Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Jul 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.

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

August 8, 2014

Princeton faculty panel urges end to limit on A-range grades. Wellesley professors publish journal article on unintended negative consequences of strict rules to combat grade inflation.

August 8, 2014

Fullbridge gets into the credential business by partnering with Concordia University Chicago on new graduate certificate aimed at veterans of the U.S. military.

August 7, 2014

U. of Wisconsin at Madison's second round of MOOCs will feature smaller, more focused courses that target local learners -- and activities beyond the last day of class.

July 31, 2014

Can a group of liberal arts colleges in the South -- institutions that value personal interaction -- win over faculty on blended learning?

July 23, 2014

The U.S. Education Department opens the door to more tests with competency-based education, which could help set a new regulatory framework. 

July 22, 2014

The California State U. System scales back plans to enroll a quarter of a million students through a centralized online portal -- a goal that failed to attract interest across its 23 campuses and that many professors questioned.

July 21, 2014

A report on MOOCs in Maryland classrooms delivers encouraging results, but faculty members say shaping a course around another instructor's content can be tricky.

July 21, 2014

As many women's colleges move to admit men, Mary Baldwin tries to preserve a single-sex institution by building up professional and graduate programs. Some faculty fear the college is safeguarding one tradition by sacrificing another.

July 17, 2014

By staying on the sidelines, colleges and professors of liberal arts and sciences have helped teacher education go off track. It's time for them to get more involved, writes Stephen Mucher.

July 15, 2014

Coursera has come under attack after an instructor conducted a social experiment on his students, but the MOOC provider is sticking with its hands-off policies, saying they promote academic freedom.

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