Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Nov 06, 2015
Southern Utah University goes all in with an experiment on general education, combining 13 courses into one year of material that eight professors jointly teach.


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.


"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.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. Eastern about the themes of the booklet.


May 3, 2012

Harvard and MIT hope their free online courses will not only give learners access to top courses, but also give education researchers access to unprecedented pools of learning data.

May 2, 2012

As graduate programs fend off cuts elsewhere, U. of Colorado introduces doctorate in German studies that seeks to halve time to degree and prepare students for academic and non-academic careers.

May 1, 2012

Report identifies potential barriers to the widespread adoption of "machine guided" learning software at colleges and universities.

April 27, 2012

As the academic year winds down, it's a great time to remind students of the joys of (unassigned) reading, writes Melissa Ballard.

April 24, 2012

Open course in digital storytelling, a holdover from before open learning was associated with massive tools wielded by celebrity professors, remains content with its modest but devoted following.

April 23, 2012

An Appalachian State professor is accused of engaging in "inappropriate speech" after airing an explicit documentary critical of the porn industry without first warning students. Her story raises questions about when and how instructors can present explicit materials.

April 20, 2012

For two decades, Brownsville's community college and university shared almost everything. Now they're separating, posing challenges and opportunities for both sides.

April 19, 2012

Pearson announces new self-paced, general education courses in hope of catching overflow from crowded colleges. Ivy Tech cautiously becomes its first partner.

April 18, 2012

With help from venture-backed company, Princeton, Penn and U. of Michigan announce they will become the latest high-profile universities to offer free, interactive courses to massive online audiences.

April 18, 2012

Focusing more on conveying an understanding of social problems, Warren Wilson College updates its required service learning program.


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