and they use advertising and intensive admissions processes to find students who succeed, write Quinn Burke, Louise Ann Lyon and James Bowring.

August 28, 2017

We in higher education do a poor job helping students translate the specific content or knowledge gained in our classrooms into a tool that will help them thrive in life, writes Cathy N. Davidson.

August 24, 2017

Cathy Davidson’s new book is a manifesto on teaching students -- and institutions -- how to survive and thrive in the digital age.

August 22, 2017

Turn to any news outlet, and you will find a public opinion poll bearing a college or university affiliation, writes Mileah Kromer, but few people on campuses even know how survey labs function, let alone the benefits they provide.

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April 12, 2017

The education and training of instructional designers is becoming more formalized as their role grows in importance at many institutions.  

April 5, 2017

Elite U.S. and international programs are starting to offer online courses so they are more accessible and affordable -- and to attract new students to their campuses. 

April 5, 2017

Learners seek answers to basic questions, such as tuition costs and campus life, but most schools bury that information -- and many students haven't figured out how to find it.

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