Technology

Technology
May 08, 2020
Using Wi-Fi ready college parking lots is now a way of life for students with limited or no internet access.
Dec 02, 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.

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

"The New Accessibility: Students With Disabilities and Access to Technology" is Inside Higher Ed's latest compilation of incisive and practical articles.

You may download a copy of the print-on-demand booklet here, free.

And Inside Higher Ed's editors will conduct a free webcast on the themes of the booklet on Thursday, April 23, at 2 p.m. Eastern. We invite you to sign up here.

This booklet was made possible in part by advertising support from D2L.

Blogs

Higher Ed Gamma
June 4, 2020 - 12:49pm

Preparing for higher education’s post-pandemic future.

Learning Innovation
June 4, 2020 - 9:00pm

And a list of books on restaurants, food, and the food industry.

Learning Innovation
June 3, 2020 - 3:00am

It’s time to start now.

Archive

October 15, 2019

New grant program encourages computer scientists to think about how their skills might benefit society. But persuading tech grads to turn down high-paying industry jobs won’t be easy.

September 6, 2019

Chatbots have started to infiltrate every corner of higher ed -- from admissions to student affairs, career services and even test prep. Is that a good thing?

August 27, 2019

Two universities suffered devastating cyberattacks just before students returned to campus. Is the timing a coincidence?

July 23, 2019

Pop wants to become the next big messaging app for students. But will it avoid the mistakes of Yik Yak and other failed campus-based apps before it?

July 19, 2019

Sensitive student data from over 60 colleges could be vulnerable as the result of a security flaw in Ellucian’s widely used enterprise resource planning software.

July 15, 2019

College’s IT system was attacked by hackers demanding $2 million in Bitcoin. Experts warn that other institutions are vulnerable to similar attacks.

July 8, 2019

Struggling to keep up with technology challenges, Washtenaw Community College plans to pay a third party to manage all of its IT functions. The decision has drawn criticism from faculty and staff members.

May 22, 2019

Atlantic Cape Community College reformed its accessibility practices after a disability discrimination lawsuit. Now students with disabilities are enrolling in record numbers.

April 23, 2019

The Federal Communications Commission controls licenses that could be used to bring wireless broadband internet to rural areas. But policy makers and educators are at odds over how to proceed.

March 29, 2019

Tufts University recently expelled a student for allegedly hacking grades, but did the university make the right call?

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October 2, 2019

Purdue University will launch three under-$25,000 online master's degrees in engineering on the edX platform.

September 17, 2019

ASU's for-credit MOOC experiment with edX didn’t meet expectations for completion or certification. The university has quietly moved in a new direction.

September 10, 2019

New trove of data suggests a bigger, more complex, more varied ecosystem of companies that work with colleges to take their academic programs online.

September 4, 2019

Asked to explain how they balance financial and academic considerations, administrators and professors say quality is key but struggle to define it.

July 17, 2019

Trying to understand this growing presence on campuses? Tim Renick and Drew Magliozzi explain key terms and why they matter.

July 5, 2019

Study finds students are modestly less likely to come to class when lectures are recorded, but the videos bolster their learning.

June 14, 2019

To bolster expanding online IT certificate program, Google plans to add career resources for students and to expand its community college partnerships and pathways to four-year degrees.

May 9, 2019

Bills targeting for-profit institutions in California would prohibit tuition-sharing deals -- a sign of growing political scrutiny of the role of online program management companies.

April 10, 2019

The think tank analyst's essay largely blames online corporate enablers for the fact that the prices of online programs haven't fallen. Experts assess his assessment -- with a focus on what he left out.

February 20, 2019

Students in Brandeis's graduate programs complained they didn't feel prepared when they arrived on campus. The institution turned to an online platform for a solution.

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