Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Jun 23, 2015
UC Irvine moves toward a system in which doctorates can be earned in five years, half the norm for these fields at many institutions. Some departments embrace plan; they fear impact on dissertations and on adjuncts.

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

October 7, 2013

At gathering focused on global learning, faculty and others discuss diverse strategies for integrating it within the curriculum.

October 3, 2013

U. of Southern Maine is latest institution to consider closing its physics department. Are there disciplines whose lack of popularity with the masses shouldn't doom them?

October 1, 2013

Math and science exposure has a bigger influence on whether high school students plan to major in a STEM field than does math achievement, new research indicates. 

September 26, 2013

After months on the fence, Wake Forest University joins 2U's Semester Online consortium just as its fall pilot gets under way, but initial student interest at some institutions has been tepid.

September 23, 2013

A new, much discussed comparison of student learning from non-tenure-track and tenure-track instructors downplayed its limitations and has been widely misunderstood, writes Edward Kazarian.

September 19, 2013

Seven states partner up to ensure that student veterans earn college credit for service, while also calling for help from ACE and the Pentagon.

September 17, 2013

Following Stanford and MIT, Harvard University appoints its first vice provost for advances in learning.

September 11, 2013

The capability already exists to deliver "smart" content that adapts to help individual students learn best -- but all the technology tools won't work without significant faculty involvement, write John Cavanaugh.

September 11, 2013

Author of new book on academic dishonesty discusses strategies for reducing cheating while improving student learning.

September 10, 2013

Remember that distance education isn't a singular thing, and that many of the key debates also apply to traditional instruction, writes Joel Shapiro.

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