Technology

Technology
Jan 23, 2019
Massachusetts takes a swing at regulating small colleges at risk of shutting down in order to better protect students. Institutions at risk would have to be public about their financial vulnerabilities 18 months before a possible closure.
Jan 08, 2019
The school’s online learning platform will change its name to Harvard Business School Online, having proven itself worthy of the prestigious brand.

Surveys

Oct. 31, 2018 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2018 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. You may download a free copy here.

On Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. Please register for the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was made possible in part with support from Mediasite, Pearson, Portfolium and VitalSource.

Booklets

"Agile Teaching" is Inside Higher Ed's new curated collection of articles.

The booklet, the latest in a series of free, print-on-demand collections, examines new innovations in teaching and learning.

On Thursday, January 10 at 2:00 PM ET, Inside Higher Ed's editors will present a free webcast to discuss the themes of the booklet. Register now to attend the webcast.

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

Blogs

Technology and Learning
January 23, 2019 - 3:00am

Six possibilities.

Library Babel Fish
January 22, 2019 - 7:43pm

Yeah, I have reservations about wading into this one, but what is tenure good for if you don’t use it?

Technology and Learning
January 21, 2019 - 9:00pm

Positive deviancy.

Archive

September 11, 2018

Early-alert systems designed to catch struggling students are ubiquitous in higher ed, but not every institution is seeing desired results.

August 22, 2018

As more universities give students voice-controlled Alexa devices, observers and critics ask why.

August 20, 2018

As one of the first university-hosted blogging platforms prepares to wind down, concerns arise about the fate of its archives.

August 17, 2018

College says it's eliminating programs such as math, physics and religion, in attempt to keep costs down.

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.

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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?

October 18, 2017

George Washington professors review digital offerings and find lack of oversight, unclear course requirements and large student-faculty ratios.

May 31, 2017

The biggest challenge in the University of Arizona's efforts to consolidate its digital assets was getting organized. 

May 3, 2017

They spend extended amounts of time together developing online courses. Sometimes, their relationship is filled with tension. Here are ways colleges and universities address and alleviate issues and promote collaboration. 

March 22, 2017

Davidson College launches a free, two-week online course about defining, identifying and avoiding deliberately false stories.

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