Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Nov 29, 2016
Udacity and some boot camps offer money-back guarantees despite state bans on job-placement promises in higher education. But some say the offers are a form of risk sharing worth considering.

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

April 15, 2011

Showing students how to read critically and formulate research queries is part of the teaching function of college libraries. But how do you teach students to read critically that which has no text?

That is the challenge Frances May, an adjunct librarian at the University of North Texas, took on when she decided to adapt her library’s orientation program to meet what she sees as a growing demand for “visual literacy” among today’s college students.

April 11, 2011
Study of freshman research papers suggests students don't really understand the sources they cite.
April 7, 2011
New guidelines for teaching writing seek to build "habits of mind" instead of touting specific methods.
March 29, 2011
Dickinson looks to infuse liberal education into military training -- and to get similar colleges to build ties to the armed forces.
March 14, 2011
An instructor and a student share lessons they learned from a class in which university students taught Russian literature at a juvenile correctional facility.
March 10, 2011
With colleges desperate to improve remedial programs, educational tech companies see a growing market for "adaptive" learning software.
March 10, 2011
Study finds that academic and life coaching has a notable influence on student persistence -- especially for males.
March 1, 2011
David Head asked the question in his classes -- and considers what he learned.
February 21, 2011

Robert Eisinger makes the case for emphasizing fluidity over concreteness and probability over facts in the college classroom.

February 21, 2011
ETS says new research shows its program can be superior to human evaluation of college students, but MIT scholar says claims are built on false premises.

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