Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Oct 19, 2016
Advice from consultant, including that to limit courses with high failure rates, is unwelcome to Illinois State professors. But the university and the consultant say their focus is student success, not student smooth sailing.


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.


"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. 


December 13, 2013

Might massive online courses from elite institutions -- which have been credited with legitimizing online education -- actually be undermining the public view of other forms of digital learning, Peter Stokes and Sean Gallagher ask?

December 12, 2013

Lumina Foundation creates group of colleges working on competency-based degrees, with goals of defining what works and what, exactly, competency-based education should be.

December 10, 2013

This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Brad Koch, vice president for product development at Blackboard Learn.

December 5, 2013

Measuring what students have learned and can do is hard enough, but we really should be trying to assess what our institutions have prepared them to learn later, writes Mark Salisbury.

December 3, 2013

Adam Kotsko considers the advantages of having professors teach in areas other than their expertise.

November 26, 2013

Responding to another essay, John Raucci Jr. says that professors can be skeptical of online learning and want to experiment with technology-enabled education.

November 26, 2013

New study of online learning, finding those who've taken distance courses to be more likely to earn certificates and degrees, is at odds with earlier research focusing on shorter-term outcomes.

November 18, 2013

Alexandra W. Logue considers how new models of higher education change instruction, the role of the faculty and the measures of success.

November 13, 2013

Bob Blaisdell shares an assignment that did not go according to plan.

November 12, 2013

The idea that students have a choice between learning liberal arts and learning skills that will help their careers needs to be challenged, writes Devin T. Hagerty.


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