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

May 22, 2012

In a study spanning six public universities, students taught statistics mainly through software learned as much as peers taught primarily by humans. And the robots got the job done quicker.

May 18, 2012

Students in a University of Michigan political science class get to choose how they will be graded on 60 percent of their class.

May 17, 2012

U. of North Carolina-Greensboro might soon offer its first fully online undergraduate degree -- in philosophy.

May 17, 2012

San Antonio College debates proposal that would allow professors to move half of their 10 required hours online. Proponents say it's next logical step in digital revolution, while critics fear reduction in student contact.

May 10, 2012

In a podcast interview, Open Learning Initiative director Candace Thille talks MOOCs, big data, and what we might soon know about learning.

May 10, 2012

Faculty members should help students find a path to academic success, but they shouldn't be afraid of giving Fs to those who don't do the work to succeed, writes Melissa Nicolas.

May 9, 2012

Texas community colleges to offer different types of developmental classes in hopes of moving more students toward graduation.

May 7, 2012

Chestnut Hill student with cancer was originally told she wouldn't be able to participate in commencement because she was three credits short of degree. Officials reconsidered, but dilemma draws attention to how colleges adjust when a student is ill or deceased.

May 7, 2012

Prior learning assessment could be higher education's next big disruptive force, and ACE and CAEL are poised to catch that potential gold rush. But many remain skeptical about academic credit for work experience.

May 3, 2012

Adam Kotsko writes that intensive, small-group discussion of great works of literature still offers uniquely valuable paths to teaching and learning.

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