Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Sep 30, 2015
Colleges are searching for new ways to communicate with students electronically. Could texting be the answer?


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 21, 2015

Academic Partnerships will push for synchronous content in an upcoming platform update, offering instructors who participate a share of the revenue.

April 20, 2015

Joseph E. Aoun writes that it's time to stop trying to divide the curriculum into the liberal arts and practical training.

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.


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