Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Apr 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.
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

August 28, 2015

Newark's Essex County College tried adaptive learning software to improve remedial math success rates. It hasn't worked, as students and faculty have struggled with the "self-regulated" approach to learning.

August 28, 2015

Domenick Scudera has been using the novel for years in a course for all freshmen at Ursinus College. If critics would read the book, he writes, they would find a work ideal for new college students.

August 28, 2015

University of Hull demonstrates pedagogical potential of world-building game.

August 26, 2015

Researchers at Harvard U and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology find a uniquely MOOC way of cheating.

August 20, 2015

Organization of leading universities is pushing for undergraduate STEM education to get more attention -- and initiative seems to be yielding results.

August 14, 2015

Seven major universities plan to create the University Learning Store, a joint web portal for microcredentials, featuring online content, assessments and tutoring.

August 14, 2015

Amid talk of higher education's possible disruption and unbundling, the Association of American Colleges & Universities stakes out an aggressive middle ground. Are people listening?

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.

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