Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Apr 27, 2016
Online master's program in computer science -- a much-watched attempt to apply the MOOC model to for-credit programs -- may not be the big revenue generator the institute projected it would be, but administrators deem it a success and plan to expand it.

Surveys

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.

Booklets

"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. 

Archive

September 27, 2011

The way professors prefer to teach may not match the way students can gain the most, writes Robert J. Sternberg.

September 22, 2011

Brendan Boyle considers the fictions of summer reading programs.

September 7, 2011
Survey finds that male and female college students pursue science and technology degrees for different reasons -- and they agree that K-12 preparation should be improved.
September 2, 2011

Academics can answer critics of higher education by changing the narrative about what happens in college, writes Linda M. Grasso.

August 22, 2011

A two-year anthropological study of student research habits shows that students are in dire need of help from librarians, but are loath to ask for it.

August 2, 2011

Many of the students in today's college writing classroom are career-oriented and have little interest in literature; they also may not be native speakers of English. A traditional approach to teaching writing -- through reading and writing about classic literature -- may not reach these students.

July 29, 2011

Some colleges think they can increase students' engagement with Foursquare, a popular location-based site. Are they right?

July 25, 2011

Peace College's plans raise legal question of whether colleges can have separate sections for male and female students.

July 25, 2011

Is it a given that technology enhances the acts of writing, as it does the arts and sciences of film-making, design, engineering, data collection and analyses, and so forth? What about the teaching and learning of writing?

July 22, 2011

Idling in rush hour traffic, on my way home after finishing my last class of the day, I have lots of time to wonder who exactly comes up with all those brilliant ideas that are ruthlessly yet passively absorbed into our lives without discussion, fanfare, or debate, and simply become accepted as, "That's just the way things are done." Oh, you know what I mean. Who constructed the miniature containers of half & half such that when you finally pull back the tab that’s been welded closed, you will certainly spew milk everywhere but into your coffee cup?

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