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Technology
Oct 15, 2020
Ed-tech start-up Engageli has raised $14.5 million to build a videoconferencing platform. Unlike Zoom, the platform has been purposefully designed with college and university faculty members and students in mind.
Nov 20, 2020
The online program management company buys assets of HotChalk, another OPM, whose biggest client, Concordia Portland, closed early this year.

Surveys

Oct. 30, 2019 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2019 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology, conducted in association with Gallup, can be downloaded here, free.

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Thursday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. Register for the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was made possible in part with support from Sonic Foundry, Course Hero and Portfolium.

Booklets

"Leading in an Era of Digital Transformation" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand collection of articles, exploring how colleges and their leaders are navigating in a remarkable time. A free copy of the booklet can be downloaded here.

Inside Higher Ed's editors will lead a webcast on the themes of the compendium on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 2 P.M. ET. We invite you to register here for the event.

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

Blogs

Higher Ed Gamma
December 3, 2020 - 9:10am

How to ensure that institutions improve instructional quality and effectiveness and enhance equity and academic and postgraduation outcomes.

Learning Innovation
December 1, 2020 - 9:00pm

An argument for babies and immigrants.

Archive

October 15, 2020

Ed-tech start-up Engageli has raised $14.5 million to build a videoconferencing platform. Unlike Zoom, the platform has been purposefully designed with college and university faculty members and students in mind.

September 29, 2020

Frustrated with Zoom's instructional limitations, developers and entrepreneurs take matters into their own hands.

September 22, 2020

Strategic Education Inc. and Noodle Partners launch new platform connecting employees to employer-subsidized college degrees.

September 9, 2020

YouTube stars Brooklyn and Bailey McKnight didn’t cast any blame on Baylor University when they contracted COVID-19. Will other students with large social media followings be so generous?

August 14, 2020

Arcadia University, which has long partnered with other colleges on study abroad offerings, will share coding courses other institutions can make available to their students.

July 22, 2020

Kevin Dougherty and Jesse DeDeyne documented how students used their cellphones during a sociology class last fall (spoiler: texting friends and checking Snapchat) and discuss how they'll change their teaching in response.

July 16, 2020

Colleges are offering free online summer courses in an effort to keep students engaged and on track to graduate. Will it work?

June 26, 2020

Park University is encouraging students from other institutions to transfer and study online for a year at a discounted tuition rate. Are special offers like this a good idea?

June 12, 2020

Scholars raise concerns about teaching on Zoom after it acceded to Chinese government demands to shut down activists' accounts. Zoom says it will develop technology to block users by geography.

May 8, 2020

Using Wi-Fi ready college parking lots is now a way of life for students with limited or no internet access.

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November 20, 2020

The online program management company buys assets of HotChalk, another OPM, whose biggest client, Concordia Portland, closed early this year.

November 17, 2020

In his new book, James M. Lang argues that trying to end students' distraction is a losing proposition. Instead, instructors should focus on capturing students' attention -- that's a winnable strategy.

November 13, 2020

Survey finds undergrads feel modestly more engaged -- especially when they think their professors have made an effort -- and are somewhat likelier to continue their educations.

October 6, 2020

Survey finds significant increases in professors' confidence in virtual learning and their sense of support from their colleges -- but continuing concerns about equity for underrepresented students.

June 10, 2020

Technology advocates may see online teaching as the best path forward, but one important audience vociferously disagrees: students, Peter C. Herman writes.

December 18, 2019

Online program management companies are facing criticism, but many underresourced institutions need outside partners to succeed, David Klock writes.

December 2, 2019

High-tech instructional materials are gaining popularity with instructors, but they can be problematic for students with disabilities. Colleges and publishers say there’s no easy fix.

November 6, 2019

Kenzie Academy positions itself as a faster, more affordable way to prepare first-generation students in the U.S. heartland for technology jobs.

November 4, 2019

As major textbook publishers grapple with new strategic directions, alternative providers focused on lower-cost materials seize the opportunity to grow their market share.

October 30, 2019

The federal guidance that allows colleges to share tuition dollars with contractors that help them recruit students -- as long as they provide other services, too -- conflicts with the law and should be revoked, Robert Shireman argues.

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