Technology

Technology
Aug 13, 2018
Despite lingering skepticism about the future of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, the technology behind them is becoming a focus of university teaching and research.
Aug 01, 2018
Little will change in the short term for clients as two learning management system companies part ways, but broader market shifts could be afoot.

Surveys

Oct. 30, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Download a copy of the booklet here.

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

On Thursday, Nov. 16, 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 D2L, Jenzabar, Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Pearson and VitalSource.

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, December 7, Inside Higher Ed's editors presented a free webcast to discuss the themes of the booklet. You may view a recording of the webcast here.

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

Blogs

Technology and Learning
August 13, 2018 - 9:00pm

Do you have giant concrete buildings on your campus?

Library Babel Fish
August 12, 2018 - 8:45pm

It’s challenging to discuss “evaluation of sources” in this sociotechnical moment.

Archive

August 13, 2018

Despite lingering skepticism about the future of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, the technology behind them is becoming a focus of university teaching and research.

July 5, 2018

Many colleges are embracing IT cloud services, but significant cost barriers remain for smaller institutions.

June 14, 2018

In its quest to find a sustainable business model, online course provider edX will test charging users for access to previously free content. Observers say the move was inevitable.

May 21, 2018

A growing number of academics are working with the social media platform to build new products, but few want to talk about it.

May 17, 2018

Trilogy Education Services runs coding boot camps for a growing number of universities. The partnerships are lucrative for the institutions, but are they worth the reputational risk?

April 23, 2018

When a college goes under, everyone suffers. But faculty at Mount Ida feel a particular sense of betrayal following its abrupt closure announcement.

April 17, 2018

Students expect wireless internet access everywhere on campus, and colleges and universities pay millions to provide it.

April 10, 2018

City Colleges of Chicago looks to create fairer tuition system by decreasing the rate for part-time students, but some worry the changes could weaken an incentive to go full-time.

March 16, 2018

Online education provider Udacity quietly drops money-back pledge for those who can't find a job after finishing their studies.

March 9, 2018

Colleges seek guidance about looming federal requirement for online colleges to tell students whether academic programs meet licensing requirements in their home states.

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Archive

August 1, 2018

Little will change in the short term for clients as two learning management system companies part ways, but broader market shifts could be afoot.

July 25, 2018

Open resources offer many potential benefits to students, but the institutional costs are real, too. One college offers a look into the math.

July 10, 2018

Blackboard dominated the U.S. learning management system market for 20 years, but new data show its cloud-based competitor edging past it.

May 16, 2018

Calls to create a discipline around the term risk reinforcing existing problems with how it is used -- and misused -- in higher education, Rolin Moe writes.

April 11, 2018

Online instructors offer wisdom they've gathered -- what to do and what not to do -- from years of experience teaching in the modality.

April 11, 2018

Maryville University has bold plans for expansion online, with Pearson's help, but experts warn that the small private university could struggle to stand out.

April 4, 2018

Debate over the actual cost and value of online education continues to polarize participants. Meanwhile, state legislatures are looking for ways to cut costs for students.

March 30, 2018

This month's episode of the Pulse podcast presents audio and video of Bryan Alexander's keynote speech at the USciences eLearning 3.0 conference last month.

March 21, 2018

These new technologies have much to offer colleges and their students, but if we are not careful how we incorporate them, the risks may outweigh the gains, Vincent Del Casino Jr. writes.

March 20, 2018

Analysis of Georgia Tech’s MOOC-inspired online master's in computer science suggests that institutions can successfully deliver high-quality, low-cost degrees to students at scale. But will other colleges follow?

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