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.


April 14, 2010

Students who take too long to earn bachelor's degrees are the frustration of parents, college leaders and policy makers alike -- who see the six-year bachelor's degree (or longer) as being more expensive for all involved, and particularly wasteful when many campuses are bulging due to increased enrollments.

April 5, 2010

Is the “bundled” model of higher education outdated?

Some higher-ed futurists think so. Choosing the academic program at a single university, they say, is a relic of a time before online education made it possible for a student in Oregon to take courses at a university in Florida if she wants.

March 29, 2010

Douglas E. Hersh’s close crop of auburn hair and neatly trimmed goatee are clearly visible in an expandable window on my desktop. So are his light tweed blazer and matching tie. On a table behind his desk sits a purple orchid, lending color to his office -- 2,600 miles away from mine.

The technology that allows me to see Hersh’s face as he speaks to me is not new. But Hersh, dean of educational programs and technology at Santa Barbara City College, believes it may hold the key to solving an old problem that has plagued distance education since its beginnings: the retention gap.

March 22, 2010
Saint Michael's College thinks persuading its faculty to use free courseware from peer institutions could improve its liberal arts curriculum.
March 19, 2010
Composition association finds that colleges are just beginning to consider implications of shifting key part of the curriculum away from face-to-face instruction.
March 11, 2010
A year after politicians and pundits started talking about three-year degrees, more colleges are starting programs or considering them.
January 26, 2010
New trial suggests that teaching students about integrity issues can be effective, especially with those who may otherwise be the most likely to copy.
January 26, 2010
A trade group goes after UCLA for posting copyrighted videos on course Web sites -- and hints that other colleges might be next.
January 22, 2010
A decade after Drake U. pioneered system favoring native speakers over traditional faculty, a few other colleges are trying the approach and the university is taking its concept online.
January 21, 2010
Amid recession, incoming students find field of study less appealing than ever, according to national survey.


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