Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Aug 31, 2015
Inside Higher Ed explores JumpCourse, an online education platform, after a former university professor finds that a course lacks rigor or a sophisticated sense of its subject matter -- even as the American Council on Education vouches for its quality.

Surveys

Oct. 29, 2014 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2014 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology examined the views of faculty members and academic technology administrators on online education and a range of other technology-related issues.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. 

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On Nov. 18, Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and Carl Straumsheim conducted a free webinar analyzing the survey's findings and answering readers' questions. To view the webinar, please click here.

The survey was made possible in part by financial support from Blackboard, Pearson and Sonic Foundry.

Booklets

“Evolving Learning for the New Digital Era” is the latest in our series of print-on-demand booklets.

Articles focus on changing methods of teaching and learning -- and the strategies used by different institutions.

You may download the free booklet here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on the booklet's themes, to be held Wednesday, July 8, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

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

Archive

July 30, 2015

After more than 25 years of technology-enabled education, college leaders are shifting their focus to how digital technology can improve learning of all kinds, Peter Stokes argues.

July 29, 2015

A study by a Chapman University professor suggests instructors could actually help students by defending their record on RateMyProfessors.com.

July 27, 2015

Stephen L. Chew writes that current approaches -- for awards or tenure and promotion -- are based too much on passion or student enjoyment and not enough on actual learning.

July 24, 2015

U of Toledo will start nation's first full undergraduate major in an interdisciplinary field that has taken off.

July 23, 2015

Senators seek guidance on how to encourage innovation without opening aid floodgates to "bad actors," and a group of 17 institutions with competency-based programs calls for a careful approach by policy makers.

July 23, 2015

This month's edition of "The Pulse" podcast features an interview with Mark Strassman, senior vice president for industry and product management at Blackboard Inc., about Ultra, the company's new user experience.

July 22, 2015

Common reading choices for incoming freshmen this year center on diversity and race relations and tend to feature nonfiction, but a few colleges go with literary classics.

July 21, 2015

Education Department moves closer to experimenting with federal aid and accreditation for alternative providers like boot camps and MOOCs, while White House books meeting on expanding space.

July 15, 2015

Business professors find another use for software created to help them teach case studies: preventing students from skimming.

July 14, 2015

The debate over digital courseware's adoption suffers from oversimplification, writes Gates Bryant, who breaks down the nuances of the important discussion.

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