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.


January 22, 2009
Could timing be right for more colleges to replace traditional A-F scale (which many fear has become an A-B scale) with narrative evaluations? Is the report card the enemy of meaningful assessment?
December 29, 2008
At MLA, professors describe how departments are rethinking curriculums and the tenure-track/adjunct divide. Beyond pedagogy, programs want to protect themselves.
November 12, 2008
Faculty members describe different approaches to incorporating sustainability into their classes, in some very different disciplines.
September 15, 2008
Brown U. considers how to improve students' educational experience -- while not taking away their freedom. Among the strategies: e-portfolios and being overt about priorities.
September 5, 2008
Temple U.'s new curriculum is built around interdisciplinary study and tied together by themes -- including the "Philadelphia Experience."
September 4, 2008
University of Richmond unveils online database of concise, cross-linked modules that its creators hope could influence the way history is taught.
April 4, 2008
A college's new curriculum is designed for the much-changed student population it now serves -- largely low-income, minority "urban learners" (for lack, but not of trying, of a better term).
March 11, 2008
In-depth study at Kingsborough Community College suggests the potential impact of "learning communities" to get more students doing college-level work.
March 5, 2008
As several universities start new MacBook or iPhone giveaways to students, educational and marketing strategies are both in play.
March 5, 2008

New national data show that what has been a traumatic decade for computer science departments is finally starting to turn around. For the first time since 2000, the number of newly declared undergraduate majors at doctoral-granting computer science departments is up.


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