Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Feb 20, 2018
New app seeks to shake up student ratings of instruction by promoting open-ended feedback in the moment, throughout the semester, so that the feedback becomes more constructive than punitive.
Apr 12, 2017
The education and training of instructional designers is becoming more formalized as their role grows in importance at many institutions.  

Surveys

Inside Higher Ed/Gallup survey of academic officers finds concerns on free speech, academic freedom, economic challenges, tenure and textbooks -- while also finding confidence in institutions' academic health.

Booklets

"Flipping the Classroom and Other Techniques to Improve Teaching" is Inside Higher Ed's new downloadable compilation of articles.

The booklet, the latest in a series of free, print-on-demand collections, examines how instructors and institutions are experimenting with new approaches to student learning.

On Thursday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. EST, Inside Higher Ed's editors will lead a free webinar to discuss the booklet's themes. Register for the event here.

This booklet was made possible in part by the advertising support of Top Hat.

Archive

May 17, 2012

U. of North Carolina-Greensboro might soon offer its first fully online undergraduate degree -- in philosophy.

May 17, 2012

San Antonio College debates proposal that would allow professors to move half of their 10 required hours online. Proponents say it's next logical step in digital revolution, while critics fear reduction in student contact.

May 10, 2012

In a podcast interview, Open Learning Initiative director Candace Thille talks MOOCs, big data, and what we might soon know about learning.

May 10, 2012

Faculty members should help students find a path to academic success, but they shouldn't be afraid of giving Fs to those who don't do the work to succeed, writes Melissa Nicolas.

May 9, 2012

Texas community colleges to offer different types of developmental classes in hopes of moving more students toward graduation.

May 7, 2012

Chestnut Hill student with cancer was originally told she wouldn't be able to participate in commencement because she was three credits short of degree. Officials reconsidered, but dilemma draws attention to how colleges adjust when a student is ill or deceased.

May 7, 2012

Prior learning assessment could be higher education's next big disruptive force, and ACE and CAEL are poised to catch that potential gold rush. But many remain skeptical about academic credit for work experience.

May 3, 2012

Adam Kotsko writes that intensive, small-group discussion of great works of literature still offers uniquely valuable paths to teaching and learning.

May 3, 2012

Virgil W. Brower writes that courses based on intense discussions of great works of literature need not be limited to elite institutions.

May 3, 2012

Harvard and MIT hope their free online courses will not only give learners access to top courses, but also give education researchers access to unprecedented pools of learning data.

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