Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Aug 31, 2015
Inside Higher Ed explores JumpCourse, an online education platform, after a former university professor finds that a course lacks rigor or a sophisticated sense of its subject matter -- even as the American Council on Education vouches for its quality.

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

April 16, 2015

Students who use emojis in their emails and write “heeeeelp!” in the subject line don't necessarily know better. Paul Corrigan and Cameron Hunt McNabb present a way for professors to help such students.

April 14, 2015

Colleges claim to promote it, but do we really know what it is and how to measure it, asks Alan Hughes.

April 13, 2015

Annual report on the disciplines acknowledges cuts and challenges, but also sees signs of hope and growth.

April 13, 2015

After more than a decade of debate, and strong lobbying from both administrators and students, professors vote in favor of the measure, 916 to 487.

April 7, 2015

Higher education faces challenges, writes Larry D. Large. But the solution isn't to further break apart its functions, but to bolster them.

April 6, 2015

Educators need to stop mourning Sweet Briar and focus on the factors that have made liberal arts colleges so successful in teaching, writes Jason Jones.

April 2, 2015

An updated study of massive open online courses from Harvard U. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds diverse learner populations and interests -- and the need for more research.

March 23, 2015

The public is shockingly unaware of the world, and educators and civic leaders need to confront this problem, writes Sanford J. Ungar.

March 20, 2015

Reed student creates stir by saying that he was banned from class after disputing statistic on sexual assault. The college, though, says he had a pattern of behavior that was disruptive for reasons unrelated to what he was arguing.

March 17, 2015

Stephen T. Ziliak is declaring war on texting during class.

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