Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
May 12, 2017
The university brings its active-learning initiative to regional campuses, seeking to boost student engagement.
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

"The Evolution of Distance Learning" is Inside Higher Ed's latest compilation of articles.

The print-on-demand booklet features articles about a range of institutions and approaches.

This compilation is free and you may download a copy here.

Inside Higher Ed featured a webinar on October 13 in which its editors and reporters discussed the themes of the booklet. Click here to listen to the webinar.

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

Archive

May 23, 2017

While most believe the contrary, some people understand that plagiarism is not necessarily deceitful or deserving censure, writes Jennifer A. Mott-Smith.

May 18, 2017

W. Russell Neuman explores the impact of undergraduate foreign language requirements and finds that they seem to have little to no meaningful effect on students’ proficiency.

May 18, 2017

Deb S. Reisinger makes the case that intercultural perspectives can and should inform the teaching of academic content in many disciplines, making language study not only relevant but even indispensable.

May 12, 2017

The university brings its active-learning initiative to regional campuses, seeking to boost student engagement.

May 11, 2017

Why would we expect, ask John C. and Christine K. Cavanaugh, that students who have come of age surrounded by people who largely look and think as they do will be highly skilled at handling disagreeable situations?

May 8, 2017

Such a class can provide a model for constructive, fact-based public discourse and stand as a model of principled resistance in a “fake news” era, argues John Duffy.

May 1, 2017

If you are a faculty member who is not in math, know that what's happening in many math departments can be directly hurting your own department and possibly your teaching preferences -- as well as the students themselves, writes Alexandra W. Logue.

April 28, 2017

Paraphrasing tools, freely available online, can fool plagiarism detection software, study finds.

April 26, 2017

Collapse of undergraduate curricular reform at Duke illustrates the difficulty of building consensus on just what students need to learn.

April 20, 2017

Is an eight-to-one student-faculty ratio one to be cherished or seen as a luxury few colleges can afford? Debate at Whitman illustrates the tensions.

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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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